3.08.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts: Oscar Intensive

  • Everyone is criticizing Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin for their performance at the opening of the Oscars. I thought they were very funny.
  • And Martin was able to throw in "I was born a poor, black child" joke. (From The Jerk.)
  • The deceased director John Hughes montage last night was great. It was enough to give me Good Old Day Syndrome.
  • Heard a lawyer in the Wise County courthouse the other day say, in reference so someone else, say "He's a good lawyer." The problem is that the speaker has no idea what he's doing so his praise made me chuckle.
  • I'm losing my mind. I could have sworn that the villain in The Lovely Bones was Napoleon Dynamite's brother. Nope, not even close.
  • There's a crooked cop in San Antonio in the War on Drugs and the DA's office down there is ethical enough to warn everyone about it. I know at least one prosecutor that wouldn't do that.
  • Wheels Are Off: A Dallas lawyer is accused of murder in a case that involves drugs, all night parties and young women. (It's kind of long but worth it.)
  • The most amazing thing about The Hurt Locker is that it's a movie about the war in Iraq that wasn't political. That's hard to do.
  • My favorite Jeff Bridges' (last night's Best Actor winner) movie that no one has ever seen: 2004's The Door In The Floor.
  • Baylor killed the Evil Empire on Saturday with one Bear recording 10 dunks. One UT blog referred to it as the "Longhorns vs. The Harlem Globetrotters."
  • I get my tires rotated and balanced because I was feeling a vibration. Now the vibration is worse. That has to be a bad sign.
  • Why did Tom Hanks rush out on stage and blurt out the Best Picture winner like he was late to something?
  • Miley Cyrus's mom all tatted up last night.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

apperantly that guys not a good shooter bc those dunks were the only points he scored the whole game. 20 points by dunks. im a huge longhorn fan and i dont know what the hell has happened to them. id rather them not go to the tourny and instead go to the NIT. they might actually have a chance to win it all, but i wouldnt bet on it

Anonymous said...

I guess Tom Hanks was told that they were way overtime! I think it was scheduled to end at 10:30 (Fat Chance!), and it was right at 11:00.

Anonymous said...

"I KNOW at least one prosecutor that wouldn't do that."

Are you admitting to your involvement in a cover-up or just experiencing National Enquirer envy?

Anonymous said...

I love Sandra Bullock! So glad she won--and she seemed authentic in her shock. I guess she thought Streep would win. We aren't big movie people, but the night I saw The Blind Side, I left the theatre saying "She should win the Oscar!". I was right! WOW!

Anonymous said...

I bet she has a TRAMP STAMP and I bet it has been trampted on.

Anonymous said...

random thoughts on RMMT: Oscar Intensive
I also thought Martin/Baldwin were funny. The "poor black child" joke was probably the funniest of the night, considering he tied it into the Precious story.

I recall your confusion about the villain in The Lovely Bones, but it's easy to make that mistake, because he looked just like him, with the weird speech pattern thrown in

I don't think it's so hard to make a non-political film about Iraq. It's just that every liberal filmmaker wants to take their shot and score points when they could have simply made a good movie

I heard somebody on TV this morning say The Hurt Locker has the "dubious" distinction of having the lowest gross for any best picture winner. What's wrong with that? Maybe it says something about the industry that they thought simple storytelling trumped the whiz-bang high-tech eye candy of Avatar?
Explosions, chase scenes, and CG imagery are fun, but it takes a story, with people acting out lines, to get past your eyeballs into your brain

Anonymous said...

I loved Baldwin and Martin as well. Thought they did a super job. Not a fan of Avatar, but detest stories about war, so I didn't see The Hurt Locker and don't plan to. Just can't get into that type of movie. However, anything Meryl Streep does is awesome...she's just simply classy and talented. I thought it was a good program. I think Hanks had to get it over because they were already 30 mins overtime!

Anonymous said...

The Big Lebowski was by far the greatest Jeff Bridges movie ever... and if you have never seen it, watch it 2 times to make sure so you can take it all in...

Anonymous said...

Sometimes your vibration in your tires can be a tread seperation.

Anonymous said...

thugs vs. thugs

Anonymous said...

Billy Ray Cyrus has no class. His wife has no class and daughter has no class. Guess people with no class love them.

The Hurt Locker was hard to watch; but, I couldn't turn it off because I was sure on the last day in Iraq, he was going to blow himself up. What a hell hole he was in but he was addicted to war.

Anonymous said...

Take your vehicle to Robbies on 51 south, he can figure out your vibration and wont overcharge you.
Phone # 627-1409

Anonymous said...

Not a great fact for the defense:

"'What kind of weapon was it?' the operator asked.

'A small-caliber revolver – I mean, I don't know, I don't know,' Marshall said before hanging up."

Anonymous said...

Texas A&M easily beat the Evil Empire as well...they just are not that good.

Anonymous said...

Take the Baylor sticker off of your gas guzzling SUV and leave the UT sticker on and it should run smoothly. It will probably continue to skip though.

Anonymous said...

they (martin/Baldwin) were not funny at all.

Anonymous said...

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GOOD JOB B.G.

Anonymous said...

Re the Lawyer Murder Story:

Brock should walk in an give you a big smooch on the lips for being semi-normal.

Also, did anyone do the arithmetic on the ages? Good lawyer married dead ex when he was 43 and she was 18. Talk about May-December. Divorces him when she is 21. She moves back to North Texas and lives with his law partner, doing recreational drugs? Man. city folk really do live a different life.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I guess San Antonio and a Rhome Cop have something in common...

Anonymous said...

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