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Idol Worship

The irony of American Idol's popularity.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
February 23, 2007

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Idol Worship
Does America have idols?
Are you kidding? Where've you been?
We've a pantheon of talent
and their worship isn't sin.

It's amazing. It's GIGANTIC!
It's a treasure trove for Fox.
Every week the Idol faithful
watch the judges deem who rocks.

This phenom is nothing novel.
Some remember Major Bose.
Ted Mack also launched the gifted.
Ed McMahon had talent shows.

But there's something here that's different.
Stardom's search is fever hot.
With a phone call we determine
whose a star and who is not.

Sure is fun to have the power
to decide which idol wins.
It's the feeling of importance
that's due each American.

Still, I'm feeling somewhat jaded.
For when all is said and done,
when it's candidates (not idols)
too few vote or know who won.

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Esther from Wenatchee, WA. writes:
February 23, 2007
Hi Greg: Star & Ed's oldtime Marysville friend here. By the title of your writing, I was thinking your poetc justice was going to be about Anna Nicole Hogan Smith Marshall. Now..there is "IDOL" worship; feet of clay and the fall. As I view her whole life saga in detail, it boils down to this: Reaping what you sow." The masses are responsibe. it is they who create "idols." Sheer lure, facination for the bizare and or the beautiful. Appears being "created equal" went out of style. :-)

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