Friends are Friends Forever

Artists strive to em, evolve and reinvent themselves while staying true to their roots. Israel Houghton is a worship leader at Lakewood Church as well as a Grammy-winning recording artist.

Personally, I enjoyed his oft-covered hit, “Friend of God”. I don’t keep up with Houghton, don’t know what he’s currently up to but I have a project for him.

In the spirit of Jaime Escalante’s brilliant cover of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up”, I propose that he do a rewrite of “Friend of God”.

To what? Well, the inspiration sprouted from this press release:

Darwin Stands Tall in Texas!

3 professors from Texas universities have won the coveted “Friend of Darwin” award for:

  • Making “evolution education safe for kids throughout the Republic of Texas”
  • Standing “tall for evolution”
  • Fighting “the good fight for science”

Frankly, they also deserved the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their courage in the face of such “adversity” AND a $25 Starbucks gift card , but I digress.

♫Friends are friends forever, if Charles’ is the Lord of them♫

That’s the inspiration, here’s the result:

I am a friend of Chuck
I am a friend of Chuck
I am a friend of Chuck
He calls me friend!

Really though, I think the NCSE might be better served adopting Pearl Jam’s “Do the Evolution” as the official song (and video) of the “Friend of Darwin” award.

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Jaime Escalante Will Win American Idol Season 9

The remaining 12 girls performed tonight on American Idol. The verdict? An all-around snoozefest. Save for the look on Simon Cowell’s face after fellow judge Kara Guardio channeled her inner Paula and commented that “Leona Lewis is her generation’s Mariah Carey”. Huh? Leona couldn’t carry Mariah’s, oh never mind.

It was painfully obvious that none of the 12 remaining songstresses will win Season 9, but Lilly Scott might have a shot at making the final on the strength of her rocking the Madam Mim look.

Personally, I think this competition is locked up. As this post’s title brazenly states, retired Calculus teacher, Jaime Escalante will take the disco ball, er fat recording contract come May 26.

Here’s Jaime on the right and in Idol form on the left (no pun intended my Russian readers).

And on a related note, to be sure, Mr. Escalante can count on this man for support:

Kris Allen Wins American Idol

Kris Allen

No, not that Kris Allen, though that guy is the stuff that dreams are made of for the folks over at Vote for the Worst.  He’s got a mane for crying out loud, not to mention the name of his band.

Really though, congratulations to AI winner, Kris Allen, a worship leader from Arkansas (who says that can’t describe our guy in the picture?).

Couple of things to chew on:

  • A former worship leader won a competition named “American Idol”.
  • How much is Kris Allen (above) going to hold out for to hand over the domain name to the AI winner?
  • Will this inspire other worship leaders to leave their G’s, C’s and D’s behind and focus all their energies into that all-important Idol audition?

Burning questions indeed.

New Favorite Line: “The Pudding May Have Been Over-Egged”

In light of recent revelations that American Idol finalist David Cook currently has an album out, I thought I’d drudge this story out from the proverbial archives.

“Is the Britain’s Got Talent choirboy REALLY a bullied kid from a sink estate? His mother admits: ‘The pudding may have been over-egged'”

Forget the story, which is almost inconsequential at this point, the truly priceless tidbit is the mother’s quote regarding the embellishments within,

The pudding may be been over-egged

Is there anyone who does colloquialisms better than the Brits?