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Instead of a smart post, you get this

So…

I’m having some Internet problems. Being a junkie, it’s not fun.
^^^
Hey, this could actually be a nice short story, don’t you think?

I was planning a post on great male voices (I stole the idea from Mariana), but I had to refresh my connection so many times, and start that post from scratch, that I finally gave up.

$%@#$ !!!

The last week wasn’t fun- I was sick. I had problems with my sinuses, which gave me headaches. I was sneezing the whole day, I was sleepy all the time and generally felt like shit. I am feeling better now, but I am still sleepy and sick. Which means I’m in a crappy mood, of course.

Good movie time?

Somehow, I managed to watch not one, but two great movies (and one average) and to appreciate their greatness (despite the headache). Two of those actually made my top 10 lists of the decade. (Speaking of which: You do realize, don’t you, that 2010 is the last year of the decade, not the first of a new decade? But 2000 had so many great movies that I included them on the list).

What’s up with all this movie talk? The Oscar season, of course! As you know Bob, I am not into globalization, Hollywood “glamour” and a all that crap… But I watch it anyway. Not that I believe it means something, of course. (After “Shakeaspeare in Love”, at least).

Her husband looks like… (read below)

I had less luck with books. The local library doesn’t have anything meaningful that I haven’t read before. So I ended up with- gasp!- chick lit. Yes, I know, I know. In my defense, I caught a cold and I feel like crap, you know. But you’re right: those books didn’t help.

One was particularly ridiculous, written in first person POV. On page 35 or something, she wrote: “There was my husband. He really looked like Jude Law”. No kidding. I stopped reading. It was way too much. How come this crap gets published? On the other hand, I’ve seen worse. (Read: Twilight). So yeah.

Traditional Oscars rant

I owe you my (traditional?) Oscars rant. I’m just not sure what to think about this year’s Oscars.

The thing is, I don’t really appreciate Academy Awards. Two words: Gwyneth Paltrow. Three words: “Shakespeare in Love”. (ugh). And no, I don’t even want to start talking about “Titanic”.

However, I watch the ceremony every year. Whole ceremony. Yes, the painfully boring red carpet. Yes, the Sound Mixing award. I might or might not go to pee during stupid host’s jokes, but in overall, I’m there for all 5 hours or so. It’s like a tradition I started when I was about 12 or 13. So, I watch the ceremony and later brag about the whole thing, especially political correctness (vomit sound) and people who didn’t deserve the award.

Oscars often have their theme, and I really wanted to see which was this year’s. And no, I’m not talking about stage design or host’s costumes… A few years ago, it was black (sorry, African American) theme… And there’s always a hint of a gay theme. This year’s Oscar theme, was, however, “International”. Do I even have to explain why?

As for the winners… I have a big secret. No, I don’t have a crush on Mickey Rourke. The thing is… I haven’t seen most of the nominated films so I can’t elaborate if it was fair not to give an Oscar to Angie’s darling. However, I do like Sean Penn (though I’m not sure why…) and I liked the fact he was the winner. That was the only surprise of the night.

Best moments of the ceremony:
-Sean Penn crying while Ledger’s family accepting the Oscar.
-Gay screenwriter crying while Penn accepting the Oscar.
-Kate Winslet crying. Whenever.
-Look on some guy’s face when he saw Sophia Loren (or her dress).
-Beginning of Sean Penn’s speech.

Worst moments of the ceremony:
-Lame jokes.
-Javier Bardem MIA
-The remaining of Sean Penn’s speech.

Oscars: European night

oscarsOscars are crap, and the whole image of this awards show disgusts me. Yet, I watch Oscars almost every year, and I prefer integral uncut “uncensored” show, not the digest they give us the next day. I like watching Oscars because it’s interesting to catch the current socio- political theme of the show. A few years ago, the theme was praising African Americans. Back in 1998 it was praising idiotic movies (Shakespeare in Love, anybody?) This year, the theme was “praising” Europeans.

So, I drank my medicine and watched the show on Croatian national TV. It started around 2 am CET and ended in 5:30. They skipped red carpet and whole fashion mess before the show, which is the most boring thing about Oscars. As for the show, it was shorter than usual (due to writers strike, perhaps?) and pretty predictable.

Jon Stewart as the host… Hmmm, I like his “Daily Show”, but for some reason that I do not fully understand, you can’t bash current American president at the Oscars, so he was not really interesting.

I didn’t watch most of the nominated films, but somehow managed to have a favourite or two. Though I love Johnny Depp, Daniel Day Levis is one if the greatest actors in history and everybody says he deserved this one. As for Marion Cotillard- it was obvious she was hoping for Oscar, but in a cute way. And Javier Bardem… I love that guy. Okay, not in THAT way, but I just love the guy. Tilda Swinton was, according to some people, the only surprise of the night, a good one. For some reason, it’s “in” to hate Cate Blanchett now. I don’t know why. I mean, she was marvelous as Bob Dylan, I mean: Jude Quinn; heck, she was as twice as bad as the guy. So, I don’t know. It’s popular to dislike her, and every Oscar ceremony should have a surprise or two.

Speaking of surprises: a VERY bas surprise, a cold shower, actually, was presenting one award from Iraq. Pardon my language, but… What the fuck?????!? Oh, you just wanted to remind all the people that there are poor suffering soldiers, away from home? (I’d really want this presentation to be sarcastic reminder that troops should leave Iraq and never come back- there, or anywhere on the planet Earth- but for some reason I don’t think it was the point behind the presentation from Iraq).

The best thing of the show, the only thing that really made me happy, was The Best Song category. There were three Disney songs among five nominated, and obviously nobody thinks it’s interesting anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I like some of the “legendary” Disney songs, but they do not have anything new to say for years now. And I’m really happy that song from “Once” won. As far as I can see, I’m not the only one. The song is not the best in history of music, but it sounds really honest. Perhaps it’s not a great song; average music and lyrics, but
it just sounds so touching and honest (I already said honest, right?)

Things wise men say (when they’re drunk): Eddie Vedder

eddie vedderI just had to share this. Eddie Vedder is my hero… sort of. I love his singing, his rants, his mumbling… you get the idea. He’s smart, but pretty naive at the same time. He has a weird fanbase (bunch of straight men who are obsessed with him, his words, his looks (and locks) – yes, straight men I said). But you just can’t blame them, can you? I mean, that’s Ed we’re talking about. Sure, he might have a drinking problem, but he’s fantastic onstage (or so I’ve heard).

Anyway, I just had to share some Eddie Vedder quotes from the shows (as seen on the official Pearl Jam board)

“War doesn’t determine who’s right, it determines who’s left…”

“Those who dance are called insane by those who don’t hear the music.”

“Everytime I see the Spice Girls, it makes me want to try to fly by
climbing my roof and strapping bricks to my shoes.”

“I just read a sign that says “I wanna fuck you Eddy.” Well, you’d have to
know how to spell my name first!”

“we see the same damn faces every night – shouldn’t you guys be out getting yourselves laid?”

AND TOP 3 QUOTES:

“Grunge, what is this grunge? Next time I hear the word grunge I’m gonna
shit, piss, and vomit all at the same time.”<- my thoughts exactly. I’d like to ask next jurnalist who interview Ed to say “grunge” and see what’s gonna happen. I bet it’s going to be… memorable.

“This next song is about a famous man from Europe, and his name ain’t
Gallagher.” <- I picked this because.. well, we all know how much I love Liam Gallagher. Perhaps Ed was referring to Noel, or both of them, but Liam has a special place in my phobias.

“I just want to say that I have a bigger dick than Flea and Patrick Ewing
combined.” <- Who the heck is Patrick Ewing? Not sure if Eddie ever said this, I hope it’s a joke! I picked this quote because Flea is my hero… and I find it really disrespectful. Sure, Eddie might have a bigger dick (any proof?), but Flea has sexy legs and Ed has chicken legs (mwuahahahaah!) .

PS-I posted this to support Eddie. He sure deserved an Oscar nomination for “Into the Wild”. (As I already stated, ITW songs are really really short, but beautiful). I just didn’t want to whine about this whole Oscar mess. Quotes are better (except the Flea one, of course!)