observacious -- 3 time Academy Award winning picture: The Bourne Ultimatum? srsly?
It achieved the Trifecta that Speed
fell just so frustratingly short of back in 1994. Damn you, Gump!
It's in those unexciting categories where some films really shine. Shit, Lemony Snicket
won 1 and was nominated for 3 more.
Considering how Hollywood uses the same people for absolutely everything, it's hard not to have an Oscar Winning or Nominated person involved.
Hey, at least some people saw that 3 time Academy Award-winning picture.
absolutcalm -- Let's be honest, here: it seems like the Oscars were rewarding the absolute most unrealistic portrayals of ANYTHING this year. I mean, Diablo (I wanna fuck you) Cody winning for THAT script? And Daniel D Lewis hamming up over milkshakes win the gold? WTF?
The members of the Academy want to make sure the public is completely aware that our little version of "reality" has no relation whatsoever to their lives or how they live.
Realistic movies are so 2005.
This is SAG and the Studios' equivalent of putting "if you're reading this I owe you a soda" in their 20-page term paper. Make the most off-the-wall shit, call it "Oscar Buzz" in the commercials and see if the Academy locks step.
eideteker -- What's the worst thing about Greatest Hits compilations? What about non-Greatest Hits compilations? Are you talking about something like Greatest Misses? Totally Hits 74? I think these answers apply to both:
Missing out on some of the band's better songs that were never "hits".
Having to pay money for all those songs you already own just so you can get the one new song on it that's not on any other of their albums.
All those songs you love are now all out of order.
That record companies feel compelled to release them, even for bands like Big Country
eideteker -- What the hell is up with people saying "my work" instead of "my place of work" or "my job"? They sound like 5-year-olds. What is up with people pointing out and/or correcting every language error other people make?
They sound like bitter public school teachers who think they're good enough to be college professors.
They don't have anything else to contribute.
A conversation to these people is not an engagement of two human beings, but an ongoing critique that they must be sure to score you lower on than they suspect you're scoring them.
The little twinge of superiority they get from pointing out such mistakes is way more valuable to them than the effort, time, or conversation damage it takes to correct them.
subbes -- Cranky bitch comebacks.
Oh yes, of all the things it's clear I'm completely occupied with right now, this problem of yours has managed to stay on the top of the pile.
Could you repeat that? I couldn't hear you over that tone.
I'll come back after you've had a snack or something.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. How cute.
renob423 -- why does shit thats sposta work only work when it feels like it? am i gonna have to reformat? what about that dashlight? and what REALLY happened friday that delayed the poll
You mean like cashiers at the supermarket?
Please do. We're all getting a little tired of "cram as many senseless questions as possible into the box".
The stirring wavy soup one or the Aladdin's lamp one?
renob423 -- and what REALLY happened friday that delayed the poll Which one of these things didn't happen:
Stuff that was due to me by January 11 in order to make our preliminary shipping deadline of February 6 arrived Friday morning and had to be prepped to go in our "secret last-minute shipment" that was not kept secret.
The items that had to be proofed by Wednesday so I could have them printed by Friday at noon arrived with corrections at 11am. Then, the copier couldn't handle more than 20 sheets at a time of the stock we need to print 4,000 copies of it on.
The annual pre-conference meeting ran from 1pm-3:45pm.
We had to re-stuff the registration envelopes because someone realized an error they made on one of the handouts, but we couldn't use the big conference room table we needed because HR was having some seminar about Long Term Disability Coverage.
pantload -- Have you seen the English version of The Office? Its soooo much better. Shut up ass.
It's better because it's British. And because liking it better makes you as awesome as someone who claims to have liked Bleach way before Nevermind got all commercial.
It's better because it's British. And because you had to have a special channel or DVDs to see it, not like the plebeian version that just anyone can watch on NBC.
It's better because it's British. And because Steve Carell has completely saturated the media, unlike Ricky Gervais who if you mention his name, someone might not have heard of him so you can roll your eyes while you explain who he is.
It's better because it's British. And because if someone makes a reference to this "Dwight" character, you can pretend you don't know who they're talking about, and then you get to say you're a UK Office fan and talk about how much better it is.
Julianne Moore is appearing in 3 episodes of Desperate Housewives. Who owes whom?
Some celebrities give to charities in Africa or that support the environment or some shit. Other actresses toss a bone to shows nobody watches. Charity is Charity.
Julianne is pushing 50. She's got to have something to do between "hot not exactly young but still hot" roles and "old woman" roles.
Another Will Farrell movie cranked out of the Will Farrell Moviemaking Play-Doh Factory:
Enough already. The half-life on this formula barely enough to maintain Talledega Nights.
Sure, it's the same movie over and over again. But I like that movie, and I'll enjoy it in every form it takes.