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‘American Idol’ ratings down 13% year over year: 22.9 mil Thurs night

“American Idol” fell 13 percent  overall night two from the same episode a year ago to 22.9 million, according to Nielsen numbers released today.

Among 18 to 49 year olds, “Idol” fell even more: 23 percent, from a 10.1 rating to 7.8 rating. That’s still heads and shoulders higher than any other scripted show in this day and age but the show is aging fast.

Maybe they should have convinced Justin Bieber to be a judge?

Fox officials will  say a comparison to a year ago is not totally apples to apples because it’s now on a more competitive Thursday night, against the likes of CBS’s comboe of “The Big Bang Theory” (13.6 mil 4.2/12) and “#*@% my Dad Says” (10.3 mil 2.7/7) and ABC’s “Wipeout.” (8.3 mil 2.6/7 18-49) NBC’s “Community” actually did okay relatively speaking (4.8 million, 2.2/6 18-49) followed by the debut of the abysmal “Perfect Couples,” (4.2 mil 2.1/6),. I’m not sure if that’s necessarily more competitive in reality.

Jordan Dorsey was a clear highlight of Thursday night's audition with his jazzy cool "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

Jordan Dorsey was a clear highlight of Thursday night's audition with his jazzy cool "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

The question now: will the percentage drops be about the same in coming weeks, get better or worse? Hard to say.

If anything, it’s fair to say night two was better than night one as far as a viewing experience.

USA Today doesn’t care about revealing spoilers outright. It features three New Orleans contestants who did not get featured last night but made it into the top 40, according to Joe’s Place. Four we saw last night DID make it all the way to the top 40, but I won’t spoil it for you.

Clay Aiken, by the way, is already rooting for the insufferably cute Victoria Huggins, the girl who is so eager for fame, she seems like she’d chew through concrete to make it. He’s known her for years.

And since I was such a fan, here’s piano teacher Jordan Dorsey’s audition again for your pleasure:

139 comments Add your comment

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
1:21 pm

Channeling my inner Simon…. (if you can read it with a British accent, it’ll help.) :-)

“Look. We all know that Paula & I were the best parts of the show. Randy is pretty much useless. He’s a caricature of himself with his “Dawg” and “For me” nonsense.

Sorry, but that’s the truth.

Now that she and I have both left… what’s left to watch?

Talent? Not with the producers they have now and as long as they keep putting these kids with sob stories through.

Judges? Are you serious? An aging rock star who needs Ozzy Osbourne to look coherent by comparison? A singer who started out as a “Fly Girl” dancer on that show by the Wayans Brothers?

Please!

Suffer through this season as I did all those horrible auditions until X-Factor comes along.”

And tell Rickster he needs to retire that “Swami hat” and stick with being the court jester instead of a prognosticator.

kelly&carriefan

January 21st, 2011
1:23 pm

Fox must have known they were taking a gamble by moving Idol to Wed/Thurs. They might have chosen to have a convenient excuse for the drop in numbers. It also add to their idea of making it feel like a brand new show.

This Idol is further and further from the Idol of old. I think that’s the point. And as someone who adored Ghetto Idol (Kelly’s term for her season that I’ve embraced), I realized that it’s easier to pump the flashy, Hollywood factor now, than it would be to dial it back.

kelly&carriefan

January 21st, 2011
1:24 pm

PS. Rickster, I can hear your Simon in my head. Scary!

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
1:28 pm

Talk about scary… I can hear him in my head as I type! :-)

Mo Schreibman

January 21st, 2011
1:43 pm

In the last blog no one knew who they were. Now in this blog they are hearing other people in their heads. I am going to look at new ice boxes and I am even taking my wife with me. Maybe I am the crazy one but I am not so sure.

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Harriett

January 21st, 2011
1:44 pm

Mo, sorry about the suit. And, sorry about the wife. What’s wrong with her taste? It must have been good at one time, since she married you! ;) You are too much!

Mercedes S.

January 21st, 2011
1:45 pm

As for low ratings, almost all shows I plan to watch, I record. Even Idol, which I watch “live”, i.e. I turn on the recording 17 minutes after the hour long show has started, ff through the commercials, and by 9 p.m. I have caught up with final minute of the show.

Guess I don’t count as an Idol watcher then, huh?

Mercedes S.

January 21st, 2011
1:46 pm

Mo, you doing stand-up somehwere?

JTesla

January 21st, 2011
1:55 pm

I’m not too worried about the ratings decline. It’s not like they are going to cancel it, and if what we are seeing on the show continues, then there is hope for ratings to increase as the weeks go on.

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
2:12 pm

Rodney…if we have to stick with the 50 posts per page thing, is there anyway to put the page numbers near the top so we don’t have to scroll down 50 posts to get to the next page?

Rosita

January 21st, 2011
3:10 pm

I second that, Rodney.

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:10 pm

Ditto! (or, just ask them to go back to 100 posts per page.)

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
3:12 pm

WOW, so is this how it’s done all the time? During the day another blog topic opens up??

@JTesla ~ thanks for answering me! I truly thought crickets had taken over the blog!

JTesla

January 21st, 2011
3:19 pm

Rodney never sleeps, so he fires off a blog entry at random times. During the season we’ll go from comment threads, to threads about the numbers, to exit interviews. When you see Rodney’s gray box it’s either Rodney joining us little folk for a discussion or announcing that a new topic has been posted.

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
3:21 pm

@JTesla ~ thank you. I didn’t even know this blog was with people blogging while actually watching the show. That’s cool.

@Busted ~ if I was truly a regular, wouldn’t I have known all of this????

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:24 pm

Yes you would, Interesting, if you were in actuality, were a devious, sinister (and ingenious) regular who was trying to convince us you were new to the blog by asking us questions that you already knew the answer to in an attempt to confuse and befuddle us!

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:25 pm

Highlander

January 21st, 2011
3:27 pm

Re-posted from the previous thread (got involved in reading all the posts and forgot there was a new thread up – Damn that over-achiever Rodney!) :lol:

I have no problem with the idea of putting more singers through if they show a modicum of talent in the audition. As someone already said, give them a second chance to see if they get over the nerves from the initial audition with the real judges.

Also, I wish the first line producers (those who see the singers before they ever get to the judges) would just immediately rule out anyone who shows up in a costume! Screaming “Put me on TV! Put me on TV!” shouldn’t actually get you on TV!! Let those idiots be seen in the crowd shots, then give them no more screen time.

Besides the fact that those who mistake AI for a costume contest invariably suck when it comes to singing!

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
3:28 pm

OMG :lol: :lol: {{cough, cough, cough}} :lol: :lol: :cry: :cry:

@Rickster ~ I see I’m going to have to keep my eyes on YOU!

Highlander

January 21st, 2011
3:30 pm

Let’s see, Idol beat it’s closest competitor Thursday night by almost TEN MILLION viewers. Yep, the show is definitely on a downhill slide!!!

BTW, we love The Big Bang Theory, too. It’s set as a season pass on the DVR.

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:33 pm

It’s the “Court Jester” hat, isn’t it? :-)

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:34 pm

I know… it defies description, doesn’t it?

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:37 pm

Can’t keep your eyes off it, can you?

Harriett

January 21st, 2011
3:37 pm

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will settle for a less busy week next week, if I have anything to say about it. Take care.

Mercedes S.

January 21st, 2011
3:37 pm

Interesting, while pondering new “name”, how about Emoticona, if female?

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:39 pm

Take care, Harriett.

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
3:40 pm

@Mercedes S. ~ that’s funny. I do love the emoticons!

Highlander

January 21st, 2011
3:40 pm

Interesting, just an aside for some background info:

When Rickster started referring to himself as the court jester, we started calling Deirdre the Queen (or Queen D). And of course, that made the other ladies on the blog, …well, ..Ladies. (Except for Nana who doesn’t need any more impressive title than that!) So it’s Queen D and Lady Linny.

Mind you, this is all coming from a Scot-Irishman whose ancestors were never really that fond of monarchy! Well, at least not certain monarchies!

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
3:40 pm

I’m a huge Big Bang Theory fan and will be watching last night’s episode shortly.

Rickster…go easy on Interesting. She needs to get used to you first! ;-)

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
3:43 pm

Actually…to be honest, the “Queen” label was first thrown as a dart(and not a very nice one) at me by the aforementioned “bitter” group. When they used the word, they did NOT mean it in a kind way. After that it kinda became a joke, then a term of ( I hope) affection.

Highlander

January 21st, 2011
3:50 pm

That’s the way we use it, D. …Well, most of the time. :wink:

Just kidding. And that’s right. We did just take it and turn it around to give the trolls an idea of who they were really dealing with.

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:50 pm

Actually, I have to correct with Highlander. Deidre was already known as “The Queen” when I first joined the blog. After a while, they started handing out other titles (”Lady” Linny and “His Royal Snarkness” JT for example.)

If there’s a royal court… there has to be a court jester. I volunteered. Her queeness agreed.

Besides… I dig the hat! :-)

Highlander

January 21st, 2011
3:52 pm

Seriously, with some of the “talent” we’ve seen so far (not to mention JLo), where the hell IS Neg???

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
3:55 pm

Neg will turn up. He always does.

Getting serious for a moment, though folks. I’ve gone back through multiple posts, and haven’t seen Sakura’s name. With all the flooding that I read about in the Phillipines, I sure hope she’s alright.

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
3:59 pm

@Deidre ~ I like the way he’s coming at me…I like it nice and hard! Don’t sugarcoat. Court jesters leaves me in stitches.

@Highlander/Queen/Rickster ~ ok, I got it. Queen started out as a slur, but quickly turned into a title worn with dignity. Lady Linny delegates to her subjects and the Rickster is the oourt jester that attempts to keep things at bay not simmer too much to the surface erupting into a blog brawl. And, oh boy, we have a Royal Snarkness. I can see us locking horns with our nostrils flaring….

Thanks so much for the Cliff Notes. Please add to them anytime you like!

Rickster

January 21st, 2011
4:00 pm

I’m going to head out early today folks. Two late night meetings have me wanting to get an early start on my weekend with my wife & daughter. (I’ll watch the DVRd AI shows over the weekend, along with the Packers-Bears game.)

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
4:00 pm

She popped in about a week ago, I think, Rickster. It’s hard for her to converse with us since she’s not even on the same day we are.

Mo Schreibman

January 21st, 2011
4:04 pm

Not a Kelvinator appliance to be found anywhere. I was hoping to cool my wife in it till the next Idol program. Like she is not already in the refrigerator most of the time anyway but do not get me started please.

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
4:05 pm

Let me rephrase..nice and hard and don’t sugarcoat all with a smile upon your face…no ill wishes!!!

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
4:05 pm

Mo…you’ll have to look for an Electrolux…..not the vacuum.

JTesla

January 21st, 2011
4:05 pm

Interesting: “I like the way he’s coming at me…I like it nice and hard”

Oh do you now!

Wow, since that door was thrown open, how does everyone else like it?

Sam-A

January 21st, 2011
4:13 pm

Yeah, Mo – Electrolux is the way to go! I bought one last year, it was the only totally stainless steel (NO black or gray sides/top) fridge I could find under $15,000!!!

Look at ApplianceSmart – they have great stuff at decent prices.

Mo Schreibman

January 21st, 2011
4:18 pm

Thank you Deirdre our Lewyt vacuum cleaner does not need replacing and it is like new since it rarely comes out of the storage closet.

Busted

January 21st, 2011
4:19 pm

“Yes you would, Interesting, if you were in actuality, were a devious, sinister (and ingenious) regular who was trying to convince us you were new to the blog by asking us questions that you already knew the answer to in an attempt to confuse and befuddle us!”

That’s the point. Ask questions as if she doesn’t already know the answer and we’ll think she’s new here.

JTesla

January 21st, 2011
4:23 pm

Busted, sorry but you’ve already been busted. So, we’re moving onto a new game and you didn’t tell us how you like it (I like it slow and sensual myself).

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
4:29 pm

@Busted – don’t start again. JTesla was being facetious. Do you not recognize that?

Rosita

January 21st, 2011
4:33 pm

Always fun to start you up, Mo! :-)

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
4:47 pm

JT is always being facetious!

However, that quote was from Rickster……….the court jester………get it????????

JTesla

January 21st, 2011
4:47 pm

BTW, I that was Rickster, I’m never facetious!

Interesting, to be honest I think I know what the problem is. As you know, like all blogs, we had some bitter people, and for years we’ve been plagued with either those bitter people, or some other bitter people. Over the last few years there have been a few new people that I insinuated were those or some other bitter people. However, I came to the realization that it doesn’t matter. This is the internet, it’s not like I’m handing out money and someone that was bitter is going to say “gotcha!” It’s not like I’m sharing my super secret personal information only for someone with a new identity to say “gotcha.” I’ve come to the realization that it just doesn’t matter. My worst enemy, or my ex wife, could come in here and as long as the blogging was fun, it wouldn’t matter. Except maybe in the case of my ex wife because if there is a virus out there that could be spread to people through internet contact, she’d probably have it by now.

In other words Busted, it just doesn’t matter who Interesting was. She’s brand new, GREAT! I’ll buy into that and have fun. If a few weeks from now she says “gotcha” well then my response will simply be: “Thanks for the fun, and what did you think of last nights show?” Oh and I’ll continue to fantasize about how she likes it, but that’s just me.

JTesla

January 21st, 2011
4:49 pm

“JT is always being facetious!”

What? Oh wait, that is a great example of the use of facetious Deirdre! That’s what you were going for right?

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
4:49 pm

Well said, JT and not a bit facetious!

Deirdre

January 21st, 2011
4:50 pm

In other words…whoever wants to join us is welcome…old or new, bitter or happy, resentful or accepting.

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
4:52 pm

Yes, it was from Rickster.

@JTesla ~ you are truly funny. I won’t ever come on here saying “gotcha.” I don’t know you folk, but I do like all of you.

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
5:01 pm

To be honest, I can’t imagine the bitter people wanting to come back if they left. Whoa, I forgot = bittnerness loves company!

Interesting

January 21st, 2011
5:18 pm

The weekend is here, the weekend is here….ENJOY!

Rosita

January 21st, 2011
5:47 pm

BTW to Busted: Is your last name Flush?
Not bitter — inquiring minds, and all that. :-)

Rosita

January 21st, 2011
7:57 pm

Just a little allusion to the boat Travis Magee lived on in the John D. McDonald series. . . never mind!

Harm

January 21st, 2011
8:20 pm

Interesting, if you read this post. I would probably best be described as the random rambler!

Mercedes S.

January 21st, 2011
9:09 pm

Actual Idol talk, Harm: On USA Today Online there’s a link to Baby Bieber doing an a capella version of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” with some buddies. BB does the “wimoweh” part in falsetto. Incredible. Hope he makes it beyond Hollywood, and that his voice doesn’t change anytime soon.

Highlander

January 22nd, 2011
5:46 pm

Mercedes, you were referring to that Jacee (I think that’s his name) kid, right?

Just asking ’cause I’m quite sure the term Baby Bieber is already a redundancy! :o :

Mercedes S.

January 22nd, 2011
9:47 pm

‘lander, he’s at least 12 months younger than the Big Bieber!

War Eagle

January 22nd, 2011
11:41 pm

I must come clean. I am “Busted”

Highlander

January 23rd, 2011
4:10 am

Well, War Eagle/Busted, that makes some sense, then. Auburn alumni and fans have always been a bit schizophrenic. …That whole Tigers/War Eagle thing! :D

Deirdre

January 23rd, 2011
6:57 am

WAR EAGLE….what a great surprise! I hope you’ve been well. Good to hear from you again even though your return to the blog was a little….weird. I hope you’re thinking about joining us again. If not, then pop in occasionally. And congrats on the national championship.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 23rd, 2011
11:43 am

A bit belatedly, and I don’t know if you’ll see it or not, but … Oh My Lord welcome to the madhouse, Interesting!!!! You seem to fit in without any warmup at all!!!!! I was afraid someone might think you were me, with the use of the emoticons and the {{cough cough}} except that i usually use {{coff coff}}… tells me you’re even more a wordsmith than i am, and one that does not appear to prefer contractions or abbreviations…. YAY for you!!!

to go back to a conversation from a couple of days ago, since this was my first time on since thursday night… Arlans that I went to was down on Ponce, where the old ballfield used to be, that is now a shopping area, across from the Sears building. It was Arlans, then Zayres, then nothing for a while then got gentrified. the zesto’s is up the hill toward atlanta from there.

to further answer, Lums !!!! Yum… when hubby and i got married in 1970, our “reception” (for the two of us and our best friends, all 2 of them, who stood up with us at the ceremony) piled into an austin mini and went from the methodist church out on columbia drive near columbia high school into atlanta, to the Lums that was on west peachtree at approximately 14th street (i think a bagel place may be there now if it’s still going) and celebrated the nuptuals with beer and beersoaked hotdogs.

wow, such memories!

anyway…. i haven’t much of substance to add today, not much time to be on the computer as usual but did want to jump in and say hello to all my blog friends (many of whom are real friends not JUST cyber friends, and the cyber friends are real too, just …. oh nevermind!) **grin**

~¿^

linny cat…. meeeeeeOUT

Hoyt

January 23rd, 2011
2:14 pm

This is the END of Idol, last two years were going down and finally they need just stop the cameras.

Mercedes S.

January 23rd, 2011
2:34 pm

These trips down memory lane… anybody else remember when Lenox was an open mall? And Bloomingdale’s wasn’t even Macy’s, it was Davison’s! And Rich’s had a Magnolia Room…I learned to drive in Sear’s parkinglot in Buckhead – stores were closed on Sundays then…

No more cable

January 23rd, 2011
3:20 pm

I would be watching, but with losing my job and trying to stay afloat, it was the cable bill that had to go. I bet lots of other people are in the same boat as me.

"Idol" watchers are Idiots

January 23rd, 2011
3:21 pm

And we wonder what is wrong with America… Instead of watching a highly processed and mindless show that is an utter waste of time, why not watch a news program so that you have some inkling of what is going on in this nation? Celebrity-worshiping idiots that watch American Idol are the ones that tipped the election for our leftist president and the previous leftist Congress. Look what that got us. Please spend your time being educated on the REAL issues.

JTesla

January 23rd, 2011
3:45 pm

24 hour news is making the nation dumb. Between nightly news, Internet, radio, and half a brain I’m able to keep up. If you need the time that Idol is on to also wartch the news then that says something about you, and it’s not really good. Just sayin.

Cutty

January 23rd, 2011
3:52 pm

They could have gotten some better people, mainly someone other than Jennifer Lopez. What the hell does she know about talent. No one can name two of her songs. Her big booty and horrible acting is what she is known far.

Deirdre

January 23rd, 2011
4:28 pm

“Idol” watchers are idiots: Instead of watching a highly processed and mindless show that is an utter waste of time, why not watch a news program so that you have some inkling of what is going on in this nation?

Are you trying to tell us that you are incapable of knowing current events and what is going on in the nation AND watching fluff shows for entertainment??????? And you’re calling US idiots????

Rosita

January 23rd, 2011
4:33 pm

Hello, fellow idiots! Whatever! Oh, yes, Mercedes, I remember when Lenox Mall was just Lenox Square and had Uncle Remus characters in various corners! Davison’s and Rich’s and cat-a-corner from the Buckhead Sears, a wonderful old junk place called Kimbrough Furniture Mart, where I found some amazing treasures as a newly wed chatelaine. In the same neighborhood, Wender & Roberts Drugstore and Aunt Charley’s.

Gloria

January 23rd, 2011
4:43 pm

Much better than previous years, more professional and great editing. I also tape and watch later. I wonder how many people watch in “Real Time”.

Idolize

January 23rd, 2011
4:44 pm

the idol model is tired and stale and the 3 judges don’t fit together at all. Hopefully, they dump this show at season end.

L. Norris

January 23rd, 2011
4:46 pm

Enter your comments here

Mercedes S.

January 23rd, 2011
6:44 pm

Back from the bookstore where I picked up some reading material – in case we get snowed in again – and, well, there it was, Richard Rushfield’s “American Idol The Untold Story” and without reading a word I can already tell it’s a rush job – NO INDEX and shoddy, unattractive and unfocused photos.

@ Deirdre

January 23rd, 2011
6:54 pm

Question # 1: I wouldn’t know- I don’t waste my time on fluff. Question # 2: Yep. How we spend your time and how we spend our money speaks volumes about each of us. Think about it…

Deirdre

January 23rd, 2011
7:28 pm

@@Deirdre…give me a break! You’re arguing with someone on an American Idol blog. I will test my knowledge of current events with you any time! Bring it on. I am capable of following the latest in “important and meaningful” news while finding ways to relax and entertain myself. I don’t have to watch a cable news channel every minute of every day to understand what’s going on in the world.

And I’m more than capable of appreciating the intricacies of the world’s situations without neglecting “down-time” which makes me a whole hell of a lot more well rounded that Ms or Mr Holier than thou, who has difficulty accepting that some people can allow for entertainment in their lives without sacrificing the “important stuff”.

Deirdre

January 23rd, 2011
7:30 pm

BTW..neither “question 1″ or “question 2″ were actually questions.

JTesla

January 23rd, 2011
7:30 pm

Isn’t posting here, about a show you would never watch… fluff?

LOL try again.

Rosita

January 23rd, 2011
7:40 pm

JT nails it again! :-)

whitey

January 23rd, 2011
7:51 pm

Cutty,

Don’t hate on the big booty because that’s real talent.

Deirdre

January 23rd, 2011
7:53 pm

Oh I get it…you were responding to my questions. How someone who posts on a blog spends their time is unknown to both of us. I know how I spend my time and if you think most of it is spent here, then you are just being foolish. This blog takes up “pause time” for me. The time I have when I’m not tending to my elderly mother, or helping my kid get through a crises, or taking care of my dogs, or my husband.

This blog takes up “pause time”…time that is not spent ranting about the latest political indignities, or the new healthcare bill, or the fact that my property taxes are way higher than my property is actually worth.

People who put other people down for the choices they make, how they spend their time or what they enjoy are the lowest of the low to me.

I don’t care how you spend your time. Frankly, it’s none of my business. But the fact that you took time to tell someone that you consider them less of a person because they enjoy something you don’t..speaks volumes about you!

[...] American Idol [...]

RadioGaGa

January 23rd, 2011
10:10 pm

Highlander

January 24th, 2011
7:46 am

Morning, fellow ‘idiots’! (Idoliots, maybe?)

D., great points, as usual, but please stop feeding the trolls!! :lol:

Highlander

January 24th, 2011
8:01 am

Dear Cutty (3:52pm, 1/23/2011,
Please allow me to address the comments in your post.

“What the hell does she know about talent.” (Naturally, this period should be a question mark.)

“No one can name two of her songs.” (Of course not. She, or her songwriters, have already named all of her songs. It makes it much easier to write liner notes that way!)

“Her big booty and horrible acting is what she is known far.” (Did you mean ‘far and wide’? Because that would have been a nice pun, if you think about it.)

(Take it from someone who has thought about JLo’s booty quite a bit.) :D

Highlander

January 24th, 2011
8:07 am

Sorry. I guess it was my turn at feeding time.

Actually, it reminded me of the time when I was in the service and a friend got a Dear John letter. We corrected all the grammar and punctuation errors in it with a red pencil, graded it, and sent it back to his former girlfriend with a cover letter. (”Dear Miss Brice, Regarding your correspondence dated July 23….”)

Deirdre

January 24th, 2011
8:07 am

Morning!

Just want to let y’all know that I gave the soapbox a fresh coat of paint after my last rant. It’s ready and waiting for whoever needs it next.

Harriett

January 24th, 2011
8:08 am

Good morning all. I love football, but sitting through two playoff games back to back tested me yesterday. I guess the truth be told, I am more of a college fan than a fan of the pros. Anyway, hope everyone had a good weekend.

Harriett

January 24th, 2011
8:09 am

Thanks for letting us know, D! ;)

Rickster

January 24th, 2011
8:37 am

Morning, all. Basking in the glow of my beloved Packers winning the NFC Championship game! :-)

Finally got to watch AI Friday night. I saw something really interesting.

If you still have it on your DVR, go to the New Orleans show, toward the end to the part where Ryan talks about the sun setting, and they show what appears to be a sunset.

I say “appears” because if you look at the lower center portion of the screen… you see a smokestack with smoke that appears to be going back in to the stack! Seems to me they filmed a sunrise, and then ran the footage in reverse.

Harriett

January 24th, 2011
8:42 am

Oh, Rickster, nothing gets by you! I would never have noticed in a million years. I didn’t save it, though.

Rickster

January 24th, 2011
8:45 am

Harriett, I have an amazing ability to focus on the obscure! :-)

Rickster

January 24th, 2011
8:48 am

But surprisingly, I enjoyed Steven Tyler. He’s the loopy part of Paula (while J-Lo obviously far exceeds Paula in the looks department.)

And Randy? Well…. he’s still just Randy. Nothing new there.

Heather MacDonald

January 24th, 2011
8:58 am

Exactly how many coats of paint are on that soapbox now? Goodness, seems like we re-paint the darn thing every other week. Who chooses the color, by the way?

Rickster

January 24th, 2011
9:03 am

I decided to program the DVR to record the game, ’cause I knew I wouldn’t be able to watch all of it.

Unfortunately, the program was scheduled to run 3 hours. The game ran about 3 hrs 10 minutes. I was sitting there watching the last few minutes when the recording just stopped! I missed the last few minutes, including the game-saving interception! (AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH!!!!)

Next time, I hit the flippin’ record button.

Rickster

January 24th, 2011
9:04 am

I strip the paint off every so often H Mac. It’s actually stained a beautiful mahogany. :-)