Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Classic TV Show Open of The Day

If there is any TV show open better than this, I haven't seen it. They don't make special effects like this anymore, kids.

You can't really blame Wesley, can you? I wouldn't want my last name on this, either.


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2008 Oscar Nominations

Announced this morning. You can see a complete list at Moviefone.

Best Actor

George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Tommy Lee Jones - In The Valley Of Elah
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

Best Supporting Actor

Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem - No Country For Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson’s War
Hal Holbrook - Into The Wild
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie - Away From Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose
Laura Linney - The Savages
Ellen Page - Juno

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett - I’m Not There
Ruby Dee - American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Best Picture

Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Director

Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Jason Reitman -
Juno
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Joel & Ethan Coen - No Country For Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood

Best Animated Feature

Persepolis
Ratatouille
Surf’s Up

Adapted Screenplay

Atonement
Away From Her
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Original Screenplay

Juno
Lars and the Real Girl
Michael Clayton
Ratatouille
The Savages

Sucky 80s Music Video Of The Day

Saw this on VH1 Classic this morning. Big hair is HAWT!

Best Of LOTD: Anagram Hall Of Fame

(From Wordsmith.org)

Internet Anagram Server = Isn't rearrangement rave?

Dormitory = Dirty Room

Elvis = Lives

Clint Eastwood = Old West Action

Madam Curie = Radium came

A telephone girl = Repeating "Hello"

Western Union = No Wire Unsent

Astronomers = Moon starers

The cockroach = Cook, catch her

Desperation = A Rope Ends It

The Morse Code = Here Come Dots

The Meaning of Life = The fine game of nil

Slot Machines = Cash Lost in'em

Conversation = Voices Rant On

Mr. Mojo risin' = Jim Morrison

The Great New York Rapid Transit Tunnel = Giant Work in Street, Partly Underneath

Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler

Funeral = Real Fun

A Domesticated Animal = Docile, as a Man Tamed it

The Check is in the Mail = Claim "Heck, I sent it (heh)"

The United States Bureau of Fisheries = I Raise the Bass to Feed Us in the Future

Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's

Software = Swear Oft

The Public Art Galleries = Large Picture Halls, I Bet

A Decimal Point = I'm a Dot in Place

Barbie doll = I'll bare bod / Babe I'd roll

Statue of Liberty = Built to Stay Free

Mel Gibson = Bong Smile

Indomitableness = Endless ambition

David Letterman = Nerd amid late TV

Howard Stern = Retard shown

Debit card = Bad Credit

To be or not to be: that is the question, whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune = In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.

Vladimir Nabokov = Vivian Darkbloom (a character in Nabokov's Lolita)

George Bush = He bugs Gore

Ronald Reagan = A darn long era

Raiders of the Lost Ark = Ford, the Real Star, is OK

The Towering Inferno = Not Worth Fire Engine

Prince of Tides = PS. I Cried Often

The Silence of the Lambs = The Con Bites Male Flesh

October Sky = Rocket Boys

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