Pic of the Day: “I just want to tell you, I’m the one who was supposed to take care of everything. I’m the one who was supposed to make everything okay for everybody. It just didn’t work out like that. And I left. I left you. You never did anything wrong. I used to try to forget about you. I used to try to pretend that you didn’t exist, but I can’t. You’re my girl. You’re my little girl. And now, I’m an old broken down piece of meat… and I’m alone. And I deserve to be all alone. I just don’t want you to hate me.” (15th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “A planet where apes evolved from men? There’s got to be an answer.” “Don’t look for it, Taylor. You may not like what you find.” (55th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: ♫ “I’ve paid my dues / Time after time / I’ve done my sentence / But committed no crime / And bad mistakes / I’ve made a few / I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face / But I’ve come through / And I need to go on and on, and on, and on / We are the champions, my friends / And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end / We are the champions / We are the champions / No time for losers / ‘Cause we are the champions / Of the world.” ♫ (5th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “Nothing wrong with Egypt.” “Oh no, sir.” “Except too many English and too many flies.” “Yes sir.” “We’ve been killing the English like flies. Later, we’ll kill the flies like the English.” (80th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “Okay, okay, I just come out of confession, right? Right. And the priest gives me the usual penance, right? Ten hail Marys, ten Our Fathers, ten whatever. Now, you know the next week I’m going to come back and he just going to give me another ten Hail Marys and another ten Our Fathers, and… And I mean you know how I feel about that shit. Those things, they don’t mean anything to me, they’re just words. Now that may be okay for the others, but it just doesn’t work for me. I mean, if I do something wrong I just want to pay for it my way. So I do my own penance for my own sins.” (50th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “You don’t care about people Hud. You don’t give a damn about ’em. Oh, you got all that charm goin’ for ya. And it makes the youngsters want to be like ya. That’s the shame of it because you don’t value anything. You don’t respect nothing. You keep no check on your appetites at all. You live just for yourself. And that makes you not fit to live with.” (60th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “This city’s got a beat, and you gotta hook into it. And once you get the beat, you can do anything.” (35th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “I’ve been here a very, very long time and they’ll never let me go. They won’t let you go, either. I mean, they’ll tell you they’ll let you go. But, in fact, you’ll stay. You’ll never go from here.” (45th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “Easy, miss. I’ve got you.” “You – you’ve got me? Who’s got you?” (45th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.” (25th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “Listen, we’re not the last humans left. There are people who will fight you. They will find out what you’re doing here.” “They’ll stop you.” “In an hour… you won’t want them to. In an hour, you’ll be one of us.” (45th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “I lost my job. Well, actually I didn’t lose it, it lost me. I am over-educated, under-skilled. Maybe it’s the other way around, I forget. But I’m obsolete. I’m not economically viable.” (30th Anniversary)
95th Academy Awards Recap
Another year in the books.
Not a whole lot to really say about this one. A lot of the obvious stuff won. Which, given what won, a lot of that is very interesting and worth talking about and celebrating. Huge wins for diversity all around, and in the right way. Two Asian actors won Oscars, a woman won Screenplay, two Indian films won awards. And none of it felt forced. It felt like legitimately everyone picked what they liked the best. There’s a lot to love about this year as a whole given the choices they made.
Now, of course, in terms of picking everything (which you know is my main focus in the moment. We can talk about the rest going forward for the rest of time)… it was a pretty boring year. Lotta chalk. Lotta obvious choices. I knew it was a boring one when I only had one 3 come in on my Scorecard and the rest were 1s and 2s. There was literally one surprise winner all night. And even that wasn’t that much of a surprise when you got there. So — big win for diversity, great night for feeling good for people, and another year that thoroughly proves that these awards, when you pay attention to precursors and general history, are pretty easy to figure out most of the time. (more…)
Pic of the Day: “We’ll always remember this trip. I wanna go back again next year with you. Something so amazing, magical. Something so beautiful. Feels as if the world is perfect. Like it’s never gonna end.” (10th Anniversary)
Pic of the Day: “Whatever you end up doing, love it. The way you loved the projection booth when you were a little squirt.” (35th Anniversary)
The B+ Oscar Ballot: Guide to the 95th Academy Awards
It’s that time again.
Maybe it’s because I barely paid attention to awards season this year or maybe it’s because the Academy’s composition is changing and the long-held truths about how this body votes no longer hold as firm as they once did, but I’m coming into this having no idea what’s gonna happen. And that’s exciting. It might mean I’m gonna do horribly on the guesses, but I’m so far past the point of giving a shit about all of that. I’m all about the analysis, and I think anyone who’s read this post each year knows that. I’m just trying to get as close as I can to what’s most likely gonna happen and do my best to help you all make the most informed decisions you can when trying to win your office or party pools.
So let’s see how I do. Here’s 2022: (more…)