I couldn’t be bothered to watch the Oscars last night - which shouldn’t be a shock - but I did watch part of the red carpet pre-show. Because all I care about is the clothes. I can’t believe I just admitted that.
Anyway, two observations: (1) I may not be a huge Virginia Madsen fan like some people, but her dress freakin’ smoked. And (2) when I see Penelope Cruz, my first instinct is always to grab her by the shoulders, put my knee in the small of her back, and pull. Hard. STAND UP STRAIGHT, WOMAN!
I was going to say “And now I’m off to read the fug,” but I didn’t think anyone looked really heinous. I wasn’t crazy about Laura Linney’s tattery… thing, but she wasn’t horrible. (and they don’t have anything up yet, anyway…)
1. Was anyone else going “kisshimkisshimkisshimkisshimshutupandkisshim?” Not you. I’m talking to the three girls that still occasionally come here.
2. Why was Hurley on the tv show the little girl was watching in the Korean guy’s house?
3. And what was the song playing on Hurley’s cd player before it died? I think I liked it.
I was in a hotel room in Kansas City when I heard we were talking about trading him, and they were saying it looked like it would be Atlanta. (Admittedly, Atlanta’s pretty good at dealing with loonies.) And I was yelling at the tv, “No! Oakland! Go to Oakland!”
Hee hee heeeeeee.
(heads-up via Dodd, who knew I wasn’t going to shut up about this…)
Charles is challenging some guy I’ve never heard of, about whether there were any creations from 1950-2000 that will still be relevant in 200 years.
I’m obviously trying to avoid things that have been mentioned, but there’s enough to share… Here’s my ten, in no particular order:
2. Six Easy Pieces, by Richard Feynman
3. The Cole Porter Songbooks, by Ella Fitzgerald
4. Marc Chagall’s Jerusalem Windows
5. Green Eggs and Ham
6. Dolly the sheep
7. The 1967 Convertible VW Beetle
8. The Quiet Man
9. The Mars Rovers
(Two others that I think will be appreciated more in the future than they are now: The Cray-1 and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by RA Heinlein. And hopefully the concepts of Ayn Rand.)
Admittedly, most of the more current ones are scientific, not artistic, but that’s at least partially due to my personal taste. We have definitely lost a lot of giants, but that doesn’t mean there are none left.
Update: I’m embarrassed to have missed an entire category. I think it’s acceptable for the guys to have overlooked it, but not me. The Peace Rose (named when Berlin fell to the Allies) missed by five years, but I’d add the Mr Lincoln Rose (1964) to the list. And the perennial hibiscus, developed in the past few years in Ohio, as I recall, of which new and more beautiful strains are developed every year.
Today’s license plate was on one of those Mitsubishis that’s trying to be a Corvette, (with Kansas plates, which is why they got an extra letter):
*sigh* I’ll take Our National Obesity Problem for $200, Alex.