TV is a medium. but on rare occasions it is well-done, and actually worth watching .

 

Talk shows are not really my thing, and I usually am willing to put a lot of effort and energy in making people shut up, so watching them talk on the screens seems redundant to me, but hey, you can't ignore the numbers.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

    Art & Culture / Music / Blues / Robert Johnson  
   

Oprah Winfrey - Oprah for president!

I would vote for ophra whinfrey for president. Seriously. Well, it's not like there are any appetizing options at the moment, so it doesn’t say a lot, but as a general view, I really think Oprah should be president. Of the US. Not sure if it would work in any other country.

I was never a big fan. Talk shows are not really my thing, and I usually am willing to put a lot of effort and energy in making people shut up, so watching them talk on the screens seems redundant to me, but hey, you can't ignore the numbers. I seem to be a sociopathic freak and she wins. Oh, and how she wins.

 

The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.

 

Oprah is as American as an apple pie flavored double cheese microwave breakfast burrito, she is as patriotic as triple bacon extremely happy meal and as red white and blue as the republican puppets try to seem to be. she is definitely more inspiring than most of the candidates, and richer than all of them put together, so less likely to be corrupt.

 

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.

 

As I said, was never a big fan, and most of the time I feel alienated and nauseated by the culture she promotes, the oh so American culture she promotes, but in the end of the day, one of the big differences is that she made her money. Manipulating, forcing, driving forward like a Sherman tank, being a badass and all, but still, made it fair and square. Who of the current politicians can say the same?

 

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

 

I love the fact she was fat, and thin, and fat, and thin, and fat. Nothing like a good weight struggle to make you human. This is a fight everyone knows, especially Americans, and it is worth more than any baby kissing rampage among potential voters. It is not easy staying human under the layers of television makeup, and never forgetting the cameras are on you twenty four hours a day. and although I am not a big fan of humanity as a whole, showing signs of being human is usually a good thing.

I don’t like the whole new-agy attitude with secrets and monks who sold their Ferraris and other beads and incense mambojambo about the universe opening to us. I really do get so bored whenever I hear this populist buffet of feelgoodness, but on the other hand, it is SO much better than what any other politician has to offer, better than any church or mosque and better than the hyper-secular Darwinism driven capitalistic system. so again, I don’t like it, but like it or not, she wins!

 

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

 
 

As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.

 

No matter how much people like me would roll their eyes in disgust, it is still a message of inspiration, of doing , of being an active part in your own life, of making something out of yourself. It doesn’t matter how much the saccharine  covering makes me gag, the contents are still more nutritional than one would expect.

The one thing I have to openly admire Oprah for is the book club.

Other than the fact I love the whole matriarch approval catholic mafia style approach, which creates a world where if you are on the Oprah book club you have made it, and by sheer  commercial success it became the seal of approval of modern literature, I do have to give her the tip of the hat for making people read books. How she does it? Who gains most of it? I don’t know. I don’t care. The accumulative benevolent effect of more books being sold and read trumps all. In these days, when publishers all over the world are struggling, at least she manages to push books. A lot of books. And that is always a good thing. As Margaret fuller said -  Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

 

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

 

So bring her over. The white house is a great location for a talk show, and maybe finally there will be a little more talk and a little less show.
Oh, and bring in Martha Stewart as vice president.
The country could us a little bit of prepping, and as an ex-con she would fit in perfectly in Washington.