I can’t recall.
I’ll admit, I have a couple rants building up based on the fallout from the last week. I’ve had to delete a few. ;)
I did realize though that there is one line that came up regardless of the original subject. It’s a line that’s come up for 8 seasons now. I imagine that will come up next one as well – heck, it comes up in everyday life!
If you like something, SUPPORT IT.
You see it all the time, a local institution announces that it is going out of business and people come out of the woodwork to go “OMG! I can’t believe that’s closing! It was my favorite place! Why is it closing???”
It’s not always a cut and dry answer – but when it comes down to “the economy”, you can usually go back and check how many of those people actually went to that place on a regular basis and realize that many of them didn’t.
They just liked knowing it was there.
Idol is a much more straight-forward scenario. I can actually see when someone is “OMG, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT SO AND SO IS GONE!” and look to see if they actually voted for them. If you didn’t; you shouldn’t be surprised if they are gone. Especially with voting as tight as it has been.
If you enjoy it, vote for it. Some people do. Some of them don't. You wouldn't always know who is who. I assume that everyone is being sincere with their shock. But assuming someone is safe isn't the same as doing what you can to make sure they are.
I know there are various strategies at play, for how people want to play the game aspects. Which is fine. It’s part of what keeps things interesting, and keeps people on the edge of their seats!
But at the end of the day, I think everyone wants to see great writers at the end, battling it out. I think we are going to get that, as long as that is something people want to support.
Oh, and RIP Ray Bradbury. Because I just saw that before posting…