Though I have watched no more than a few chance minutes of American Idol (and a couple of Sanjaya Malakar clips on YouTube), I find it strangely exciting to learn that an American Idol contestant has read Orange Crate Art. He is Michael Johns, who went in search of the meaning of "in your wheelhouse," as used by American Idol judge Randy Jackson. On his Idol blog, Johns writes
I found another blogger who says that Wheelhouse is a metaphor for a "hitter's power zone, among other things."I am that blogger, in a post on James Carville's metaphors:
As I just learned, wheelhouse is (among other things) a metaphor for "a hitter's power zone."I'm impressed that Michael Johns is looking up idioms in his free time. Would I also be impressed by his singing?
American Idol viewers, please add your observations.