I am born and raised Dutch. I speak Dutch, I root for our soccer team and feel proud when an actress like Catrice van Houten stars in Game of Thrones. Being Dutch is a part of my identity.
However, whenever I talk to others about the things I like, they seem to not know what I'm talking about. This is because the things I like and spend my time on are very American-based things. Like TV shows, popular YouTube channels, 9gag even. And because the people I talk to don't know…
Yeah folks. I watch American Idol. I'm not afraid to admit it. I've been watching the show for as long as I can remember. And even now, with all the supposed format changes and new judges panel, I'm still watching.
Honestly, I had high hopes for this season. The promos looked promising, focusing on the contestants and (sort of) downplaying the new judges. I was looking forward to tonight's premiere, and I was sorely disappointed. And honestly, the first twenty minutes or so were good.…
So, to be completely honest, I am an American-born Muslim. My father is
from Bangladesh, my mother is from Poland. My entire life, I have been
brought up as a Muslim child. At the same time, I have also
developed a political leaning to the left. My religion teaches me that
murder is one of the highest sins one can commit, that God created
everyone as equals, and God is the ultimate judge. I believe that
everyone, no matter their race, religion, sexual preference,… Continue
Added by Runa on August 22, 2010 at 10:00am —
This is pretty much the best project I've had the pleasure of working on. I made an English translation of an entire skit from a Japanese comedy group called Rahmens (ラーメンズ). So, here it is in all its majesty:
Added by Jethro on July 25, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I was watching the second episode of the new season of AI yesterday when this girl came in to sing for the judges and when she said where she was from, I paused and said, "HUH?!" After I rewinded on my DVR, I heard her say "Winner, South Dakota."
NERDFIGHTERS. WE ARE SOMEWHAT ASSOCIATED WITH AMERICAN IDOL.
My room has been messy for a while now....until today. Well, ok, maybe it's not completely clean, but hey, it's cleaner then it was before! All thanks to yours truly. And while my mom was cleaning, she found an american girl doll (it also came with a little book), a music box (maybe not a box, but....), a pencil case, some Harry Potter marbles, and 3 decks of cards. And I kept it all! Well, actually she found more then that but whatever. Oh, I was… Continue
I've been meaning to post about the various shenanigans going on at my mom's school. Well, without my even prodding her to do so, a friends and colleague has rather succinctly done so for me. The ever-fabulous Aurora Delacroix has sent me her latest blog entry (now if only she'd link me to her blog!) and given me permission to share it with all of you! Be grateful. While you don't have to agree with what's said within, please be respectful of the experiences, sentiment, and injustices which… Continue
Added by Maria D on April 7, 2008 at 8:55am —
Really quick entry here.
I'm going to try to apply grammar and spelling rules to this blog, seeing as I don't really put much effort into it.
I'm watching BBAD (Big Brother After Dark) and I just finished watching American Idol, I don't watch it intensely but I definitely want David Cook to win.
So basically i decided i cant type in a proper fashion so im going to stop at this point. I havent been feeling… Continue
Added by vivi€n on March 25, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Who is your favorite? (Danny!) Who do you hate? (No one yet. I hope there is no Sanjaya of this season.)
These are obviously very important questions.
Better yet, why do they keep referring to this season as even more ~intense~, the best top 24 ~ever~ Uh, no. Not really. There's really nothing that special about this season. Or maybe I'm just biased after watching some s1 videos earlier today...
Yours in nerdfighting,
Added by Katie on February 20, 2008 at 10:16pm —