congratulations to Ruben, the new American Idol! first time I?ve watched the show, after hearing quite the buzz, most fascinating is the families that gather around to watch it, and wanting it to count as family time.. sorta like going to a movie and counting it a date.. i?m not a talker during tv shows or movies, so for me watching a tv show or movie with people isn?t all that (cf. ?saving a movie? to watch with someone).. having said that, I do enjoy being with people when I watch something, but then again, I just enjoy being with people.. and of course, www.fox.com is all jammed up with traffic, so I can?t get to the site to take a look at all the hoopla.. if you?re tuning in to read something more pensive, thought provoking, and/or controversial, I don?t have an intense thought at the moment.. from private conversations I?m having lately, discovering that I?m somewhat of a ?controversial? figure, though on the whole spectrum of things, nothing that?ll get that major press coverage, expose?s, or excommunication..