Will it Matter?

Mike —  May 20, 2008 — Leave a comment

I really couldn’t care less who is revealed soon as the next American Idol winner. I haven’t ever really gotten into the show, but apparently it’s come down to a couple guys named David. Every time I turn on the radio in my truck, they’re talking about it. Every commercial break on whatever station the show is on includes a plug. It seems that somehow, the outcome of the contest is important to our nation – maybe even to the world. But I doubt that it is important at all and really don’t care who wins.

What I want to know is, who actually votes? What kind of people actually don’t have anything better to do than vote for another pop star? Thousands of people spend their time and money to cast their electronic ballot in this meaningless election. I heard one lady lamenting the fact that she just couldn’t decide which David to vote for, so she split her votes between them equally, so that she’d helped to choose the winner! By that logic, I guess I contributed as much to tipping the scales one way or another as she did.

I don’t know. Maybe I just don’t get the hype. Maybe I’m hopelessly out of touch with all that is pop. It just seems a great waste to me.

Why do we spend so much time and money on things that don’t matter?

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