Oprah's final season kicked off this week and since then I've heard about little else. On Monday, she lavishly bestowed a trip to Australia upon her unsuspecting audience. Except that it didn't cost her a cent. The Australian government is footing the 2.7 million dollar bill. ( It must be nice to be rich AND get people to pay for gifts on your behalf.)
God help the Australians when these women are turned loose on their country. And God help us too. I can see it now. Images of Oprah mauling koala bears, hugging baby kangaroos, and probably a teary-eyed speech about the Aboriginals while standing with a wallaby in front of Ayer's Rock.
Oprah is a phony. She's not "everywoman." She has built her empire by being the Queen of Trash, which she continues to this day, albeit behind a very thin veneer of civility and decorum. If you don't believe me, check out her website. Right now she's looking for people for an upcoming show...
Are you ready to open up about something you may have been too ashamed to share in the past; taboo topics that keep many women suffering in silence? Have you endured a miscarriage, had an abortion, or gotten an STD? Have you been living in shame, fear or anger but feel you're now ready to share your story with others? Are there any other taboo topics you feel women fear discussing publicly? https://www.oprah.com/ownshow/plug_form.html?plug_id=4630279Right. I guess that must be all part of "Living Your Best Life."
While looking through her website earlier, I saw something entitled "Oprah-fy Yourself!" I'd heard of "Oprahfication" which http://www.urbandictionary.com/ defines as "the ability to apply oprah's favorite doctor, celebrity or personality to your own life to make you a "better" person...only in oprah's eyes..."
but I'd never heard of "Oprah-fy."
Oh! What fun! I get to superimpose my face onto Oprah's head and shoulders. It doesn't get more exciting than this!
Luckily this is Oprah's final season. In fact, at the time of writing her show will be officially over in 11 months, 23 days, 13 hours and 17 minutes. It can't come soon enough for me.
If I'm really lucky, maybe she'll be eaten by a dingo.
Until next time,