Let me first say this. Over the years that Oprah has been the reigning queen of daytime TV I've maybe seen the show once or twice. Once when she pulled a wagon filled with pounds of hamburger that equaled the amount of weight she had lost to fit into her size ten Calvin's. I think I saw the Tonya Harding baseball bat episode.You remember the episode where Tonya tried to reenact the Nancy Kerrigan debacle by taking out Oprah's knees. I don't have a TV. Here is the proof that I do not own a TV.
|Oprah weeps openly because GiGi does not have a TV and has to miss the Howard Lyman vegan show.|
Howard also didn't want to be there because he makes Oprah cry too. "Please Mr. Lyman I can only do this vegan challenge for 7 days. I know it's not compassionate to eat animals but on day 8 Gail has got to go get me some big ass 1/4 pounder, and a large strawberry milk shake. Just to show you how compassionate Oprah can be I am going to give everybody in the audience a new car. Check under your seats, everybody" .
A handful of vegans were ecstatic to see Veganism get some mainstream exposure. Most said we were misrepresented and that Lisa Lings visit to a factory farm was pure pablum and overly planned. Her visit certainly did not feature atrocities that most vegans are aware of.
Okay, I know I just gave you the Opie Cliff Notes, but remember, I don't have a television so I can only make things up in my head. I'm not going to leave you hanging though. I just read a blog written by somebody who just so happens to have a television set, and boy oh boy is her Oprah blog chockful of perspective. (In my mind the right perspective). Thank you Cindi!
Has anyone seen Tanya?
Uh-oh! I'm outta here.