A journal entry …
I have watched America’s Got Talent all season. And I feel like I have to defend that. The show’s a little cheesy. Not all of the acts are cheesy, but often the judges are. The judges, Howard Stern, Howie Mandell and Sharon Osbourne, are none of my favorite persons. Of the three, Sharon (believe or not) is the only one actually qualified to judge talent. Her career before reality TV was mostly as a talent scout and manager.
I watched this show because I like the variety acts. I never went online to vote, but of course I had some favorites. One was Tom Cotter, a clean stand up comic whose act was a series of really funny one-liners. I enjoyed seeing him come back week after week.
Thursday was a two-hour show featuring the announcement of the big winner of a million dollars and a Vegas show. Tom Cotter came in second. The winner? A dog act. Really? “America” thought dogs jumping through hoops and walking on their hind legs was a better act for Vegas than a comic who could make people laugh without dropping an F bomb?
I’m not an animal hater. I own a dog (or vice versa) but it irritates me that the dogs always win. That was true on America’s Funniest Videos. They could show ten of the most hilarious videos possible but the audience voted for the dog peeing on a tree.
I’ll tell you something else that’s pathetic. That this is all I found to write about today.