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February 5, 2010

Some gentle words on DADT and the pols supporting it.

Filed under: Uncategorized — akcb @ 5:10 am

Miss Florida¬† 2007-2011, Charlie Crist, opposes the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell because

“We are a nation at war. The governor believes the current policy has worked, and there is no need to make changes.”

Oh yes, bitch, it’s an absolute model policy that forces those who wish to defend the Consitution to lie and conceal in order to do so and kicks out people we actually need in the endless War on Tara (oh, except one of the kids in the linked tale of woe was “allowed” to stay in Iraq until the end of his tour before being discharged because a fag in the sand is worth two Freepers in the basement).

Charlie Crist married in 1979 for less than a year. And married again in 2008 when she thought it might help her get the VP nomination on the Republican ticket. She also loves the cock. Allegedly, FWIW.

Fuck her. And if John McCain wasn’t already sucking it, he can resume doing so now ( and by “it” I mean Lindsey Graham).

February 3, 2010

Only 32 days until Gay Christmas (based on the novel Push by Sapphire)!

Filed under: Uncategorized — akcb @ 1:32 am

Oscar nominations are in. My predictions follow.

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’nique, Precious

Skinny bitches are evil. Congratulations, Mo’nique.

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

As go the Globes, so goes Oscar? Maybe. Chrisoph Waltz.

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

My heart says Meryl, but I’m pretty sure its Sandy B. in a walk. For a shitty movie.

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Jeff Bridges, done and done.

Best Director
James Cameron, Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

I’m calling a split Director/Picture this year. Katherine Bigelow gives the finger to her ex and walks home with a small golden man.

Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman, The Messenger
Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, & Thomas McCarthy, Up

It’s been a couple of years since the Coen brothers took home awards for Directing and Picture for No Country for Old Men. And the Academy loves them some Coen.

Adapted Screenplay
Neil Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, District 9
Nick Hornby, An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci, & Tony Roche, In the Loop
Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

I’m pulling for District 9.

Foreign Language Film
Ajami (Israel)
El secreto de sus ojos (Argentina)
The Milk of Sorrow (Peru)
Un Prophete (France)
The White Ribbon (Germany)

Seriously, who cares? I’ll go with the Krauts.

Animated Film
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up

Up, up and away.

Best Picture
Avatar
The Blind Side

District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

Duh. Congratulations, Avatar.

Happy 84th birthday, Elaine Stritch!

Filed under: Uncategorized — akcb @ 12:59 am

You may know her as Jack Donaghy’s mother on 30 Rock, but before that she was the toast of Broadway (and one of our more famous high-functioning alcoholics), famous for originating the role of Joanne in Company. Well into her 70s in the video below, she can still sell a song.

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