Man, that picture of Carolyn is really unattractive, mainly because she has horrible posture. She's all slumped over and her chest looks sunken-in. You'd think an important buisinessperson would be able to present themselves better.

The whole episode was like a fever dream. What show was I watching? The most ridiculous part was that a) Trump "didn't know Clay was gay" (give me a break) and b) after revealing he was gay, Trump says "So, you don't find Alla attractive? You don't find Felisha attractive?" Does Trump not understand the concept? (It also cements my belief that Trump only cast them because he thinks they're "hot".) And the comment about "menus in restaurants"?! Ugh....

And was it me or was Alla suddenly talking with an accent this whole episode?

Joey Jo-Jo at November 4, 2005 10:22 AM

Accents are sexy? (They are.. I was in overload during my trip to Scotland...)

When did Caroline's jacket appear? I figured her poor posture was from the weight of her earrings.

Marcus suffers from a serious case of chronic verbal diarrhea

Soosan at November 4, 2005 10:37 AM

In the middle of the boardroom proceedings, I think during the firings, she had on a black jacket.

freakgirl at November 4, 2005 11:39 AM

Carolyn was probably just cold, she can't possibly weigh more than what, 95/105 pounds?

I think you're right Freakgirl, that Trump didn't fire Clay becuase he didn't want to look like a queer-basher. Me, I'd have fired Clay's ass on the spot after that "tight Jew" comment. The rest was certainly inappropriate for the context, but even though I don't think he meant any evil with that comment, it's still such an offensive thing to say that it would've signaled to me that he is just not ready for prime time.

Jen in AZ at November 4, 2005 12:05 PM

Wow. Inappropriate-a-palooza!

Trump is gross. Asking Adam if he'd ever had sex had to be the most inappropriate thing I've ever seen. Adam responded by saying he's not comfortable discussing it, but that didn't stop Trump from acting as though Adam had declared himself a virgin. I don't assume he's a virgin because he feels sex is private and isn't open to discussing it. Particularly with a possible future boss.

Joey Jo Jo, I totally agree. I kept yelling, "what?!" in response to Trump's horrifying remarks. I can't believe what he was saying. For such a smart businessman, he's such an idiot. Unbelievable. And the comment that Adam will learn to enjoy sex someday. God! And then the comment that sex gets Trump in trouble. Ugh.

I'm really disappointed that Carolyn laughed at the Donald's remarks instead of making that disgusted face we all know she would have been making had it been anyone else who said those things.

About Alla's accent...she has a Russian accent. I think when she speaks with less of one it's because she's really concentrating. I've noticed the accent get stronger and weaker at different times since the season began.

Maggie at November 4, 2005 12:53 PM

Didn't they say that Capital Edge earned an average grade of 6.89 or so and Excel earned around 7.08 (I'm guessing at the exact numbers)? It wasn't the blow-out it was made out to be, although it should have been.

I did not understand a thing Marcus said last night.

Jane at November 4, 2005 01:05 PM

I wonder if Marcus even understands. Does anyone know what exactly this fellow invents?

I was not impressed with Trump prodding Brian about his sexual experiences. How did that have anything to do with the failing performance on this task?

And Jane you are right, the results weren't all that far apart.

Soosan at November 4, 2005 01:49 PM

Actually, I think Excel got a 7.7 ... but still, not a landslide victory.

GeekBoy at November 4, 2005 02:03 PM

As I mentioned in the comments right after the first episode, Marcus invented this:

Joey Jo-Jo at November 4, 2005 04:23 PM

I could be entirely wrong, but I thought that the first boardroom appearance (with both teams) is a separate occasion than the firings. I noticed that Carolyn had on something different for the firing, but I think Trump also had on a different tie...

Sara at November 4, 2005 04:37 PM

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had a complete "WHAT?!" reaction to the D's questioning of Clay re: his gayness. I was halfway between tears of laughter and geniune tears during the "menu" remarks.

patrick at November 4, 2005 04:42 PM

Trump is insane. In. Sane. My mouth was hanging open and I kept waiting for him to shut it, but no...he just kept digging that hole deeper and deeper.

No surprise to me that Carolyn just chuckled and went along with The D Man. When it comes right down to it, she all but blows the guy week after week, no matter what drivel comes out of his mouth. Trump only hires butt-kissers, apparently.

I agree that Clay was the picture of INAPPROPRIATE last night, but Adam exaggerated what he said and Alla, et al went with it. Clay never said, "Tight ass Jew" in the sneering way it was portrayed. He was trying (poorly, but trying) to go with Adam's own riff about being a shy Jewish boy who doesn't want to waste money on a bad date. I think he was genuinely hurt as being accused of an anti-semitic remark, and although it could be construed that way, it clearly wasn't meant to be. And I say this as a not-shy Jew with a somewhat tight ass of her own.

Now, ask me about my meeting/bonding with Randall in a NYC taxi line earlier this week. Go on...ask!

Greater Czarina at November 4, 2005 05:21 PM

for the record, that fantasy game can suck it. i've picked markus every week except this one and NOW he gets fired? boo.

you met randal?! TELL!

sar at November 4, 2005 05:24 PM

Do tell, GC!

Maggie at November 4, 2005 07:06 PM

Tell tell tell tell!!

Soosan at November 4, 2005 07:50 PM

So I'm in the New Brunswick train station and glance over to see a dapper gentleman in a suit typing away on a laptop, and I think, "Dayum, that looks just like Randal from The Apprentice!"

One NJ Transit ride later, I get off at Penn Station, go out to the taxi line, and bam! There's Randal, a person up from me. There's a little woman between us with an even littler daughter and three big honking suitcases, and the taxi line is looooooong. So when it's time to move up, I offer to shlep one of her suitcases and Randal takes the other. The woman thanks us, then says, "Sir, has anyone ever told you that you resemble the gentleman from The Apprentice?" At which point I can't contain myself any longer and bust out with, "That's because he IS the gentleman from The Apprentice...right?" Randal chuckles and says he sure is.

We shmoozed for ten minutes or so. When asked about being traded to the women's team, he said, "Yeah, that really sucked." The woman asked him if he could tell us who won, and he laughed and said, "Now that would wreck all the fun of watching, wouldn't it?" He also said that Toral and Markus were the worst of the bunch (no surprises there), but he didn't seem to be too impressed by any of his other teammates, either. I even chatted with him about almost going on Trading Spouses and how underhanded FOX is. Apparently, NBC is a lot classier and doesn't "frankensplice" sentences, at least they didn't do it to him. We both told Randal that he was our favorite, and we both thought he deserved to win.

When it was time to get into cabs, I wished him all sorts of luck. He was absolutely as friendly, classy, and intelligent as he comes across on the show...and better looking, nose-wise (it's not as big as it appears on-screen). Plus his suit was sharp!

So that was my brush with demi-fame. :)

Greater Czarina at November 5, 2005 07:56 PM

Greater Czarina, did you remember to console him on his grandmother?

The fact that you met Randal is right up there with my encounters with Tana and Tara from last season. That's right. Tana and Tara, if anyone cares.

Anyway, I'm only happy Markus is gone by the measure that everyone still left will finally get off his back. I'm also happy he outlasted four of the six frat brothers who were against him (Chris, Josh, James, and Mark).

I'm glad Randal snagged another win as Project Manager, and I hope Marshawn, Alla, and Brian all follow suit. I pretty much see the four of them in the final four, with Randal and Alla proceeding to the final two (and Brian and Marshawn thus hearing "You're fired!"), and Randal ultimately hearing "You're hired!"

Jamison at November 7, 2005 02:28 AM

Actually, the little lady we were helping offered her condolences before I could, but I was able to chime in.

Ah, Tana, Tana. I once had high hopes for the MILF, but then she went psycho bitch in the end. ::sigh::

Greater Czarina at November 7, 2005 09:01 AM

Great Story... thanks for sharing! Very cool.

Um.. I haven't met anyone apprentice hopefuls, but if you look at it the other way round... none of them have had the pleasure of meeting me! (and it's a joy, a JOY)


Soosan at November 7, 2005 09:12 AM

I'd like to meet Randal myself, and I'd like to meet Marshawn, Brian, Alla, and Rebecca, as well. I'd also like to meet Markus, if only to tell him how sorry I am that Chris and Josh treated him so unfairly.

Jamison at November 7, 2005 01:42 PM

Yay for Randall - i found out about LIVE MEETING and you can pose questions to the most recently fired apprentice the day after. its pretty cool - they dish all the stuff you dont see on the show - and their personal opinions about Trump. anyway, its free - i think you would get a kick out of it. go to

iwatchedit at November 10, 2005 03:30 PM
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