Dispatches from the Swamp – the ‘feeling a bit better’

• I just started to watch SYTYCD Canada. We had been recording it since it started. I am not sure if it is just me but I rarely find that Tre or Jean-Marc have much to add to the commentary. Tre is too busy trying to like a cross between a Jamaican and Lil C; she does neither well. Jean-Marc’s main contribution continues to be to pump up the audience by praising the choreographers loudly. I would much rather listen to Luther ‘nasty situation’ Brown or Mary Murphy. I am not really sure why Tre and Jean-Marc remain as the anchor judges. Perhaps this is why they have been sending Mary Murphy up every week.
• The dancers on the US version of SYTYCD seem quite a bit stronger than the Canadian version this year. While the eliminations on the American version have been very difficult to predict, it is easy to figure out who should go home.
• The time off seems to be helping. Even though I was not officially done until last Thursday. Just not having to get up and be somewhere has made a big difference to my mood. My fatigue level has dropped – I am no longer sleeping until 1 or 2 in the afternoon. No longer being tired all the time helps with my anxiety level. Not having to drag myself somewhere everyday and not being sure how I am going to do it reduces my anxiety too. A less anxious Shihtzustaff is a very good thing.
• So we watched the first episode of True Blood last night. I have to say I didn’t get it. It did absolutely nothing for me. Am I missing something? Does it get better? Maybe I am not the target audience…
• All of the dogs are doing really well. Kiefer and Piper are going in to see the vet on Monday. We need to find out what is going on with Piper’s breathing and we think Kiefer has an eye infection.

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Week 2: So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Apparently someone has criticized Jean-Marc Generaux’s English speaking abilities. One of the judges, Tre Armstrong, correctly pointed out that it is seriously bad form to criticize someone who is speaking in a language that is not their mother tongue. To drive the point home (unnecessarily, in my opinon) she went on to add that she would challenge that person to come and do the same thing as Jean Marc en Francais.

Last week I blogged about the content of Jean-Marc Generaux’s comments. It seemed he basically repeated what other judges said and then threw in a sexist comment. I must say that he was way better this week. There were only a couple of minor sexist remarks and his level of respect towards the women (take a note, not ‘girls’ SYTYCD Canada) competitors. I am hoping this will continue.

I think the judge of the night though was Luther Brown after Tamina and Joey’s silly ‘jailhouse sleepover’ routine. Luther definately gets the ‘keeping it real’ award. He was hysterical. I am sure it will be up on youtube soon. Definitely worth a look. I will link it as soon as I find it.

Published in: on October 16, 2008 at 4:53 am  Comments (2)