Thursday, January 26, 2006

Top 11 Other Ways Oprah Was Duped

So Oprah is now saying she was duped by James Frey. Here are the top 11 other ways Oprah has been duped over the years.

11. When Stedman told her "That's never happened to me before"

10. When Stedman told her that those pants didn't make her look fat

09. Actually believed that Bill Clinton did not have sexual relations with that woman

08. Thought Mitch Berg could actually play 17 instruments

07. Believed Hugh Hewitt to be the Jack Bauer of the Internet

06. Really believed that she may already be a winner, when in fact she was not

05. Was lead to think that Brokeback Mountain was about gay cowboys when it is actually about gay shepherds

04. The e-mail form PayPal asking her to update her account information

03. Confused all you care to eat with all you CAN eat at local Sizzler

02. "Richard Simmons is gay?"

01. Was convinced that reading about Canadian politics was actually interesting

4 Comments:

Blogger Nihilist in Golf Pants said...

Thought that you could eat all you want of fat free foods without gaining weight.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought the word was Pacific and not specific.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Chad The Elder said...

Was convinced that Tom Cruise was not gay.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Heck, she even dupes herself!. She thought her 1998 movie Beloved was going to be a hit.

From Box Office Mojo
Production Budget: $80 million
Domestic Total Gross: $22.8 million
1998 rank 81 (behind two IMAX films, at #43 and #50. IMAX. I kid you not.)

Gushy positive quote:
"Within Beloved lies a great movie with a powerful message, but its impact is muffled due to the filmmakers' indulgence and lack of restraint."-- Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO NEWSWEEKLY"

...meaning I hated this piece of junk, but fear the mighty Oprah. All hail Oprah.

Despite stinking at the box office, she pushed it in TV shows and even a book on the making of the movie. Yipe. I run across it once in awhile in discount bins. Aaagh ...it burns!
Now available (used only) at Amazon for 29 cents.

4:06 PM  

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