I know it is Wednesday but since I had a guest blogger yesterday I decided this post could wait for today. Thank you all for being so generous with your comments to Adam. I hope you keep reading him, he has a great blog.
Oprah is my subject today... she just pisses me off. Before you all blast me I know she has come a long way from when she was young. I know she has given a lot to help people less fortunate..... but, and this is only MY opinion, she seems so self absorbed to me. Surely doing good makes one feel good and that is great and justified, but I get the sense it is an egotistical thing with her. She knows the "power" she weilds and uses it to its full advantage.
She has given away cars, and numerous giveaways on her "Oprah's Favorite Things" show. I have watched a couple of these shows and she will show socks that cost say $30. Who can afford this. In googling for this blog I learned that in 2008 she scaled it back for the sake of the recession. Way to go Oprah, bet that audience was diappointed. Again, I don't know this is all my perception.
So much of my opinion is based on her body language, nothing I am an expert on just what I have seen. She is always throwing her arms up in the air with such grand gestures.. and the crowd cheers. She struts as she walks, cockadoodle do, I am a rooster.
For all the good she has done, we can also thank Oprah for Tom Cruises couch episode, Dr. Oz and the best of all Dr. Phil... eeekkkk...
What put me over the top was this piece I read on Perez Hilton. I know it may not be the most reputable reference but I would think he has to be somewhat careful to not be sued....but regardless it showed me the hugeness of Oprah's ego.
Mutual of Omaha has withdrawn their lawsuit to gain the right to use the phrase "aha! moment" in one of their advertising campaigns as they have settled with Oprah's media company, Harpo, for undisclosed terms.
Harpo objected to Mutual of Omaha's recent tagline of "proud sponsor of life's aha moments" because it's a phrase that they believed was associated with Oprah by the public since she uses it often on the show.
They must have settled amicably because Mutual of Omaha is still using the tagline in question on their website.
To be honest, that phrase is older than both of them, but people can get finicky about their trademarks.
"Bananas" and "that's hot" anyone?
I googled and also found this link. DailyFinance.com
And last but not least we can thank Oprah for Obama. I am not going to discuss politics other than to say he was not my choice for president. She had him on her show twice. Sarah Palin, (regardless of your feelings about her) who was the first woman on a Republican Presidental ticket was not allowed on her show, widely watched by woman. Los Angeles Times
I know, I know it is her show she is entitled I suppose, just showed me her open mindedness or lack there of.
I could go on and on but will leave it at this.....what pisses you off?
PS. Any authorities that may pick this post up on google or what ever, I have no desire to kill or see Oprah killed......just incase you were wondering.