"You can't judge a book by it's cover"... If I have to hear that one more time, I may vomit directly into my mouth.

I apologize in advance, this post doesn't have a whole lot to do with film, but it will address the latest phenomenon that's sweeping Youtube, and capturing the hearts of virtually every person all over the nation:

Now, I'm not denying that Susan Boyle DOES in fact have talent. What bothers me is not the fact that a forty-something, unemployed woman from a small Scottish village, gets to have a stab at fame, and the opportunity to inspire millions of people all over the globe. What I find so unfortunate about the whole situation, is the very fact that she actually HAS talent is such a shock to her viewers. When I first watched the video, what struck me the most was that, I was watching a woman full of confidence and personality; not that I was watching an unattractive person who strangely enough possessed the ability to sing beautifully. Truthfully, I don't find Susan Boyle as terribly unattractive as the rest of the world obviously does. Her circumstances are certainly unfortunate, but despite those circumstances, she seems like a genuinely jovial and kind-hearted person. The thing that I find most detestable is that we've become a society that's so quick to embrace mediocrity, that a woman who doesn't look like no-talent Britney Spears, or the Pussycat Dolls, can ACTUALLY sing. When did looks become of prime importance over talent in North America, and globally, and why are the masses so shocked that a woman who looks like Susan Boyle does, can actually exhibit singing talent of any kind?

Perhaps if the ranks of the truly stupid people in the world tried to challenge themselves with anything beyond top 40 listening, they would see that looks don't necessarily translate into talent. Just look at the example of Antony, of Antony and the Johnsons. Now, I'm not saying he's unattractive, but he certainly doesn't possess the kind of attractiveness that the Justin Timberlakes or Brad Pitts of the world possess. With regards to talent and singing ability however, he's certainly not lacking there. He has one of the most unique voices I've heard in a long time, but would the world be shocked to find out upon looking at him that he has singing talent as well? The answer is likely yes.


La Sporgenza said...

I'm sorry but fat, ugly people can't sing. I'm living proof of that. This clip is obviously some twisted Milli Vanilli-styled hoax and should not be believed.

Imagine.... Horse-faced singers.... ridiculous.

Adding the picture was sadistic and ruins the blog aethetics too.

Oh.... and how do you vomit "into" your own mouth? Do you point up and hurl skyward or just cack with your lips shut? It's a gruesome thought either way.

jenny-pants said...

hahahhaa you funny bastard! no words.

Dropkick said...

I don't think it's all that crazy this Susan Boyle thing.

What's the big deal about a 40 something woman who has a choir voice? there's millions of people around the globe like that. Her voice isn't staggering in any regard. And she's not hideous... maybe for tele standards but that's why no one i know will ever be on the tele. Well, Scott was on the internet once on city tv... does that count?
he's a hottie.

This isn't suppose to impress us Jen, as in you and me and everyone we know. This impresses the majority of people who get off watching programs like this. Let most of the world gasp in awe.

I'm still reeling from awe of this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmj8Qe-CQmM

the coelacanth said...

pythagoras swi-tching

jenny-pants said...

When you live with the elderly as I do, this Susan Boyle thing is basically all you hear about. For a 71 year old in suburbia, it's earth-shattering news...

jenny-pants said...

And also, that crazy Japanese machine, is AMAZE!