it's all about the presentation

i was watching saturday night live the other night with a friend. i think it was an old one, but i could be wrong. alec baldwin (FAG, for those of you who've seen team america) was the guest host and shakira was the musical guest. kate-lynne argued that shakira had a weird voice, and i have to agree with her, it does sound a bit strange. maybe because english isn't her native language (and yet she took the time to learn it... good for her), but who knows. and despite this, she's managed to become quite famous and popular. which brings us back to the subject: shakira may have a weird voice, but she does a very good job of presenting herself.

i think the idea is usually applied to cooking, so i'll borrow a line from emeril: "bam!"