Thursday, May 26, 2011

9 Random Things I Love/QOTD

I'll leave out the obvious: my wife, my kid, homemade mac & cheese, boobs.



The smell of honeysuckle

People (or animals) who like to laugh

When a stranger speaks to you first (exceptions: street-corner crazies, Amway salespeople)

Blasting good music in my car (I'm already half-deaf, so why not?)

Movies that are a pleasant surprise (JJ Abrams' Star Trek, Beavis & Butt-Head Do America) instead of a disappointment (there isn't enough bandwidth)

A good story told well (and economically)

Pie

The smell of a baby (before he fills his diaper, that is)

The sound of an oboe, a bassoon and a cello (individually or together, I'm not picky)

Bonus (and self-pimpery): funny, ridiculous porno movie titles


Let's hear yours.

Really Short TV Clip Of The Day: Locksmith

So short, so sweet.

Great Movies That Won Zero Oscars (Of The Day)




A list from Eddie D. that's hard to believe: none of these classic films won a single Oscar.

Singin' In The Rain (1952)
2 nominations; not nominated for Picture
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 10
IMdb.com rank: 74

Taxi Driver (1976)
4 nominations, including Picture, Actor (Robert DeNiro), Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 47
IMdb.com rank: 36

Dr. Strangelove (1964)
4 nominations, including Picture, Director (Stanley Kubrick), Actor (Peter Sellers)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 26
IMdb.com rank: 21

The Maltese Falcon (1941)
3 nominations, including Picture, Supporting Actor (Sydney Greenstreet), Screenplay (John Huston)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 23
IMdb.com rank: 62

Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
3 nominations, including Supporting Actress (Natalie Wood), Supporting Actor (Sal Mineo)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 59
IMdb.com rank: N/A


Rear Window (1954)
4 nominations, including Director (Alfred Hitchcock)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 42
IMdb.com rank: 13

12 Angry Men (1957)
3 nominations, including Picture, Director (Sidney Lumet)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: N/A
IMDb.com rank: 14

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
7 nominations, including Picture, Actor (Morgan Freeman) and Screenplay
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: N/A
IMdb.com rank: 2

The Great Escape (1963)
1 nomination, for Editing
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: N/A
IMdb.com rank: 77

Psycho (1960)
4 nominations, including Director (Hitchcock), Supporting Actress (Janet Leigh), Cinematography-Black and White.
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 18
IMdb.com rank: 22

Field of Dreams (1989)
3 nominations, including Picture
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: N/A
IMdb.com rank: N/A

The Caine Mutiny (1954)
7 nominations, including Picture, Actor (Humphrey Bogart)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: N/A
IMdb.com rank: N/A (IMdb only ranks Top 250)

American Graffiti (1973)
5 nominations, including Picture, Director (George Lucas)
0 wins
AFI Top 100 rank: 77
IMdb.com rank: N/A



For reference, here are a few movies that did win Oscars:

Pearl Harbor
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Top Gun
Dick Tracy
The English Patient
Evita
Independence Day
Batman
Earthquake
Legends of The Fall
Bedknobs And Broomsticks
Airport
Dirty Dancing
Flashdance
The Ghost And The Darkness
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
The Woman in Red
You Light Up My Life
The Poseidon Adventure

Just sayin'....

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