Don't you know? Susan Boyle would have no worth in this world if she wasn't an amazing singer. *sigh*
2009-04-19 10:15 pm (UTC)
The fact that is true tears my heart up. :(
I sense a rant of near-epic proportions on my end.
call me negative, but yeah I think most people tend to completely suck. I'm sorry you have to deal with that.
I don't think people completely suck, per se, but an awful lot of them don't have any manners, that's for sure!
Hope the house deal works out anyway. Unless you'd rather not live next to people like that.
Thanks babe. *hugs*
Oy, I was in theater in high school, and I know from experience that the DD perky blonde always gets a lead role, regardless of whether or not she can sing/act (usually she can dance - being on the dance team is how she stays in shape - but usually falls flat in either acting or singing or both. -_-;)
I'm sorry about the housing situation.... It may be a gorgeous house, but would you really want those neighbors? I lived in a "nice" (it would've been nice if it had walls) 1800's farmhouse, but the neighborhood sucked and I was miserable. The only people who were genuinely nice to me (ironically also across the street!) moved to a retirement center. :( And then I moved, woo. But I know how itchy your situation is, so... Make them a welcoming cyanide-laced jell-o mold. :D
I know it. Sometimes they're triple threats, too, but it's few and far between.
And yeah, I love homes with history though. Always have.
My issues with the Susan Boyle thing are: 1. she's a good singer. but now GREAAAAAT, so everyone calm down LOL. And 2. Simon Cowell doesn't have a sincere bone in his body, give me a break.
Well no one wants stick-up-their-butt neighbors, so just use the time to save up some money for a house you want in a place that fits better :D
*NOT great, that should read, not now great LOL
Yeah, I mean, havent they seen things like her before? My french teacher actually hsowed the whole class the video, cause she thought it was interesting watching the judges' faces.
Sorry to hear about the house! Especially the bit about keeping it a "quiet neighborhood". Maybe the could use a luaghing kid to melt their hearts. Much luck on that front!
And I'm with you. Quiet neighborhood my butt. Their dog wouldn't shut up, but my kid laughing is unacceptable? Ugh.
I was at work when I first saw the story so I wasn't able to watch it. For all the hype I was expecting something more operatic. She's good, but I agree, it's not as much of a shock that she be a good singer. On American Idol when that happens there's no theater full of people to scream in shock but it DOES happen, and it's not all that shocking.
I think the shock of Susan Boyle's talent comes down to what we have portrayed on all the other tv shows. We rarely see anyone "ugly" on American Idol or Americas Got Talent who is actually good. So when Susan Boyle came out and she looked older and a bit unkept, we just assumed she was put on stage for a laugh. I think if we saw more people like her, we wouldn't have been so shocked that she could sing.
Yeah. I can see that. I guess I'm just irritated that people don't realize that the people chosen for american Idol and most of the other "talent" shows are picked as much for their look as their singing, usually.
I didn't think she would suck because she was plain, but she did ACT pretty goofy. I hope I don't look 60 when I'm 48 - it's not that far away. Why is it that British people look so much older than Americans? Even their big stars look older than their American contemporaries. Do they not have our addiction to botox and wrinkle cream?
The neighbors sound like fucktards - that IS a shame. Of course, you could make it your mission to buy the house you love and make their life a living hell. Personally, I'd be tempted.
Genetics maybe. I don't know. And I love goofy. lol
LOL, right? I've sure considered it.
You're better off not living next to a crabby-butt like that. Another house, without nasty neighbors, will come along.
I really liked the BGT video. I loved her version of the song. I didn't assume she would stink, but it was fun to watch the audience be surprised. No matter what she looks like, she definitely did a better job than 95% of the contestants on those types of shows (at least based on the ones that I have seen).
Not for the price of this one. :(
And agreed, entirely.
That is the thing that is cheapening both her and Paul Potts' acheivements. I mean, a lot of very good singers aren't standardly beautiful. The fact that people expected her to fail because of her dowdiness pisses me off. Beauty can come from anywhere and anyone. You don't have to be gorgeous on the outside.
2009-04-19 10:12 pm (UTC)
I agree. I finally watched the video of her last night and was blown away. It is truly sad how fixated we've become on looks, rather than talent. I don't know what will fix that, either. :\
I hope the house works out! It's so sad that they'd want to tear it down. Sheesh. And, it would ROCK if you got it so you guys could stand outside, laughing to your hearts' content!
It's really sad.
And exactly. *hugs* Thanks love.
I am a bit out of touch. I spent about 4 months not watching TV. This is the first time I’ve seen the video. I think the judges are a bit Jaded. More then anything I think it was her demeanor that threw them off. I like her singing. Though I think ugly ducking websites are going a bit far. The thing is people have too much time on there hands. There are too many people that have noting better to do then sit and gossip. Adaveen mentioned that American’s age differently then British. This is true. I think this is mostly due to genetic factors. There are also some life style factors. We have a lot of preservatives and hormones in our food. Which is why we grow bigger and kids are reaching puberty way to young. But when the U.S. was first founded if you weren’t healthy and strong you didn’t survive the journey here. Plus we have a bigger country and more diverse gene pool base. Though have you ever noticed that a 40 year old Chinese person can easily be mistaken for a teen age? The truth is most of the things people do to make them selves look younger actually damage there skin which has the opposite effect. Though I’ve never been vain. I’ve got a couple gray hairs. I’m not going to dye my hair. I don’t care if they all turn gray. My mother was completely gray by the time she was 20. She dyed her hair until one day she had a bad allergic reaction to the dye. Once her hair grew out people started complementing her on her hair and asked where she had it frosted. I only use makeup on very rare occasions. If I doing something special. I’ve never considered using anti-aging treatments. I live in Florida. I am careful not to get sunburns. Apparently I have young looking genes. A few months ago I had someone tell me my face hasn’t changed at all in the ten years she has known me.
Lots of good points. Glad to hear you're still looking young. :)
The lack of a universal healthcare plan is the one thing that makes the United States really look bad. It's pathetic, really.
I hope you get THAT house. If nothing else, to rescue it and just annoy the shit out of the idiots who want to tear it down.
As for Susan Boyle, despite an earlier comment here, she is a phenomenal singer. The person who said she's "not that good" is probably a Britney Spears fan. Not that good? Give me a break!
I've heard better, honestly. And the person you were referring too I know has done a lot of theatre, just as I have. You wouldn't believe the incredible voices you come upon in musical theatre. Much better then anyone who is currently popular. Regional musical theatre and Broadway is where you find the best voices in the world if you ask me, whcih is why it's very fitting that Susan Boyle sang I Dreamed A Dream :)
And the Universal Healthcare plan had better happen. I'll cry a lot if it doesn't. :(
And thanks hon. *hugs* I wish I could do it,b ut it's seeming more and more unlikely.
Maybe I've just been doing theatre for too long, but in my experience it's rare that the girl that is a 32 DD, size 4, and drop dead gorgeous is the most talented on the stage. I don't know. Anyone want to weigh in on this?
I don't personally care *what* a singer looks like. If they're a good singer, all I'll be paying attention to is their voice anyways. And if they're not a good singer, well, being pretty isn't going to make any difference!
I wish more people thought like that. Unfortunately most directors, and most music industry professionals do not.