Monday, February 27, 2006

America Trusts Manhands

TV News has problems. Big ones. America trusts Rachel Ray more than Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Al Roker & Matt Lauer, according to the new New York Magazine DBI Celebrity Trust Index. What's going on here? Has America OD'ed on EVOO? Is there a special power in those manhands? Is it the intoxicating Western NY accent and the drawn out R's? Maybe it's the efficiency of your one large cutting board or your garbage bowl? Is it the way you always manage to save enough money in your $40 a day show to have yourself an alcoholic drink? Is it your constant giggling or your bug-eyed "Yum" as you taste your latest creation?

Nope. America is drawn in by the power of those bigass beefy mitts. Rachel Ray's huge Lincoln Log fingers make her seem powerful and trustworthy; Lincolnesque almost. As if she could handle anything the world throws at her. Brokaw doesn't have hands like that. Couric, Roker, Lauer? Small hands, fat hands, weak hands. Rachel Ray's huge manhands make her trustworthy. You're in good hands with AllState? I don't think so. You're in good hands with Rachel Ray.

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