Sunday, October 12, 2008

Newman Pitfalls Blamed on "Erosion of Confidence"

Since Victor's disappearance (for the umpteenth time), Newman stocks have plummeted (nothing to do with the current market disaster of course) , causing Victoria to panic about an "erosion of confidence" with Newman shareholders. Her and Neil's solution? Bring in the Black Knight's son. Already stretched thin with a tanking magazine, an oversexed and needy wife, a delinquent son, a demanding ex-wife, and now an executive position at Newman, Nicholas has his work cut out for him. But we digress. What really interests us, is this term that Victoria bandies about: the erosion of confidence. We feel it to be a fitting description for how we too feel towards Genoa City's Finest (GCF), in general. And thus, our confidence in Nikki as the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine is questioned, when her own style takes cues from Wilma Flintstone (notably, an exaggerated updo, an over sized, short strand of pearls, and dresses not unlike those worn by Wilma). Likewise, our confidence in Heather as an astute and respectable attorney is diminished given she insists on getting her hairstyle tips from My Pretty Pony. Furthermore, our faith in Genoa City's Memorial Hospital is waning with an increasingly high turnover of doctors (think back to the days of Dr. Olivia Winters, or Dr. Reese, when one doctor seemed a permanent fixture, there to cater to whatever catastrophe beset our precious GCF). And finally, our surety in Victoria as a mother is questioned as she pawns her child off on coworkers, (as she did with an emotionally unstable Karen) while she attends to whatever it is in those infuriatingly ubiquitous Newman file folders.

As it stands, the only real vote of confidence this week came (shockingly!) from the Winters, when both Lily and Neil dissed the musical, Cats.

New drinking game.
Every time Adam or Heather mentions how Adam is a Harvard grad, take a drink.

Line of the week.
Jeffrey explaining why he is upset:
"It's about that creepy flower child you used to sleep with..."

Given Jeffrey's obvious aversion to this era, what the hell was he doing during the sixties then?

Questions of the week.
1. What would it be like to live next door to the Baldwins with the constant yelling, door slamming, unending line of people coming and going and letting themselves into the apartment at will, teenage girls escaping the apartment by scaling the wall, a refuge for felons (Gloria, Michael, Kevin, Jana, Lauren, now River...) and all-too-frequent visits from various law enforcement agencies?
2. Is everyone in Genoa City immune to lactose intolerance? Certainly Noah and family are, as all of their traditions seem to focus around consuming dairy products, where every accomplishment is indulged with either a smoothie from Crimson Lights, or ice cream at the Abbott mansion.
3. What happened to the rule for the Fresh Faces of Jabot contest that states a family member cannot be a model? Isn't that why Amber, former wife to Cane, had to disguise herself? How is it considered ok then, that Abbott, Colleen Carlton, be the Fresh Faces model?


Bridget said...

And seriously, what happened to the other Fresh Faces winners? Weren't there, like, 4 of them? Shouldn't one of them be able to step up? How must they feel having Colleen pulled out of nowhere to replace Lily while they've been sitting there ignored for months? Did anyone think of their feelings?

Anonymous said...

LOL, Bridget! That's what I was thinking. But viewers would be so bored with someone with whom they don't give a damn about. So we got to make up our own back story if we're interested :p. Um, 1 got pregnant, another opted out, the other is in witness protection, the other is in jail :D