QVC Hosts: Wait -- Is The Moon A Star Or A Planet?

January 15, 2015

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This is an incredibly sad video of QVC host Jane Treacy and designer Isaac Mizrahi debating whether the moon is a star or a planet. Clearly, basic grade school knowledge is not a prerequisite for selling tacky women's wear on television. The highlights (lowlights):

It almost kinda looks like what the earth looks like when you're a bazillion miles away from the planet moon.


Isn't the moon a star?

The moon is a planet, honey.

We don't know what the sun is.

*after somebody Googles the moon for them* The moon is a natural satellite? What's that mean? Is that what Google said? No, I don't like that at all. I don't even know what that means.

My God that was painful to watch. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go blast myself into the sun, which, if I'm not mistaken, is an asteroid.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 7:20 for the sadness if the video doesn't do it automatically. Also, I took this post from sister site Hedonistica, GO WATCH ALL THE OTHER VIDEOS ALREADY.

  • Bad Habit

    People this incredibly stupid need to be killed off [or at least sterilized] before they can breed and decrease the overall intelligence of the human race even further.

    And it wouldn't hurt to ban them from voting as well.

  • Pondo

    how the hell watches these channels. I vomited in my mouth

  • Fercho

    Crystal-clear! That moon is no moon... It's a battle station.

  • Fooju

    "The moon is such a planet, I can't even stand it." Lol. Hilarious idiots are hilarious.

  • remnis

    NOTHING LIVES ON THE MOON! WTF

  • Cup-O-Jesus

    "When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around..."

  • Steve Stuart

    I think most of us can agree this digression, at the very least, is silly - especially since the answer is a bit more nuanced than either "A" or "B". This (QVC and HSN) is merely a long-form, live version of an infomercial, and if the on-air "hosts" need to chat-up the item for sale attempting to make it more enticing for potential buyers, that's how the game is played. The issue isn't really that this sort of thing exists in the confines of the world of retailng, but this exact same verbal BS is how The Media treats almost all newsworhty events - and we are all the poorer for it. And the next time you attack the hostess for being a bubble-head, you might at least identify her name properly. And that would be Shawn Killinger. (Now who's the one who needs the assistance of Google, or more-??!!)

  • Meristel Shaw

    TWO REALLY DUMB@$$ OLD QUEENS!!

  • Fred

    In my world people like this would be forcibly sterilised for the good of the species.

  • Joey Svitek

    I can't fathom this level of stupid. I just don't understand.

  • Jenness

    Ok so just let my 8yo watch this and he said "How are they on TV? Don't you have to be smarter?" and I said "No son, they literally put the dumbest people they can find on there" (while trying not to laugh) and he said "Ohh well that makes sense". HAHAHAHAHA I'm so proud right now because kids "get it"

  • BirdyC

    You ARE being sarcastic about the sun being an asteroid, right? Please say you are.

  • Riz

    Shame! I wish Daisy Daisingtong told us it was all fake; just a hallucination
    brought on by too much Dorito’s Dew soda.

  • Konstantin

    To be fair, there is a push to re-define Earth-Moon system as a double planet, and for good reasons. Of course, Moon not being a moon would be very confusing, so it's unlikely that this will get any traction until we start having trouble classifying exoplanet systems.

  • da1nonlysage

    I don't get that debate. Luna isn't the largest moon in the Solar System. It may be the largest in relation to its home planet, but definitely not the largest. Will moons larger than Luna be classified as planets, or dwarf planets? Why are they debating this?

  • Konstantin

    Because Luna is the only moon that's pulled by Sol's gravity more than by it's parent planet. If you plot Luna's trajectory around Sol, you'll see that it's convex everywhere. That is, it always accelerates towards Sol, and never away. This is not true for any other moon in the system. In truth, Terra and Luan co-orbit Sol, rather than one dragging the other along with its own gravity.

  • TheQiwiMan

    They are competing to see who can be more stupid.

    They are both winning.

  • Phil Dawson

    2 things concerned me other than the intelligence. 1. Why is there a random very large dog picture on the wall? 2. Does she really pull a Mugatu at 10.02 and quote "Its so hot right now", surely there are laws against that.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    The moon is a moon... or is it actually the same thing as that one with the rings?

    It's surprising that stupid people who aren't pretty can get work on TV...

  • Riz

    Im pretty sure she pronounced "Your-Anus" at some point too.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    That might be a generational thing, because I sure remember being taught that the seventh planet from the sun was pronounced "Your-Anus" which, of course, made everyone laugh. "YUR-in-us" wasn't something I heard until 15 years ago or so, but Pluto was still considered a planet at that point... so, go figure!

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