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Don’t judge a book by its cover Edition

Susan Boyle, spinster cum crazy cat lady PWNS Britain’s Got Talent and leaves both judges and the audience gobsmacked.

Thanks for the tip, Run-DMS!


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April 14, 2009 - Posted by | Afternoon Awesome | , ,

25 Comments »

  1. I absolutely loved this! Granted she’s the crazy cat lady but I just have a soft spot for the underdog. I can’t remember what season of BGT it was, but a guy named Paul Potts (not to be confused with Pol Pot…different guy) gets me choked up everytime. The first time he sang Nessum Dorma, there were literally people crying in the audience.

    I hope the same thing happens for this woman…and I hope she gets laid. She’s 47, the ol’ girl deserves it.

    Comment by blah | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. What a lovely sentiment, blah. I, too, hope this woman gets the good sexing she has clearly earned. And Pebbles too, by a very romantic alley cat. However, I never want to hear that little girl who sings “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” ever again. And in case it’s not implied… nobody should be giving that little girl any gifts like the ones we’ve mentioned.

    OK excuse me now. Damn Les Mis always makes me cry.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. Maybe we should introduce her to Paul Potts! Ohhh!!!! DATE NIGHT!

    ::puts on spinny skirt and swirls around singing::

    Match-maker, match-maker, make me a match. Find me a find; catch me a catch!

    Comment by blah | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. blah: It’s totally the underdog story that gets me. It made me cry…three times. It’s like a little many movie about the triumph of human spirit all wrapped up in a 5 minute clip.

    I just read she was bullied as a child due to some disability she had and that made me cry, too. I also read that Simon Cowell signed her to his label, and that made me cry. She needs to stop that or I’m gonna end up not liking her. 😉

    Comment by Lily the Pink | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. Ok, so I just googled the lyrics to I Dreamed a Dream and now I’m crying. What a fucked up song. I mean that in the best way, but damn. I’m seriously weeping.

    It sounded sort of upbeat there at the end, but when you really listen to the lyrics…words are just so powerful

    Comment by blah | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  6. Oh, if you’ve read Les Mis, (or even seen the musical…) you’ll know there’s not much “upbeat” about it!

    It makes Hamlet look like kittens and pandas snoozing under a rainbow.

    Comment by SeaKat | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. When I went to see Les Mis, I didn’t know the story. I cried the entire 3 hours, and it was the most cathartic experience of my youth. To this day I hate every part of Les Mis that tries to offer comic relief (like Master of the House) because it interrupted my best cry ever.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  8. Never seen it, never read the book. I’m thinking I’ve missed out dreadfully.

    I know it’s about the French Revolution, so yeah…not a lot to go frolicking down the Siene about.

    Comment by blah | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. I just checked back b/c I was worried that my comment sounded snooty or something, which was not intended!!!

    Sounds like I didn’t offend anyone, so…whew!!!

    Comment by SeaKat | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  10. It’s a little presumptuous to call her “cum crazy,” no?

    Comment by MalisInWonderland | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  11. Malis, HAAAhahaha!!!

    Comment by SeaKat | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  12. MIW: Thundersquee! apologizes for the error. That should read “spinster-cum crazy” She’s selective.

    Comment by Lily the Pink | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  13. you’re nobody until you’ve read les mis en francais.

    (i haven’t. but i’m gonna… and then i’m gonna be somebody! i’m gonna live forever! light up the sky like a flame….)

    wait, what were we talking about?

    (seakat, everyone here is snooty and (geeky). anyone who can write in binary code or find comments in binary code amusing is snooty (and geeky) in the best possible way. that’s why we squee!)

    Comment by DonnaMartin | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  14. LOL @ Les Mis en francaise.

    Je suis nobody, aussi parce que je parle francaise comme un 3-ans old. 😛

    Comment by SeaKat | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  15. BTW, blah, the song is sung by Fantine, who was abandoned by the wealthy young man (weasel) who impregnates her, after –of course– promising to love her forever.

    Fantine has sent the child, Cosette, away to a couple who promise to care for her. The couple constantly demand more and more $$ from Fantine, claiming that Cosette is sick and needs medicine, a doctor, etc. (They’re lying and they treat Cosette horribly…but I digress!)

    Fantine works at a factory, but she is fired when it is learned that she has an illegitimate child. Fantine then turns to prostitution to earn the money to send to her sick child, who never sees a sous of it. Fantine dies of some disease (consumption, I think) before she ever sees her daughter again.

    It ain’t called “The Miserable Ones” for nuthin!! 😛

    Comment by SeaKat | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  16. I’m glad I’m not the only one who teared up when I saw Susan sing. I’m really happy that her dreams are coming true.

    Comment by rumour has it | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  17. Squee: For the snooty geeky crowd.

    Back to Ms. Boyle. I want to have tea with her. And then get her to sing for me again. And then get her to gossip about everyone she knows, especially Simon. With more tea.

    Sidenote: scones are tasty! If you live in the LA area, go to the tea house down by third street and get the scones with that funky cream butter thing they have. mmmm. Now I want tea.

    Comment by TheHobo | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  18. third street? where on third street?

    i like scones!

    sidebar!

    i just felt like saying that.

    Comment by DonnaMartin | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  19. It’s actually on Second. You know where the Olde King’s Head Shoppe is? Across from it is the Coffee Bean? Go south on that street, and right there on your left is the tea house with it’s own tea shoppe–which has even better goodies than the king’s head one.

    And they have yummy sandwiches too! I had a tea party there for my birthday. For the record, that’s my second tea party as an adult.

    And it’s not gonna be my last 😉

    Comment by TheHobo | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  20. Whoa, whoa, back up the bus.

    LA has a store where you can get head from royalty?? It really is the City of Dreams, my friends.

    Comment by SeaKat | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  21. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha

    *breath*

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    New sidenote (and I need a less annoying word for that. “On an aside”?)

    You should come visit LA. We’ll take you to Ye Olde King’s Head, and then a head shop, and then go get scones.

    Comment by TheHobo | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  22. Scones are surprisingly easy to bake as well. I made some cranberry-orange ones a while ago that were in. sane.

    Comment by blah | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  23. “as an aside”

    or the more lawyerly

    “sidebar”

    Comment by DonnaMartin | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  24. were they insane in their own membranes?

    Comment by DonnaMartin | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  25. That sounds awesome, Hobo! If I ever make it back down there (used to live in Huntington Beach) I’ll let you know! We can buy some heads, eat some scones. (Or if you’re my cannibal daughter, vice versa!)

    Also: if scones have a membrane, I think it’s time to compost those suckers.

    The only acceptable food with membranes (TMIMO): Sausages and other such meat-in-skin dishes. Chocolate Pudding. (I don’t care if it grows a skin, I’m still eating it!)

    I suppose jellyfish, but I ain’t eating that. (Love sushi and sashimi, but not anything too ‘out there’!)

    Did I leave out any acceptable be-membraned foods?

    Comment by SeaKat | April 16, 2009 | Reply


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