Nature announces the arrival of autumn with the changing of the leaves, the shortening of the days, and the start of a new TV season. And a new TV season, of course, turns our thoughts to Two And A Half Men, the over-the-top hilarious CBS comedy about men, half-men--centaurs, we assume--and their many adventures.
But beyond that, a new TV season turns our thoughts to American Idol, the nexus of TV and music. Has a TV program ever wielded such influence over the public's taste? We think not! Idol has given us million-selling artists like Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, and that one country girl whose name we always forget. All were declared winners by you, the viewing public.
We watch every week, of course, and we're equally fascinated by the contestants who don't win, yet go on to equal or exceed the top vote-getters. Like Chris Daughtry, David Archuleta and--everyone's favorite!--Kellie Pickler. This week, as we anxiously await the start of the ninth season, Framed will begin taking a look at some of the more famous also-rans, something we'll continue throughout the end of '09. As a bonus, we'll also write extra-good captions, so that--if you're not a fan of this or that also-ran--your visit will still be well worth it!
So, with no further ado, please enjoy Mr. Jason Castro of season seven, and his song and video, "Let's Just Fall In Love Again." They're good!
1 -- "Guess I'll go hang with the many other storied fourth place finishers."
2 -- "Later on, I'll photoshop this reader into the gay bar scene, for kicks."
3 -- "Why, if this is accurate, the president is secretly a fanatical Muslim who hates America and has super demonic powers. Cool!"
4 -- "Lump lingered last in line for brains!"
5 -- "Hey. Opening the transdimensional door to Bubbylonia wasn't anywhere near as hard as Gummo would've had me believe."
6 -- "Why, yes. Yes, I am famous. Now, back to your childhood you go."
7 -- "So, it's agreed? We'll simply keep falling in love over and over again? Until I get a song out of it?"
8 -- "Hang on a sec. These alpha beings may, in fact, be laughable, self-important morons."
9 -- "Well, yeah, I did say I liked her on top, but I didn't mean...oh, forget it."
10 -- The young people have discovered Silly String! There's no putting this genie back in the bottle!
11 -- "If you're picking up the trash, don't forget all the blogs that aren't Framed!"
12 -- Hooray! Framed: The Coffee Table Book is getting closer and closer to reality!