Today’s cartoon stars Theresa Caputo, better known on TLC as the Long Island Medium. Sure we have seen tv psychics come and go: John Edwards, Sylvia Browne and of course my favorite Ms Cleo.
First of all let me say I am a:
I don’t believe in psychics but I would love to find proof for myself of life beyond this one. But I have to say, I am impressed by Theresa. Not because of her abilities so much because as always on TV, we don’t know what is cut. But rather her over the top personality and the melding of her family (and husband Larry or as she in her Long Island accent says “Laaarrrry”) into the show.
Of course one recurring theme is Theresa’s overuse of hairspray. My wife used to overdo the hairspray. She has since dropped her usage to about 1/4 of what she used in the past. I think (and she agrees) that her hair and she looks even better now than when I met her. So put it down Teresa!!!
I know there are skeptics who think that all mediums do harm to those they read by taking advantage of their grief. I take a less harsh view. I think those who would continually try to profit on the sorrow of a grieving person should be called out. However, if a person has the ability to make you feel better about the loss of a loved one in one session, how is that different than going to see a psychologist? Sadly, I think there are those who are addicted to mediums and are constantly looking for answers.
What say you? Believe in spirits, mediums, good/bad?
hilarious ..loved the cartoon
I have never used a hairspray still no spirits..maybe they are scared of my insane spirit….hmm sad
It’s a good job too Soma
otherwise they might run
off with your chocolates 😉
They can have mine. Can I make a chocolate spirit trap?
You’d be up to your neck in Wombies!
And they are quit spirited
I would be..hehe
Psychics have always amused me. I can never fully determine whether they’re full of it or not because my one main gripe has always been “If it’s real, you’ll hear about it on television”. And that’s exactly where most notorious psychics end up. So, hey.
Although I do get peeved because most of their questions to the audience only take extreme logic to answer. If you ask the right questions, every assumption you make will sound like gospel.
That is my issue. I have been to a couple “supposed” ones on a lark on vacation and they were horrible. The ones on TV they edit so much you don’t know what was cut.
So once you have been on TV you are credible? hmmmm. I’ll take that under advisement.
What I’m saying is that if anyone had actual, viable mental or mutant-like powers, they’d be hard-pressed to keep it a secret. You’d hear about it all over the place. I know I couldn’t stop showing off if it was me. I’m a glory hound like that. 🙂
I’d keep it quiet…wouldn’t want to be kidnapped by the drug cartels and have them use my power for evil.
I’m trying to imagine you using a power for good. 🙂
Well of course I would want to line my pockets so I don’t have to work so hard.
I have heard a few who really did speak of things beyond just the logical if A, B and D, then logically F, G and I. However, the majority are hocus pocus artists.
I think psychologists are the rip off.
And I definitely believe there is something after this.
I agree with you Red 🙂 xxx
Which part? All of it.
Make sure to put in a good word for me both of you…just in case you beat me to the other side.
I think that there people who have phenomenal powers out there. Maybe they don’t know it yet, or just want to remain hidden. I don’t think we’ve fully tapped the human potential yet.
Your potential however has been fully tapped…hahah
Don’t worry we will make sure alright,
we will make sure that you go first…
How about that for being reasonable? 🙂
I will haunt you with poorly drawn boob cartoons
Maybe the spray has a high SPF Rating(Spirit Proof Factor)
Very likely….or maybe she is so good because they actually get stuck.
Spirits and UV rays are repelled away!
Sun tan lotion and hairspray in one.
Oh, and spirits and all that mumbo jumbo, nah. But I do love me the horror movies and the macabre. Watching ‘Children on the Corn’ right now.
Maybe I should work on a Blaxploitation remake of the movie: “Children of the Cornrows”. Wanna part in it?
I think that could be your Halloween arc.
That movie made me scared for months when I was little, I thought Issac was under my bed. I have never re-watched it since.
I don’t think I have either. It wasn’t scary per se but really creepy actors
As always a brilliant cartoon that offers
such a wicked and wonderful feel for your
By the way I do believe
in some of those psychics
but it is something that
each of us has to engage,
and keep an open mind 🙂
Be very well Bearman and enjoy
a dark and enjoyable Hump Day 😉
I have been open to it. Had one women who was supposedly a massage therapist psychic. A friend said she was spot on for her…for me not even close.
Maybe she needs to massage the
right parts of your brain 😉 lmao
That would have been nice.
I want to go out with a massage therapist psychic… She would always knew how to make me feel good 🙂
But probably wouldn’t do it…haha I know I masseuse who refuses to give her boyfriends massages.
I try to approach most things with an open mind, as long as people aren’t getting hurt. I’ve never seen this particular show, but it sounds entertaining!
Very entertaining….though I wonder when her son will try to get a job. haha
I called one of them Psycho Hotlines one time and they asked, “Who is calling?” I told them if they were psychic they should know and hung up. J/K
I do believe in spirits, both good and evil, but I believe these so called mediums are either frauds or demon posessed.
I do believe there is life after death and considering my age and my health I’m glad I’m prepared for that.
I could write pages on this subject…and have at times…but hey, this is just a comment.
Well as I tell others…make sure you haunt me so I know you made it safely to the other side. Just toss one of your jewelry items on my driveway or something
I already haunt you and comment on everything you post anywhere. What I need to do is prepare some generic type comments and have someone post them in my name after I’m gone. Now that would freak you out.
I would pee my pants
I’m with Starla!
Develop your comment into a commentary, Bo. I’d love to hear all of your thoughts on this subject.
There is not enough room on the internet for all my thoughts. Basically I share these thoughts 5 days a week on my devotional site. I have several hundred sermon outlines but I really don’t think Bearman wants me to hit the pulpit on his website. 🙂
We need the Lumpkin YouTube channel.
Now That is a great idea. Both of you could watch it.
I’d watch…as long as it wasn’t long and boring..haha
I’d watch it too.
Never watched her show, but seen several commercials of her, which made me decide not to watch her show.
Nice drawing though!
You watch wrestling but someone have standards…hahah I watch both!
Ha, I love my wrestling drama.
I have never actually watched the show, but when I saw the commercials for it, I thought it was a parody show or something. I think it is all part of their “character” with the hairspray thing. Most of these reality shows are so laughable with their “real” look into peoples lives. I don’t about you, but I don’t think I could have a legit conversation with someone if there is a camera up in my face.
I think you could start your own reality show. Dad many times over, military man, cartoonist. I would watch.
Well, I’m a civilian now, I only do the Navy thing one weekend a month as a reservist now. I just couldn’t see how cameras in the house would help my family out other than financially.
It’s television. We can fudge the fact that you are only in the reserves now.
I think the beard I grow throughout the month would tip them off… lol
A TV company wanted to put my stepdaughter and her boyfriend as stars of a reality show (mainly because they both look like models and fit in nicely on television). It was supposed to be about teens who are madly in love but their parents are dead-set against their “way-too-serious” union. It never got off the ground because Boyfriend’s parents hate my daughter so much they wouldn’t agree to it. True story. They would have set up cameras in each of our houses. I’m not sure if I would be comfortable with living a “reality tv” life, but I was for it just in case it could have gotten AC on tv. 😀
She should have told him that she would get a new boyfriend. Seriously, how could anyone not like your adorable daughter (well she is a teenage girl…)
This is funny because I just saw some guy online talking to a medium claiming to be in touch with Steve Jobs. Will try to find the link…
Definitely want to see that.
1st off I love that show, and the hairspray bit is funny. But I need to correct you, she isn’t psychic she is a medium, a psychic can “see” the future and a medium is someone who can contact dead people. There are a ton of fakes out there, and there are a handful of real ones. I have never met a psychic but I have met a medium. It is strange when they pull out things that no one could know and it brings a certain amount of peace to the matter. I also don’t think dead people are just hanging out all over the place there needs to be a reason why they are there.
You are absolutely right. I need to correct that.
No I’m not a believer. Not one bit and I agree if there are those that take advantage of those that are grieving then they should be called out. And loudly.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Marking down Sandee in the non column. haha. Thanks for stopping by while on vacation!!
thinking of psychics reminded me of this great video clip
I don’t believe much in psychics but there does seem to be picking up vibes from another person.
I love that video. Showed it to my wife who could care less about
good to hear you liked it. I think I have about a 50-50 chance of finding something on youtube that my wife also likes. Makes me wonder if I was a 50-50 chance myself.
Well at least you won those odds.
Hairspray should be an essential item in an exorcism ritual kit! Love it, Beeaarrrman!
Do Zombie Boys use hairspray?
Only if they need to
keep their pants up 🙂
Why? Do they have hairy butts.
“The spirit world is contacting me…they are saying I have an annoying accent and that television is in a death spiral…”
Would you rather watch Honey Boo Boo?
I pretty much share your beliefs. I like to keep an open mind, but obviously there are many who are fakes who take advantage of vulnerable people. There are those few, however, who really do seem to have a sixth sense. There are still a lot of mysteries out there that cannot be explained by science.
I need to meet one of those few sixth sensors
Preferably one who could predict the lotto numbers.
Or where your chocolates are stashed 🙂
He eats them too fast to need to stash them
That does tend to limit my stores.
Her hair is what’s killing the bees.
Or they are living in that bee hive
Oy…Ms. Cleo. Is it any coincidence that I used to see her commercials playing during Jerry Springer?
I thought it was rickie lake
Depends on where you lived, I guess.
I find the show very entertaining (I watch it alot). As for believing or not, I’m not quite sure. I would have to say that I’m a lot like you, in that I’m optimistic skeptic.
I think really the only way to find out if those readings were genuine would be to actually contact one of those people and find out what really went on.
I have seen some magicians do some pretty effective readings. I think what could sell it for me is to see someone say. “you know that safe in your dads house that you haven’t yet found the combination…well he says the combo is…”
I live under a rock so I’ve never seen ‘The Long Island Medium’.
Although my first thoughts were, “she looks a bit like the ‘Hey, Yall!’ cooking lady”. This was confirmed by a little research. Once I woke up enough to realize Googling ‘Paula Jones’ doesn’t return ‘Paula Deen’ info. *bites lower lip and sticks up thumb*
I am impressed that you remembered Paula jones
I think there is something to it but I’m not on board 100% I do not believe in hairspray though.
Me either…but a little hair paste goes a long way
She looks like Kate Gosselin 😯
That’s an improvement since you usually say my female cartoons look like a man
Yes, that’s what I said, looks like Kate Gosselin 🙂
We have chicks like her up here in New England, they live in Re-veya [Revere MA], which is known as the land of the bubblegum chewing, hairspray queens! #TrueStory
How come no one in MA can pronounce correctly the name of their city?
If a city in New England has three syllables, we generally remove the second syllable to get it out fastah. …and as always, the letter “R” is prounced “AH”.
Heres an article from Boston University explaining the dialect: http://www.bu.edu/mfeldman/Boston/wicked.html
..take some time to read it tomorrow since it’s Saddadee [grin]
Worcester [Woostah] is the worst. Had a coworker say they had to go through Worcester and pronounced it Woostah. I’m like, I can’t find that place on a map
I prefer my spirits distilled.
One thing about what makes psychics appear to work is that they are usually very good at reading people.
I tried to read a woman once and she slapped me. I told her I only know how to read people braille style.
Were you laughing at the time,
just a bit, perhaps a titter or
two, maybe? 🙂
I’m from Long Island. This woman is as representative of life there as is the Amityville Horror.
Ever seen a mentalist at work? A good one? Ms Caputo is as good at a “cold read” as any professional mentalist. But I’d rather watch the Amazing Kreskin. Maybe if she could divine the location of her paycheck it would be more interesting. I guarantee she works on a “cash in hand” basis.
In the world of physics, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Since we are made up of energy, then that energy goes somewhere when we die. But to a “higher” spiritual plane? Not a snowball’s chance in hell.
So it becomes just like a fart and dissipates in the universe?
Cartoon looks just like her big hair and all. :+) My Mom use to use a ton of hairspray when I was growing up not so much now.
Was it in the red can?? Allnet? or something like that.
I gave up on hairspray when I was still in my teens. It does nothing for straight hair, unless you want to play football without a helmet. Which I don’t.
My Grandmother back in England used to tell stories about when she used to run or attend seances. Used to make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Human beings need to have faith in something bigger than themselves. For some it’s Religion, for others it’s Sports teams, or eating Vegan, or their traditional political Party. For the lady medium in your cartoon, Bearman, it could be in having Bigger Hair. ;`) But I tend toward the Agnostic and the agnostic in most things. And I prefer to try respect a person’s needs if I can.
I just don’t know the Truth-with-a-capital-T and I figure few people live long enough to gather the knowledge as well as the wisdom to ever really “know”. I’m glad there are still some mysteries in life that Science or Religion simply can’t explain away.
Honestly agnosticism isn’t a bad place to be. You have your own beliefs but are OK with finding out something different.
I always say, I have my own religious beliefs. That doesn’t mean I got it right and when I die for all I know the Moonies were the ones that got it right.
I wish I was psychic, but I’m afraid I’m too large to ever be a medium.
Too funny, George! LOL
The mind is cranking to figure out how to make that into a punchline on AC
I, too, am a recovering hairsprayaholic. Every once in awhile I relapse, flip my head over and spray to my heart’s content. I usually regret it instantly.
When I was a teen, I would have these strange dreams or weird deja vu moments about a grandparent. Every time it happened, I would find out a few hours later that they had passed away. Totally freaked me out!
Please don’t dream about me:
Your husband will be upset but probably not as much as I would a few hours later.
never used hairspray, only had it used on me for 8th grade graduation and a few other rare occasions when I got my hair “done.” in fact, (true confession) I recently cut off my signature ponytail. Whatever the hairdo I’ve only had fleeting moments that seemed paranormal, nothing that I could harness at will into a moneymaking proposition unless I mixed in a healthy dose of scammery.
Did you donate your ponytail???
I want examples of your paranormal…
I’m the optimistic skeptic too. Although I did have an experience, back in Ohio, with a friend that was unexplainable. To this day neither of us knows what exactly happened.
Love this cartoon. Very funny.
Paying someone who pretend to be a medium??? Oooh NEVER. At least not right now.
Here’s my point of view:
I think there are gifted people in this world but they’re not the ones taking advandtage of people’s grief. I guess they’re discreet and don’t ask for money cause it shouldn’t be a business.
Some people go to mediums to have a fun experience. But I don’t think it’s a good thing when you’re desperate and sad. I’d be super scared… It’s like gambling addiction to me. Well kinda.
I had a friend take her dog to a pet psychic. Supposedly the woman was really good (diagnosed that one animal had a tumor that the vet couldn’t see until xrays were done)
By the door in another room on the way out, people could donate money to her for her time or not.