I just heard Oprah say on her show today (2/6/08):
"I just called in bubbles with a silver bubble blower!" (I am quoting from memory)
She said this in response to a discussion on how thoughts control reality (within the context of the book The Secret). She told about how she had a man on her show some time back who was attempting to blow a record-setting bubble. Oprah then said she thought to herself how much she would like to blow some bubbles that weekend with someone (I don't remember who). She then went to her office to find that the person she was thinking about had sent her bubbles and a silver bubble blower for her birthday some time ago, she just didn't notice it. Now she calls it her "Miracle Bubble Blower".
Now THAT is sloppy thinking. And her statement seemed, I don't know...weird. Maybe, just maybe, she didn't notice the basket before the bubble show.
Do you think Oprah has never heard of Occam and his Razor?