The Electric Commentary

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

What you can learn by reading today's Chicago Sun-Times.

1. Ebert gave Oprah the advice that eventually resulted in her being the most powerful woman in America.

2. Siskel used to crack up at dwarfs dressed as chipmunks.

3. Sohpia Loren once uttered the following phrase:

"It doesn't matter what goes into it, as long as it smells so nice,"


4. Oprah and Ebert went out on a "date." (Actually, two dates.)

5. It was on this date that the giving of this important advice took place.

This is all told in one highly entertaining, bizarre, and seemingly implausible (but apparently true) story, here.


Update:

You should read the comments section of this post, where you'll find that Michael David Smith continues to ask the tough questions. He had the opportunity to ask Ebert about the "success" of those dates. Seriously:

From Ebert's mouth to my ears to this blog: "Not only did we not do the nasty, we didn't even do the nice."


Now that is some good reporting.

5 Comments:

  • After doing the math at the end of that article (if Ebert made 50K - Ha! - then Oprah makes 40 million a year), I hope that bit of advice was at least worth a little trim.

    By Anonymous Rashid Muhammad, at 3:11 PM  

  • I'm going to see Ebert tonight, so I'll see if I can figure out a delicate way to ask him for you, Rashid.

    By Blogger MDS, at 3:32 PM  

  • Ebert's pretty suave. I'm sure he did just fine. On a related note, I think I just went blind.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 4:00 PM  

  • Oh no, wait until President Summers of Harvard gets ahold of this.

    By Anonymous scott, at 5:29 PM  

  • From Ebert's mouth to my ears to this blog: "Not only did we not do the nasty, we didn't even do the nice."

    By Blogger MDS, at 4:58 AM  

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