February 27, 2005
— Ace "Forgive my compromised sense of humor, but to answer our host's question about the chicken: the chicken is among our most talented, gifted, and generous of all domesticated fowl, and everyone in Hollywood appreciates his tremendous contributions to the performing arts."*
* Apologies to Jeff Goldstein. This is his sort of his schtick.
Okay, So I Watched a Bit of the Oscars Update: Hey, there's not a damn thing on.
It doesn't make me Scandanavian.
All of Hollywood Is Afraid of Clint Eastwood Update: Now, of course I'm a big fan of Clint Eastwood's, particularly of his earlier, funnier films, like High Plains Drifter.
But this is getting ridiculous. Clint Eastwood wins like four Oscars every other year.
Are all of these f'n' Hollywood pussies so afraid of Clint Eastwood they can't finally give Scorcese his damn Oscar already?
Ditto the Spicoli-is-a-humorless-jackass thing.
Dave at Garfield Ridge
Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at February 27, 2005 08:04 PM (mrpxK)
OK, I read some of the live-blogging for tonight's Academy Awards.
But it still does not make me "Oscar curious."
One Clint story.
In a city by the sea.
I live there, part-time.
Anyway, while at the grocery check-out a few years back, this tall, big (long arms, big hands, muscular) and old looking guy, with what looks like a platinum Rolex, is ahead of me, trying to figure out how to swipe his credit card (also platinum I think, don't leave home without it) in the check-out counter console.
As I was just about to ask him if he needed help (hey, I am a doctor afterall) the check-out girl figured out he was struggling and took matters in her own hands.
The tall, old looking guy, turned slowly to me and smiled.
Me too, then. I smiled back.
First thought. Man you look old.
Second thought. Nice watch.
Third thought. Don't you have, like servants or something for this?
Nice smile, though.
Posted by: MeTooThen at February 27, 2005 08:17 PM (Qn5xm)
Posted by: Russell Wardlow at February 27, 2005 08:39 PM (zZ78O)
(I talked to Bob Dole's c*ck and he said it was OK to correct you this one time)
Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2005 04:57 AM (W5I+/)
Martin Scorcese - may or may not currently reside in New York but makes all his films about the Big Apple.
Hollywood is in California.
It doesn't take a Hardy Boy to solve this mystery. But I am one anyway. Or so says my wife who affirmed my goodness and supported me through the coke years and the crack years and the embezzling charges and that thing with the carnival barker...
Posted by: Tongueboy at February 28, 2005 05:17 AM (nug4S)
Posted by: 72VIRGINS at February 28, 2005 05:18 AM (dhRpo)
Posted by: 72WIVES at February 28, 2005 05:20 AM (dhRpo)
Posted by: Bob Hawkins at February 28, 2005 05:47 AM (2LKPp)
Are you implying that there is EVER anything on the boob tube? And that the Oscars are better than nothing?
Posted by: Carlos at February 28, 2005 06:29 AM (oNVm9)
Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek standing side by side, presenting awards.
Posted by: cirby at February 28, 2005 06:32 AM (fY33n)
I too had an encounter with Clint Eastwood. I saw him at the Maui Airport. He does look old and he does look mean.
Did anyone else think Sean Penn looks like a cartoon character and that Robin Williams isn't funny anymore?
And I think Chris Rock proved his point about black people not watching the Oscars, wouldn't you say?
Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at February 28, 2005 08:28 AM (9VmV1)
Posted by: TallDave at February 28, 2005 08:42 AM (z0bus)
Posted by: someone at February 28, 2005 08:54 AM (S22v9)
I'd rather watch the Friday night lineup on SciFi Channel than almost anything Hollywood has produced for theaters in recent years. Show with strong continuity are vastly more engaging.
I did see one other movie in the theater last year but the committee was too chicken to nominate its theme song.
Posted by: Eric Pobirs at February 28, 2005 08:56 AM (SYvBp)
Posted by: 72prunes at February 28, 2005 08:58 AM (dhRpo)
Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2005 09:16 AM (W5I+/)
Posted by: 72PRUNES at February 28, 2005 09:38 AM (dhRpo)
Get the facts straight.
Posted by: Fargus at February 28, 2005 10:02 AM (hBT/Q)
Posted by: carin at February 28, 2005 10:50 AM (mLojJ)
I'm sorry Scorsese didn't win his Oscars for the film or films he should have, but he really didn't deserve this one.
Posted by: Ken Begg at February 28, 2005 12:59 PM (VVf4R)
I think he went back and crawled under the rock where his career went.
Posted by: Eggo at February 28, 2005 03:07 PM (BKte2)
Posted by: nood at February 28, 2005 06:16 PM (IgmYi)
Yeah 72, what's up with that?
Posted by: lauraw at March 01, 2005 04:47 AM (YWZ64)
Posted by: Paladin at March 01, 2005 12:02 PM (Rfqkp)
2) I'm not gay (I'm pretty sure), but I ran into Sean Connery on a sidewalk Marbella, Spain in the late '70s and it's damn scary how good-looking that guy is, even without his hair piece (still is, too.) Also, he is not as scary as Clint, but he still looks like he could take you out if he wanted to.
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