Posts Tagged 'Oprah Winfrey'



Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/23/14

Roast beef with oven-baked potatoes

Roast beef with oven-baked potatoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My idea of heaven is a big baked potato and someone to share it with.”   —   Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey University of the Free State 1

Oprah Winfrey University of the Free State 1 (Photo credit: VTK Productions)

(Such a chick statement!  LOL!  Of course the manly, male, macho, masculine response to that is:  My idea of heaven is a big, juicy steak with a big baked potato . . . and a couple a beers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/03/12

English: Oprah Winfrey at the White House for ...

English: Oprah Winfrey at the White House for the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”   —   Oprah Winfrey

Hurricane Sandy 2012 (from Weather.com)

Hurricane Sandy 2012 (from Weather.com) (Photo credit: Canadian Pacific)

Count your blessings, people!  If you need a reminder of how good you actually have it, think about the people who have lost EVERYTHING, due to Hurricane Sandy.  So many shore towns in New Jersey have been totally devastated.  But also cities such as Hoboken, New Brunswick and Jersey City were severely damaged by flooding, and MANY are still without power, and, of course, heat.  Parts of Staten Island were decimated, and hundreds there have been left homeless.  The death toll for New York City alone is up to 41, with 19 of the fatalities coming from Staten Island.  Manhattan’s Lower East side was also hard hit.  I have friends in Long Beach, Long Island who lost everything to flooding.  And, much of Brooklyn and Queens were totally wrecked by this freak storm, especially The Rockaways.  But the worst of the worst is Breezy Point, NY.  While these people were dealing with the rising flood waters, and the 70+ mile an hour winds, a monstrous fire broke out.  The high winds carried the burning embers to so many rooftops, resulting in the eventual, inevitable, total loss of over 100 houses.  Hundreds of people there have absolutely nothing to go back to, including – ironically – many FDNY and NYPD members.  In the spirit of counting your blessings, please consider making an emergency contribution on behalf of all who were adversely affected by this horrible “frankenstorm”.  Here are a few organizations that I think would be the most appropriate for your consideration:

The American Red Cross

The Salvation Army

Feeding America

New York Cares

The National Firefighters’ Endowment

and for all our affected furry, finny and feathered friends:

The Humane Society of the United States

The American Humane Association

North Shore Animal League America

Whatever you can spare, I know it will be greatly appreciated.  Be well and do good, friends.

—   YUR

A Strange Coincidence!

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English: Uma Thurman at the Cannes film festival

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Last night, on The Late Show with David Letterman, our buddy Dave tried to float a quirky little conceptual joke that the audience just wasn’t having.  It obviously cracked him up, and he really hoped that the audience would warm up to it by repeating it.  Similar to his Oscar hosting joke on the silliness of Uma Thurman and Oprah Winfrey‘s names.  If you remember, he did it like he was introducing the two to each other.

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“Uma . . . Oprah”  then  “Oprah . . . Uma”.  I actually thought it was brilliant, but the nimrods thought that he was trying to be cruel . . . or something.  Small minds!

Anyhow, last night’s lead zeppelin went like this: (paraphrasing)  I ran into a woman, who has worked for the show for years, and I said Hello, JAYNE.  Never realizing that she was actually JANE.  (Both times spelling the names out)  All this time I’d been calling her JAYNE, when her name is actually JANE.  Paul Shaffer didn’t even pick up on it, initially.  But, he tried his best to play along with Dave, when he saw where he was trying to go with it.  Dave tried/hoped that the audience would like it better the second and third time, but all you heard were crickets and some sporadic nervous tittering.

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Now, for the coinky-dink aspect of it!  Just yesterday, in my Cryptoquote spoiler commentary, I brought up the subject of Jayne Mansfield.  But when I first wrote it I wrote it JANE Mansfield!  Spell check didn’t flag it.  Why would it?  But when I went to Google some info on her it kept asking me: Do you mean JAYNE Mansfield?  And, all this time I’d been calling her JANE Mansfield!

😉

YUR

PS.  Last Saturday, we were watching Pulp fiction on CineMax.  Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) confuses the Jayne Mansfield lookalike for a second Marilyn Monroe lookalike, until Vicent (John Travolta) sets her straight.

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/10/11

Oprah

Follow your instincts:  that’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”   —   Oprah Winfrey

(I have this recurring nightmare, where I’m climbing a very steep, very perilous mountain to reach the sitting stead of the most sage guru of truth.  And when I reach the pinnacle . . . it’s Oprah!  And she screams out:  WELCOME TO OPRAH COUNTRY!!!  It’s so loud and startling, that I’m blown completely off the ledge, and I fall to my death.  What does this mean, Doctor?)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/10/10

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”   — Oprah Winfrey

(So don’t be shy or quiet when it’s your birthday!)   — YUR

(Appropriate) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/01/10

Cheers to the New Year and another chance for us to get it right.”   — Oprah Winfrey

(Not that it was ALL our fault . . . Today marks our first quote from the Lady O.  Welcome to the Unclerave Show, Ms. Oprah!) —   YUR


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