Sports fans may still be watching, but the Olympics have gone quiet on the pop culture radar. The Games used to be the champion of reality TV, but now the new generation of reality TV athlete is faster, higher and stronger.
Joshua Allen was the rightful winner this season. He has everything: creativity, understated charisma, an endearing personality... I really don't know if there's been a winner I've felt is so deserving.
August is more melancholy than October: farm stands with fragrant peaches and fresh corn, concerts under the stars, top-down drives, warm bay breezes, and twilight walks for Italian ices are all fading.
It's too bad that there can't be a dance show that celebrates the diversity of dance rather than requiring everyone to do well in a range of styles, which tends to produce conformity rather than originality and creativity.
Three things I learned from watching "Idol Gives Back" last night: Heart still rocks, Teri Hatcher has a decent voice, and Fergie can do one-handed cartwheels. While singing in leather pants. For that, I say props, woman.