Thursday, August 26, 2010

Life imitates art

This is along the lines of "you can't make this shit up" (unless you already have and turned it into a move).

So, Global TV has already picked up on it, meaning everybody in the entire world has already probably heard about it...but think of how funny this is. A guy. Accused of being a terrorist. Auditioned to be on Canadian Idol once. And sang an Avril Lavigne song.

Why is this so funny?

Well, first up, this story appears to have already been turned into a movie starring Hugh Grant. I saw the first 15 minutes of it and now I'm going to be forced to watch the whole thing just to see how it all turns out.

Next...Avril Lavigne? You'd hope it was at least a Cat Stevens song or something from A Tribe Called Quest. How embarassing is this for somebody trying to prove themselves as a hardened hater of the west? the overwhelming stench of failure after banishment from a 2nd rate karaoke competition enough to force one into a life of terrorism? Is realising that you've chosen the crappiest song in the entire universe as your vessel for your five-minutes-of-fame enough to drive you to extreme measures? How does he feel about Sum 41? So many questions.

1 comment:

  1. It's like the "Hitler couldn't make it in art school" story of our time. Except with a happy ending this time.

    You're right though. Idol failures are ripe for Al Qaeda. I can't imagine not wanting to blow myself up if a guy named Farley Flex got to pick me apart in front of a few million people.