Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Me 'n Ann

I hate Ann Curry.

I can't help it.

I tried to appreciate her as a journalist, but then she slobbered all over Brad Pitt at Cannes one year, and all I could picture was her preparing a dungeon in her basement to "show him her love." Also, her "seriously, I care" eyebrows? Definitely more Sally Jessy than Barbara Walters.

I tried to appreciate her as a professional, but there have been just too many instances like this:


Yeah.

I tried to appreciate her as a woman, but really, if she is anything like the woman she is on air, she isn't a woman I can appreciate. I mean, between the too short skirts, the obvious need to prove she isn't growing older by pretending she knows everything about teen culture, and the fact she never actually starts a conversation peg, just agrees and follows along, I have a pretty fair idea that she and I wouldn't have a lot to talk about over coffee.

I even tried to appreciate her on the most basic level: as a human being. However, then I saw her Twitter bio is just "journalism is an act of faith in the future."

I guess "I am a self important douchebag" was already being used.

Still, despite the fact Ann Curry is not my cup of tea I still kind of was happy for her when she was named the new anchor of "Today." She's been passed over before, and I am sure this will be the high point of her career. I also know that she likely won't be anchor for more than two years, because that's when Matt Lauer will retire and they will retool the whole show replacing the entire anchor team rather than let Ann and Al try to headline. That makes me happy for me.

After all, if she succeeds, and then fades away from obscurity, I don't have to feel bad about hating her.

And she can use her early retirement stalking Brad Pitt.

12 comments:

Tracy Lynn said...

I don't like her, either.

Nicole said...

If she's just reading the news, Ann is fine. But whenever she has to go off script and just talk, she's the worst. She was talking to someone (can't remember who) and used the words, "honey child." I heard her use it on two separate occasions. I mean, who and where does she think she is? I can never take her seriously after that.

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

I can't stand that eyebrow thing either. It's weird.

Summer said...

I don't care for her either. I don't buy into her "I care" eyebrows or slight "tell us more" head tilt. I don't buy it at all. She's a little creepy.

LL Cool Joe said...

And I don't know her... but the words honey child would have me puking into a bucket..

Jen said...

Oooh, the eyebrow thing drives me insane.

Mouthy Housewife said...

She can't get out 5 words without stuttering or slipping up. But she's basically just a big dork.

Riot Kitty said...

Ditto w/Joey!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I find her sooo bland and I can always tell when she's reading a prompter and she's always looking at notes when she does an interview. Annoying!

missohkay said...

I can't stand ANYONE on the Today show (okay, maybe Al). In Chicago during the local news, they have Matt or Meredith break in and say what's coming up on the Today Show (hint: it's never news). Matt can barely hold in his contempt for the local people and once Meredith called local guy Rob by the wrong name and then blamed it on her producer giving her misinformation... even though she's been doing those segments with Rob every single day for years. And don't let me get started on how badly the Today show covers politics...

Jen Has A Pen said...

I have similar feelings to you. I don't think she's the right person for the job - yet I am happy for her. Kind of the way I'm happy for the girl who tries out for cheerleader 7 years in a row and finally gets the sympathy vote.

Dunc said...

Yay, the Ann Curry post! (yes, I am way late in catching up on blog posts)