February 12, 2011

Does the most powerful woman in Hollywood drive a Yaris?

A peppermint green Toyota Yaris? The Columbia Journalism Review would like you to know how pathetic it is that "the first big scoop from Rupert’s great black tablet-sized hope is a picture of a blogger in a Toyota?"

28 comments:

rhhardin said...

If I were to spring for a new car, it would probably be a Yaris.

I can't justify the cost though, at less than 500 miles a year.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

I think if it would have impressed the ladies, former congressman Chris Lee would have driven that car.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Powerful people don't need status symbols because they have power.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Powerful people don't need status symbols because they have power.

Especially when they're on Craig's List. ;-)

SteveR said...

I agree with Jason, anyone can buy a car. In any case she's got no power or status with me especially since I don't know who she is.

edutcher said...

Who's Nikki Finke?

She looks like somebody who came in last in an Althouse look-alike contest.

Ann Althouse said...

"If I were to spring for a new car, it would probably be a Yaris."

You have no idea how much that pleases Meade.

Fen said...

CJR pops up on my radar as a libtard propaganda rag. I no longer remember why. Did they prop the Scott Beachamp hoax?

So many Pravdas, so little time.

knox said...

Powerful people don't need status symbols because they have power.

Well they *shouldn't* but most of them do!

ironrailsironweights said...

I can 100% guarantee you there's something else the "most powerful woman in Hollywood" has. Or, more precisely, does not have :(

Peter

Fen said...

I'm wondering why Al Queda never went after Hollywood. One of their chief complaints is the poison the West spews into their culture.

One attack, and the Liberal Elite would fold like a limp noodle.

knox said...

Peter, I don't get it. Whatever could you be referring to.

ironrailsironweights said...

A middle-aged couple has been suffering from lack of sexual desire, so they go to their doctor for advice. The doctor tells them about a new therapy that sounds utterly ridiculous, but according to extensive peer-reviewed medical research works very well. He puts a magnetic ring around the man's tallywhacker and inserts an iron plug up the woman's tunnel of love. He asks them to return in a couple of weeks.

Two weeks go by and the woman returns, alone. The doctor asks about her husband and the woman replies "Unfortunately he's in jail. He went to the town swimming pool and a 10-year-old girl with braces swam by."

Peter

MayBee said...

Part of Nikki Finke's power is her anonymity. She posts things people don't want said (and may or may not be true) because she has no reason to be accountable. So yeah, posting a pic of her is a fairly big deal in Hollywood.

MayBee said...

It's interesting the Columbia Journalism Review uses the adjective "Pretty" in the headline.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

I miss Cathy Seipp's witty takedowns of Nikki.

prairie wind said...

At a well-baby checkup for my son years ago, our pediatrician cheerfully (it's a word that cannot be used other than cheerfully) referred to my son's talleywhacker. I still laugh out loud when I think of it.

Ned said...

Don't forget that the first-generation Prius came in the Yaris body.

garage mahal said...

That photo is a mirror image. Unless that peppermint green Toyota Yaris is RHS.

Bruce Hayden said...

Ok, I guess Yarises (or however you form the plural) are kinda cute. So, maybe would work for someone who is moving from a VW bug, but doesn't need the AWD of a TT Quattro. And, yes, it appears to get great gas millage, a plus if you want to live somewhere terminally hip like California.

But it does seem to be on the low end of the Toyota line, and so really can't be much of a status symbol.

But maybe that is part of what is going on, with this uber powerful woman driving this cute, low end, car in a garish color as camouflage, so no one would recognize how awfully powerful this person really was.

And, yes, I will continue in my ignorance, not having a clue who she is, and not really caring.

Fred4Pres said...

Why not a Yaris?

I liked how in Get Shorty, how minivans became suddently hip.

Leland said...

Wow, in the rush to poke at "The Daily's" "first big scoop"; the CJR unwittingly shows the level of scopes they tend to find. With such riveting journalism to read, good thing it is free.

Julius said...
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Julius said...

I didn't read the article. But I know it is bad writing. I picked out a few sentences and found them uninteresting, so I didn't bother with the rest of the two pages.

The Columbia Jouralism piece is also bad writing, mostly because it is based on the badly-written Daily article. Bad writing is contagious. So I didn't read that either. Didn't even bother picking out sentences.

Besides, who the fuck cares if she drives a Yaris? They're pretty popular in Europe. Easy to park and very good on gas.

Do conservatives look down on people for driving a Yaris? (Wasn't it W who suggested that people should go out and buy SUVs and if they didn't then they weren't real Americans?) Do conservatives look down on people for living in L.A. and working around Hollywood?

Tony said...

Whenever I see a Prius, I assume it is owned by a douch nozzle.

grange2500 said...

Jeff, I miss Cathy Seipp's witty takedowns of EVERYthing. She was irreplaceable.

Jeff Boulier said...

I remember Nikki's sock puppets showing up in Cathy Seipp's comments, and then Nikki digging herself a deeper hole when she tried to explain away the amazing coincidence of all of them having the same IP address.

Mitch H. said...

The only reason that I drive an Aveo instead of a Yaris is that the Chevy dealership was ten miles closer to my house than the Toyota dealership, and I was on foot. Don't ever buy a nineteen-year-old Camry station wagon. I don't care how reliable it was for its earlier owners, it isn't worth any possible repair jobs that might come along & is almost guaranteed to need them by sheer age and cussedness.

And Nikki Finke is an ill-tempered press harridan, not a power-broker. She got canned from every job she ever had, and turned out to have the borderline sociopathic personality defects necessary to make it in the postmodern entertainment-gossip industry.