If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. - St. Francis of Assisi
TMZ is reporting that Phillip gave the Ford Fusion he won on AI to his parents:
'Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips -- Celebrates His Win with a ... $25k SURPRISE! | TMZ.com'Idol' Champ Phillip Phillips Celebrates His Win with a $25k SURPRISE!
"American Idol" champ Phillip Phillips is celebrating his win by PARTYING LIKE A ROCK STAR IN VEGAS ... at least that's what he should be doing, but instead he's hanging out with his parents and giving them his brand new car!
Sources tell TMZ ... the brand new 2013 Ford Fusion (valued at $25,000) Phillip was given for winning the competition will actually be a gift to his parents ... because he's perfectly happy driving his 2001 Ford Ranger truck (see below) and refuses to give it up.
In fact, we're told Phillip wasn't even tempted to use the new car for himself.
Best. Son. Ever.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
I like him even more now, if that's even possible.
I hate when the cops throw me in the back of the squad car ....like they didnít hear me call shotgun.
Boy (n) : Noise with dirt on it.
Who knew a WGWG could be so thoughtful? sarcasm off
Seriously, that is such a sweet and Philliip Phillips type of thing to do.
As I have said a bunch of times ... this young man is just nice. He seems surprisingly unspoiled.
BTW ... I believe the other car went to his brother-in-law ... he had a choice of whom to give it to ... someone who helped him.
Both Final 2 contestants got to choose their giveaway designee and then got cars of their own.
There was another article linked under the one Critical posted and Phillips surgery is Tuesday, day after tomorrow. One of the AI bigwigs has offered his mansion to Phillip and his family during his period of recovery and recuperation. Let's all add some extra prayers for him, his family and the docs and nurses.
"The way to become boring is to say everything." Voltaire
" The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "Happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life. - John Lennon
That duet of Bad Moon Rising with Fogerty was great!
- The Dean Martin Show -
Petula Clark: You know they say you can't buy happiness.
Dean Martin: No but you can pour it..
Have there never been white GIRLS with guitars on the show? Just this year we had