Oprah Part Two:
Whether you pray to baby Jesus, the Buddha, Muhammad, Yahweh or money, they all have one thing in common: they all answer to Oprah. And in our continuing quest to get on Oprah’s radar, we have conceived our second homage to Oprah, Oprah part two.
You see, Oprah or the Oprah is a special and magical source of inspiration that doesn’t need our continued praise, but one invites the spirit Oprah into their energy field for the sake of their own betterment. Oprah part two is a more our way of reminding ourselves that the Oprah has dedicated herself to our amelioration.
A 1988 Time Magazine article wrote of the newly flourishing Oprah; “Few people would have bet on Oprah Winfrey’s swift rise to host of the most popular talk show on TV. In a field dominated by white males, she is a black female of ample bulk. As interviewers go, she is no match for, say, Phil Donahue […] What she lacks in journalistic toughness, she makes up for in plainspoken curiosity, robust humor and, above all empathy. Guests with sad stories to tell are apt to rouse a tear in Oprah’s eye […] They, in turn, often find themselves revealing things they would not imagine telling anyone, much less a national TV audience. It is the talk show as a group therapy session.”
So I guess it was still cool then to say a woman’s meteoric rise was impressive in spite being, fat, black and not of substantial education.
Oprah had it rough growing up. She was molested and raped to the point of pregnancy, she lost the baby. And In her early teens but still managed win national awards, have a radio talk show in high school on the local news. All of which resulted in a full ride to Tennessee State University. Oprah is the richest black person of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. In addition, Oprah is North America’s first and only multi-billionaire black person. Pretty special for a woman who as a child actually wore dresses to school made from old potato sacks.
We don’t need to continue to explain why Oprah is the wind beneath our wings; we just need to allow her to be the wind beneath our wings. Now before this turns into a total circle jerk– I should say what we are wearing. The Oprah sweatshirt is from Ali Express, which is a surprisingly great place to find odd one-off items. The jeans are from Levis, and the bag is Bottega Veneta. The keychain is from Kipling, and the clip earrings are from Amazon. The ‘Regency Green‘ (my name not theirs) nail polish is from K-Mart Fast Dry collection. Oprah Part two loves green.
**PLEASE NOTE** Our definition of a circle jerk is interchangeable with ‘love fest.’ Just singing the praises of someone or something with little regard for any negative qualities that may exist.
ex. That New York Times article on the virtues of the liberal media was a huge circle jerk.