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7:47 AM, Thursday, June 29th, 2006:
I've looked at this pic for 10 minutes straight. I don't think there's ever been one like it in the history of "The Journey". There's much more relief for not losing again, than there is joy for winning. 'Cause I really haven't won anything. Truth be told, and if history is any indication, I've just set myself up higher for the eventual fall - LOL. Heh, I don't really believe that but I'm certainly prepared for it. All I can say is, I see no way of getting a call tomorrow losing EVERYTHING. They said it on NATIONAL TV. WE ALL HEARD THEM. So for once I get to be happy for a longer period of time.
Now for those of you who sat through that show - what, the, FUCK. Everything they've done on this series has been right after 8 AM... today however they TEASED IT FOR GODDAMN EVER. It was the last segment on the fuggin' show. You'll enjoy the video (one of my personal favorites now) as I was pacing forever talking to my dad. When Harry on the show said 67% I was actually sitting there trying to do math equations:  "If I was leading yesterday, and the winner has 67% to their combined 33% it has to be..." and then I heard the A from Adam and POW. Goddamn what a feeling. To those of you who were wondering how this is gonna work from here, I made this handy little bracket. Like you didn't think I would do something this anal:
OK... well maybe you didn't think I would do something that anal. That is pretty ridiculous. LOL.
Now from what I can gather, the winner of this would be considered a "final act". They will conceiveably do this two more times for a total of 6 weeks, and then have 3 finalists coming to New York. Just my assumption as the producer didn't even know at this point. It can't be a whole lot more than that as they've been calling the "first round" the finalists. So since this was planned to go all summer, I think my scenario makes the most sense. Here's what they said on the site this morning:

So my guess is that on July 10th they will pit the first three week's winners against each other to go to New York. Whew. I'll be in Columbus during that. THAT'll be a video...
Alright - there's not a whole helluva lot more to add right now. I have GOT to get some sleep. I sincerely thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. You guys worked your ASSES off for that. 67%?!?! Jesus. That's unbelieveable in a 3 person race. That's like 67% - 17% - 16% - wow. I simply can't thank you enough. I feel like the entire weight of The Journey is distributed among this vast sea of supporters and it's an incredible feeling. We've been down such a road... this quote that Chad put in the boards says it all:
"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." --Calvin Coolidge
What a difference a week makes.
PS - just when you thought the day couldn't get any better:
"“America’s Got Talent” had the summer’s biggest debut last week. The question was whether it would grow into the summer’s biggest hit or shrink into simply a solid show in week two. The answer: It shrank.
A 60-minute “Talent” averaged a 3.8 adults 18-49 overnight rating last night, down 17 percent from last week’s 4.6 for its two-hour debut. It tied with Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” in the 9 p.m. hour, one week after besting it by 0.4 rating points."
They actually had a female stripper on last night (I read) and passed her on to the 2nd round. Could they possibly be more trashy? Still sad for all the people who believed so much in that show.