Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Express Checkout: Steve-O, Idol and Bond

  • Steve-O got injured on Dancing with the Stars? I wasn't watching it (after all, it is Monday, so it is 24 night). Given all the stupid crap he has done in his life to endanger his body, I never thought a dance competition would be one of the things that would put him out of commission. I mean, almost anyone else, I could see them getting injured, but Steve-O getting hurt like that... its sort of weak.

  • I don't know how someone came up with this idea, but apparently there is going to be an American Idol trading card line. Who exactly was clamoring for this development again? I mean, I know more people vote for American Idol over the course of a year than vote in presidential elections, but really, is now the best time to suddenly decide to try to get people to buy these? The ratings aren't what they once were, we are in the middle of a recession and the buzz just isn't there anymore. Are these cards supposed to suddenly turn that around? I know how that could happen... if there were 5 golden tickets in the entire run, and finding one would allow the bearer to administer one asskicking to the American Idol judge or contestant, current or past of your choice. Now that would be something worth having.

  • Jennifer Aniston wants to be a Bond Girl? I think that is a very bad idea. In making the comparison, the producer said the following ""We're always looking for the next Bond girl. She has to be beautiful but she also needs to have brains. It helps if she's athletic and able to keep up with the intense stunt work a Bond movie demands. Jennifer has all these qualities. It's great to hear she'd love to do a movie because we have used established actresses before such as Teri Hatcher and Denise Richards. It's great she's a fan." Just the mention of Denise Richards (also on this season's Dancing with the Stars) should be enough to put this whole thing in perspective. I mean, if they want to go in a twitchy, parody of a Bond movie kind of direction, then by all means, go with Aniston. However, every time I see her on screen, I am going to be thinking about her admonishing a capuchin monkey, asking it if it took a poo in her shoe. Now, if she was going to be the leading lady in, say, Austin Powers 4, I could totally get behind that.


Arjan said...

@ Steve-O..haha ok..how hard did he fall..

@ Trading cards..isn't this the wrong crowd for trading cards?

@ Bond girl..what the F are they thinking!!!

MC said...

Steve-O tried to do a back flip and he hurt his back.

And I do think that is the wrong crowd for cards yes.

Semaj said...

Steve-O: I just wish he’s go away. I wish he would stop showing up on shows and disappeared.

American Idol: I agree this seems like something from the 70-95 when everything had trading cards. I don’t think anyone would buy these unless Paula poses with MC Skat-Cat. So, we have American Idol videogames and trading cards. What’s next comic books?

Arjan said...

it's not the wrong time for trading cards, just the wrong crowd.
Overhere they've got these trading cards of all the premier league's (the Dutch premier league) football/soccer players. You get them when you spend 10€ at a certain supermarket. People are going crazy for it.

chelfea said...

Jennifer Aniston as a Bond girl? Um, no. She already got to snog Brad Pitt, and I'm sorry, but if she gets to Daniel Craig before me, I will march up to that movie screen and choke her, so help me.

MC said...

Semaj: Hey, I am guilty in keeping him around too... I wrote an entry about Dr. Steve-O after all. But since American Idol is essentially a karaoke contest, the game actually makes sense in the GH/RB/Singstar kind of way.

Arjan: But that's sport.... sports cards have almost always worked and been popular. It is when you are getting out of that groove where time is a factor, and with a show that is declining in popularity and during a period where people really have to make choices about how they are going to spend their ever decreasing amounts of disposable income, it just doesn't seem like the right time.

Chelfea: Well, let's hope he doesn't opt for a career in romcoms then.