The Ten Most Fascinating People of 2005: Barbara Walters Misses the Boat

By November 30, 2005General

The Blogger-in-Chief was hesitant to write on this topic, so it looks like his humble apprentice gets the leftover scraps.

We were only just slightly annoyed when we turned on ABC last night to watch the Barbara Walters’ (anybody remember Barbara WaWa?) special, “The Ten Most Fascinating People of 2005.”

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”:

Dakota Fanning
Jamie Foxx
Condoleezza Rice
Teri Hatcher
Thomas Mesereau
Lance Armstrong
Beth Holloway-Twitty
Tom Cruise
Kanye West
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Wup dee do. Kinda lame, if you ask us.

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.

Any takers?

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.

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Ginny says:

    I love You!!!!!!!

  • blogger's apprentice says:

    I dunno…i haven’t heard of a replay scheduled.

    i know on this web site:

    you can see video excerpts of her interview with Tom Cruise and the summary. Hope this helps.

  • Shelley says:

    I didn’t know where to write, I just heard about the special she had on interviewing these people and I was so upset. Will it be shown again soon on TV, how can I see this special? Please email as soon as possible to let me know. Thank you so much. Shelley

  • blogger's apprentice says:

    I dunno. I think they were all equally ranked.

    Consider this an open thread to suggest who YOU THINK the fascinating person is.

  • Steve Meyer says:

    So who was THE MOST fascinating on her list?

  • Jennifer says:

    YES!! we remember the outrage about People and the Hot Bod issue.

    Our ONLY hope is for one of us lowly manufacturers to somehow end up on the covers of US Weekly, & People AND get slotted every other week on Larry King Live before someone will even consider us sexy, interesting, compelling, or even on the planet!!

    Here’s an idea, maybe if we could get OSHA and the EPA to have a vote in these contests… they certainly know who we are AND find us very compelling!!

    Even better, some tax dollars could be diverted into publishing a glossy government rag that could profile whoever they are hassling that month? Big photos, snappy captions?

    Just a thought…

  • George says:

    I think the list is about people and companies. Companies may be consider an entity in itself they are still not people with flesh and blood.