Just because I’m always on the lookout for excuses to link to Julius Sharpe’s consistently top-notch News as Gossip blog, here’s his take on American Idol‘s “Mariah Carey Week”:

 The only two good excuses for singing Mariah Carey songs are:

  • You want to anger Tommy Mattola [sic]

  • You are a rainbow

I’ve done a fairly good job of avoiding Idol this season, and in fact before today I hadn’t even heard any of the contestants actually sing. But I’d like to go on record as saying that I want this guy to win:

It’s probably just the way his dreadlocks give me flashbacks to my time in college living in an environmental group’s co-op with a bunch of hippies, but I kind of want to share a bowl of Tofutti with him and discuss The Sexual Politics of Meat while he builds himself an eco-friendly, biodegradable bong.