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Luke Menard, The Macbook Mystery and some Michael Johns

August 28, 2008

Luke Menard has sent up a PayPal account at the urging of David Cook and Michael Johns.

From Menard’s latest blog post:

A few days ago I received a call from David Cook and Michael Johns. They said they held up signs at a recent concert that said “Give back to Luke Menard.” I was very surprised and pleased that they are so willing to help out. They seemed more excited on the phone that they were going to really make a difference. Michael Johns said, “Man, you need to set up a paypal account now!” He said that several of their fans were asking how to donate to us and that they were all asking for this info. Well….here it is.

Menard’s grandmother also passed away recently. She was diagnosed with cancer only two weeks after Menard discovered he had a malignant tumor. While TopIdol is full of snark and bitchiness, we really feel bad for the guy and think its incredible that he is keeping a positive attitude in light of such downright crappy things happening. While he did sing Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go) in front of millions of viewers, that’s no reason for anyone to get cancer!

MORE LAPTOP MADNESS — DUDE! You’re NOT getting a Dell!

Yes, Johns’ fan group, Michael Johns Online DID buy him a laptop. Here is the video. You kind of have to listen carefully because of the background noise and the well, uh, the woman filming. You’ll see what I mean…

Since we’re talking about Macbooks again…

This is an excerpt of an email received over at VFTW:

Mac gave all top 10 Idols a computer. JASON SAID HE HAD A NEW DELL, DIDN’T NEED IT AND DIDN’T ACCEPT IT. Sherry is the Mac rep who arranged the first computer. She heard Jason’s fired so got him one.

And here is a post from another Castro fan board:

Not that it will matter but here is the deal on the “computer”

Mac gave all top 10 Idols a computer. Jason said he had the new dell and didn’t need it. Sherry is the Mac rep who arranged the first computer. She heard Jason’s fired so got him one.

So Sherry is not a fan but a rep for MacIntosh. The only possible bone of contention is Jason’s Mac is a grade or two above the original Mac’s given to the other 9 Idols..

This is what I have been told by a reliable source.

If all the Idols got a computer, how come Michael Johns have one? But I thought Apple didn’t give the Idols their very own Macbooks? Did they? But wait…they all got Macbooks and now Stoner J has a better one and the other Idols are jealous?

This is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. (And yes, ridiculous, which is why I’ve made a few posts about it.)

I’m not saying anything against any contestant, or fan group, but the whole thing is a bit fishy. Too many different stories going on, ya know? It still boggles my mind that none of these people would not have received Macbooks from one of Idol’s most-visible sponsors. So Apple did another MAJOR release since the show ended? I don’t recall that happening.

Maybe next year on the show, we can see the contestants receive Macbooks and iPhones!

While I don’t necessarily agree with buying these contestants expensive gifts like video cameras, laptops, Wii systems, et al these fan groups will do it anyway.

I recently heard something about a contingency of Soul Patrolers buying Taylor Hicks a sofa. He returned the sofa. Maybe he was weirded out. Maybe it didn’t go with his rug. Maybe it never happened. I have no idea. However, nothing really shocks me anymore after learning about all of this Idol fan crap.

I miss the days when horny women just gave their panties, like at Tom Jones concerts. I saw a woman in a wheelchair give Jones her panties back in 2003. That’s a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life.

In any case, Michael Johns Online is now doing its part to help out Luke Menard. They also seem to donate these group gifts from “Michael Johns Online”, not calling out individual names when doing so.

OK here’s the deal. I wanted to wait a little while but I am busting to tell you guys what we are going to do as a fundraiser for Luke.

Michael is going to donate articles of clothing, etc. to be auctioned off. All money will go to Luke. I have requested a couple of famous tshirts and possibly one of his scarves, the ascot, just whatever he wants to donate I’ll take!

Of course this is going to take some planning and organizing. It’s not something that can be rushed. I want to shoot for his birthday as someone on here suggested. Maybe a week long celebration here on the site. There are lots of details to work out.


Please donate to Luke now if you are able too. This will be a separate fundraiser in addition to your individual donations that will be made straight to Luke’s paypal or mailing address.

So what do you think? Good idea or not? Very Happy

Giving a a few bucks to charity or to a dude with cancer is a good idea — even if he did cover Wham 🙂

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Lil Lulu permalink
    September 3, 2008 8:47 pm

    Suzie wrote: “The point is not about whether Jason preferred the Dell over the Mac. The point is that he already had a computer so he felt like he didn’t NEED another one. Therefore, he didnt take Mac. Get it now?”

    The problem with that argument is that Apple is a sponsor of the show. Therefore, they would not want one of the Idols seen prancing around with a Dell under his arm. Jason may own a Dell, but he would be obliged to use the Mac while he was on the show/tour. Those sponsorship contracts are very specific. In other words, Jason did not have the option of saying, “No thanks.” Get it now?

  2. Suzie permalink
    August 31, 2008 4:44 pm

    Sanefan said: “If someone offered me a Mac, I would flush my crappy-ass Dell down the toilet. Who in their right mind would prefer a Dell over a Mac??”

    The point is not about whether Jason preferred the Dell over the Mac. The point is that he already had a computer so he felt like he didn’t NEED another one. Therefore, he didnt take Mac. Get it now?

  3. youallsuck permalink
    August 29, 2008 11:04 pm

    who gives a shit who got a computer and who gave it to them? why is this so all consuming to you.
    go do something worthwhile and maybe you will be appreciated enough to get something free. until then you are just a loser bitching about someone elses good fortune. too bad – so sad for you

  4. hidingbehindafakename permalink
    August 29, 2008 10:15 pm

    yeah top idol you are our hero … makeing this world a better place and all that stuff. someone should make a gold shrine to you. you’ve really given back to the world.

  5. SaneFan permalink
    August 29, 2008 5:28 pm

    If someone offered me a Mac, I would flush my crappy-ass Dell down the toilet. Who in their right mind would prefer a Dell over a Mac??

    Speaking for all young sane fans, the controlling-psycho-hag castrotards are scaring us off Jason’s website.
    Thank you Topidol, for addressing the lunacy.

  6. Oh brother permalink
    August 29, 2008 12:19 am

    Dude, Jason wears the same clothes everyday. I don’t think he gives a crap about material things. Why is it so hard to believe he turned down a Mac when he was still using his Dell to post his vlogs? He used the freaking Dell till it died on him.Get off his case.

  7. August 28, 2008 7:32 pm

    That stoner wouldn’t turn down a free hash cookie.

  8. AIFan permalink
    August 28, 2008 1:49 pm

    I just love it how Jason’s fantards keep repeating the story of him turning down Mac because he already had Dell. The story came from “reliable sources” of course. Too bad they are anonymous, but, heck, fantards are gullible. Can you imagine Jason turning down anything, much less a free computer ? I can’t either.

  9. TopIdol permalink
    August 28, 2008 12:12 pm

    I imagine Coretta Scott Mercado’s ego would bruise easily. I’m sure she’s furious about Jennifer Hudson being asked to sing at the DNC.

  10. rachel permalink
    August 28, 2008 12:09 pm

    It was a vlog and this is an issue that stems from TPTB. Jason had problems earlier this summer and at one point TPTB asked him to stop because apparently there are rules about what/where they can film. But he cleared it up since they have seemingly left him alone since.

    Last month Rami posted footage and pics of the girls from the bus and it was promptly taken down when she said she got the same lecture as Jason.

    Syesha probably got the same lecture, though hers was filmed in the jet on the way to Houston. Either that or her ego got bruised since most of the comments on the video (that prominently featured Sy, Chikezie, KLC and Jason) were of course in reference to Jason.

  11. TopIdol permalink
    August 28, 2008 11:29 am

    Why would she take her blog down?


    That seems a bit odd.

  12. Foster permalink
    August 28, 2008 11:18 am

    Thank you for covering the story about the Idols all getting Macbooks from the corporation. Apparently, this is accurate. Jason originally turned his down when he still had a working Dell, but accepted it after his computer died. The woman at the corporation who worked out that deal happened to be named Sherry.

    Jason’s fans did not buy him the computer.

  13. rachel permalink
    August 28, 2008 10:35 am

    Crap, Sy took her vlog down. It was here.

    But you can ask anybody who watched it about the prominant placement of the Apple computers in the video and as it was filmed on route to Houston, it was before Jason got his.

  14. rachel permalink
    August 28, 2008 10:31 am

    Because I’m guessing the gifting of MacBooks came after MJ already got his fan computer. Earlier this tour Archie was talking about having computer trouble. After that though it was never mentioned again and it was assumed he got a new computer.

    Syesha posted a lovely vlog last week where you can watch both Syesha and Kristy Lee playing around on their nice shiny new MACs. I’m trying to find the link, but the Idols have a habit of posting stuff and taking it down. It had been posted on MJ’s Big Blog. They don’t state the computers are new, but coincidence all the Idols have shiny new MACs? Doubtful. If Sy and KLC have them you can bet most of the others do too.

    Seriously, the only “tards” are the ones trying to make a mountain out of a freaking molehill. Until somebody gets on Sy, Kristy and Archie for where their relatively new computers came from then they can give it a rest.

    Also why hasn’t Jason stepped up to make a statement? Unless he reads his fanboards or VFTW he wouldn’t know. He doesn’t post on his fanboards and nobody has talked about it on his myspace. The Idols are busy enough without having to worry about stupid shit like this.

    I’m glad Luke set up a paypal though. Hopefully that news will spread and all the fanbases will participate.

  15. Mysterioso permalink
    August 28, 2008 5:20 am

    They all got iPhones, and MacBooks.

    Nice blog, keep it up.

  16. AIFan permalink
    August 28, 2008 12:47 am

    Castro’s fans are full of shit. If all top 10 were given a Mac, then how come Michael did not have one ? And why could not Jason himself tell us where it came from ? Why do we have to hear it from some anonymous “reliable sources” ? There is a major ass-covering going on and only stupid tards believe it.

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