Who's your favorite idiot?

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OK> Who is your favorite television idiot? On a national level who do you dislike the most? My vote is for John Welsh on America's Most Wanted or America Fights Back; acid mouthed, self centered, looks like a "jock" in highschool, not to be taken seriously. Yes the show is good, they just need a real person to run it, in my opinion.

Second is "Cleo", physic reader, self explanatory. An employ of New York City.

Thirdly, in Orlando, the car dealer who shows 19 times each hour of the morning news.....

-- mitch hearn (moopups1@aol.com), July 28, 2001


I got a spontaneous e-mail from Miss Cleo one day with a cryptic message that just said:

"Dianne - I don't usually do this but I had this really strange dream about you last night. Please call me. Miss Cleo."

My husband said "You should call her and just say "Hi, it's me! What was your dream."

She gets my vote.

I often wonder about some commercials and how they ever make it to TV. There are probably a dozen writers who sit around trying to come up with an idea. Then they have to put together a story board for approval by another dozen people. They have to write out the script, audition and then hire the actors, get wardrobe, makeup, then rehearse and finally tape the commercial then actually pay the networks to run it. Wasn't there someone somewhere along the way that said "Wait a minute! This is really awful! Maybe we should re- think this one." Apparently not because so many of them are just plain awful.

-- Trevilians (aka Dianne in Mass) (Trevilians@mediaone.net), July 28, 2001.

Jerry Springer and all his guests!


-- Buk Buk (bukabuk@hotmail.com), July 28, 2001.


Perhaps you'd feel differently if you knew a little more about John Walsh. I just had the opportunity to hear him speak at our annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters steak and burger dinner here. A wonderful speaker who's genuinely interested in seeing criminal brought to justice, Mr. Walsh lost a young son to a kidnap/murder over eighteen years ago. The perpetrator has yet to be identified or caught. It was this experience which was the motivation for him to go on his personal crusade. It was after years of doing this with his own money that television picked up on it and made it a series. He's definitely not a 'Hollywood type' at all.

-- Gary in Indiana (gk6854@aol.com), July 29, 2001.

Diane, "Miss Cleo" is facing several charges for breaking Missouri's telemarketing laws. I think all those psychics are a hoot but they will never get a cent of my money. We used to see billboards in Kansas City announcing psychic fairs and wondered why they were necessary. After all, if those people were psychic, shouldn't they know already?

-- marilyn (rainbow@ktis.net), July 29, 2001.

Dan Rather for waiting about two months to mention the Levy/Condit case. I guess when you are big you can present what you want of the news, not really what is going on. How can he call himself a new anchor, he is a joke.

-- Bob in WI (bjwick@hotmail.com), July 29, 2001.

Here in Okla. miss cleo made the news for sending a letter to a womans dead husband,asking him to call, to get his future told, [and bogus phone charges]

{and...I think John Walsh is for real, being a "Hard Ass" as I would describe him, is a result of doing what it takes to get things done. How do you think you would respond to your child being kidnapped, and decapitated?}

-- Thumper (slrldr@aol.com), July 30, 2001.

A comidienne (sp?) named Dennis Miller also mentioned Ms. Cleo; he wondered aloud if she truly was a psychic, was she surprised at this allegation? LOL!

-- j.r. guerra (jrguerra@boultinghousesimpson.com), July 30, 2001.

The Olympic Committee for evening bothering to come to Houston or go to LA, for even letting them have a nomination or allowing them to spend the money to think they should get the future summer Olympics. They should spend this money cleaning the air in their cities! Houston and LA compete for the number one and two spot monthly, for the worst air quality. Somehow an athlete training for years should not then be expected to compete in a city that could likely ruin their health! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), July 30, 2001.

John Stossel.

-- Sojourner (notime4@summer.spam), July 31, 2001.

Alex Trabeck. He always acts like he would have known the answer to to the missed questions.

-- julie the barbarian (applebucket@yahoo.com), August 21, 2001.

That guy from Crossing Over. He is playing people. The guy who makes people think he's listening to the dead. Con guys say he does exactly what he would need to to con people. Talks fast, throws out common point words, reads body language, makes educated guesses and deductions..

-- julie the barbarian (applebucket@yahoo.com), August 21, 2001.

Miss Cleo gets my vote since she mails letters here to a person that doesn't exist. As a physic you'd think she Know. LOL

-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 21, 2001.

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