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This…Is American Idol…Blog (Top 10 Perform)

Time for some R&B tonight on Idol, which should make for some awkward performances for everyone not named Michael Lynche or Crystal Bowersox (because she can sing anything).

Fun moment to start as Ryan tells everyone in the audience to yell out who they want to win this season.  Absent from the shouting was the name Tim, so hopefully that’s foreshadowing for this week.   Names I’m fairly certain I did hear someone yell – Sheamus, Biff, Gregor and Justin Guarini (but that last was one Justin himself yelling it).

Here’s how I have them ranked thru last week…

LAST WEEK’S POWER RANKINGS
1. Crystal Bowersox
2. Siobhan Magnus
3. Michael Lynche
4. Lee Dewyze
5. Katie Stevens
6. Didi Benami
7. Casey James
8. Andrew Garcia
9. Aaron Kelly
10. Tim Urban

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Fischer’s Friday Five

Unfortunately I have a previous scheduled conflict (March Madness), so I’ve invited a guest blogger this week. You know him better as….uh….well, you probably don’t know him. His name is Adam Kramer, he’s a co-worker of mine, and an avid fan of the blog and all things Don Johnson related. Take it away Kramer….

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The late 80s and early part of the 90s were a wonderful time in my life. The Mets won the World Series thanks to Bill Buckner. Voltron and Transformers were on TV just about every morning. The world hadn’t ostracized the fast food industry yet for being god-awful for you, therefore my parents had no qualms about shutting me up by stuffing McDonalds down my throat. But most importantly, it was the golden age of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

I remember it vividly in December of 1987. My uncle was down from Jersey for my brother’s Bar Mitzvah in South Florida. He had told me that he had brought a Hanukkah gift for my brother and I, but we had to wait until that night to get it. Now, my brother and I had annoyed our parents with the type of agonizing pain I imagine an Agnostic person would get sitting in the same room with Tim Tebow for an hour to buy us the Sega Entertainment System. NOT Sega Genesis, but the SES. For whatever reason we thought it had better graphics and games than the Nintendo. Thankfully my uncle had the balls of steel to basically tell my parents, “Don’t get them that piece of {expletive deleted}.”

While Nintendo flourished like the Cherry Blossoms of DC, the SES became a worse one-hit wonder than whatever band that sang “Come on Ilene”. (EDITOR’S NOTE: How can you forget Dexy’s Midnight Runner? Come on Kramer!) In any event, all of this leads to my Kramerica’s Five Favorites aka The Fischer Friday Five that Jarrett was too lazy to do. (EDITOR’S NOTE AGAIN: He’s right, I chose basketball over blogging, plus I was really tired from that K. State/Xavier game).

I’m Not Fischer, but it’s Friday, and here’s my five…

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This…Is American Idol…Blog (Top 11 Perform)

Previously on Idol, we had to say goodbye to what’s her face…oh yeah, Lacey Brown. Good for her, back in 2009 she lost out to Megan Joy Corkrey for the final female spot in the Top 24, and this year, she finishes 12th and still doesn’t get to go on tour. More importantly, she gets to join the merry band of fellow 12th place finishers – Jasmine Murray, David Hernandez, Brandon Rogers, Melissa McGhee, Lindsay Cardinale, Vanessa Olivares and Leah LaBelle. Let us all collectively say, “who?”

So we’re left with 11 hopefuls (well, more like 6 hopefuls and 5 time fillers), but more importantly, tonight we get a true mentor to the Idols, someone with whatever the exact opposite of oodles of talent is but has somehow sold millions of albums…yes, it’s Miley Cyrus! Seriously?  What is she going to mentor these contestant about? How to talk while chewing your own face?

Tonight they tackle the theme of Billboard #1s, so that means songs like “La Bamba”, “Love Shack” and “Ice Ice Baby” could be sung! I’m not holding my breath or anything, but chances are slim we’ll hear any of those, but if it’s like every other Billboard night in the history of Idol, there will be a Phil Collins song without a doubt.

Here’s how I have the remaining 11 ranked thru last week

LAST WEEK’S POWER RANKINGS
1. Crystal Bowersox
2. Siobhan Magnus
3. Lee Dewyze
4. Michael Lynche
5. Katie Stevens
6. Didi Benami
7. Casey James
8. Andrew Garcia
9. Aaron Kelly
10. Paige Miles
12. Tim Urban

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