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Seven Reasons American Idol Should Be Canceled

American Idol has been around for eight years and going on ten seasons. And really, anything has a natural life span, and television shows, for the most part, live theirs in close to dog years. Like Great Dane years. Which means, essentially, that American Idol is long in the tooth. It's blind in one eye, nearly deaf, arthritic, uncontrollably flatulent and is really only being kept around because it's too well loved to be put out of its misery.
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Teague Bohlen is a writer, novelist and professor at the University of Colorado Denver. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction in 2007; his textbook The Snarktastic Guide to College Success came out in 2014. His new collection of flash fiction, Flatland, is available now.
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