05 Mar 2006

Spoken like the producer of According to Jim

Warren Bell – Zeitgeist Nostradamus:

-Oscar will do more than fish up on that mountain, as Best Picture goes to Brokeback. Because what does Oscar love more than love? A movie that mainstream audiences have absolutely no interest in. (e.g., The English Patient or The Last Emperor.)

-In an ideal world, Oscar would be saluting something, anything that was a comedy.

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05 Mar 2006

Will someone please keep George away from the critters?

Some days, he just makes it too easy…[Cross-posted with fervor at Radical Writ]

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05 Mar 2006

Oscar open thread

I was busy up until now and just saw Rachel Weisz pick up the Supporting Actress (The Constant Gardener) award so far (Brokeback‘s Michelle Williams was up for this one). Anything of note yet? Horrible dresses/suits? Ungodly acceptance speeches? John Stewart blows as host, sorry to say, because I like

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05 Mar 2006

Aiiieee! The homefires! They burn….

Blogging was, well, almost non-existent his weekend as the lissome and foxy-fine mrs tbogg was in town after a two week absence which meant that we spent the weekend hitting it discussing our marital values and getting nasty forging a loving bond that not even God, if He exisited or cared or even bothered to call once in awhile, could tear asunder.

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05 Mar 2006

Late Nite FDL: And The Winner Is…

I know you must all be gripping the edges of your seats, shivering with anticipation. So without further ado, by popular vote, the winner of the most irrefutably stupid Joe Klein quote of all time is:13. “People like me who favor this [NSA wiretapping] program don’t yet know enough about it yet.

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05 Mar 2006

Reason #3,459 why Ann Althouse never gets called for a second date

(It would appear that I am now live blogging Ann Althouse who is live blogging the Oscars. Lucky me.)

Blogging the Oscars:

7 (Central Time): A slow-moving intro for Jon Stewart, showing Oscar hosts of the past declining to re-host. We see Billy Crystal and Chris Rock shacking up together in a tent, for the first gay joke of the night.

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05 Mar 2006

Oscar Open Thread

I have to say I’m liking the glamor/train fashion redux but Naomi Watts looks like she just took a stroll through the cobwebs of Peggy Noonan’s mind. Jessica Alba, on the other hand, looks fab.

Generally I hate writing about Hollywood so I defer to people like David E., John Rogers and and James Wolcott who do it and do it well.

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05 Mar 2006

Spike on Condi

Spike Lee doesn’t hold back, huh? Firebrand director Spike Lee has found an unlikely new target for his latest spray: the secretary of state. Says Lee: “I dislike Condoleezza Rice more than [President] Bush. The thing about it is that she’s gotten a free ride from black people.” …”People say,

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05 Mar 2006

Crystal Lake Park District Board's feeling the burn

Looks like the phones must have been ringing off the hook at the Crystal Lake Park District Board (an outlying suburb of Chicago) after its vote not to allow the Gay Games rowing competition on the lake. (Kane County Chronicle): Park board President Jerry Sullivan, who was on vacation in

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05 Mar 2006

Timmeh

I’m on Russert Watch over at the HuffPo for Arianna this week while she covers the Oscars.

John Edwards fans: don’t bother.

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