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Jenny McCarthy shows off her intellect

I know, I know it seems like the proverbial shooting fish in a barrel, but some creature that I can’t identify is having a fight somewhere in the neighborhood, freaking out my dog, and now I can’t go back to sleep; so why not blog? In any case, I found out last week that Jenny McCarthy is on Twitter as JennyfromMTV.

Now, when I first saw it, I thought it had to be a spoof, someone pretending to be Jenny. No one could be as inane as to Tweet things like:

Im inside a hyperbaric chamber. This thing makes me feel amazing.

About to fly to jersey. Security stole my sugar free jelly out of my purse. Boo hoo. I miss evan.

Now Im on the plane. they asked me if I wanted a cinnabun. Im so sad. The chubby guy sitting next to me is slobbering all over his. boo hoo.

Apparently I was wrong.

But here’s the most annoying news of all:

everyone asking if Jim is on twitter. He will be at the end of this year. He is building the most mind blowing website with twitter stuff.

Great. Something to look forward to. Except that I already found out that J.B. Handley is on Twitter, too.

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38 replies on “Jenny McCarthy shows off her intellect”

This doesn’t bother me nearly as much as a single Oprah interview.

You mean they are letting her acknowledge her MTV past? I thought she was being marketed as an “autism expert” and thoughtful, caring mommy now and pretending her vomit eating days never existed?

Too bad she didn’t choose:


I am the mother of an AS kid, and an epidemiologist in my past life.

This, on the eve of Mother’s Day, makes me sick to my stomach.

This lunacy must stop. I was provoked into an argument with an older chap the other day. He had just seen Oprah with Jenny, and was gung ho about the information for his grandson. When confronted, gently, with a basic scientific and epidemiologic argument, I was asked ‘What do scientists know? Nothing!’

I have to sneak in a brag about my kid:

Exactly what kind of web site could Jim be building?

“He is building the most mind blowing website with twitter stuff.”

Website with twitter stuff? Maybe it’ll be a site that filters reality out of twitter, re-writing all anti-Jenny statements to be pro-Jenny statements?

I’m sure it will also have an indigo coloured background, which will really BLOW YOUR MIND!

One of my favourite search terms in tweetdeck is searching for @JennyFromMTV – if you think JENNY is misinformed or stupid, you should read the work of some of her “rescue angels.” I think that some of them form words purely by accident when they flail at the keyboard…

@ Aaron,”Oh, it’s her alright. … just before her post about farts.”

I believe there is such a thing as too much information, please show us some pity.

I believe there is such a thing as too much information

Right in the post title it clearly says, “Jenny McCarthy [1]” so you had fair warning.

[1] I’d suspect Charlie of being an ancestor, but it’s a bit hard to believe. His acting was wooden, true, and he wasn’t the sharpest pencil in the drawer — but he was way ahead of Jenny on both counts.

Poor JB. Only an honorable mention as the chubby guy sitting next to Jenny slobbering all over his Cinnabun.

Poor JB. Only an honorable mention as the chubby guy sitting next to Jenny slobbering all over his Cinnabun.

…as opposed to JMcC, slobbering all over Twitter.

@jypsy: manic depression, muscular dystrophy, macular degeneration, myelin deficency, Minimata disease, moon dust… Who knows?
Jenny obviously does,though. So she’s clearly got paranormal powers of perception, as well as being a specialist in medicine, autism and immunology.

Wait. She was twitting on the plane. While it was in flight? Er…doesn’t that violate the no transmitting electronics rule?

She gets all upset over a guy eating a cinnabun, which doesn’t affect her in the least while she does something which has a chance, even if it is remote, of crashing the plane and killing everyone? Nice.

I thought you could use electronics while in flight. It’s just during takeoff and landing that you can’t.

I think Typhoid Jenny’s health concerns are based on what kind of people she finds gross. Like fat guys ew. And autistic children barfola.

Or maybe she was cranky because she’s sick of all that sugar/gluten/etc-free food and just wanted a goddamn sticky bun SO BADLY.

Just goes to show they named “twitter” correctly. It’s for twits!
Change one letter and that really describes Jenny!

debinoz, read the article about your gorgeous son this morning and it made my day!. I have to admit shedding a little tear when Rory said (about being a bit unreasonable) ” it bows me down, bows me down with guilt”. brag away!. happy mothers day too.
A real breath of fresh air after the toxicity of the antivax brigades “OMG! autism is teh debil!”.
I truly dont know what we do about the idiot antivaxxers. They are putting us all at risk and don’t seem to care. I don’t want kids to start getting sick and dying because a very vocal minority think they know more than the combined ranks of medics, immunologists,. epidemiologists etc. They all talk up the “research” they have done, and either don’t vax, or make up their own ridiculous schedules based on what they read on and MDC. Presumably if they need surgery they just go on google and download a “how-to” guide then do it themselves on the kitchen table, cos surgery is just a branch of big pharma right? just “the man” trying to keep the little people down. what do surgeons know anyway?.
Jenny is teh stoopid supanaova. Doesn’t even realise that guava nectar is 90% evil fructose& oprah gives this evil, idiotic bint a show of her own to promote her dumb book and spread the word on antivax to her audience of the easily lead., jenny, oprah& jim- the axis of ebil!.

Electronic devices have to be OFF for take-off and landing. After that you can use them only in non-transmitting mode. Some cell phones have an airplane mode that you can enable, so that you can update your address book or take pictures without the phone ‘pinging’ the network. So yes, she was breaking the rules.

“She’s always there when I’m going through hard times,” Rory says. “She’s gorgeous. She means the world.”

DebinOz, that is a lovely tribute to motherhood! Happy Mother’s Day!

“Electronic devices have to be OFF for take-off and landing. After that you can use them only in non-transmitting mode. Some cell phones have an airplane mode that you can enable, so that you can update your address book or take pictures without the phone ‘pinging’ the network. So yes, she was breaking the rules.”

Well what else is new? If she thinks she knows better than doctors about vaccinating against diseases, then surely she knows better than the physicists, engineers, technicians, and so forth who make the recommendations. After all, “twitting” didn’t kill her that time, so obviously they don’t know what they’re talking about. After all, she has an “airplane instinct” that she’s confirmed with her PhD in Twittering.

OK, so I’m not on twitter or anything like that, but I have to say, if this is the type of stuff that is tweeted, I don’t think I’m missing much.

Oh my god!!!! Airport security confiscated Jenny McCarthy’s sugar-free jelly!!!!! Whew, what would I have done without that information? I’m so glad she told us.

Actually, I feel a bit dumber.

It would appear that Ms. Mc Carthy’s “stream of consciousness” is a dial tone.

If this is an example of what runs through her head on an average day, it puts her anti-vaccination ramblings into perspective.


And it appears she’s using twitter to give people medical advice:

@jennyfrommtv I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction for parents who can’t afford the DAN! Doctors, what can we do??

@NcCarterFamily get my new book Healing and Preventing Autism. Also you can go to for help getting doc you can afford

Fucking wonderful.

What the hell is wrong with people, that they would actually ask fucking Jenny McCarthy for medical advice???

So. She just posted publicly she violated FAA rules?

Is this reportable after the fact?

There are airlines that have in-flight internet access: I know Delta and American have full internet access available on some flights and JetBlue has started providing limited free access for email and instant messaging, so don’t be jumping on her quite yet for something this minor.

Airport security confiscated Jenny McCarthy’s sugar-free jelly!!!!!

That’s another thing…didn’t she notice all the signs saying that you can’t take more than 3 oz of fluids onto the plane? Or did she just assume that those rules applied to someone else? (Also what do you bet that the “sugar free” jelly was sweetened with fruit juice and contained just as much or more sugar than a regular jelly? Not that McCarthy’s eating habits are any of my business, of course, but I’m guessing that she didn’t read the label too carefully and fell for a “greenwash” con.)

You know you’re in trouble when even your insomnia comes with nightmares.

Actually, it just means that you’re the subject of 126-year-old hip-hop (I can recite the entire thing from memory except for one verse that simply won’t stick no matter how many times I read it).

I wonder if Oprah herself follows Jenny’s Twit. And I wonder what she would think of Jenny mocking the “chubby guy” next to her. That’s a subject that hits pretty close to home for Oprah.

Jenny can look and act dignified for an hour or so at a time for Larry King, but when she is given a round the clock microphone her true nature appears. That of a superficial Hollywood actress that has no sense and even less respect for anyone else. Her Twittering reads like a 10th grader.

You’re far too kind. In fact, comparing Jenny’s Tweets to those of 10th graders is an insult to most 10th graders. Her Tweets read like those of 6th or 7th graders at best.

So wanting children to die of easily preventable diseases isn’t enough for McCarthy. Now she has to resort to fat-shaming too. I’m certainly not surprised though.

So did anyone else immediately think that she needs to be decisively twitterbombed? Yes, I just made up that word (at least it’s the first time I’ve heard it).

I have pages on Facebook, MySpace, Friendster and even Orkut before all of Brazil took over. I’ve also been blogging in various forms since 1995. I have to say: Twitter is LiveJournal for people with severe ADHD. Uggh.

I welcome counterexamples.

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