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ball failure

unpopular Oscar opinions

Yeah, getting the results+commentary from Teh Internet the next day.

Of the 5 Best Picture nominations (listed below) I've only seen 2 (asterisked) and wasn't taken with either of them.

BEST PICTURE
* BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CAPOTE
* CRASH
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
MUNICH


Highlights from the flist:

[Reminder: See the Subject of this post?  Read linked pieces at your own risk.]

hernewshoes is smart.

hedy reiterates her problems with lauding Brokeback Mountain as a gay movie.  (In the comments, lilithchilde counters: "I think it was a movie about the tragedy of the closet, personally. And while I understand the reservation about showing the negative side of gay life and history . . . it's real, and it's poignant")

I agree with sineala on Documentary.

sexonastick is snarky about Brokeback Mountain etcetera.


And hopping over to InstaPundit gets me a couple links -- the first of which reminds me that marauderthesn has complaints about Clooney's speech (scroll past a lot of other complaints for that one) and the second of which reminds me that whedonesque is having a Who Got Snubbed? A Shout-outathon thread which was helpful to me in reminding me which other movies came out last year.


I'm still working on coming up with an articulate response to the "out of touch" speech.
anime night

snow, and other randomness

I didn't even know it was supposed to snow until Marcia and Carol were talking about it yesterday, but waking up to white outside this morning made me happy.

It was a bit slippery walking to the train in the morning and I started worrying about later-in-the-day possibilities of lack of shoveling and of turning to rain.  (I checked weather.com when I got in, and it was supposed to turn from snow to rain/snow at noon, which made me very unhappy.)

With my coat on, I almost didn't even feel the snow.  (Mom, I fixed the lapels on my coat so I didn't get snow-filled cleavage on the way to work.)  Walking over the bridge, snow was flying up from the river, over the railing (it's not really a railing, but I can't think of a more accurate word), and then down.  Interesting.

ABC had extended news coverage (to tell us . . . that it was still snowing) so we suffered through Judge Mathis because nothing is on at 12:30 and we couldn't take any more "It's still snowing, folks."

Coming home, there was no precipitation and N.Harvard/JFK sidewalks were wet but clear up until about where Raven is.  The sidewalks back home were rather messier, though, and I worry about tomorrow morning.




Planning an apartment-warming party is so much more enjoyable than apartment-hunting.  And the fact that I would be spending something like half my income on housing makes remaining rent-free in my parents' house so appealling.  (Plus, I have so much stuff to go through.)

I'd been torn about having said party in the spring or the summer (assuming I find a place soon enough for this to not be moot, of course) and I had a brainflash this morning that, duh, my birthday's in the summer so I could have an apartment-warming in the spring and a birthday party in the summer.  This was very comforting.

I looked at the 66 Bus route to see what it covers, and wow, looking at the map [PDF file] I learned that so many places are so much closer to each other than I had thought.




musesfool has smart thoughts on Brokeback Mountain -- on space closing in, Ennis' relationship with Jack, etc. (most of the thoughtfulness is in the comments).  The post and my comments also include Serenity spoilers.

remixredux is starting next week.  I'm kinda tempted to participate -- but mostly not.  That's a statement on me rather than on Remix though, 'cause the Remix rocks (alliteration unintentional).




mari4212 wrote:
This is one meme I'm doing more for the chance that my friends will pick it up and post lists of their own than for them to write letters to me.

Leave a list of fictional characters in your journal that you would love to get a message from. It is your friend-list's mission, should they choose to accept it, to write you an in-character "letter" from a character on that list. Then they post their own list in their journal and the process continues!
Now, I am a h0r for audience participation, but I can't think of whom I would place on such a list.  But feel free to try anything if you feel inspired, Mari :)




William Shatner's "Rocket Man" is, um, special.  Then watching Family Guy's Stewie do it is very funny.  William Shatner doing "Tambourine Man" is painful.  (And the amazon.com snippet proves that the original song is at least somewhat sane.)