This rant comes courtesy of , but it kills me too.
Last night, on Rock Star: Supernova, one of the contestants used a bullhorn in part of his song. A little hack, yes, especially since JD Fortune did it last year with “Pretty Vegas”. But that’s not the rant. The rant is that everyone on the show kept calling the bullhorn a megaphone. They are two distinctly different things, but even when searching Google images for an actual picture of a megaphone, the results were mostly bullhorns.
In other news, I browsed through the entertainment acts list at this weekend’s “A Taste of Edmonds” — my good ol’ hometown food festival. I saw that JP Patches is going to be performing on the children’s stage. Now, JP had a local show on TV in the 60s and 70s. He’s beloved by lots of local people … aged 35-plus. He hasn’t been a going concern for decades, and yet he’s still making appearances. Do kids today even know who the hell he is, aside from “that scary old clown guy with the creepy clown girlfriend”?
Some 15 years ago, when I was working summer camp, we had all the campers in some City of Lynnwood parade. And JP Patches was there too. Most of the kids didn’t know who he was, and were totally not interested. Though the middle-aged parents loved him. Why can’t we all be honest, and admit that JP Patches is NOT for the kids?