Re the Oprahization of America: :howler:
Reportedly, Oprah has helped significient numbers of American liberal males get in touch with their feminine side and go on to find deep personal fullfilment in such things
as (1) loud public sobbing upon seeing animals in distress, (2) prolonged empathetic public hugging of smelly homeless persons (who btw tried to get away from them),
and (3) the courage to start silicone injections eventually acheiving B-cup status.
Reportedly, one such individual, Bruno Tuff Jones, was born not only with a strong masculine name but with strongly pronounded masculine physical characteristics, large shoulders and large arms and large muscles.
Bruno, a liberal and a member of the Democratic Party, was deeply unhappy for years about his condition until one day while surfing the TV he happened upon the Oprah show and became a regular fan. “Free at last, free at last, great Oprah a’mighty free at last”, he changed his name from Bruno Tuff Jones to Brunie Fluff Jones and began regular silicone treatments, accompanied by long periods of inactivity lying in bed waiting for his muscles to atrophy.
Finally at last, Brunie Fluff, (now nick-named “Bouncing Brunie” … the silicone you remember) sufficienty weak and puny, found his niche in the liberal movement as the chairman of the Anti-National Football League Association, an organization who lobbys for the end of football in America. “Its such a violent game” says Brunie Fluff as he reaches out and grabs a homeless dude for a nice long hug.
"Oprahization, sometimes spelled Oprah-ization or Oprahtization, is a neologism that refers to an increased sensitivity towards self-disclosure, particularly from victims of abuse or other tragedies. The term takes its name from The Oprah Winfrey Show, in which the eponymous host Oprah Winfrey often **uses “extraordinary empathic skills in extracting self-disclosures and gut-wrenching confessions from her guests.”[**1]
In the context of politics, Oprahization refers to the tendency for politicians to discuss the ways in which they and their families have suffered, thereby “endearing the candidate to the nation **as a man of sensitivity and caring.”[**2] In the context of law, Oprahization refers to the tendency for juries to acquit or impose reduced sentences upon those defendants who have been victimized in some way, even when there is compelling evidence of guilt…
The Oprahization of politics refers to the tendency for politicians to characterize themselves as having lived a life of suffering and tragedy as a means of appealing to the emotions of voters."
Oprahization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
/Big Grin … Convulsing on the floor in hysterical laughter is cool.