Archive for March, 2022

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Pic of the Day: “I have to get more pudding for this trip to Hawaii. As I just said that out loud I realize it sounded a little strange but it’s not.” (20th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day (125th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “I did not hit her. It’s not true. It’s bullshit! I did not hit her. I did not. Oh, hi Mark.” (5th Anniversary)


94th Academy Awards Recap

Well, there’s a lot to talk about from that show, almost none of which involves the actual awards. And since I want absolutely no part of the discourse outside the awards, I’ll only mention this — they decided to cut eight categories from the live broadcast and pre-tape them and the show still went 40 minutes long. And the editing for those categories was the type of editing usually reserved only for Bruce Willis paycheck movies to try to make it seem like he’s on set with the rest of the cast. The whole decision was most glaring when they included those ‘fan favorite’ moments and it was just the most batshit insane list of stuff (which is why you never let the internet vote on anything) and was so glaringly out of place with the rest of the show, because that’s not at all what the show has ever been about and they don’t realize they can never bridge that gap, despite the call of the ratings siren. Someone fucked up, and someone fucked up bad. I hope ratings are terrible (update: they are), because they brought this on themselves, and they deserve every single ounce of it.

But for my purposes, while nice stuff did happen in terms of results, it was one of the most cookie-cutter ceremonies ever in terms of predicting. The only category I would moderately term a ‘surprise’, which you can’t even call that because of the category itself (it’s more a ‘deviation from the expected outcome’) is Animated Short. Otherwise I could have told you the winner of every single one of these categories days ago (and did. Hope all you people that called me about ballots won, because I gave you straight winners, homies). (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Conan! What is best in life?” “To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day (10th Anniversary)


The B+ Oscar Ballot: Guide to the 94th Academy Awards

It’s that time again. You know what this is and you know how it works. My goal is, as always, to dissect the ballot and give you as complete a picture of what I think’s gonna happen as I can so you can make smart, informed decisions when picking your ballot. My success is ancillary. I just want you to do well and the analysis to be sound.

I’m not looking to overthink anything, so everything’s gonna be really straightforward this year. If you thought last year was me cutting back, wait until you see this year. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “You know, I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads!” (25th Anniversary)


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PIc of the Day: “You look like Mary Poppins.” “Is he cool?” “Hell yeah, he’s cool.” “I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!” (5th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order?” (25th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “People gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because down deep they don’t care. They just don’t care.” (70th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “No. Please. I’m Polish. I’m not a German.” “Then why the fucking coat?” “I’m cold.” (20th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “You ever listen to K-Billy’s ‘Super Sounds of the Seventies’ weekend? It’s my personal favorite.” (30th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Pop, what’s that?” “That’s a statue of Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders.” “No kidding? That’s what Grandma says you’re doing. She says she wishes you’d leave the world alone once in a while.” (75th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Witness for the defense, Albus Percival Wulfric… Brian… Dumbledore.” “Oh! Albus… I see you got our notice about the time change of the hearing…” “I must have missed it; but by a happy mistake, I arrived at the Ministry three hours early.” (15th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “There’s no hope for him now, Travis. He’s suffering. You know we’ve got to do it.” “Yes, Mama. But he was my dog. I’ll do it.” (65th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: ♫ “Breaking up in the station, a final train / I don’t even know if I’ll ever see you again / Is it a choice that we even have? / Bang, bang down on piano ’til I smash the keys / Living alone with the melodies / Everything’s gone and I don’t know where / And the rule of thumb don’t apply anymore / ‘Cause the house is burning / I’m trying to pull myself away / I’m caught in a pattern and I can’t escape / I’m trying to pull myself away.” ♫ (15th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “You can forget it! You’re out!” “Don’t you do it! Don’t! You… I got nowhere else to go! I got nowhere else to… I got nothin’ else.” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “You fucked up, alright! So everybody does! Get on with your life, would ya?” “What life? I got no life! I’m in the dark, here! You understand? I’m in the dark!” (30th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day (95th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “When can I see Mama?” “When the game’s over.” (25th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “I am Merida, firstborn descendant of Clan Dunbroch. And I’LL be shooting FOR MY OWN HAND!” (10th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Well done, lads. Well done.” “All we did is survive.” “That’s enough.” (5th Anniversary)