HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, nee Camilla Parker Bowles, was named the most fascinating person of 2005 in the world of Barbara Walters on last night's prime-time special.
My pick, Jon Stewart, didn't even make the list. Well, I guess he was more fascinating last year.
I almost forgot the show was on and didn't start taping until the halfway point. Most of the interviews were EXTREMELY short, and there was no Camilla chat. Is that the way it always is with the "most fascinating person" -- no interview? That way they're not tipped off as to their fascination, I suppose.
Yeah, Camilla is plenty fascinating all right, having caught Prince Charles' eye some decades ago, not being suitable, but carrying on an affair for years and finally marrying him some years after the death of Princess Diana. Sure, the prince of Wales is pretty much an idiot, but she's gotta be comfortable with that, having known him all these years.
Here's the screwiest take on the list, from the Manufacturers Blog:
The Ten Most Fascinating People of 2005: Barbara Walters Misses the Boat
The Blogger-in-Chief was hesitant to write on this topic, so it looks like his humble apprentice gets the leftover scraps.
We waited in great anticipation through the entire hour-long special to see if she decided to lump a manufacturer--any manufacturer--into her list.
Here was her "list" of "fascinating people":
A couple questions:
Where are the manufacturers in that list? We only make everything that these "fascinating" people use everyday.
What was Barbara Walters' criteria?Perhaps these people were chosen because many are considered popular and "cool?" Manufacturers are cool too, ya know. We even make cool stuff. In fact, this blog has a whole section on Cool Stuff Being Made.
When was the last time Barbara Walters went on a plant tour? We think if she went on one, she'd surely find it fascinating.
Loyal readers of this blog (both of you) will recall that when People magazine listed their Hottest Beach Bodies we called for a boycott because not one manufacturer was included in that list.
Somebody should call for a boycott of Barbara Walters.
Oh, and Barbara, 2005 isn't over yet. There's still a month to go, by our count. Anytime you want to amend the list, we'll happily invite ourselves.
By the way, Cool Stuff Being Made is, indeed, cool. Today's movie is on makin' bacon.