Visiting Dignitaries

Here Is the All #Tech Version of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2013

America's Fun Aunt. (Photo: Getty)

On December 25th(ish) about 2,013 years ago, the Virgin Mary was safely delivered of a son. We mark his momentous birth by burying ourselves deeper and deeper into debt at the local shopping mall for six to eight weeks each year leading up to Christmas.

In January 1954, another religious icon was born–Oprah Winfrey. Like Jesus, she would grow to head her own international movement built on kindness, self acceptance and love (as well as frumpy mom makeovers and daytime TV ad sales).

Once a year, we celebrate these two icons in tandem. Yes, we’re talking about Oprah’s Favorite Things, an annual list with which Ms. Winfrey has gifted us since 2002. The compilation of material items serves as a rare glimpse into Ms. Winfrey’s psyche, and for that we plebes are grateful. Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

Microsoft Surface Joins Josh Groban CD and Corksicle as One of Oprah’s Favorite Things

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The deposed queen of daytime is, apparently, still issuing annual proclamations of her favorite things–even without a studio full of suburban moms moved to speak in tongues after receiving the good word.

Microsoft better hope Oprah’s imprimatur is still enough to move items off the shelf because Ms. Winfrey has declared the Surface tablet to be one of her favorite things in 2012. “Feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!” she crows.  Read More