Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I'm not biting

The newest issue of "O" At Home magazine is out and I know exactly what Ms. Winfrey is trying to pull and I'm not falling for it. She couldn't lure me with pictures of her guest house that she had completely decorated with enough wall fabric to make a circus tent and exotic flowers in every room. She was unsuccessful in trying to show me how even a lowly, unfamous creature such as myself could eventually save enough pennies to buy some Manolos--perhaps from a guy selling them out of the trunk of his car--and enjoy the fabulous life of a celebrity. What about those crazy recipes she insists are easy and fun to make but, in reality, call for many items not carried in a regular grocery store and the preparation for which requires the services of a part-time soux chef. And those profiled B-listers with all that money and a loft in New York who still have no taste nor any earthly idea how to furnish an apartment until she sends in lovely little Nate Berkus to help do a massive makeover? Well--okay--I did read those issues, but I'm quitting you now Miss O. Putting Nate on the cover was a desperate attempt to sell the magazine, since it's certainly no novelty seeing your face plastered all over everything. First it was Dr. Phil and now poor Nate. Accept that he's the only good thing about your overpriced publication and get on with your life, but stop using him and his luscious bod to draw more attention to yourself.'s too much. And so is your magazine.


Blogger daysgoby said...

Too true!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Oprah is a little like my kid sister in that, I can bitch about her all day long, but nobody else better! Although I've gotta let this one here go because, honestly, she did cross the line with the Nate cover.

"Oprah is a little like my kid sister..." HA! I never thought I'd start a sentence like that.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous V-Grrrl said...

The hot pink, red, and orange condo in Malibu hurt my eyes. It was so wrong, wrong, wrong. And when they upholstered the water cooler and piano to MATCH, I just wanted to slap some sense into those people.

Nate's makeover in that issue was perfect...I've never decorated with blue but his blues were enticing.

And the one featuring Oprah's guest house? Ewwww.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

I've never looked at the magazine. I think i'm alone in my loathe of all things oprah. The james frey thing wrapped it up for me.

10:51 PM  
Blogger R. Robyn said...

I have never even looked in the direction of Oprah's magazine until I saw this guy on the cover. Good try Oprah! I still didn't buy the magazine.

11:14 PM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

You guys may find this hard to believe, but I've never, ever watched an episode of Oprah. Not even a little part. I don't have anything against her, and I'm certainly not above watching daytime TV, but the interest has never been there. From all everyone says about her, I guess I'm not missing much.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

I hate Oprah now. She's the "Debil."

7:59 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

I don't like it when people try to make too much of their relationship with their dogs. And in Oprah's case we're talking a freakin village sized pack of mutts.

With this cover I think Oprah finally realized how utterly obnoxious it was to have her shiny smile on the cover of every single previous issue. So for that I am thankful. But I still won't buy it. Her stuff is not my taste or in my budget.

8:57 AM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Too bad that Nate's lucious body doesn't want yours. He is just adorable.

I refuse to give Oprah even more of my money by buying her magazine. Thats why I read it at the doctor's office.

1:43 PM  
Blogger theyellowwallpaper said...

This is my mother-in-laws favorite magazine and when I visit I always curl up with up with it. I couldn't agree more...It's slick, glossy and way out of touch with reality.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

Tell it sister.

I've never read an issue either. But, aside from every other true observation you made, Oprah is way too overexposed right now and that always turns me off.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Daxohol said...

When the time came that when joking about my "O" face became mistaken for an Oprah reference, I knew she had gone too far.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Yea, Oprah is totally trying to take over the world. wtf? Too bad Nate plays for the other "team". lol

5:00 PM  
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