I haven't gone away, just been busy as usual. Too much to catch up on here, but I'm trying to learn CSS a little better to give the site an overall unified look.
Oscar night was interesting. No real shockers, only to say that KING KONG tied for most Oscars of the night (or may have finished tied for 2nd, but still...). Best movie ever made about a giant Gorilla, period. (When you finish a sentence by stating "period", is it grammatically correct to put a period on the sentence?)
I found it odd that some left and ring wing talkers on the radio declared that the spirit of America, the true soul of the country, would be determined when best actress was revealed. Reese Witherspoon winning meant that rural America and traditional values won, while Felicity Huffman winning would be a statement that America was becoming more progressive.
Who thinks this sh!t up? Honestly.
"Costume" roles hardly ever win best performance awards at the Oscars. The rule of thumb is usually the bigger you go, the less likely you are to win. It's all about Nuance.
As for Brokeback Mountain not winning best picture (which it probably should have), it's not a resounding defeat for the "gay agenda", nor is it a condemnation of lifestyle choice, nor is it a sign that America's not ready for the subject matter, nor does it mean America is a bunch of inbred rednecks (ALL of which I heard between Air America, Sean Hannity, and Larry Elder).
The fact that Brokeback was nominated for best picture in the same year as at least three other films dealing with sexuality/gender ID issues is a sign enough that people are at least willing to think about and remain open-minded about these issues.
Favorite speech of the night goes to George Clooney. Simple, understated, and proud. To which Limbaugh responds today: "Liberals in Hollywood and elsewhere feel out of touch because they think they're better and smarter than the rest of us..."
How in the hell he gleaned this from a speech about the positive things Hollywood has done is beyond me.
More to come...