February 28, 2007
Â “Gore Oscar in Doubt,” Says Supreme Court of the United States
Mon Feb 26, 2007
In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court of the United States intervened to revoke the Academy Award won by ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ at the 79th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, in Los Angeles, California. Â Responding to a case filed this morning in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Exxon v Guggenheim, David, Gore et al, and moving at lightning speed through the legal system all the way up to the highest court of the land, a spokesman issued this stunning statement … [Read the rest of this breaking story here!]
February 27, 2007
Whoa!Â Don’t get the wrong idea.Â I’m not starting to hang out in the same massage parlors as Pastor Ted.
What I’m talking about is: This guy ran a prank on the Swiss paper SONNTAGSZEITUNG by placing this ad with the paper–a totally hokey ad he had made himself–and having them send Gucci the $50,000 tab.
Hey, it’s not my newspaper–so I think it’s pretty funny.Â Very Borat-like, and the guy even looks a little like Borat.Â He has not been identified yet.Â Keep an eye out…
Oh, Lordy–this one hurt!
The Dow dropped over 400 points today.Â
Actually, my Marketocracy funds didn’t fare any worse than the market as a whole, but, for some reason, my personal Real World money did (some of it is “leveraged” in the sense that I buy on margin and, thus, the ups are uppier and the downs are downier).
I left the office early today looking for a tall building to jump off of, but I eventually got hungry and came home and fixed a tuna sandwich.Â Tuna, not caviar.Â The caviar days are behind me for a while…
February 26, 2007
Following up on the James Cameron entry below:
The Cameron documentary will air on the DISCOVERY Channel on March 4th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (8:00 Central).Â There’s a website up with links to videos, interviews, etc.
I did very averagelyÂ with my picks.Â Sure, I got the main ones–but only because I went with the consensus favorites in the major categories.
I previously mentioned that I had an Oedipal crush on Helen Mirren (who did lookÂ gorgeous last night!)Â But now I’ve learned she’s really not that much older than I am, and certainly not old enough to be my mother.Â I think men tend to “feel” like they areÂ never older thanÂ 35…
Until they showed the clips for Best Actor performances, I had been unaware that Ryan Gosling (who was nominated for the interesting HALF NELSON) had been the young actor in one of my favorite all-time movies THE BELIEVER.Â If you have not seen this latter movie go get it now!
Glad to see Al Gore win an Oscar.Â Good thing the Supreme Court wasn’t voting on the results this time.
Where was Three Six Mafia this year?!Â (I shouldn’t tease them–I actually bought a compilation album–CRUNKÂ HITSÂ VOL. 2–that had them on it.Â Yes, that’s right: I’m a closet crunk fan!)
Best Original Screenplay Award?Â Some day it shall be mine…
February 25, 2007
Maybe he’s upset because he’s not up for an Oscar tonight?
According to TIME Magazine’s site, Mr. Cameron will be having a press conference tomorrow to reveal that he has discovered Jesus’s (and his mother’s and Mary Magdalene’s) fully-occupied tomb.Â No resurrection!?!Â Oh, dear me!
Will this sink Christianity?Â Absolutely not.Â God Himself could set up a cloud formation in the sky over Kansas that wrote, “The Buddhists have it right.Â Forget all that Allah/Jesus/Vishnu stuff” and it wouldn’t make a dent.Â People willÂ still continue to believe what their mothers raised them to believe.Â Â Here’s the scoop from the site:
Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you ‘The Titanic’ is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he’s sinking is Christianity.
In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn’t resurrected –the cornerstone of Christian faith– and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene.
No, it’s not a re-make of “The Da Vinci Codes’. It’s supposed to be true.
Â When my children were small, I used to entertain them on long trips in the car by making up haiku poetry.Â (Full discloure: Naw, I was pretty much just entertaining myself.Â My haiku generally referenced how they might be punished if they didn’t start behaving in the back seat–the most direÂ punishment possibly be having to listen to more of my haiku).
Haiku is poetry of 3 lines: the 1st with five syllables, the second with seven, and the last with five.
Like:Â “Welcome to my blog; See the beautiful pictures; Read my inane thoughts.”
Lovely and profound, right?
I found a site with some edgy haiku here.Â Funny political stuff, accompanied by pictures.Â Equal-opportunity insults to the Clintons and the Bushes.Â Rated PG-13, so be careful if you are easily offended.Â
February 24, 2007
From the site referenced below:
“A 22-year-old Egyptian blogger named Abdul Kareem Suleiman Amer assumed the handle â€˜Kareem Amerâ€™ on his blog a long time ago but now people from around the world know him by this name. His blog writings, in favour of secularism and womenâ€™s rights, led to his expulsion from al-Azhar university in early 2006 and solitary confinement in prison since November. This morning an Alexandria court sentenced Kareem to four years in prison for criticising Egyptian President Mubarak and insulting Islam.
“Police arrested Kareem on 6 November on charges of inciting hatred of Islam, defaming the president and spreading rumours likely to disturb the peace. His trial underwent repeated delays and he had faced potentially as many as eleven years in prison for the blog writings. Blog postings also caused his arrest and detention for 12 days in October 2005….”
Ya gotta love this float from a parade last Monday in Mainz, Germany.
Apparently, the Germans haven’t forgiven Bush for this…