- White Belt
- Posts: 15
- Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:19 am
- Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Okay, I've kept quite for about a week now just because I didn't want to be the forum parade rainer and be disgruntled about the Oprah Big Idea Challenge...however, after seeing the show I really have to ask...what in the world was that? Okay so Oprah aired the Big Idea Challenge - the top 8 (not 10 as was mentioned) were like these completely average house wife inventions. A cooking pan for lasagna that the sides fold down when it's cooked so your lasagna doesn't stick, some random flavored muffins, a wreath that holds christmas cards, a potato peeler that holds the peels blah blah blah... WHAT? How are these BIG ideas???? I do commend all of these people for having a dream and pursuing it, that's great for them...truly but for this particular show, I just don't understand. These are all everyday things and there is nothing BIG idea-y about them! Okay, wanna know who won??? the lasagna pan won...WOW - I totally don't get it. There was only one "idea" that was really kind of a BIG idea which was the remote control marker thing and other than that I don't know what happened! Why wouldn't Oprah have really cool, over the top things that people had never seen before? Why wouldn't she want to WOW the audience??? and the judges were...the food network lady and Carson from queer eye for the straight guy...don't get me wrong, they are both great and very talented in their own right but I'm just frustrated that the judges weren't some super great inventor people or product marketing guru's or something more appropriate.
If there were some really cool, unique and NEW ideas, I really wouldn't have been upset, atleast then I could say "Oh yeah, that was tough competition" It should have been called "Big Craft Ideas" or something like "Homemakers challenge" Honestly, if I would have known they were looking for things like that then I don't know if I would have gone through all that I did to go to Chicago. I'm really okay with the fact that my "big idea" wasn't selected, yes I would have been overjoyed if it had been but I can totally be the bigger person and understand that there are people out there with better ideas than mine - I'm just really bummed that I didn't see any on the Oprah show this week. I suppose I should add that I think the world of Oprah, what an amazing, driven, giving and wonderful woman. She is truly one of the greatest gifts of our lifetime, she is definitely making the world a better place. I really just don't understand this particular show, that's all. Maybe I'm just used to Oprah WOWing us all and I just don't know why this particular show wasn't filled with great WOW type things...this segment had the foundation to be AMAZING...just my opinion but it's just extra dissappointing that I wasn't even beat out by some really super fantastic "Big Ideas"...