The 1960’s

This is the one of the best presentations of the sixties that you will see online.  It is very well done.  Just click on the link and sit back and enjoy the memories.  Great photos and facts.  This is a part of how the 60’s changed history.  The music is good and you don’t need acid to take this trip.

The Sixties

Trains: In China (or) Japan

Wow. Um.

Whatever Country this came from, THAT kind of ‘situation’ can not be good for anyone suffering from claustrophobia.

(I sincerely hope those people are wearing enough deodorant. And, had the decency to eat a breath mint prior to getting On The Train).

Jim Gaffigan

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In keeping with the ‘humor theme‘ I have going on this week, I would love to share THIS VIDEO ABOUT HOLIDAYS with you, by one of my favorite clean-cut comedians. Jim Gaffigan. You will not be disappointed.

Warning: After watching that video you might end up spending a lot of time on the internet looking for more of his material. But since I am always looking out for my readers, here are a few other links:

Hot Pockets

I-Hop & Fruit Cake (hilarious)

Groovy TV

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Ah yes. The Glory Days of ‘Groovy’ Television. Don’t you remember way back when the world seemed so much simpler? How much did you (or still do) love all that the 70’s had to offer as far as TV programming? As much as this guy?

If you did, then I would like to take a moment and direct your attention to This Ultra-Super-Fly-Far-Out Post. I couldn’t have written this any better if I tried.

Excerpt:

Being yanked from the warmth of my mother’s womb and placed into the cold harshness that was the last week of 1973 (I’m thinking of starting a novel using that last sentence, but wanted to try it out here first), I don’t remember a lot about 70s TV as it was happening. I did however grow up on 70s reruns. Lots of them. In fact, by the time this post is over, you may well think I grew up on too many 70s reruns…

Read the complete post HERE.

Thank me later.

The Oscars 2008.

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At least the writer strike ended in time for one of my FAVORITE things on Television. Tonight @ 8pm on ABC . The Oscars.

I love this event, not just for the actual Oscars, but, the Red Carpet on the E channel before the event, and the fashion police celebrity bashing that occurs the next day.

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Anywhoo… here are this years NOMINEES:

 

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

George Clooney as Michael Clayton

Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood

Johnny Depp /Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah

Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson’s War

Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild

Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Julie Christie in Away From Her

Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose

Laura Linney in The Savages

Ellen Page for her role in Juno

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There

Ruby Dee – American Gangster

Saoirse Ronan- Atonement

Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone

Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Atonement

Juno

Michael Clayton

No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Persepolis

Ratatouille

Surf’s Up

Achievement in Art Direction

American Gangster

Atonement

The Golden Compass

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

There Will Be Blood

Achievement in Cinematography

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Atonement

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Achievement in Costume Design

Across the Universe

Atonement

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

La Vie en Rose

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Achievement in Directing

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Juno

Michael Clayton

No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Best Documentary Feature

No End In Sight

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

Sicko

Taxi to the Dark Side

War/Dance

Best Documentary Short Subject

Freeheld

La Corona (The Crown)

Salim Baba

Sari’s Mother

Achievement in Film Editing

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Into the Wild

No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Beaufort

The Counterfeiters

Katyn

Mongol

12

Achievement in Makeup

La Vie en Rose

Norbit

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

Atonement

The Kite Runner

Michael Clayton

Ratatouille

3:10 To Yuma

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

Once

Enchanted

August Rush

Enchanted

Enchanted

Best Animated Short Film

I Met the Walrus

Madame Tutli-Putli

Même les Pigeons vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven)

My Love (Moya Lyubov)

Peter & the Wolf

Best Live Action Short Film

At Night

Il Supplente (The Substitute)

Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)

Tanghi Argentini

The Tonto Woman

Achievement in Sound Editing

The Bourne Ultimatum

No Country for Old Men

Ratatouille

There Will Be Blood

Transformers

Achievement in Sound Mixing

The Bourne Ultimatum

No Country for Old Men

Ratatouille

3:10 To Yuma

Transformers

Achievement in Visual Effects

The Golden Compass

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Transformers

Adapted Screenplay

Atonement

Away From Her

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Original Screenplay

Juno

Lars and the Real Girl

Michael Clayton

Ratatouille

The Savages

 

What was YOUR favorite movie this last year? Was it even nominated? Who are you hoping walks away with the trophy?

Thursday’s Trivia: American Idol

Wow. Its been a LONG TIME since we’ve done a Trivia Game! In the spirit of 4 hours of American Idol over the last 2 days, I am thrilled to bring to you this weeks installment!

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Okay. You all know the drill, but, if you are new here, the rules are simple. Please put your answers in the comments section of the post and we will reveal the answers tomorrow. NOW POSTED!! No Cheating! I trust that all of you will all use the honor system? That means you will not use Google, (or any other internet searches) or mooch off other peoples answers. Cheating is bad…mkay!

*Todays Trivia Game has been brought to you by the one and only King of Trivia: Steve C., From: Dazd and Confuzed From Here:

1. In which season of “American Idol” did Jennifer Hudson compete?

Season 3

2. Simon told Carrie Underwood she would “win ‘American Idol’ and sell more records than any other idol”. What song did Carrie sing that night?

Alone
3. During season five, Ryan Seacrest removed her high-heels before she sang “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”. What was her name?

Mandisa

4. When did R.J. Helton compete?

Season 1
5. Clay Aiken competed in which season?

Season 26. When did Vanessa Olivarez compete in “American Idol?”

Season 27. Diana DeGarmo competed in which season?

Season 38. Which former contestant co-wrote the song “I Believe”, which was sung by the winner and runner-up at the grand finale of season 3?

Tamyra Gray

9. When did Jim Verraros compete?

Season 1
10. Paula often complimented this season two contestant’s “upper register”, especially with such songs as “Against All Odds” and “Drift Away”. What was his name

Corey Clark

Thursdays Trivia: Survivor-Season One

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Okay. You all know the drill, but, if you are new here, the rules are simple. Please put your answers in the comments section of the post and we will reveal the answers tomorrow. NOW POSTED No Cheating! I trust that all of you will all use the honor system? That means you will not use Google, (or any other internet searches) or mooch off other peoples answers. Cheating is bad…mkay!

*Todays Trivia Game has been brought to you by the one and only King of Trivia: Steve C., From: Dazd and Confuzed From Here:

I figured most everyone saw the first season of Survivor.  I admittedly watched it too.

1. Who was the first person voted off the island? (first name only)
Sonja

2. How many Survivors in “Survivor One” were in “Survivor All-Stars”?
4

3. Who was the first person voted out of the Pagong tribe?
BB

4. Who won the car at the reward challenge.
No one…A car was never a reward in “Survivor One”.

5. What is Butok?
beetle larvae

6. Which person did not get to see a video tape of their family?
Jenna

7. Which one of these people were NOT in the final four?

Richard
Rudy
 Sean
Sue

8. True or False: Kelly and Richard were in the final two.
True

9. Who was the winner of “Survivor One”?   (first name only)
Richard

10. Where is Gervase from?
New Jersey (MY HOME STATE!)

Steven Colbert – A Bone To pick With Colbert Nation

I am proud to bring this Guest Post from one of my favorite bloggers around. You all know him well as SA- Sarcasm Abounds.

While I have pledged to keep posting about Stephen Colbert at least once a week, I see that it has been more than a week since my last post. Looks like I owe you two this week.

This one is an open letter to Stephen Colbert and his entourage:

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God-King, while I remain one of the faithful, I have a bone to pick with you and your “#1 and #2” fan site, Colbert Nation. While you are basking away on some Bermuda beach, your nation’s website is quickly spiraling out of control. Since the writers strike began, there have been no new postings here, perhaps to show solidarity with you, which is fine.

However, even with the void that has been created with no new news on the website, there are still many who comment on the last post. I first noticed them when I found a link from the Colbert Nation’s comments to my little blog, which I greatly appreciated, however my appreciation soured when I began to read through the other comments and find quite a few anti-Semitic and racist posts spread throughout the comments.

From my very first post for this blog, “The Sweet Midwest Girl” I made it clear where I stand on racism, be it actively hostile or passively permissive.

Now Stephen, I know you aren’t responsible for every annoying poster that feels the need to spread nonsense and hate, but I absolutely hold you and you due-designates responsible for not policing your public posting site. If you promote it, and it sells your products, you need to take a moment from in absentia and make someone deal with it. This is for the betterment of all, but especially the children. What is more American than that?

Take this happy young lad, for example:

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This is JCH, the son of my blogging pal Meleah from Momma Mia, Mea Culpa. You are a hero of his. While he is enjoying your new book, what if he decides to head over to Colbert Nation to see what else you might have that is interesting? What is he going to think if he reads some of the hateful bile some posters have left?

I promise it won’t take more than a few minutes for you to sort this out, and you can climb back up on your golden throne to pass judgement on all you survey. Otherwise, I will be forced to declare my blog the #1 and #2 fan site, as I am serving up fresh and racist-free content on all things Stephen Colbert.

Respectfully,

SA