Reversing the Numbness

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dancing with the Stars

The Dalai Mama and I had another one of our crazy conversations the other night, this one about what it would take to get us to watch Dancing with the Stars. We came up with a list of "stars" that would definitely get us to tune in. We don't know how many people are actually on the show, so we're going to come up with ten.

1. Jason Hawes, one of the lead investigators on Ghost Hunters
2. Donald Faison, who plays Turk on Scrubs
3. Yao Ming, the 7'6" Houston Rocket who is currently the tallest player in the NBA
4. Stephen King, the king of horror
5. Robert Byrd, the 90-year-old West Virginia senator (no, we don't want him to die)
6. Amy Poehler of SNL
7. Amy Winehouse, the English singer-songwriter-trainwreck
8. Serena Williams, the tennis great
9. Giada De Laurentiis, the Food TV chef and personality
10. Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics

Someone call the suits and see if they can make this happen, 'cause if they do, we're watching. I'd love to see some of your lists.


Rob Zero said...

I call Tuesday "Hell Night" because the wife watches American Idol AND Dancing With the Stars.

I end up sitting on the couch reading and/or kvetching.

Although, I admit that I regret not exploring professional ballroom dancer as a career. You get to practically hump scantily clad chicks with nice legs...for a living!!! Of course, I'd have to resign myself that a fruity wardrobe is a necessity.

Clash said...

Turk would easily dominate the competition! I would add George Carlin and Bill Clinton to the list. George would literally have the judges in tears, and it would be interesting watching Bill hit on ALL the dancers.

Zee said...

They'd still need a real over-the-top freak angle, with an bigger element of unpredictability and danger. This is a Fox show, right? I bet they can arrange to get Charles Manson some kind of temporary work release to be on the show. Now THAT would be entertainment. Ever see his late 80s interview with Geraldo Rivera?

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Devil Mood said...

lol that would be great! I'd like to see Ming dancing with the Winehouse, he would break her in two, don't you think? And then throw her into the basket. He scores!

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Bobby Conn

SleekPelt said...

rob: Just think -- you could use the tights for your dancing gig and then let them moonlight as cock-rocker pants. Two birds!

clash: Yes, he would. Speaking of Bill Clinton, he'll be in Mo-town tomorrow and the DM and I are going to head down to watch his whirlwind visit.

zee: Manson! Damn, how did I miss that one. Yes, Manson would be on there, where he could "stack all them pigs up to the sky." I remember that interview like it was yesterday.

devil mood: I do think! And Amy Winehouse would break Robert Byrd in two.

mom: I'm ashamed. I am downright embarrassed to have not considered the king.

The Dalai Mama said...

Zee: I clearly remember watching the Manson/Geraldo interview back in the day.  As a matter of fact, I was so intrigued that I began asking my mom incessant questions about Manson and "the family" and all that.  She finally went in and pulled Helter Skelter off the bookshelf and told me to read it. I think I read it in a few days time. That began my fascination with serial killers. I was twelve years old.

rebecca said...

That would rock, but I don't think Winehouse would get through a performance. I just heard she was slated to do the next Bond song, and they pulled the plug on her because she's just too messed-up. That really makes me sad. She's so talented. I hate watching her crash and burn.

Byrd would be awesome, I think. Remember, he's the "Big Daddy!" haha! Our state is going to be so screwed when he's gone. I'm so glad he hasn't retired.

Dude! Know who's missing from your list? Steve Buscemi. Just because.