Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I love Craig Ferguson. He puts the A in LGBTQIA (thanks Kathy Griffin on SVU for the extra letters) and when I saw this over on Joe.My.God. I had to share it.
Last night Craig devoted his entire opening monologue to the Ashburn scandal to hilarious results. Too many great jokes, I'll just tip you to one. (Paraphrasing) "Police knew Ashburn had been in a gay bar because he tested positive for appletinis." The final joke is the best, though.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
A few years ago, the group OK GO made an amazing video in which they did a choreographed routine on treadmills. Remember? Well, they have a new song and a new video that you have to see to believe. It's worth a look and I bet you'll watch it more than once.
Here's their treadmill video:
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Nominees have been told to have two speeches prepared in case they win: one to be short and sweet, telling the live audience in 45 seconds or less what the Oscar means to them, and a second, as long as necessary, to be delivered in front of a "Thank You Cam" backstage, where they can thank everyone from their agent to the maid's dog.
So close and yet so far. They still don't get it and by they I mean Bill Mechanic. One of the best things about award shows are the acceptance speeches but they are also one of the worst things as well. When a winner has a prepared and impassioned speech I learn more about the person and about the project. Unfortunately, most winners think an acceptance speech is nothing more than a list of names. It's not the speeches from the unknowns that bore us it's the boring speeches.
My suggestion is instead of a Thank You Cam, each nominee should provide a file of captioned photos that can be displayed/played while they make their way to the stage and give their acceptance speech. This way the winner gets to publicly thank everyone and we get to put faces with names. Also, the file doesn't need to only be thank you's, it could also be location photos or how to help info or future project info - it can be anything.
1. Have you had sex with another person in 2010? Have you passed on an opportunity to sex with another person in 2010? Unfortunately no and no but can you really complain if you're not looking.
2. What is the funniest thing you have ever said or done during sex? (Orgasmic facial expressions do not count.) I have been heard to laugh hysterically on numerous occasions during an exceptionally great orgasm. This reaction was initially puzzling to my partners until I explained and then they were flattered.
3. What is the first thing you notice about someone you are attracted to? That depends on which part of him I see first but mostly it'll be his face.
4. What is the best pick-up line you have ever heard? Every used? Ever been used on you? The best line I ever heard was used on me. I had been flirting with this one guy all night and finally got his phone number and as soon as he left, this other guy came up to me and said, "I'm glad you got his phone number because you can call him tomorrow, tonight you're mine." And I was. And it was the best sex I ever had. And I had it for almost a year. And I never called that other guy.
5. Where is the most unique place you have ever had sex? I'm not sure that this will count in the same way as a church confessional is unique or in that infamous answer on the Newlywed Game, "the butt Bob," but I think it qualifies. Tell me if you agree. I can't remember the correct name of the place and I think it's gone now but it was a 3 level house in which every room was dedicated to various BDSM acts. It was a dungeon house that was owned by a small group of men and for their use and that of their friends. It had no other purpose and no one lived there.
Bonus (as in optional): Do you pee in the shower? If so, has any significant other known that you pee in the shower? Has any significant other peed in the shower? Yes, it's too messy and hard to clean up if you do it anywhere else. ;)
Monday, March 1, 2010
Brian has competed for Canada in the Paralympics, and was set to be the first person ever to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics. Yesterday Brian was going to race in the 50km cross country skiing race. In the last Olympic Trials prior to the Olympics, Brian finished first. The Canadian Olympic body has made a big deal about Brian's accomplishments and even had a separate press conference for him prior to the Olympics because the story was so good. Hell, Morgan Freeman narrated an entire Visa commercial about Brian.
Well, on Saturday night, the Canadian cross country team and the Canadian Olympic organization decided that story be damned they were out to win gold medals or any medals on the last day of competition and they dropped him from the race. Despite the fact that no Canadian has ever medaled in the 50km cross country event, and despite the fact only one Canadian really had a shot to medal at the event, they dropped Brian from the race saying that he had no chance to medal. Forget Olympic feel good moments or letting a man who has worked for years try to achieve his dream, medals were of the upmost importance. On Saturday, the day before the race, Brian was told the news. On his Twitter page, you can tell how he felt about the news.
"Olympic dream over. I don't think I've ever been so sad."
For the record, the Canadians finished 5th, 18th, 32nd and 33rd. So much for adding to that medal count.
Something is making the people, in a very small town on the very outskirts of Sioux City, Iowa, crazy. That's the entire plot but they do wonders with it. I don't think anyone goes into a film of this genre with high expectations but The Crazies manages to keep your heart racing and head guessing.
- Once I was able to shake the feeling that this was a remake of The Happening, I really enjoyed The Crazies. These characters were smart and there were very few instances where you wanted to scream, "Don't do that!"
- The pacing is excellent. The action scenes are intense, clever, believable and had my heart racing but were not too drawn out. The transitions were interesting and moved the story along without being mindless and boring.
- I enjoyed who got killed and there was no mercy as to who and why. Just carnage.
- How and why people become crazy is slowly revealed and satisfying if not original.
- All in all, a movie that accomplishes what it sets out and is supposed to do. I think it compares very favorably to 28 Days Later in not in originality at least in entertainment.
- I spent too much time thinking this was exactly like The Happening only instead of suicides we had homicides but The Crazies is a far superior film with few plot flaws.
- The Sheriff must watch a ton of movies because he figured out what was happening way to quickly.
- May small towns are different but I know if my landlines and cell phones and internet and water all ceased working at the same time, I'd totally freak out!
- I found it confusing that not all the crazies went crazy the same way. I didn't like that they could talk and work together but this did make for some really great scenes.
- I would think that the two smartest characters would assume and vocalize that having a crazy's blood pour into you open wound would infect you for sure.