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The vultures are waiting to pick your bones

Wow! Check out this supercut of every time Oprah said "The vultures are waiting to pick your bones" on her show! (SL Clickhole)
posted by yellowbinder on Jun 2, 2016 - 19 comments

Punishing your body is not taking care of it.

I don’t mean that you shouldn’t strive for health in 2016, if health is what’s important to you. But a number on a scale is not health. A dress size is not health. Work with your body, not against it. This isn’t some radical tenet of fat-acceptance either – any life coach, self-help guru, or even personal trainer will tell you the same: set reachable goals. Don’t set yourself up for failure. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jan 11, 2016 - 78 comments

Everything Is Yours, Everything is Not Yours

Clemantine Wamariya:
"At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want me to do about it? Cry?"
posted by purpleclover on Jul 1, 2015 - 18 comments

Zach Anner's (usually) comedic adventures with friends

"Hey America, my name is Zach, I'm from Austin, TX. I think we met at Jeanine's party once and really hit it off, but I think we should get to know each other bit better ... I have a lot to say, but I don't know where I would fit, because I have something called cerebral palsy, which I believe is the sexiest of the palsies...." That's Zach Anner's audition for Oprah's Your OWN Show, a reality competition show, where Zach was one of the two winners. His show was called Rollin' Around the World with Zach Anner, which got shortened to Rollin' with Zach, and you can see many clips from that on OWN's YouTube channel. But the show didn't last, and instead Zach and friends turned back to the internet to get involved with a travel show about more realistic travel adventures, called Riding Shotgun (YouTube playlist). But that's not all ... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 13, 2014 - 14 comments

For Oprah, the bracelet glows the purest white.

I survived a weekend with the cult of Oprah. (SLNYMag)
posted by ghostbikes on Oct 3, 2014 - 30 comments

In pleasanter anniversary news...

Hey, remember when Oprah gave everyone in her audience a new car (previously)? It was ten years ago tomorrow.
posted by Small Dollar on Sep 12, 2014 - 64 comments


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". A slight bit of context can be found on Tumblr.
posted by kmz on May 13, 2014 - 44 comments

"Medicine is a very religious experience"

The New Yorker's take on Dr Mehmet Oz.
posted by hat_eater on Jan 28, 2013 - 69 comments

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Poe.

After a few weeks of well-reported rumors that Lance Armstrong was going to confess, he publicly admitted to years of doping in the first of a two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey. [more inside]
posted by entropone on Jan 18, 2013 - 209 comments

Now look under your seat...

After 25 years, and a huge buildup, the final episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show has aired.
posted by Artw on May 25, 2011 - 109 comments

Star Light, Star White

ELLE drastically lightens Gabourey Sidibe's skin color (and crops out 75% of her body) for the cover of its October issue. This sort of thing happens fairly often. At least they didn't just put her head on Ann Margret's body.
posted by hermitosis on Sep 16, 2010 - 105 comments

No Atlantis is too underwater or fictional!

Probably the best audition I've ever seen -- "Wheelchair-bound lady magnet Zach, discusses his many talents and idea for a TV show designed to inspire people who never thought they could travel." .
posted by spiderskull on Jun 13, 2010 - 35 comments

"I feel like I'm two weeks old."

Country music star Chely Wright talks to Oprah about coming out, prior relationships, and her career. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Via. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on May 21, 2010 - 14 comments

The End of the Internet

September 9th, 2011. Mark it on your calendars. Experts say that this will be the day that the last bunch of IPs is given out to ISPs. "...the net's entire existing address space will be exhausted about a year after that date.". [more inside]
posted by battlebison on May 13, 2010 - 64 comments

"Many people are alive but don't touch the miracle of being alive."

Oprah interviews Vietnamese peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. The results may surprise you. [more inside]
posted by shii on Feb 24, 2010 - 69 comments

Uma, Oprah. Oprah, Uma.

How the Letterman-Oprah-Leno Super Bowl Ad Came Together (video and article)
posted by blue_beetle on Feb 7, 2010 - 109 comments

That part felt awkward

David Letterman confesses on national TV.
posted by blue_beetle on Oct 2, 2009 - 269 comments

Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night

The Black Eyed Peas perform at Oprah's Season Premiere -- 21,000 dancers join in. [more inside]
posted by empath on Sep 11, 2009 - 83 comments

Miracle Cure or Risky Business?

Is Oprah helping you live your best life? A six page article from Newsweek reports on some of the more controversial pieces of advice featured in Oprah's "Live your Best Life" series. Most recently, Oprah has attracted attention for yielding the stage to Suzanne Somers, who advocates for experimental synthetic hormone replacement therapy for women in order to prevent aging, as well as other potentially dangerous medical treatments. Somers responds to the criticism.
posted by theantikitty on Jun 1, 2009 - 522 comments

It's that time again.

Coming February 3, 2009.... It's time for the next big wintertime memoir scandal.... ...and Oprah is not going to be amused. [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Dec 24, 2008 - 52 comments

"The woman sat up straighter. She looked the man in the eye."

Reclusive author Cormac McCarthy's television début yesterday was apparently a bit of a letdown. Watch it here. [Previously]
posted by chuckdarwin on Jun 7, 2007 - 85 comments

Branding & Marketing. Top *BRANDS* 2006, 2005, 2004

Top 'BRANDS' 2006, 2005, 2004 - Current List and Achive Overview on How survey was done.... What BRANDS have the most recognition and are the most popular with Americans? Here are the results of the current annual survey and achives from the past two years "With the multitude of brand choices available to consumers, this survey is an important indicator of consumer activity and its correlation to social behavior .... Companies that can provide a clear and consistent brand to consumers, as well as harmonize with social changes will find themselves in a promising position, as illustrated by top-ranking brands..."
posted by Bodyguard on Jan 8, 2007 - 16 comments

Oh no you didn't

50 cent disses Oprah...says chat show host is insufficiently "street".
posted by Artw on Dec 5, 2006 - 70 comments

Oprah From Space

Oprahhhhh Froooooom Sppaaaaaaaaacccceee... and other interesting landmarks via The World According to Google.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 comments

A million little peices of BS.

A million little peices of BS.
posted by delmoi on Jan 8, 2006 - 119 comments

Oprah, I am your father.

How Ebert Gave Oprah Her Start. "Yes, it is true, I persuaded Oprah to become the most successful and famous woman in the world. I was also the person who suggested that Jerry Springer not go into syndication, for which I have received too little credit."
posted by adrober on Nov 18, 2005 - 33 comments

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose...

U2, the Pope, Bush, Blair and Oprah together -- doing head and shoulders! Yet more Flash Friday fun.
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on Oct 28, 2005 - 23 comments

By the power of Xenu...be gone!

Tom Cruise Kills Oprah Quick and silly. [mov file]
posted by zardoz on Jun 27, 2005 - 38 comments

Merry Oprahmas

Oprah I've never cared for her. Except today she gave away 276 new cars to her studio audience, members of which were selected based on need. I now like Oprah. A lot.
posted by Ynoxas on Sep 13, 2004 - 169 comments

Michael Moore directs System of a Down

Boom! No, that's not the sound of the bottom falling out of the economy...Michael Moore has directed System of Down's lasted video (as he has done for R.E.M. once and Rage Against the Machine twice) using footage of recent focus groups protests against the "jumping [of] Iraq." Moore also wrote a letter to the president and will be talking about Anti-Americanism on Tuesday's Oprah. Moore Watch has yet to respond.
posted by boost ventilator on Mar 17, 2003 - 32 comments

Is Bill Clinton the next Oprah? (nytimes, reg. required)

Is Bill Clinton the next Oprah? (nytimes, reg. required) Bill Clinton is looking into the possibility of hosting a daytime talk show. Regardless of you personal and/or political feelings towards Clinton, how do you feel about someone who was the leader of the U.S. becoming a talk show host. For those of you not in the U.S., do you think the general population in your country would view one of their leaders doing this differently than Americans will? (LA Times story)
posted by m@L on May 2, 2002 - 19 comments

Good Riddance to Oprah's Book Club, and Her Literary Amateurism

Good Riddance to Oprah's Book Club, and Her Literary Amateurism Norah Vincent says Oprah's opinion in matters of literary taste is amateurish to say the least and she presumed where she should not have, and wouldn't want her sticker on his/hers book either.
Just for fun adds People who dislike Oprah's Book Club dislike it for the same reason that they dislike Barnes & Noble. The fact that the two do a brisk business isn't accidental, and the two represent the same pernicious homogenization of American life that makes existential despair all but unavoidable.
posted by Blake on Apr 12, 2002 - 53 comments

Oprah ends book club.

Oprah ends book club. According to Publishers Weekly: "Today Oprah Winfrey announced on her program that she is ending Oprah's Book Club as it currently exists." (Sorry - only news so far is in email, no direct link to story yet.)

In other news, American publishing collapses. Jonathan Franzen abducted by angry horde of struggling novelists, is strung up by his genitals in Times Square.
posted by busbyism on Apr 5, 2002 - 57 comments

Franzen wins National Book Award.

Franzen wins National Book Award. Another logo to go on the dust jacket next to the O. Pulitzer next?
posted by Bezuhin on Nov 15, 2001 - 3 comments

So, what does "High Alert" mean, anyway..?

So, what does "High Alert" mean, anyway..?
And yeah I know it's her. Work with me here... [MORE]
posted by ZachsMind on Nov 3, 2001 - 20 comments

Trouble brewing in the Oprah Book Club.

Trouble brewing in the Oprah Book Club. So Jonathan Franzen's critically-acclaimed "The Corrections" is selected by Oprah for her book club - meaning hundreds of thousands in sales, increased publicity, etc. He says "no thanks, you schmaltzy, woman-pandering, literary-wannabe hack." Well, not exactly... (nyt link)
posted by conquistador on Oct 24, 2001 - 82 comments

We've heard of intelligence and emotional intelligence, but what about spiritual intelligence? Gary Zukav is spiritually brilliant. He frequently appears on Oprah, from which I assume (accepting all implicit risks) that his audience consists largely of women. Which is too bad, because men have quite a lot to learn from this man as well, and it would do a world of good (being, unjustly, a man's world) if every man did.
posted by sudama on Sep 20, 2000 - 39 comments

Reminder: Al Gore is on Oprah today, Bush next Tuesday.

Reminder: Al Gore is on Oprah today, Bush next Tuesday. can you tell i work at home? :) an interesting chance to see the candidates speak, though probably very scripted.
posted by centrs on Sep 11, 2000 - 8 comments

I wish that this page

I wish that this page had the complete transcript of Oprah's interview with Janet Reno, since at the very end, she said that she hoped Reno could take a little time off "and maybe not shake so much." Seeing as Reno has Parkinson's Disease, that's a pretty offensive thing to say; if Oprah didn't know this, then she should do a little more homework on her guests, and if she did, then she should be asked sometime in a live interview if she'll get a chance "to maybe stuff a little less food into her overeating mouth."
posted by delfuego on May 2, 2000 - 4 comments

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