Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cook Wins!


That's it -- I'm turning my life over to Christ.

Seriously, thank you America.

And congratulations David -- you rule man.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

TGICook!!!

trish said...

COOK! COOK! COOK!

I think your theory was right by the way, judging by what Simon said tonight. He comes clean about Cook now that the voting's done.

dammitjanet said...

Oh, Jeebus, I thought I was gonna have to kick my 16 year old daughter's ass. She was rooting for Archefetus, and I SOOO wanted Cook to win. I just KNEW I was gonna be pissed off. Then, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Godtopus, or Google or whoever smiled upon me and COOK WON!!!! Finally, an ADULT who can really SING!!! YEAH!!!!!!! And I swear, one of the first things I thought was, "Chez is happy right now!"

geetch said...

"That's it -- I'm turning my life over to Christ.

Looks like Cook is doing the same thing. "I'm in love with a man. What? I'm in love with a man...a man named God. Does that make me gay? Am I gay for God? You betcha."

VOTAR said...

Ah so Jimmy Fallon finally hit puberty. And he can sing. Who knew.

Deacon Blue said...

"That's it -- I'm turning my life over to Christ."

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heh...if only it were true...now, if Dubya were to be crushed to death by an elephant before the end of his term, THAT might get you to turn to Christ.

All the same, I'm happy for you that your guy won it.

RottweilerTOM said...

The Andy Griffith show was on instead...

Jacki Schechner said...

Is this the start of a trend?

Think America could get it right in November too?

(let me have at least one night of happiness before you crush my dreams)

Girl With Curious Hair said...

It seems you're two for two. Now that you rule the internet and have turned your life over to Christ, can you pray for the elections? Please?

Chez said...

Man United and David Cook in one day -- they say good things come in threes and I seem to be on a pretty big roll.

Then again, Hillary Clinton is saying she make stalk the Democratic party all the way to the convention and the media seems to be conveniently avoiding the whole Hagee bullshit with McCain, so who knows?

naomi said...

YAY DAVID COOK!!!!!!!!!

One thing that went right, in any case.
I would have screamed had Man Utd. AND David Fucking Archuleta won.
17 i may be, but Archuleta has all the appeal(to me at least) of a clump of dirt.

logan said...

Yeah, I can't agree more... I'm glad Cook won and I'm really happy for him.

YZF said...

Okay, fess up -- which one of you voted 12 million times last night?

Nika said...

Won, and by 12 million votes too. Take that, psycho tween texters! Looks like Simon's bus-throwing on performance night was all in the name of reverse psychology. In any case: Go, Cookie!

Anonymous said...

It is a capital letter Good Day, Chez. I listened to Archuleta's version of Imagine and was kind of horrified at how anyone could screw up such a simple, elegant song as he did with his ridiculous over-vocalizing. This, on top of ManU winning is just good stuff all around.

Boo said...

This is so great, right? I can't believe that I might actually buy an album related to American Idol, but there ya go.

Now if only this optimism and proactive approach can keep the world moving in a better direction.

It all starts somewhere. Why not here? Isn't that what pop culture really is--a barometer?

I thought of you and Jayne while I was watching, even though I had the finale on mute for most of the time. Dubya T. Eff were they thinking with that parade of washed up fuckery? Every time I said "Fucking Hell," or some variation, I wondered if my sentiments were being echoed way up the East Coast... (although, I kinda liked seeing George Michael, if only to relive the beginning of my sexual awareness, tied intimately to the video for Freedom)

Amy said...

COOK COOK COOK!!!

And like another of your readers, I also thought of you last night when I was cheering his win.

Another Idol note: Could Jordin Sparks dress be ANY worse?

Riles said...

I had actually given up on the show a few weeks ago. Not enough time in the day anymore for 1 & 2 hour shows, even with fast-fowarding. But dammit if Cook winning didn't drag me back in. I agree that it might have been better if Cook came in second, career-wise, but it was nice to see a legit guy take it.

Gotta say though, George Michael looked terrible with that new nose, and his singing was just awful, at least the first minute of it before I hit mute.

Anonymous said...

Call me a pathetic sap, but listening to Cook and ZZ Top was a lot of fun, and so was the guys singing with Ryan Adams. I got a little misty. I am so ashamed.

Chez said...

Wanna hear something really cheeseball?

After he won, I sat here listening to his STELLAR version of Always Be My Baby a few times.

I'm sorry man, I love that kid. I honestly couldn't be happier for him. I'll definitely see him live when he comes to town.

Woman of Ill Repute said...

Yay for Cook. That said, I need no further proof that Paula Abdul is on something after seeing her weep during that god-awful George Michael song. Maybe the lyrics were poignant; I wouldn't know because I had to mute most of it due to my ears bleeding.

Glenn said...

i think that zz top are civil war soldiers that haven't died, like living dead people.

sorry chez, but when Cook wiggled his legs playing with zz top, that was, um, embarassing at best, at worst, it looked like he had to pee.

but i'm happy for you, and really happy that it's finally over.

The Freelance Guru said...

Why am I not surprised. I haven't watched a single episode but I'm not surprised.

Anonymous said...

The Great CNN Book Caper
The story of the apparent thief in the CNN-New York mailroom has caused a bit of a ruckus. The author of In the Event of My Untimely Demise, an autographed copy of which was apparently stolen from the CNN mailroom and then re-sold on Amazon, emailed TVNewser this afternoon. Brian Sack sent a signed copy of his book to a CNN producer named Evan. Sack wanted to set the record straight after a CNN insider emailed us with their own theory of what happened to the book, that theory included this:
"...a poorly paid production assistant or graphic artist or custodian or mailroom delivery person picks up the shiny the new book, takes it home, and sells it on eBay or Amazon. This happens 10 times a day in this building. Sorry Mr. Author. "Evan" really didn't care about your book or that you inscribed it to him, but now that he's been busted for giving it away — he's blaming it all on a mysterious "mailroom thief.""
Well, Brian Sack would like you to know, Evan really wanted that book. Sack writes to us that Evan "called to berate the Strand bookstore for selling it (via Amazon)."
"Evan is innocent and until we have justice, no non-fiction humor/inspirational book will be safe," Sack writes.
Sack's email to TVNewser (including John Stossel bit), after the jump...

Hi —
My book's theft and the email I sent to my announce list was what started this ruckus. I am thrilled to have had a part in unveiling the vast criminal networks in America's mailrooms. I feel like John Stossel without the unnerving mustache.

However, I do want to address what your "CNN Insider" alleged (with trademark netizen cynicism) with regard to Evan. Evan actually requested the book (we worked together on a show) and when I ran into him not long ago he'd mentioned the fact he'd not yet received it. When I notified him that it apparently had been stolen he immediately contacted the mailroom — which denied having ever received it — and called to berate the Strand bookstore for selling it (via Amazon). Evan is innocent and until we have justice, no non-fiction humor/inspirational book will be safe.

— Brian Sack

Hey Chez:

How I know that Jon Klein wrote that “CNN insider” email.
1. only he would refer to them as “poorly paid”
2. the snooty tone and condescending attitude
3. trying to interfere and cause trouble in the friendship of these 2 people.

Seriously, CNN, as you have said when you were fired for no good reason, has a Gestapo watching their staff on the internet and as a poster revealed, they have spies watching the staff, there is no one watching people steal from the mailroom? This happens 10 times a day in the building and no one has ever been caught? Well, I think that Klein is the thief. He is the one making the stupidest rules there. He is the one who interferes in people’s relationships. He is the one who would be able to get away with the stealing. So what do you think?

They fired you for blogging, they fired Jeff Koinange for having a relationship with a woman but they didn’t fire Richard Quest for misadventures in the park. Was Klein with Quest in the park that night?

slouchmonkey said...

And, where is he going now that he's won AI? Yep, you guessed it. Your favorite place...the happiest place on Earth.

Velveeta anyone?

Chez said...

Well, it's not like he can say, "I'm gonna go do a huge rail of blow off a stripper's tit," now can he?

Anonymous said...

All hail the new King of Karaoke. There's a cruise ship with Cook's name on it.

//c

Anonymous said...

Sad. Just sad. I remember when you were cutting edge/radical. Now you're regularly posting about AMERICAN FUCKING IDOL.

Chez said...

Go fuck yourself.

That cutting edge enough for you?

Anonymous said...

Better, yes. Good to know that the real Chez is still in there somewhere.

Anonymous said...

I remember when David Cook first auditioned. I turned to my husband and said, "He's goood. This guy could win." Having said that, I love both Davids and am thrilled that both of them were the final
2. As far as Archuleta omitting the "Imagine" line, he probably felt he was doing what he needed to win. Carly sang "Superstar" and was voted off the show. Even though I thought both Davids were very talented, I think Cook is more that total package.