American Addled

01/24/2007 02:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I turned on American Idol last night. I admit it. It's a guilty pleasure.

The early rounds of American Idol are a real study in human behavior. Despite knowing they're going to be laughed at and ridiculed, these star struck idiots fearlessly get up on stage and with total commitment go into their act. You're laughing, you're cringing, you're wondering how these poor deluded souls could have such a total disconnect with reality.

So I'm watching and then I realize, hey wait a minute. This isn't American Idol. This is the President's State of the Union Address.

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