by R.U. Sirius & St. Jude
Wired, January 1994

She’s permed, chubby, hose ‘n’ heels… Mom. She stands up when Phil or Sally Jessey or Oprah aims the microphone. Her voice rises. Her face tumesces. She’s outraged by somebody’s sexual behavior. Oprah’s eyes register $$ – the big score. This is the very essence of daytime talk TV.