After 19 years, Ellen is hanging up the microphone. Just as Oprah had helped end racism by becoming the black best friend to millions of white suburban soccer moms, Ellen has helped end homophobia by becoming their gay best friend. Both women would rank among the World’s most admired people and by given the Medal of Freedom by President Obama.
But sadly, with the advent of social media, jealous losers started to tear Ellen down with stories of how mean she supposedly is behind the scenes (which only made me like her more). Celebrities also began to complain about how mean Ellen was to them. The snowflake generation was especially offended when Ellen coerced Maria Carey into revealing she was pregnant by offering her whine on TV. When her staff began to complain that she was mean to them too and when a sexual harassment scandal involving her producer broke into the spotlight, the powers that be decided it would be Ellen’s final season.
But she had a great run, and daytime TV is a dying medium anyway. Back in 1992, Oprah had 9 million daily viewers in just America alone (one in 20 U.S. adults) giving her God-like power over the culture, but today, with competition from hundreds of cable channels, streaming and social media, the highest rated day-time talk shows are watched by only 2 million American (one in 109 U.S. adults). There are kids on tik tok that sometimes get more viewers. Ellen is smart to jump off that sinking ship while she still has some culture cred left.
Ever since covid, Oprah has refused to leave her six mansions (especially not her $100 million home in Santa Barbara or her 100 acre pad in Maui) but last year she told Ellen she would make a rare exception for Ellen’s final season. But when negative publicity was making Ellen’s brand toxic, would Oprah break her promise?
HELL NO! She would be there in the flesh to support her friend! Having the World’s most influential woman making a rare appearance to celebrate Ellen’s final week meant that Ellen would go out on top!
When Ellen announced her next guest was Oprah, the studio audience full of beautiful suburban white women absolutely lost it. They were screaming and crying for three minutes straight as Oprah, whose sky blue shirt complemented her gorgeous black skin walked onto the stage. When the crowd finally subdued, Oprah told Ellen to enjoy these glory days, because there will never ever, ever again be a time like this.
Just because somebody complains about somebody’s behavior, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are jealous.
You already know who it is said:
for example ive always complained about this guys behavior on this blog and he still never got it 🙂
nobody reads your comments anymore to know that you complain.
The Philosopher said:
I’m an expert on celeb gossip and there are many many credible rumours of Ellen being a horrible person off stage.
Vegan DHA said:
That’s the clip from which I wanted to post a screenshot. It was the moment she says (as oprahly as possible) “It’s good to see pepoooool.”
You’re really lyrical when you write about her haha.
I’ve stopped being a fan of Ellen’s for a while now, but seeing Aniston and Portia there made me cry a bit. Not the part with Oprah, though. She was all analytical and very controlled emotion.
Ellen’s only been on TV for 19 years?? This may be low sociohistorical I.Q. on my part but I thought her show had been running for a decade or two before I was born (1999)
Prior to her syndicated talk show she had a prime time sitcom which aired before you were born. In that show she made history by coming out of the closet. This proved so controversial the sitcom was cancelled. Here Ellen looks back:
The snowflake generation was especially offended when Ellen coerced Maria Carey into revealing she was pregnant by offering her whine on TV.
I think you meant “wine” tho
The Philosopher said:
I was reading rumours about Ellen being a horrific personality even before the news came out that there was abusive behaviour. Aesthetics don’t lie. Ellen looks like an alcoholic.
apres mugabe le deluge said:
without the lesbian look she used to be better than average. bright blue eyes and pale skin. but i heard she was a midget.
comedy is the most masculine of all the arts. why is that? hitchens knew.
in other words: gay comedians are rare. lesbian comedians are common. straight female comedians are rare.
compare this to music, acting, belles-lettres, painting and other “visual arts”.
that is, even if for “sexism” women avoid these fields or are less esteemed, all these fields have more gay men than comedy.
why "poetry" isn't always gay and retarded said:
language is more than a means of communication. it is also a means of thought. verbal thought might be called “internal communication”.
the language i speak to myself is going to be poetic in the sense that it will be inspissated. i know what i mean doesn’t mean you know what i mean.
whereas the language i speak in order to communicate to other people will be prosaic in the sense that it will have many more details, many fewer things left “understood”.
but sometimes there is no correspondence. the poet may speak gibberish he mistakes for sense. or he is unable to communicate except in the language he speaks to himself. he can only hope this makes sense to other people. or makes sense at all.
chomsky’s i-language vs e-language distinction is helpful in understanding what i’ve tried to communicate in the foregoing.
this distinction is also analogous to the vedanta and sankhya concept of the “subtle body”. that is, if you and i share an external space we see the same things. but my mind vs your mind are like different spaces. so when i say “this” and you say “that” it’s not clear to the other what we’re referring to even though it is clear to us within the space of our “subtle body”.
ing rish is my fav or rat lang wahg ver e aint chen ta
A third type exists
I’ve been waiting for you to comment. Do you have time to take a very important very top secret test? If so, can you still be reached at the same email?
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The Philosopher said:
IS this your famous social intelligence test puppy?
He already took the verbal social judgement test. This is the visual social interpretation test.
how you know peepee is a trini or guyanese and not indian... said:
or just has a low IQ…
how does one sympathize with other people (and higher animals) really?
because each is a limited form of purusha.
the alabama trailer trash and the manhattan investments manager…
the difference is their jiva not their true nature.
i remember so many years ago trying to explain this to a mexican roman in alabama in the college library.
he had ridiculed/would ridicule me on the college radio for pasting hakenkreuzschwurs to frogs (the campus was crawling with them) planning to release them in the girls’ restrooms.
gay today elen tomorrow
deep south asian.. all the motels and gas stations are owned by patels. literally "patels". said:
he tries to find the worst. the parts of the south that are like africa. he finds them. or claims to.
these places are so horrible only atman can you understand.
but then peepee thinks these people don’t need help. they just need a better religion.
eruope was wrecked by christianity.
it was only the reformation that started its dominance…
from i-language to e-language said:
so the charitable interpretation of (true) art is that it is:
1. inarticulate because profound.
2. the inarticulate voice of the inarticulate. (perhaps inarticulate for good reason.)
3. not really #3 but at least i have a sense of “this means something, but i’m not sure what.” and so the artist may be a collector and promoter of such. human understanding has a surface. and thus a beyond.
gun shit per pill said:
1. what country is gun nuts relative to the US?
i remember he said, “german ancestry yourself.”
and i had to explain, “actually swiss from the OG canton…and that was only my great great great…Y chromosome.”
2. the “assault rifle” (per wiki) just means “exchangeable magazine”. it also means NOT high velocity.
btw, mugabe has never owned a gun or fired one.
The Snowflake generation is right at that one. You are a grown ass nerd in your 30s, Mr Pumpkin, the mean girlboss stan shtick doesnt suit you.
“ which only made me like her more”. Would you explain why? Like, she’s more real now, through this fact ?
I just find cancel culture so obnoxious that if I know someone has been condemned in the public square, I tend to like them more.
why do you find it obnoxious?