Friday, June 16, 2006

Fool of the Week and Other Things

This week's Fool (s) of the Week: The Dixie Chicks.

Showing an amazing amount of complete ignorance, again, the Chicks are quoted in an interview with an English paper as saying they don't understand the need for expressing patriotism. They say music artists are pandering by using patriotism as a background in their music, such as the American flag and soldiers.

And we know they don't want to be on the same 5 cd changer as Toby Keith and Reba McIntire. Talking about biting the hand that fed you. How do they think they got into the position to spout off and be interviewed? Hmm... I think country fans were their base while they were raking in the moolah. Country fans bought them the mansions and cars.

Of pandering, I say that is amusing considering they are using resentment of another Texan as the tool to gin up interest in their new cd release. Again, venues here are cancelling tour dates due to lack of ticket sales. They just don't get it.

Some people think patriotism is a good thing. Some people think when men and women are dying on foreign soil to preserve our way of life, fighting there and not here, it is best to think before you open your mouth. How spoiled and self-indulgent do they want to appear? And how completely uneducated and foolish do they want to appear?

I'm embarrassed they are from Texas. Shut up and sing.

And on another foolish point, have you seen the cathouse on webcam? Venturing into reality tv for cats, Meow Mix brand cat food has a live webcam showing ten cats living in a house made for them on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Animal Planet is featuring the kittys for 10 weeks beginning tonight. It is for a good cause as it is to spotlight the need for kitty adoption from shelters. All of the kittys will be adopted out at the end of the 10 weeks.

The kittys are from different cities. Houston's entry, Molly, is described as "a goody two shoes - or in this case, a goody four shoes - who never does anything wrong. Wholesome and innocent, she just wants cats to get along and can't understand when they don't. Jeepers!" All the kittys have a bio on the site.

You can check it out at The winner of the cathouse adventure will be the new "feline vice president for research and development" for Meow Mix.


srp said...

I think the Dixie Chicks would have been better served by keeping the first lead singer they had. This short stupid one is really boring. She has a whiny singing voice that gets on my nerves. Needless to say I am glad that I've never spent one dime of my money on one of their CDs.

There are soooooooo many fools for the week, how do you ever choose?

Beverly said...

I ditto what srp said.

delta said...

Natalie, lead singer of the Chicks needs to remember that she's only one song away from working at Lane Bryant.

AC said...

Delta, that is too funny. I'm going to HAVE to use that one.

srp said...

Delta, that IS a good one.
The two that are sisters seem to have been adversely influenced. They had lovely, natural looking hair and "girl next door" manners and then had to hook up with the bleached blonde bimbo with the loud mouth. Go figure.