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Totally Off Topic: Who watches American Idol?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by voyager, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. voyager


    Dec 31, 2009
    If you do, you'll know what this means: Pants on the ground.
  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    OK, I'll fess up that I watched it the first year with our then 13 year old daughter, but I'm afraid that I can't help you with anything more current or "pants on the ground".
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I've watched many AI shows over the years. It's much more enjoyable to me than most of the shows my wife likes :rolleyes: . I haven't watched recently though, so pants on the ground :confused: .
  4. markjacob

    markjacob New to Mu-43

    Jan 19, 2010
    It is a song. And it means down to earth.
  5. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    There must be an appropriate anagram , (do I feel a contest coming on), that can be made up from those two words

    IMHO it is part of the "rot" in modern society

    but why shouldn't Simon Cowell screw everyone - the Bankers did quite well

    I can always be relied upon to go :eek: fftopic:

    No I don't watch it - I have done once or twice when my daughter has been at home!!!!!!!!! Grrrrh :wink:
  6. blork

    blork Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 31, 2009
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Um. I watch AI occasionally, and I saw the "Pants on the Ground" episode. It does NOT mean "down to earth!"

    The story: during AI tryouts, an older gentleman came in (60+, when the upper limit for contestants is 28) and he sang a song of his own composition. The lyrics refer to how stupid kids look when their pants are slung so low they don't even cover the person's ass.

    The whole thing was a lark, and a bunch of people have made mashups of it, which you can view on YouTube by searching for "pants on the ground."

    Here are some of the lyrics:

    Pants on the ground
    Pants on the ground
    Lookin’ like a fool with you pants on the ground
    Gold in your mouth
    Hat turned sideways, pants hit the ground
    Call yourself a cool cat looking like a fool
    Walking down town with your pants on the ground
    get it up!!
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