When last we saw Bossy she was meditating on her life, behind closed eyelids, while snoring. Hello Bossy’s feet!
And before leaving the subject entirely, Bossy thinks there’s something to this idea of giving oneself a few days to consider life, without the usual guilt that you should be doing something else.
Many interesting things reveal when you allow yourself to be quiet. For instance, the sound of acorns. Hitting the roof. Above your head. A few every other second. Sister mercy where did all of these acorns come from this year and what’s going to prevent Bossy from drowning in them as she wades through her overrun front yard and maybe now would be a good time to go downstairs and watch Aunt Oprah?
And this is when Bossy saw the ridiculous thing.
The show featured five women who contracted HIV from the same guy, who was busy purposefully infecting a handful of other women at the same time, and bless all of their hearts what a terrible thing. Except.
Oprah was all, “Clearly HIV is still a taboo subject and so the women today have chosen to disguise themselves.”
Who was the joker producer who let these poor women go on international TV like that when they’re worried about their identities being revealed?
It takes a lot more than a wig to hide one’s identity.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysOctober 21, 2009 at 9:17 am
Yeah, shouldn’t they have cloaked them under dim lights and added some prosthetics? And maybe done that voicebox thingie like Geraldo used to do?
Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING saysOctober 21, 2009 at 9:18 am
I recommend cutting the family ties with Aunt Oprah for a quick fix to remedy some depression symptoms.
Or it could be that I am just not a fan. She depresses me. And then angers me. And then I love her. And then I hate her. And then I think she is ridiculous. And then I think she is an idiot. – And then I feel all manic depressive.
And then I just stop watching her. Like 6 years ago.
Dawn in Austin saysOctober 21, 2009 at 9:19 am
With her millions, that’s the best Oprah has to offer in sheilding their identities?
Tracy (Oklahoma) saysOctober 21, 2009 at 9:26 am
i AGREE! I watched that show yesterday and thought it was ridiculous that anyone thought they were disguised in anyway! My heart goes out to those ladies for numerous reasons….one being that they will most certainly be “shunned” by people in their community who recognized them. What a shame!
WebSavyMom saysOctober 21, 2009 at 9:59 am
–>Nothing like letting your “tiny” secret out on a television show watched Around the World. Next thing you know, these ladies will start a BLOG and be as big as Bossy!
Manic Mommy saysOctober 21, 2009 at 10:09 am
Did they at least win a car?? Also I think the first woman is the wife from Everybody Loves Raymond.
thatgirlblogs saysOctober 21, 2009 at 10:19 am
what happened to the shadows and spooky voice modulation thing?
lora saysOctober 21, 2009 at 10:31 am
you know, if I had AIDS? I’d be fighting the good fight to unstigmatize it. Not hiding behind a wig. I’d be all like “MY NAME IS LORA AND I’M A GOOD PERSON WHO HAS AIDS. GOOD PEOPLE GET AIDS.”
Not “my name is flora and i’m a terrible fornicating sinner who is being punished with a horrible disease and i’m so ashamed and embarrassed about it that i can only go on oprah in a costume.”
But that’s just me. I’m sort of loud and proud like that.
It makes me take pity on them, and that’s mean.
terri saysOctober 21, 2009 at 10:53 am
i totally didn’t recognize you, bossy, or YOU, bossy’s daughter.
not at all.
who ARE those emo chicks???
Miss Spoken saysOctober 21, 2009 at 11:04 am
Lora, I second that emotion.
ann's rants saysOctober 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
Goodness, I’d recognize that Bossy anywhere. She’s the one from The Email!
Denise saysOctober 21, 2009 at 11:22 am
Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING: Finally! Another who has given up on the baloney that is Ms. Oprah. I managed to quit that 10 years ago and have not looked back once. If her show ever reveals anything that crazy or juicy, it gets leaked days before. Not worth supporting that zombie group-think. JMO.
Oh, and the disguises on the women who put their faith in O and her staff protecting their identities? Criminal.
Lora: RIGHT ON!
Reeb saysOctober 21, 2009 at 11:29 am
Really? Those were disguises?
xox your clueless non-Oprah watcher
Martie saysOctober 21, 2009 at 11:40 am
I want a wig. So I can disquise myself, drive over to my ex wifes house and SMACK her…kick her shin and she’ll never know who I am! Bahahaha
Debby saysOctober 21, 2009 at 11:57 am
Were these the same women that were on Dateline (or one of those type shows) recently? Were they disguised then? Now I’m really confused.
(I have to add tho – loving these “centered” comments Bossy!)
Lizzy saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Glad to see there are other people so over Oprah. And who the hell would go on TV and confess to a gazillion people they have aids in the worst disguises ever? (Is aids supposed to be capitalized?) And what is the motivation to do that? I’ve often wondered where the talkshows dig these people up and am beginning to suspect………..actors! No real people, actors. I mean, come on, wouldn’t you think that somehow, somewhere you would run into one of these people with such convoluted stories?
ZDub saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Oprah makes me so very tired.
The Know it All saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Great shot of Flossy and Flossy, Jr!
carma saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm
the eyeshadow really helps to complete the disguise 😉
Heather T saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Heeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyy-uuuuuuuuhhhhhh! Bossy gets to watch Aunt Oprah while in the midst of taking to bed and deeply pondering the meaning of life? You didn’t say THAT was part of the deal! Now I REALLY want to take to bed just like Bossy!
jim saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm
I think my neighbor have this too!! She walks around with hair like this!!!
LI Laura saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm
AIDS is capitalized,Lizzy, because it is an abbreviation.
Manic Mommy I think the second one looks like a young Doris Roberts (Raymond’s mom)!
It makes me sad that people think they have to disguise themselves because they have AIDS. I was hoping we were over that.
Almudena saysOctober 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm
i like oprah because she thinks all of her guests are full of wisdom. any guest can say whatever – and then oprah is all “a-ha moment!” and then the crowd cheers. and i bet that person feels pretty special.
Grandma J saysOctober 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm
I don’t watch Oprah anymore. For what ever reason these women decide to do this, I have to say Oprah probably does it for ratings. Nothing redeeming in this except maybe Bossy coming out of her funk!!
km saysOctober 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm
you may remember this.
David saysOctober 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm
“Clearly HIV is still a taboo subject”
This kind of made me hit the roof. WTF? HIV and AIDS should not be a taboo subject and if anyone has a bully pulpit that they should use to help de-taboo it, it is Aunt Oprah. Yet there she is continuing the enabling of making this disease something we are supposed to be afraid of, so more people will be reluctant to talk about it, more people will ignore symptoms and avoid treatment for fear of being outed, and more people will consequently contract it and get ill and potentially die. Good work, Oprah.
chook saysOctober 21, 2009 at 2:02 pm
did oprah put the MAN’S face on teevee?
Lovelyn saysOctober 21, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Those are the saddest excuses for disguises ever.
Sissy in Texas saysOctober 21, 2009 at 3:23 pm
Post 16 Lizzy,
AIDS is capitalized because it is an acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Em saysOctober 21, 2009 at 3:23 pm
I just hope (didn’t watch show) that these women are hooked up with the AIDS community. There are a lot of support groups, phone lines, etc. out there. And a lot of people who won’t judge and want to help. (I used to work in the field, so I can guarantee this.) If they ever want to put their Lora on (waving at Lora) a lot of places and people who could use their help! The AIDS crisis isn’t over, the media just got bored with it.
And, IMO, people will feel as though they don’t have to hide an AIDS diagnosis when this country has proven it isn’t homophobic and wants to treat every citizen equally.
Until then, nope.
GrandeMocha saysOctober 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm
I thought #2 was Rosanne Barr.
Z. Mulls saysOctober 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm
I’m still not convinced #1 isn’t Bossy herself…..
Little Miss Sunshine State saysOctober 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm
Why didn’t any of these women look into a mirror before leaving the dressing room and say. “You know, I’m not really comfortable with how recognizable I am right now”
Cactus Petunia saysOctober 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm
Aunt Oprah is one of those relations who sweeps into your mother’s house on Thanksgiving and gives really bad advice to all the nieces and nephews…she makes me want to take to my bed!
Reeb saysOctober 21, 2009 at 5:48 pm
Don’t any of you Oprah watchers have day jobs?
And cheers, David. good bully pulpit for you, just smaller.
Bush Babe saysOctober 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm
Ummmm. Yup. Poor things. Yet another salient lesson in the ‘if it’s not on, it’s not on’ department.
If depression is what is keeping Bossy in bed, then I highly recommend cutting all daytime television out of your diet. Seriously. Nothing is more depressing in the world – its a conspiracy to keep people watching because they become depressed and then they need to lie down and then they become housebound and then they are RIGHT THERE to watch some more daytime TV. Vicious cycle.
Hoping Bossy feels up to rising and shining real soon.
NellyFrittata saysOctober 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm
What David said.
Pop and Ice saysOctober 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm
You should have stayed in bed with the sun dapploes and skipped Oprah. I’d rather stay in bed and read than watch any of those shows.
Pop and Ice saysOctober 21, 2009 at 8:06 pm
*dapples* I really must stop being in such a hurry to post!
Momo Fali saysOctober 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Wow. All the comments are centered.
(This is me fixating on something other than the fact that I am in a deep, funky depression and want to lie in bed and listen to the acorns).
reen saysOctober 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm
I wonder how they all found out it was the same guy? HE should be on national TV. On his knees. Okay, that wasn’t very centered. 😉
And yes, if they didn’t want their identities disclosed those “disguises” are nothing short of ridiculous.
amy saysOctober 22, 2009 at 10:05 pm
Can’t stomach Oprah and haven’t watched since my university days when she lost a gazillion pounds on the liquid diet. ( And then gained them all back and more so.) I find her so patronizing and self serving.
Those women and the focus of the show should have been HONEST and screw the ‘hidden identities’ (oh puleeze.) Much like I feel about depression. The more people are open and honest about it the more people will seek help and screw the stygma associated.
Then people like my brother will not suffer in silence and die by their own hand.