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TV thing. idle curiosity

GUEST,leeneia 04 Mar 10 - 10:02 PM
GUEST,leeneia 04 Mar 10 - 10:03 PM
Melissa 04 Mar 10 - 10:09 PM
Melissa 04 Mar 10 - 10:20 PM
Dave Hanson 05 Mar 10 - 02:28 AM
Dave Roberts 05 Mar 10 - 03:35 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Mar 10 - 04:27 AM
Dave Roberts 05 Mar 10 - 07:33 AM
jacqui.c 05 Mar 10 - 08:19 AM
clueless don 05 Mar 10 - 08:35 AM
Mr Happy 05 Mar 10 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Mar 10 - 10:17 AM
TonyA 05 Mar 10 - 10:26 AM
TonyA 05 Mar 10 - 10:38 AM
Melissa 05 Mar 10 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Mar 10 - 08:08 PM
Gurney 06 Mar 10 - 01:41 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 06 Mar 10 - 02:18 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 06 Mar 10 - 02:45 AM
Ruth Archer 06 Mar 10 - 04:20 AM
Terry McDonald 06 Mar 10 - 07:01 AM
jennyr 06 Mar 10 - 07:08 AM
TheSnail 06 Mar 10 - 08:43 AM
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Subject: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 10:02 PM

Here's link to a popular video. over 9 million views:

taylor

Before we go any further, I want to offer two caveats.

1. The video involves yodeling. No doubt 2-3 guys who suffer yodel envy will enter this thread simply to sneer. The best thing to do is to ignore them, unless you can think of something really cutting to say which will have them grinding their teeth in the small hours of the night.

2. I will mention that I don't watch TV. I am not sneering at anybody who watches TV. There is no need for anybody to post a splenetic denunciation of me. I don't watch TV because of vision problems, that is all.

Okay. Now you've seen the video. We observe the plummy judge sneering at Taylor. ("Why? WHY DID YOU DO THAT?" blah blah blah)
Then she captures the crowd, takes control of the stage, thrills the other judges. Even the cleaned-up biker loves her. The plummy judge realizes he better change attitude fast if he wants to get out of there alive.

So one reason that this has been watched 9,000,000 times is the sheer joy of seeing the 11-year-old best the toff. The rest is how adorable she is.

The idle question is: at 45 seconds, Judge 3 falls sideways off his chair. Why? WHY


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 10:03 PM

[continued}

DID HE DO THAT? I almost never watch TV. Is it normal for things like that to happen during a broadcast? What's up?


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Melissa
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 10:09 PM

I think that's probably his fancy way of over-acting..to go with being surprised, maybe?


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Melissa
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 10:20 PM

leeneia-have you run across the Topp Twins and listened to 'Meet Me Mama'? They have some good, clear yodeling.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 02:28 AM

The ' Hof ' what a wanker.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 03:35 AM

The girl's brilliant. A real star.

I don't think, though, that anyone was being too unkind to her.

The impression I got was that they all enjoyed her act, were impressed with it and were happy to say so.

David Hasselhof was just being himself.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 04:27 AM

"DID HE DO THAT? I almost never watch TV. Is it normal for things like that to happen during a broadcast? What's up?"


Nothing was up. He was just pretending to 'fall off his chair in surprise' as he was so blown away by her voice. Nowt wrong with a little bit of humour. He wasn't being nasty, quite the opposite actually, and he was very kind to her when she'd finished too.

What a voice, eh?


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 07:33 AM

I enjoyed the video so much I just watched it again.

On second thoughts, no one was being unkind at all.

They loved it to bits, and quite right too.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 08:19 AM

I've watched the video twice. I can't see where the judge was sneering - he was asking quite sensible questions of the contestant, questions that he thought that the audience would ask if they were in his seat. If one of my grandchildren had done the same thing I would probably ask 'why?'. Not unkind - merely curious as to why a child that age should have taken an interest in something that it definitely not mainstream. Maybe it was the English accent that gave you the negative impression.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: clueless don
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 08:35 AM

Nice stuff! Now I'd like to hear her do "Way Out There".


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 08:43 AM

Brill!

The audience looks like they've come straight from a line dance convention!!


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 10:17 AM

Well for heaven's sake! It never occurred to me that he might have jumped off his chair on purpose.

I thought he had been subjected to something like 'a piercing radio blast aimed towards Jupiter.' I thought he jumped up in horrible pain.

Well, well.

I have to differ with y'all about the first judge, though. The way he asks her is almost the same tone you would use to say "WHY? WHY did you yank up all the garden plants?" You can hear the corresponding defensiveness in her response.

I believe he learned something and is a wiser and better person now.

It's nice to hear from people who enjoy the video. Melissa, I will check out the Topp twins.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: TonyA
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 10:26 AM

I had the same reaction as the third judge, nearly falling over at that moment. It's not ridicule; laughter comes also from unexpected joy, and that's what I felt at the sudden discovery in that instant of how well she yodels and blends it with the rest of her singing, following just seconds after the similar surprise at how good her singing is. If I'd just heard her and not seen her I probably wouldn't have had the same reaction, but seeing a 12 year old suddenly do that is really shocking. I didn't see any sign that any of the judges had anything but great admiration for her from start to finish.

I'm a little unclear about the title of the YouTube page: "Crazy yodeling." Crazy in the beatnik sense? There's certainly nothing insane, erratic, or unsound about it.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: TonyA
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 10:38 AM

One good yodel deserves another - Don Edwards


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Melissa
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 12:15 PM

leeneia:
When you're looking for less commonly heard yodel songs, you might like to try the ones with '2000 Avoca' in the title. They aren't very good quality recordings and I don't think they tell what song you're about to hear...but I did hear some I'd been looking for.


And, to answer the rest of your question, I think the absurd overreaction is probably far too frequent on tv. I like to hope they have the decency to cringe with embarrassment when they look back on clips of themselves..but I somehow doubt that they do.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 08:08 PM

Yes, if he did it on purpose, it's certainly over over-reaction. It isn't fair to distract the contestant.

Thanks for the link to Don Edwards. And I'll search for 2000 Avoca.

I like to get on YouTube just before bed and wander from one yodel song to another. Recently I found two in Hungarian.

There's a laid-back guy I enjoy called Cowboy Slim. Listen to him some lonely night.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Gurney
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 01:41 AM

I watched it twice, too. Like Jacqui c, I didn't see any sneer in the judges attitude. He has to introduce the contestants, and split the parade of talent up a little, and that's what he did. He chatted to the girl about her act, with typical English restraint.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 02:18 AM

As to the English judge, I can't abide the man at all wherever I see him. But his manner isn't unpleasant he's just curious. It might be a cultural thing. By way of comparison as an English person used to a typically more minimal presentation style than what seems the norm to an American audience, I find American interviewers often too sickly sychophantic and affected with big fake plastic smiles and stuff. But I wouldn't mind betting that the show got an English judge on to be the nasty bad man! Every TV panel like that has one, it's total pantomime. As is the Hoff's tired clowning.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 02:45 AM

Oh and as to him being a 'toff', he's no toff! He's just a trashy hack who worked on such undistinguished rags as 'The Sun' (total tabloid tripe with a tits page) and 'The Mirror' (total tabloid tripe without a tits page) and who now works on trash TV.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 04:20 AM

His single saving grace, of course, being that his editorial stance while editor of The Mirror was anti-Iraq war from the start - and they were the only paper to overtly challenge the UK government's assertions about the justness of the war.

But I agree: Piers Morgan is many things - a toff ain't one of them!


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 07:01 AM

Mind you, 'Piers' is a very toffish name.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: jennyr
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 07:08 AM

Wow, she's amazing!

I saw no ridicule from the judges - just astonishment at the quality of the performance, and enjoyment of something completely unexpected and largely unfamiliar.

It's a bit of an exaggeration to say Hasselhoff fell off his chair - and unfortunately, yes, that looks to me like fairly typical behaviour from a judging panel on that kind of show.


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Subject: RE: TV thing. idle curiosity
From: TheSnail
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 08:43 AM

Try his reaction on this one.


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