Sunday, December 25, 2005

He should know

"Cheese is the new cool." That's from former "American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis. I don't know anything about the guy ... I try not to follow any show that features Paula Abdul as a judge of talent.

No surprise that the entertainment media has run with this assertion from a reality show flunkie. It's a good tag line, and it allows people with no talent a chance to say that taste is in the eye of the beholder.

Wrong. There is such thing as bad taste, regardless of the cultural party line. Cheese can be fun, but let's not allow the fawning press to convince us that Mariah Carey is cool. Or Mr. Britney Spears. Or a talent show featuring a bunch of wannabe Mariahs and "K-Feds."

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