Wednesday, May 24, 2006

And the winner of American Idol? Ford.

The producers of the American Idol did a pretty good job appealing to the 200 million viewers tonight. My 10 year old daughter was a bit appalled by Prince, couldn't believe how metrosexual Clay Aiken looked (Hollywoodified and all), and she thought Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick looked old, but at least she recognized their incredible talent even as Dionne's voice became flat when holding the last note. She even commented how "cool" Randy Jackson looked tonight (definetely the best-dressed). But I have to hand it to Ford Motor Company for their "Bold Moves" commercial concept. The idea of a soccer player putting on his prosthetic limb, and a women shaving her hair for the "Race for a Cure" breast cancer campaign, and the toughness of this being placed with other "bold moves," once again shows how ready society is to embrace illness as a normal part of living, and living "bold."


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