Dr. Phil riding on the fame of the "man with a golden voice"

Remember the man who was "discovered" on a street corner begging? He had a "golden voice" for broadcasting and was hired. Then comes along Dr. Phil and his TV show.

Dr. Phil is being a jack-ass, at least in my book. He found a patsy in Ted (the man with the golden voice) and put him on his show under the disguise of therapy. All Phil is thinking about is his shows ratings. Yes Ted has problems but show me any family who doesn't. The only reason Phil got Ted on his show is because people are curious about him. Phil is putting Ted and his family on parade, shame on you Dr. Phil!!!

We all know that Dr. Phil claims that he does not pay any of his "guests" on his show.....well if he keeps up using those people to prop up his own ratings then maybe he should be paying them.

Is karaoke making a comeback?

Karaoke, that bar time social activity that made you think you could sing and it provided cheap, free entertainment for night clubs everywhere. That was about 15 years ago. About that time the first karaoke machines made it into private homes across the USA. People would buy special music CDs made just for the machines. The karaoke music was in the form of a video with the music and the lyrics on the screen for you to sing along with. I am sure you have seen plenty of videos on Youtube or AFV (America's Funniest Videos) showing people that could not carry a tune in a bucket. They are plainly tone deaf.....but that does not stop them. Of course those were some interesting days, the same time that MTV actually still did show music videos 24/7.

So what brings this all up? I thought about the karaoke phase of our culture because a few nights ago I was watching that new comedy called S#*() My Dad Says (which is really "Shit My Dad Says) and Bill Shatner was in a bar with his son and he got on stage and sung (in the same style as those awful travel commercials he does). That made me wonder if karaoke is making a comeback.