Top 100 Creepy People #91-100

Creepy Person #100- Brad Pitt

Why Brad Pitt?  He has really grown as an actor in the past decade, and I like him in most of the roles I see these days.  His creepiness is by association.  He is dating Angelina Jolie who is also creepy by association.  She was married to Billy Bob Thornton (one of the creepiest people on the planet), and together, they forged a bond based on creepiness (more on this later).  That kind of creepy does not wash off.  It’s always there in the back of your mind, and no matter how beautiful she may be, you are still only one relationship removed from being in bed with Billy Bob himself (shiver).


Creepy Person #99- Paula Abdul

Paula is weird, and she may have a substance abuse problem.  She often looks and sounds like the female version of a letch as she fauns over the contestants of the show be they male or female. Like several of the women on this list, she is using everything she can in a losing battle to fight the effects of aging.


Creepy Person # 98 Constantine Maroulis

Since he was the genesis of this whole idea, I honestly thought he would come in at a higher spot, but he just does not have the fame or the creepy ‘cred’ that many of those above him do.  I still believe he is the creepiest Idol contestant in the history of the show, and I will say again, that I would not let my daughter travel to a state where I knew him to be.


Creepy Person #97 Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is what Constantine Maroulis would be if he could really pull chicks.  He has plowed ground in an unending furrow from coast to coast, but that was not enough.  He married Denise Richards (hot!), but that was also not enough.  No, this guy who had Denise Richards at home and could have had pretty much any woman ‘for free,’ still went out and bought hookers, so much so, that he is fairly notorious for it.  I’m sure there is a Ven diagram where my jealousy toward him and my feeling that he is creepy begin to occupy the same space.  This fact only makes me feel dirty and creepier.


Creepy Person #96- Mariah Carey

I’ve seen the concert rider.  Green M&Ms, a toilet that has never been used, and that is just the first paragraph of six typed pages.  Guys will put up with a lot for a beautiful woman, but crazy wears you out pretty fast, if it does not kill you in your sleep.


Creepy Person #95- Jerry Seinfeld

All of Hollywood may ignore it, but just because you are famous does not make it alright to be a pedophile.  She was 17 when they started dating.


Creepy Person #94- Ben Folds

I love everything I have heard by this guy, but the more you listen to his lyrics the more you realize what a screwed up SOB he is.  It takes a lot of pain to write like that, and most people could never convey those feelings half as well or as tortured as he does.  I give any relationship he is in about a 2% chance of success, in fact, give me the under on that bet.


Creepy Person #93- Mr. Rogers

I have a friend who loves this guy.  First off, watching that show and seeing him follow the same process from beginning to end each day would leave any child a little OCD.  He looks like the type of guy who knows how many steps it takes to get him to the corner of his street.  The dress only adds to the creepiness.  Not once in all of the years he was on television did he seem to be affected by fashion trends.  It was the same thing everyday.  No one could be like that all of the time.  He is the poster boy for people saying, “He always seemed like such a nice person.”  Nice until they dig up all of the graves, that is.


Creepy Person #92- Pokemon

I know this is not a person, but there is definitely something creepy and insidious about Pokemon.  Kids seemed to be captivated by this primitive animation that could have taken lessons from G-Force.  And, the never-ending card game that went along with it whose only purpose was to get kids to buy more of the game was creepy.


Creepy Person #91- Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte is Gary Busey Light, a lighter slightly less offensive and creepy version of the original.  He still gets the DUIs and looks like he stinks, but not as bad as Busey.  I think the photo says it all .

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American Idol Results Show, April 23rd

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The group songs have been a mess pretty much all season, and tonight was no exception.  The whole thing was a train wreck, but the girls were especially horrible in it.

I could not have liked Leona Lewis’ song any less.  Simon usually describes that kind of performance as ‘indulgent.’

I have a problem with Brooke not being in the bottom two.  As Simon often says, “It’s a singing competition.”  She did the worst job last night, and it’s not the first time that it has happened.  She has been getting consistently worse every week, and it’s tine for the house-fraus that insist on voting for her to let her go.  She seems like a nice person, but this is not ‘American Sweetie.’  It’s American Idol.  If you can’t let her go because of her lack of ability, then let her go before she has the inevitable breakdown that is coming.

The same goes for Jason Castro, except of course, for the breakdown part.  I doubt that anything could rattle him except seeing his supplier arrested or forgetting where he put his stash.

In the end, it was Carly who left the show.  I think she was the most talented female left on the show, but as Randy said, tonight’s vote was all about popularity.  Brooke and Jason have developed a strong fan base, and honestly, I do not think Carly ever overcame that atrocious tattoo that covers her right arm.  I said early in the season, that tattoos do not go over well in a lot of places in the country, and I guess her early exit proved it.

This week’s results do not bode well for Syesha.  She was below everyone but Carly, even after giving a great performance.  I will be surprised if Jason and Brooke do not do better next week, and I will be equally surprised if Syesha shows nearly as much personality as she did this week.  If she goes next week, get ready for the racist conspiracy theories to once again raise their ugly heads regardless of the reason she actually leaves the show.

American Idol Top Six, April 22

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Isn’t it wonderful to know that Idol is using green power at the finale?  I’m so sick of television self righteously pushing the green agenda while using copious amounts of energy on a medium that’s sole purpose is individual entertainment and gratification.  It would kind of be like McDonalds endorsing and promoting Jenny Craig in the same store where they sell the double meat quarter pounder.  Let’s just be honest, and stop acting as if we care.

This week Andrew Lloyd Webber was the theme and mentor.  He is a weird looking guy.  I was surprised by the fact that, though he never brought himself completely down to the level of the contestants, I thought he related (and made a sincere effort to relate) to contestants on the program.

I was really worried about last night (as apparently so was Ryan) that Simon would once again not be able to handle it.  The last few weeks of the season have been a real test for the show’s most honest judge.  He had to deal with Dolly week, though he admittedly does not ‘get’ country music.  Then he had to make it through Mariah Carey week after 6½ years of roundly criticizing anyone who attempted to sing one of her songs.  And last night he was forced to sit through a complete evening of Broadway performances after using the words ‘Broadway’ and ‘theatrical’ as a bat with which to beat contestants for the entire history of the show.  That being said, I’ll say that Simon dealt with the subject matter surprisingly well, and adjusted himself for once to the spirit of the evening.

Randy said it would be the toughest night of the season filled with “really tough songs.”  I will agree with this to an extent, but last night made it apparent that some of these songs are definitely more difficult than others.  The more melodious the song the easier it seemed, and the more theatrical content in the song, the more difficult it seemed to sing.

Syesha Mercado: ‘One Rock-n-Roll Too Many’- She said that tonight she wanted to be more animated.  Singing a song that had built in theatrics worked well for her.  She has so little personality on her own, that a show-tune seemed to let her ‘be something’ while she was on stage.  She sang it well, and the presentation was good.  It was one of her best performances, and she looked nice again.  She definitely belongs on Broadway, and I mean that as a compliment.  I’m sure she could do worse.

Randy: Thought it was her element, and that she could be a huge Broadway star.  He said that it was her best to date.

Simon: found her very sexy.  It was one of her strongest performances so far, and she showed masses of personality.

Jason Castro: ‘Memories’- The first thing I thought was, this song is way too big for him.  It started nicely, and his voice was better supported than usual.  It was a little breathy at times, but overall I liked it.

Randy: thought it was a little bit of a vocal train wreck, and it had too much melody for him.

Simon: thought that it felt too long, and sounded like a song he did not want to sing.

Brooke White: ‘You Must Love Me’- She started over after messing up the words.  How does she keep surviving these terrible mistakes on Idol.  She did not do a bad job after that, but it is only fair that she should go home now.  The judges were very easy on her, and I do not understand why.  Simon even supported the mistake.

Randy: thought it was not great, and vocally it was tough.

Paula: said, “You must never start and stop” (notice I included a relevant opinion from Paula).

Simon: thought that the mistake completely threw her.

David Archuleta: ‘Think of Me’- I did not know the song, so I did not know how he changed it.  That being said, it sounded like a legitimate pop song, and he sounded great on it.  I liked it a lot.

Randy: said if you can sing, you can sing anything.  It was the bomb.  This boy is the one to beat.

Simon:  thought it was pleasant, but one of his weakest performances.  It was forgettable.

Carly Smithson: ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar’- She sounded great at the beginning.  The chorus was kind of weird, and she did not match well with the back-up singers.  Her stage performance was good.  All in all, I would say it was good.

Randy:  thought it was definitely good.

Simon:  said that other than the fact that it was a little shouty in the middle it was one of his favorite performances of the night.

David Cook: ‘Music of the Night’- I knew he would be singing something from Phantom of the Opera.  His voice always sounds good when he softens it, and this night was no exception.  This song was by far the most difficult of the evening, but that being said, he sang it better than flawlessly.  It really sounded great, and was far above the rest of the contestants.  He also proved he has a great range and great control of his voice.

Randy:  thought it was an amazing vocal performance (which it was).

Simon:  thought he made the most of the song.  This is not the side of him Simon likes, but he thought it was good.


American Idol Tuesday, April 15

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I have never been the biggest Mariah Carey fan, but in recent years, I have had to amend my attitude toward her.  She has had several mainstream hits that are very good.  However, I can’t stand some of her music, you know, the diarrhea stuff.  It has so many runs that you think you are on a roller coaster listening to her voice track and down.  Her passing of Elvis in #1 hits is another ludicrous example of the problems in the music industry and its inability to turn out a palatable product.

She is legendary for her many paged concert riders requiring specially colored M&Ms and toilets that have never been used, among other things.  That all being said, I thought she was a good choice for ‘Idol Mentor’ this week.  The contestants were able to choose good songs that would work for them, she seemed personable with the contestants and only rarely came across as if she had a high opinion of herself (saying, “What I do is tough…” and referring to her own song as a ‘classic’ were two good examples).

The main problem with this show as with ‘country’ week was Simon.  He had to know that it is unfair to compare the contestants with Mariah Carey.  Ryan even addressed this at the beginning of the show.  However, there was Simon telling Kristy Lee Cook, among others that she paled in comparison to Carey even though she did a song that was completely different to Carey, ‘made it her own’ as contestants are told to do, and sang it well.  The producers of this show need to sit down with the judges and have a heart to heart.  Each has areas where they could improve.  …on to the show.

David Archuleta “When You Believe”- Having him go first this week was hard on the other contestants because he was just great.  It sounded good at the beginning and got better as it went along.

Carly Smithson “Without You”- She sang this song with a stronger sound than the original at the beginning, but it still sounded good.  She has proven in the past that she is not very good at tricking up a song, and last night was no exception.  She changed up a run at the end of the first verse, and it turned out to be a pitchy mess for about three or four notes, but then got back on track.  When she went up into her higher voice, she was good for the rest of the song.  Randy thought it was pretty good, but Simon, comparing her with Carey, thought she did not pull it off.

Syesha Maecado “Vanishing”- She had the Scary Spice look last night, and that was unfortunate.  The performance had a little soul at the beginning, and the big notes were good.  Once again, it was technically perfect.  Randy commented that she did a good job on a tough song, and Simon thought it was good, but would not have picked the obscure song.

Brooke White “Hero”- It was the best vocal she has done in a couple of weeks.  I, unlike Randy, really liked the big notes after the bridge as well.  She was shaky (trembling) near the end of the song.  Does she have Parkinson’s Disease or something?  Randy liked the ‘singer/song writer’ vibe, but Simon, again comparing her to Carey, did not think she had the voice to carry the song.

Kristy Lee Cook “Forever”- I thought her voice sounded surprisingly good on the low notes, at the beginning, and overall, it was a nice country version.  She sounded like a legitimate Idol contestant again this week, with a Tammy Wynette quality to her voice.  The big notes were also good.  Randy was all over the place with his opinion, and Simon thought it was not great.  Of course, he hates country, and she was not Mariah Carey, so there was little chance of him liking it.

David Cook “Always Be My Baby”- I thought it was boring, but he sang it well with a nice soft tone to his voice.  The judges, however, loved it.  Randy gave him a standing O (not his first of the season), and Simon said that it was ‘original, daring and stood out  by a mile.’

Jason Castro “I Don’t Want to Cry”- In the beginning I thought it was OK, but the chorus sounded like a ‘radio quality’ recording.  This turned out to be my favorite thing he has done.  Randy did not love it, but Simon liked the ‘cool version’ of the song.


I would hate to have to pick someone to leave this week, as I thought they all did fairly well, but I fear that they show will be one female lighter after the results show.