Let me preface this post by saying that I’m not knocking Oprah here, lest she get all litigious like those ornery beef-loving cowboys in Texas. In retrospect that worked out okay for both sides, didn’t it? Oprah was able to add another signature fist-pumping victory to her already life-affirmation packed resume, and with Atkins-mania sweeping the nation, isn’t beef still ‘What’s for Dinner?’

Always one to pass along to others the lesson of, “with great power comes great responsibility,”…. wait…. no that’s Spider-man. Anyway, always one to teach us by example the “right” thing to do, Oprah showed up for jury duty this week and promptly got selected for a murder trial.

Remind me again of whom Ms. Winfrey is a peer?

The only person I can think of is Merv Griffin, and he hasn’t had anyone whacked since he moved his operations to Tahoe.