Thursday, October 22, 2009

Whatever Oprah

I didn't watch it all. I can't. I tried. I quit four minutes into it. I couldn't listen anymore. I was getting so annoyed. This will be my one and only comment on it all.

Happiest place on earth? Ummm, no. I'd like Oprah to come to Denmark. She can stay with us for the week, not just stroll the streets of Copenhagen for an hour during her layover to somewhere better.

Healthcare isn't free... ummmm it costs 68% of your salary, and I think to refer to it as "care" is a stretch. "Your son's ear drums will rupture, that's the natural way." "Penicillin, no we don't have any of that left." "Doctor's appointment? ...and you aren't currently bleeding? How about in three weeks?" "You'd like a fan? Your only giving birth..." "Oh, you just gave birth, when are you going home?" I could go on for hours!

Bikes. HA, My husband rides his bike to work because our family of six can't justify the ridiculous cost of another car, not because we love the environment. During my daughters homework project I read somewhere that Denmark makes the most trash and contributes the most CO2. ...but they rode their bikes that day.

The "Happiest Country in the World" is a ridiculous "award" to hand out. It reminds me of a quiz in Cosmo... 1,000 people were polled in each country? Do I have to get my husband to work out some statistical analysis on the reliability and accuracy of those kind of numbers. 1,000 people out of 300 million in America. Seriously? Did someone spend time and effort and money on doing this? What weenie did this study? Yah, I polled 1,000 people in downtown, ghetto USA... then I polled some rich, Georg Jensen loving yuppies in Copenhagen on a bright and sunny summer day.


What about these places? Some website says Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Nigeria are the happiest places on earth. Maybe those should be Oprah's next shows since she is obviously running out of intelligent things to talk about. I'm officially not watching Oprah anymore. I hope Rachel Ray doesn't irritate me. :) She's all I have now.
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
how about Nigeria?

I'm not really sure why this makes me so mad. Maybe because I'm an angry American who is unhappy. :) :) ...maybe it's because Oprah is being so dumb. Ask real interview questions Oprah, don't just assume the blonde Danish woman statements are true ...let alone the view of the entire country.

...and I don't even hate Denmark. I'd stay another year in my little international bubble and be quite happy about it. Oprah is just acting stupid. Yep, I just called Oprah stupid...

9 comments:

bad immigrant said...

Very good points! I especially love your reference to Georg Jensen loving yuppies. :)

Fuzzy said...

Yes, very good points. The whole thing is a total joke!

'Babs' said...

I am not watching Oprah any more either.

Since this crapjumbo about Denmark Harpo Productions aired, i lost all faith in Oprah as woman of Truth and Balance.

Craig said...

The "key to happiness" may be linked to "reduced expectations", IMHO.

Indra said...

so on point!

Garkbit said...

I think you should ask your husband :-)
1000 people would be a perfectly adequate sample assuming, of course, that they were a truly random sample.

Craig said...

Another thought....and I will have to give it to the Danes...because there is two sides to everything. Not having to worry about an illness or retirement...would be a huge relief. Many Americans (U.S.)are always fretting about this. The fear of losing one's job in Denmark, is nothing compared to the fear of the same in the U.S. Maybe there is a happy in-between. And it may really depend on one's motivation in life. TAK...

Ingrid said...

Oh, I didn't know you were this upset. I need to go and find out about this program and see it! I used to like Oprah too, but maybe I will change my mind.

Lisa said...

You need a like button on your blog... like the one on Face Book. I would have clicked it for this post!

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