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Barbara Walters Gives Us Another Dose of Fascinating People

9 Dec

For the 17th season in a row, American Broadcasting Company matriarch, Barbara Walters will be giving America her take on the 10 most interesting people of 2009 in yet another ABC just-in-time-for-the-holidays-ratings-sweep special.  While it is guaranteed that not everyone will like or agree with her selection of “honorees”, I am sure that Walters will dig even deeper into these folks’ business than what the media has already done over the past year, for the sole purpose of our entertainment.  Check out the list of beguilers below, and see if you agree with Babs’ assessment.  The most fascinating person has been kept under-wraps and will be unveiled during tonight’s show.  Hmmm, I wonder who it could be? Wouldn’t it be a kick in the head if it were Senator Edward Brooke?  After all these years, that most certainly would be an enthralling sit-down interview to behold!  I’m just saying…

 

And the nominees are:

  •  Lady Gaga (had she been around during LaBelle’s heyday, I can assure you that “a costume war like none this world has ever seen” would have ensued).
  •  Adam Lambert (mothers hide your sons).
  • Tyler Perry (gone are the chittlin’ circuit days, Ma’dea is HOLLYWOOD now).
  • Kate Gosselin (plus eight minus Jon, carry the one).
  •  Michael Jackson (This Is It).
  • Brett Favre (A 40 year-old Purple People Eater never looked so good.  I wonder if after all these years, he’ll consider retiring *snark*)
  •  Glenn Beck (former alcoholic-turned-GOP talking head; oh and he has a little conservative radio and TV show too).
  •  Sarah Palin (where she’ll use tonight’s interview platform for the second year in a row as an honoree, to tell the world that she is “going rouger”; not an actual quote but can’t you totally imagine her saying it?).
  •  South Carolina’s first lady and incidentally my personal favorite of this line-up, Jenny Sanford (who undoubtedly will be cursing the term “soul mate” for all eternity in light of her husband, Gov. Mark Sanford’s long-term affair and disappearing acts this summer to steal away with his Argentinean mistress.

 

 And as for numero uno???  My guess is Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Clearly, his feigned outrage during President Obama’s Healthcare Speech to Congress was a strategic move to be included on Barbara’s illustrious list of “Who’s Who”…

I’m Packing Up,

~Tiff

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Tiger’s “Like Mike”: A Comparative Look at Alleged Professional Cheaters

9 Dec

 

My honey and I had an interesting conversation the other day as we listened to yet another opportunist claim to have had an intimate relationship with Tiger Woods.  Discussing how many celebrities in the last decade had been embroiled in over-the-top infidelity scandals like the one Cheetah Woods is currently facing, we ended up with a long list of several names, many of whom were athletes.

 

Then he asked me, of those athletes, how many were Tiger caliber stars in their respective arenas; you know, the best at what they did.  One name immediately came to mind…Mike Jordan.  Both he and Tiger are considered by many to be the most prolific to have ever done what they did for their respective sports, both have had MAJOR endorsement deals, and both have had commercials with little children professing to either being them, or be like them.

 

With this in mind, my honey posed one final question to me.  While it has been alleged that Mike had been stepping out on Juanita for years during their marriage and his very successful basketball career, why was it that there was never any sensational news about his off-the-court affairs like his counterpart, Mr. Woods?  Same type of guy, generally held in the same sort of esteem by the public, both with comparable successes as professional athletes and both having had similar wholesome family-man images.

 

I came up with MANY reasons as to why Mike and Tiger’s situations resulted so differently, some of them nonsensical and others sure to incite some serious debates.  But instead of my litany of inferences and corresponding dissertation, why don’t I just pose my rationale to you. Am I off-base?  Right on target? Missing the obvious?  Vote and let me know, or comment and add your own.

I’m Packing Up,

~Tiff

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