I love this woman.
I love this woman.
For those of you who have been
unfortunate enough to see THE BABY, Twitter user @rsmon77 has come up with a 12 Step Program to help you come to terms with what you saw.
Remember: we’re here for you.
THE BABY 12 Steps, by @rsmon77
I’ve already said my thoughts on THE BABY in #TCMParty , so for those of you seeing it for the 1st time, think of me as like a AA sponsor.
The first step to dealing with THE BABY is to admit it’s real. #TCMParty
The second step is to admit someone pitched a movie about a man in a diaper called THE BABY without any irony. #TCMParty
The 3rd step is to accept this pitch involved a guy describing how said “baby” would “breast feed” from her adult babysitter. #TCMParty
The 4th step is that a producer said after the pitch, “Brilliant! Let’s do this!”, then asked his secretary to call casting. #TCMParty
The 5th step is someone had to hire a director. Is Roman Polanski available? No, but Ted Post is. #TCMParty
The 6th step? That the director of MAGNUM FORCE auditioned actors w/ sides of a script called THE BABY. #TCMParty
The 7th step is to accept someone had to create props, scout locations, cater & lease trailers for a film called THE BABY. #TCMParty
The 8th step is to acknowledge that Dennis is creepy probably because of the actor’s performance. He’s doing his job correctly. #TCMParty
The 9th step is to realize that a cast & crew shot footage for THE BABY that would have to be edited into an actual film. #TCMParty
The 10th step is accepting the producers said, “This whole man-baby isn’t weird enough. Got something weirder for an ending?” #TCMParty
The 11th step is realizing yes, there is something weirder than a man-baby for an ending to THE BABY. #TCMParty
The 12th & final step is that you are not alone. We all have suffered through THE BABY like you, and we all can move on. #TCMParty
Thank you for attending this THE BABY group therapy session. Please pick up some coffee on your way out, and I’m going to sleep. #TCMParty
Roald Dahl, 1986
NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.
roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.
And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.
And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.
Save Me Not Second Base
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and a lot of waffling over whether I should get involved with a debatable issue. But one of the things you learn in the School of Humanities is that rhetoric is open for critique.
Go on. Save the boobies. Save the tatas. Save second base. Raise money. Sell wristbands. Base entire campaigns around a secondary, sexualized sex characteristic used pars pro toto for womanhood. You’ll get away with it.
But first save the people they’re attached to.
a did a diagram of my anger
Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level
Preach it, Cate!
Leonardo DiCaprio congratulates Matthew Mcconaughey on his win for Best Leading Actor at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, March 2nd, 2014
"This isn’t over," Leo whispers.
Hang in there, Leo. Your day is coming.
Now that the 2013 Oscar Death Race has officially come to an end — during which I saw a respectable 54/57 nominated films — I thought I’d take a moment and pick the movies that were my favorites. These choices reflect what my Oscar ballot would look like; not necessarily the ones I think *will* win, but the ones I thought were the best, in my own humble, deeply flawed opinion.
And, yes, it’s perfectly ok for you to disagree with my picks, as I very well may disagree with yours. The very term “Best” is subjective; there is no objective standard one can use to judge most of these categories. Where and when you were born, the color of your skin, your social class, your life experiences, etc. will all influence what appeals to you on an emotional and intellectual level.
So, as of today, here are my picks. Time and distance will probably change a few of these. That’s what makes it fun. :)
Best Picture: HER. Runners Up: 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
Actor in a Leading Role: Tie: Leonardo DiCaprio and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Actress in a Leading Role: Judi Dench. Runner up: Cate Blanchett.
Actor in a Supporting Role: Michael Fassbender. Runner up: Jared Leto.
Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o.
Animated Feature Film: FROZEN. (note: have not yet seen ERNEST & CELESTINE)
Cinematography: THE GRANDMASTER.
Costume Design: THE GRANDMASTER.
Directing: Steve McQueen. Runners up: Martin Scorsese and Alfonso Cuaron.
Documentary Feature: THE ACT OF KILLING. (Note: have not yet seen THE SQUARE.)
Documentary Short: PRISON TERMINAL
Film Editing: GRAVITY. Runner up: 12 YEARS A SLAVE.
Foreign Language Film: THE GREAT BEAUTY. (Note: have not yet seen THE MISSING PICTURE.)
Makeup and Hairstyling: BAD GRANDPA. (Though, honestly, the fact that AMERICAN HUSTLE wasn’t nominated makes this category meaningless)
Music (Original Score): HER.
Music (Original Song): “Let it Go”
Production Design: AMERICAN HUSTLE. Runner up: HER.
Short Film (Animated): MR. HUBLOT. Runner up: POSSESSIONS.
Short Film (Live Action): JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING. Runner Up: MUST I DO EVERYTHING?
Sound Editing: LONE SURVIVOR
Sound Mixing: GRAVITY.
Visual Effects: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. (Smaug alone nailed this one for me). Runner Up: GRAVITY.
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Tie: 12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
Writing (Original Screenplay): HER.
Cal Newport on why “follow your passion” is terrifically bad advice – before we can follow it, we first have to find it.
During the SuperBowl, the Coca-Cola Company aired a commercial to promote their brand as every other mega corporation who has a few million dollars to blow on a 30 to 60 seconds of television airtime. It was a nice commercial titled “It’s Beautiful” in which American people…