Thursday, May 25, 2006

“American Idol” to Air Special Program

After spending a weekend retreat reading Plato’s "Republic" and Kierkegaard's "The Sickness unto Death" (condensed versions), “American Idol” producer, Rip-theme Offe, has decided to produce a special two-hour “Philosophy Idol” segment. “I was quite stricken,” Offe said, chocking back tears. “All that attention given to cleavage, supernatural hair, and shameless pop culture imitators... We need to get serious about the 'love of wisdom.’ That is what philosophy means, you know.”

Offe has not yet settled on a format for the “Philosophy Idol” segment, but is considering five-minute lecture competitions, interspersed with video clips from TV programs and special effects illustrating key points, such as “the good” (Plato) and “despair” (Kierkegaard). “We can’t break away from the old format entirely,” Offe admitted. “But we do want to add depth and reality to it.”

4 comments:

Karen Kovaka said...

Wow. What else is there to say?

Douglas Groothuis said...

KK:

You didn't believe it, did you?

Jeremy said...

Simon Cowell, the real creator of American Idol, was slated to be the first presenter on the new show. I think he was supposed to give a brief talk on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason under the stage name "Ima Inept."

Karen Kovaka said...

...only for a minute.