A Celebration of Mediocrity

  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    A Celebration of Mediocrity: The Susan Boyle Story

    Why the fuck is there a documentary called "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story" on my Tivo guide listings? I don't understand the world's obsession with her. She's not very good. Mediocre, at best. I thought it was bad enough that Andrea Bocelli got famous because he's blind. And Sarah Brightman got famous because she was married to Andrew Lloyd Weber. Now Susan Boyle's famous because she's ugly and everyone expected her to sing like a hyena.

    Anyone else have complaints about people who really shouldn't be famous?
  • creature

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    Jan 10, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    Not really a complaint, but I don't understand Jennifer Aniston's appeal.
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    When is the program on?
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    Jan 10, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
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  • Timbales

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    Jan 10, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    I'd rather see stories about Susan Boyle than celebutards famous for being on reality shows.
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    Jan 10, 2010 8:06 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidA Celebration of Mediocrity: The Susan Boyle Story

    Why the fuck is there a documentary called "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story" on my Tivo guide listings? I don't understand the world's obsession with her. She's not very good. Mediocre, at best. I thought it was bad enough that Andrea Bocelli got famous because he's blind. And Sarah Brightman got famous because she was married to Andrew Lloyd Weber. Now Susan Boyle's famous because she's ugly and everyone expected her to sing like a hyena.

    Anyone else have complaints about people who really shouldn't be famous?


    I had a slight crush on you but you've just trashed Sarah Brightman AND SuBo. *cry* It can never be...
  • AlexGuess

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    Jan 10, 2010 8:21 AM GMT
    She is indeed a very good singer, not the best, but she is good, leave her be (;
  • drypin

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    Jan 10, 2010 9:52 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidA Celebration of Mediocrity: The Susan Boyle Story
    Why the fuck is there a documentary called "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story" on my Tivo guide listings? I don't understand the world's obsession with her. She's not very good. Mediocre, at best.


    I'm going to say there's a large audience out there who was despairing of any female singer having a career if she didn't look, dress and act like a pole dancer. They play a few video channels at my gym and, during an hour on the treadmill, I am inundated with one starved looking 20-something in a body stocking after another. They are beautiful, to be sure, but it is also gets monotonous and - when you compare it to the variety among the male singers - I find the typecasting is ridiculous and evident.

    Maybe seeing Susan Boyle is refreshing for them. And then there's the question of taste. Thank the powers that be that we don't all have the same.
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    Jan 10, 2010 9:57 AM GMT
    I saw a television commercial for something with Hulk Hogan in it and thought to myself "It's still kicking...." - then I shuddered.
    Tom Cruise - I would file him under "shit on the white shag carpet"
    Marie Osmond - She's a money grubbing whore - also , she chews her cud twice

    There are so many more. I am dismayed, disgruntled and disoriented. Sometimes I watch paid programs on TV just to see if I can convince myself that the world is really what it seems to be.
    For the second time in ten years I went to Walmart last night - it was weird - sort of like a short story on LSD.
    Anyway there were a lot of potentially famous people there.
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    Jan 10, 2010 10:03 AM GMT
    I thought this was going to be another of G_force´s photo threads.
  • gallus81

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    Jan 10, 2010 10:42 AM GMT
    Give me Susan Boyle over someone like Paris Hilton any day.
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    Jan 10, 2010 10:46 AM GMT
    Susan Boyle's got a lovely voice and she is the epitome of ordinary but that is her appeal. She also seems real and is not fake like the Pussycat Dolls or that weird looking ex-junkie bird Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.

    I like her and I think a lot of people from America like her too because she's the usually invisible, middle-aged woman who has surmounted obvious obstacles and made good for herself.

    How can you not like someone who has a cat called Bubbles?
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    Susan Boyle enjoys a sort of counter-culture appeal by being the polar opposite of the usual formulaic slop that gets marketed down our throats.
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidI thought this was going to be another of G_force´s photo threads.

    Don't tempt Fate. He'll be on here any minute now to astound us with new strokes of Dadaist genius.



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    Jan 10, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI'd rather see stories about Susan Boyle than celebutards famous for being on reality shows.


    "Celebutards" is my new favorite word! KUDOS!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidSusan Boyle's got a lovely voice and she is the epitome of ordinary but that is her appeal. She also seems real and is not fake like the Pussycat Dolls or that weird looking ex-junkie bird Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.

    I like her and I think a lot of people from America like her too because she's the usually invisible, middle-aged woman who has surmounted obvious obstacles and made good for herself.

    How can you not like someone who has a cat called Bubbles?



    This is really what plays a large role in the love for Susan Boyle. Mainly, she is a living Cinderella with her being often overlooked and never able to attend the ball before fate decided to change her life. Its doing so led to her getting a chance to alter everything thanks to her own fairy godmother known as reality television, and no one was expecting anything from her. These low expectations led to the perfect opportunity for her to blow everyone away. Suddenly like that, she becomes, even though she is Scottish, the epitome of the American Dream: someone who has worked hard to overcome obstacles and then succeeded. And everyone loves the American Dream.

    While I am indifferent to Boyle overall, I am right there with the poster about Jennifer Aniston. I have tried to figure out why she is so great (even watching The Good Girl to so), but her celebrity status still baffles me.
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    As long as we're piling on, I don't get Miley Cyrus....the bitch can't sing.....
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:18 PM GMT
    urbanguy911 saidAs long as we're piling on, I don't get Miley Cyrus....the bitch can't sing.....

    Agreed.
    I don't even know what a hanna montana is except that Miley Celebutard (thanx Timberoo for the new word) Cyrus has something to do with it and it's been repeated ad-nauseum.
  • RSportsguy

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
    This might be blasphemous at a gay website, but I don't get the appeal of Sarah Jessica Parker.
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    urbanguy911 saidAs long as we're piling on, I don't get Miley Cyrus....the bitch can't sing.....


    I agree! I don't think she has a great singing voice!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidA Celebration of Mediocrity: The Susan Boyle Story

    Why the fuck is there a documentary called "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story" on my Tivo guide listings? I don't understand the world's obsession with her. She's not very good. Mediocre, at best. I thought it was bad enough that Andrea Bocelli got famous because he's blind. And Sarah Brightman got famous because she was married to Andrew Lloyd Weber. Now Susan Boyle's famous because she's ugly and everyone expected her to sing like a hyena.

    Anyone else have complaints about people who really shouldn't be famous?



    Millions don't agree with you...and that's okay. No artist is for everyone. I loves me some SuBo and big Sarah Brightman fan here.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    I thinks its a great story and I personally find Susan Boyle a very decent singer... but her story is better, I don't think I would ever describe her as
    "mediocre".
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    RSportsguy saidThis might be blasphemous at a gay website, but I don't get the appeal of Sarah Jessica Parker.


    Agree completely. Horseface.
    I've seen better faces on a clock.

    Also Andre Rieu.
    He's a "sensation" over here in Australia, but the reality is he is a hack violinist who makes any classically trained musician feel like sticking knitting needles in their ears every time he "performs". Spending a ton of money on his concert staging doesn't make him any better, it just masks the fact that any decent seven year old violinist could leave him in the dust.

  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 10, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI thinks its a great story and I personally find Susan Boyle a very decent singer... but her story is better, I don't think I would ever describe her as
    "mediocre".


    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -Albert Einstein

    Not only is Subo a talented singer in my opinion, she had the courage and confidence to walk on that stage in front of thousands of people mocking her. She also faced one of the harshest talent critics in this day and age, yet completely enthralled the audience and judges with her performance. You can say you do not personally appreciate her voice or talent, but to say that she is a mediocre performer is ludicrous.
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    To say that Susan Boyle's singing ability is mediocre would be to call her talent ordinary....I'm not a big fan of her singing style, but her singing ability is hardly ordinary.......