October 14th, 2011
Reader g-love’s obsession with Kate Middleton kind of freaks us out (she basically growls when she talks about her), but we get it. She’s beautiful. She’s skinny. Her taste is flawless. And she was once just a little girl like we all were who grew up to be a princess! We’ve heard about the Middleton effect since the engagement (apparently the epic blue Issa dress sold out in under 24 hours), and that was just the beginning. She wears a plain, cream cashmere sweater and all of a sudden goats are on the endangered species list. The latest and greatest is that Kate, in yet another perfectly played public image descision, has started donning sheer pantyhose. And even more impressive, she’s pulling them off. Katie Couric famously told us that “New York women don’t wear pantyhose” (Michelle Obama hates them too), but apparently British women do, because pantyhose sales in the UK have gone up 85%!! What do you think? Are you hoping for shiny long legs like Kate? Or are you still a modern American woman like Katie?
November 4th, 2009
We have LONG been devotees of the Today Show. We’ve watched it for years, and we’ve read every book we can find out our hero, Katie Couric (how can you not love a smart, ex-cheerleader with style?). Sure we don’t love Meredith, despite throwing in the towel on the campaign against her, but for the most part, we’ve been long time loyal patrons. But lately, it’s really gotten out of control. Not only are there FAR too many gimmicky comedic schticks that should be reserved for Leno and Letterman (Meredith at the McDonald’s drive thru – come on), but when they do report the news, it’s all about funny looking babies and new diet tricks. Look, this is the staff of elaney, we aren’t looking for only hard news in wartorn countries, but the Today Show is starting to insult our intelligence. At least later in the day, Horrible Hoda and KLG call a spade a spade and don’t pretend to be actual news. And so we’ve decided, not flippantly and with deep regret, to make a switch. Sigh. Never thought this day would come. What to you recommend for catching the morning news?
October 5th, 2009
For most of our lives, we’ve loved Katie Couric. We love her cute style, her wit, her fun loving personality. How she says “New York women don’t wear panty hose.” She’s just so cool! And she made mornings for years and years so informed and interesting. Fast forward to Fall 2006. When Merideth Vieira came to the Today Show, we were not happy. We didn’t like how she always commented on Matt’s good looks (so awkward), her goofy jokes, how she always rolled up her notes and hit Al with them, but today…we’ve decided to offer a truce. Maybe it’s Joel McHale that has made the Today Show fun again, but you know what else, we like Merideth. She’s not perfect. She’ll never have Katie’s spot in our heart. But she’s not all bad. Even if she does wear panty hose. What do you think? Do you like Meredith?
November 10th, 2008
We try to keep elaney a happy place. We don’t like to say negative things about people unless it’s really called for. However, we’ve given it two years now, and we just can’t get comfortable with Meredith Viera on the Today Show. We don’t exactly have a Jessica Alba situation on our hands, but Meredith Viera is just no Katie Couric. Obviously that Katie Couric can dress like no businesswoman’s business, and we aren’t asking Meredith to have everything we love about Katie, but we just don’t get why Meredith gets to have our dream job?!? Is she really as good as Jane Pauley, Barabara Walters, and of course, our beloved Katie Couric? We’re trying to keep a Katie Couric style open mind, but we just don’t see it. Readers, what do you think?