We rolled through the Drive-Thru at McDonald's the other day to get the kids their dinner. Spare me your condemnation of McDonald's. I know it's crappy food.
Anyway, instead of a cheap plastic toy in the Happy Meal, there was a Kidz Bop sampler CD. Parents are probably all to familiar with Kidz Bop, particularly if you watch television with your kids. The Kidz Bop commercials feature overly enthusiastic pre-pubescent hipsters singing the latest top-40 hits. I usually try to change the channel.
I have so far avoided any exposure to Kidz Bop.
Today, Aidan wanted to listen to the CD. It was, in a word, painful. I can imagine the recording session going something like this:
Kidz finish singing last line of latest Jon Mayer hit.
Producer: That was great kidz. Now do it again, but make it louder.
They're not exactly singing. I think they're belting. My only hope is that Aidan will succeed in scratching the CD so I won't have to listen to it again.