April 24, 2009

Vegan Idol

by IsaChandra

America was abuzz this past Wednesday as what appeared to be an angel flashed an ominous message across millions of TV screens: Vegans (Heart) Simon.

But who was this masked vegan? How did she get so pretty? And why were her graffiti skills so toy?  Oh, wait, I wasn’t masked. Bespectacled, maybe.

American Idol Parking Lot

As everyone knows, I am an American Idol devotee. Not for the beginning part, where they are mocking the barely cognizant, but I love the Cinderella story aspect of it, even though in truth I thought Cinderella looked better in rags. In any case, I like watching the singers go from average karaoke to rock star amazing. I get chills hearing them hit notes they didn’t know they could, watching their hair go from greasy to spiked, frizzy to flat-ironed. Just the whole thing. And so getting to be in the audience was pretty much the tits for me. And I am still hyperventilating from getting my vegan sign on TV!

To top it all of, Simon winked at me and blew me two kisses! I think they got me pregnant.

So did you catch it? And does anyone know if it’s online anywheres?

  • April 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm: Vegan Dad

    Here is the show: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=75976UXV

  • April 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm: IsaChandra

    That’s the performances night, i was at the results show.

  • April 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm: Shelby


  • April 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm: Vegan Dad

    No, wait, wrong show. Here it is in HD! http://www.supernovatube.com/divxp.php?viewkey=2163d5f71c4ba574eddf

  • April 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm: Vegan Dad

    You are at 9:16. (Holy crap am I ever procrastinating!)

  • April 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm: IsaChandra

    OK, I can’t get that to work. It’s all “download this” and “that” and my mac is like “no.” But thanks.

  • April 24, 2009 at 5:24 pm: Aaron Edge

    — Awesome, way to go… and, for the record, there are worse ways to get pregnant!

    ; )

  • April 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm: Andrea

    I saw it and was really excited, but didn’t know it was you!

  • April 24, 2009 at 6:38 pm: DJ Karma (VegSpinz)

    Haha! That’s awesome! What are you going to name your love child?

  • April 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm: Tracy

    We saw you and thought it was awesome! :)

  • April 25, 2009 at 8:22 am: Scott Carlson

    Not only did I see it, I backed up on the DVR and said to my wife “I think that’s Isa!”

  • April 25, 2009 at 9:08 am: Jay

    This is awesome Isa! I wish I would have seen it!

  • April 25, 2009 at 9:30 am: Sara

    I saw it ! Great job!

  • April 25, 2009 at 12:31 pm: thedalyn

    I was wondering who that was…

  • April 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm: IsaChandra

    Scott, that is awesome!

    Jay, I meant to answer you on my other post about the portobellos – veg broth would be fine! But add an extra teaspoon of vinegar.

  • April 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm: amey

    oh my gosh!
    how awesome!!! I’m with you, I *totally* love american idol, second half only. It’s just so amazing to see these youngsters with talent, coming into themselves…. I get all sappy about it and I love it. Way to represent!

  • April 25, 2009 at 8:00 pm: ivy

    My daughter and I were watching. She saw you, but didn’t know it was you. And an omni co-worker saw you and asked me if I knew anything about it. She wanted to know if Simon was vegan. ;-)

    Anyway, very cool.

  • April 25, 2009 at 9:05 pm: jaymoh

    So pretty!

  • April 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm: Mary

    That is terrific. I’ll bet Simon could be turned vegan…he’s always cooing over the puppies people bring to their auditions. He’d probably like piglets and baby chickens, too. This is the first year I haven’t watched the show, but I can’t say I don’t miss it. Way to go, Isa!

  • April 26, 2009 at 2:02 am: fringedweller

    Didn’t catch it, but that was a neat thing you did. Glad it made it to air. You’re so cool, and fun!

  • April 26, 2009 at 11:16 am: melanie eight

    haha, awesome!

  • April 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm: Gary

    Love it.

  • April 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm: Andréa N.

    I knew it! I knew it! My husband saw it and thought it was pretty cool to have a vegan in the audience. I saw it and said, wow – she looks like Isa Chandra, the Post Punk Kitchen girl! Congrats! That was awesome!

  • April 27, 2009 at 10:34 am: Cafe Cyan

    How freakin’ cool!! Awesome!

  • April 28, 2009 at 11:13 am: Julie Hasson

    Loved watching that. And, your lettering skills are pretty damn good!

  • April 28, 2009 at 6:25 pm: B.A.D.


  • April 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm: stacey

    YAY!!!! I totally saw this and felt tickled and am so excited to find out that it was you!!! Thanks for spreading vegan in the world and making my vegan life so damn wonderful.

  • May 2, 2009 at 6:21 pm: Frances

    We saw it! Oliver was like…wait did that just say “Vegans

  • May 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm: Frances

    Aw it cut off my comment. Anyway we rewound the footage and then laughed.

  • June 24, 2009 at 1:21 am: fluffy jones

    Is SIMON even VEGAN?
    If not, he’s even more lame than I thought.
    The most veggie related info I’ve read on Simon is that he tried some half ass and pointless vegetarian diet for a week like oprah.

  • July 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm: Kip

    I just got back home to my flat in Southeast England from a trip visiting my parents in Maryland. I must blame you for the loss of an imported Newman-O which currently resides on my monitor in gooey pieces after reading about your new baby daddy. Could you please send me 193 more packs?

  • November 17, 2009 at 11:08 am: theemacx03

    I?ve only had one really rude comment. I was eating at work and some guy (whose wife was also pregnant) said ?you should be eating healthy food when you?re pregnant?. I was eating fish stir fry, no fat anywhere to be seen. Plus it was totally none of his business even if I had been eating a Big Mac. I guess he was just stupid as well as rude.

  • April 3, 2010 at 1:46 am: Esteban

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  • April 25, 2010 at 3:46 am: Eugene Waker

    Now THAT IS what I call an insightful thought on this subject. What I would suggest perhaps is talking to other people actively involved in the scene and bring to day any other points of view and then update your blog or create a new article for us to stew over. Hopefully you’ll take my ideas, I’m looking forward to it! Try to cover off on some graffiti characters as well if possible, they’re quite popular at the moment.

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