I’ve been pissing on TV reality shows to anybody that would listen. And as I think back on it, I don’t remember anybody listening. But I have a confession and it’s not easy. I’m hooked on American Idol. I’ve never watched the show until this season and –for some reason– I watched one of the early try-out shows. And I’ve watched every one since. I know it’s all horse shit, just as my grandmother knew (at some level) that professional wrestling had to be horse shit. And this week they voted off the first batch. These poor kids were crying and shit and the host of the show made them sing one last song, AFTER they’d been kicked off! Brutal. I couldn’t look away.