Saturday, December 24, 2011

Song of the Day: "The Same Thing"

Last month I featured a track from Cass McCombs from his first of 2 albums in 2011, now comes "The Same Thing" which is different and from the second of those same 2 albums (what a coincidence!!!).

The second album is called Humor Risk, by the way.

Song: "The Same Thing"
Artist: Cass McCombs

Friday, December 23, 2011

Notes on Take Shelter

Sonya coined the term "awardy" a year or 2 ago. Michael Shannon's performance was hinted as "awardy" on Twitter (where pets are huge).

We left after 2-1/2 days, out of boredom.

I hope the 2 dudes from Freaky Friday 5: Final Freak Out are nominated ahead of him. Sorry dude. Try again later.

Notes on Young Adult

Charlize Theron once proclaimed that her beauty was a detriment to her acting career. I mentioned this to Becky last night who replied, "I know how she feels." I think that means that Charlize Theron's beauty has been a detriment to 2 careers, and that's only the ones we know of.

Young Adults is the follow up to Up in the Air and Juno for director Jason Reitman and to Juno for Oscar winner/former stripper/writer whatever her name is (I'm just bitter because I'm firmly convinced that some middle-aged gay man punched up Juno which is the best way I can come up with to explain how a high school student would drop Diana Ross as a reference [namely, she wouldn't, unless dialog supplied by someone older than me]... also she got an Oscar).

It's entirely possible this movie will pick up Oscar nominations for Best Actress or Best Original Screenplay to which I can only say "meh."

Song of the Day: "Dead and Gone"

I'm really digging the new Black Keys album El Camino. My only issue is that the cover is filled with photos of minivans.

Not a single titular car to be found.


Song: "Dead and Gone"
Artist: The Black Keys

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Song of the Day: "Life's a Happy Song"

Bret McKenzie wrote this track from the recent Muppets outing, putting him in the Oscar hunt, whether you realize it or not (I mean, you do know, duh).

Song: "Life's a Happy Song"
Artist: Jason Segel/Amy Adams/Walter; featuring Feist/Mickey Rooney

Well tonight thank God it's THEM

Even if it's also you... The Venture Bros. = awesome.

The funniest thing all year

(h/t Towleroad)

This is the funniest spoof SNL has done in YEARS!

Wait, what? It's not a spoof?!

No. Fucking. Way.

The "historian" who receives $60,000 per "speech" railing against elites, and his third wife/15th mistress [that we know of] celebrating the real meaning of Christmas and wishing you greetings from their "family" [mistresses count if you actually marry them] to yours (UNLESS YOU'RE GAY, CAUSE, YOU KNOW, GAY IS EVIL).

Since Gingrich, multiply guilty of violating Georgia's sodomy laws back when he was impeaching Bill Clinton (greatest President of our time), said that he cheated on his wife/other wife/other mistresses because he LOVED HIS COUNTRY SO MUCH, I wonder if Calista is worried with all this current cunt-loving country-loving rhetoric.

America, FUCK YEAH!

And, AND, why isn't his daughter knocked up yet?!

(h/t Towleroad)

How elitist to not have a knocked up teenage daughter!!!

By the way, Sarah, the next time you start a sentence with "a majority of Americans think" please finish it with "... I'm a fucking retard" because, brace yourself, that is true. That we think that... and that you are.

Have a very merry solstice.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Would you rather be shot or BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF RIHANNA

The old joke, would you rather be shot or hung takes a new turn with Chris Brown is invoked!

Who should I follow? Um, none of the above?

Song of the Day: "Party"

OMG OMG OMG solstice is almost here. It's the time when the SUN seems to DIE only to RISE in 3 DAYS! Praise Jeebus, here's Beyonce!

Song: "Party"
Artist: Beyonce/Andre 3000

Monday, December 19, 2011

We bought a 10-year rule

Matt Damon, 41 years old; Scarlett Johannson, 27 years old.

Age appropriate actresses for Matt Damon: Katie Holmes, Mira Sorvino, Embeth Davidtz, Josie Bissett, Tracee Ellis Ross, Queen Latifah, Mya (and probably an Asian or Hispanic).

Scarlett's not hurting for work.

We Bought a Zoo has been released from my list of movies to see.

"Happy Christmas your arse, I pray God it's our last"

Yesterday was the anniversary of Kirsty MacColl's untimely passing.

I am warmed with the knowledge that her duet with the Pogues is something of a holiday standard these days.

Rest in peace dude.

Song of the Day: "Love You Like a Love Song"

I have no idea who Selena Gomez is, so I can post this with no sense that she has any kind of history or baggage (WINK!).

And her band? The Scene!

They all totes rock!

But you already knew that.

Set the auto-tune to 11!

Song: "Love You Like a Love Song"
Artist: Selena Gomez and The Scene

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Song of the Day: "The Living Proof"

Remember a couple years ago when Mary J. Blige did that empowering song "I Can See in Color" for the movie Precious: I Before E Except After C? Only the producers of the movie didn't use enough of the song in the movie for it to qualify for Oscar consideration?

"Like it was yesterday," I can hear you reply.

So you KNOW this song, from The Help, which got a Golden Globe nomination last week, is in at LEAST a full minute of The Help. And really, is that too much to ask for? Not for Mary J. Blige.

Not this time.

No more drama.

Oh HELL no.

You go girl!

Oh, what does the song have to do with the movie? I have no idea. If you listen to it and don't watch the video, you probably won't either.

Song: "The Living Proof"
Artist: Mary J. Blige

R.I.P. Vaclav Havel

Absurdist playwright turned President (of both Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, what a coincidence!), Havel embodies the post-Cold Way Velvet Revolution (which had nothing whatsoever to do with Janet Jackson).

And because I can't read the word "dissident" without thinking of this song, here's Thomas Dolby:

Thomas Dolby Dissidents by Celtiemamab

Rest in peace.