I think you’re right, Andy. Survivor jury cares mostly about making themselves feel better.
I still think what I said is true in general, though. We can deal with people being dishonest with others. We don’t like it, but we can deal with it. But we can’t stand it when people are dishonest with themselves. Drives us crazy. That’s my claim.
So I was flipping through the channels the other day and came across this show with Michael Card in concert. Now, I’m a fair MC fan. But I read this scathing review of him in the religion section the Merc a while back that colored my perception of him ever since. This section runs on Saturdays and includes book / music / other reviews of religious type stuff. Anyway, it was reviewing a recent MC album and trashed it, saying how, for someone with so much theological training, he had awfully trite lyrics and music. It was incredibly harsh.
So that was in my mind while watching this show and you know what? I think it’s kind of true. All the new songs, the ones I didn’t recognize, felt like rehashes musically. I dunno, it’s just kinda sad. I think I said this before, but I’ve been to 3 MC concerts I think, and that was 2 too many. Doesn’t matter how many new albums he comes up with, every concert sounds exactly the same. I dunno.
Phil Keaggy was playing with him though, and he was pretty dope.
The thing is, this show had tons of commercials, so I was flipping back and forth between it and WWE (aka WWF). Talk about entertainment whiplash. WWE was fairly entertaining though. Just, this one single match (an absurd 3 on 1 match) lasted like 30 mins. Utterly absurd.
I still think Vince McMahon’s journey from announcer to evil owner to wrestler is one of the strangest things that’s ever happened in American pseudo-sports. Bizarre.