Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Chat about your favourite American idols

Do you follow American Idol show on Fox? Well if you do, I suggest you go over to idolme.com. They call it "Adult & teen chat rooms - American Idol and music" but technically it's a message board. As the name suggest, most of the topics are on American Idol. However, there are separate rooms for Australian and Canadian Idol as well. Also under "Idol me chat", there are separate rooms for Music, Television, Sports, Funny Stuff, Politics & Religion, as well as 'Off Topic Chat'.

I nearly fell of my chair while reading this post titled "Why American's Should Never Be Alloed To Travel" under Funny stuff (yeah 'Alloed' is a spelling mistake). I give you one sample:
A businessman called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him he needed a visa. "Oh no I don't, I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those." I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this he said, "Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express."


The discussion group seems to be very popular with 4,630 threads, 81,163 posts and 12,371 members, when I last checked. I didn't need to register to read the threads, many of which are hilarious. However, you need to sign up first in order to post any reply.

At first I didn't pay much attention to it, but later on I found out that the short biographies of various music artists on the right hand sidebar were quite informative - a brief biography, lists of songs and usually a YouTube video featuring the artist as well. The site is also linked to their blog called "Idol Based Informational Nonsense". Several hilarious posts on the blog.

Before posting on the blog, I recommend that all teenagers should read the "Be Safe Online" thread.

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