Thursday, February 28, 2008

No Title (can't think of anything clever other than Bush Sucks Ass!)

President Bush said Thursday that the country is not headed into a recession. He also said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, that the war in Iraq was going well, that we weren’t spying on Americans, Iraq was directly linked to Al Qaeda, the war wouldn’t last long, the war would cost only about $2 billion…

…ladies and gentlemen, that means we are in a f**king recession! I should be ranting and raving about this, but I can’t. Because two more important items came across my computer this morning. First, a spoiler* called "Spoilt":

The guy who came up with this t-shirt is a fricken genius! I love it. I only had trouble figuring out one of them. Quite a deal at $15… sadly, it’s sold out.

I licked my wounds by purchasing the 40th Anniversary Edition of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” which was released this week! “Dinner” is one of my all-time favorite movies: great story, brilliant cast, and Hepburn & Tracy’s last, he died just 17 days after filming ended.

Tracy’s amazing 8-minute monologue of the power of love—a great source of pride for him that he did not miss a single line during the filming—is one of the best in film history. Not only is he speaking as Matt Drayton, but also for his relationship to Katherine Hepburn. “The only thing that matters is what they feel, and how much they feel, for each other. And if it's half of what we felt- that's everything.”

Katherine won her second Oscar** for the role of Christina Drayton. Well deserved as she gives a wonderful performance. Her dismissal of her assistant is one of my favorites, ending with, “Don’t speak—just go!”

It’s a bit dated and, looking back, it’s hard to imagine the world was that backwards—in some places it still is—but it is still an amazing movie and a joy to watch.

*If you’re pissed that it ruined something for you, you really should get out more…

**She won her third Oscar the next year (The Lion in Winter), when she died in 2003, she had four Oscars from her 12 nominations. A
record that won’t be broken anytime soon.


Java said...

40 years ago this movie pushed the limits on race relations. (It has been one of my favorites for years) It shocked people. Now it seems to be not that big an issue.

So in 40 more years, will we look at glbt issues from this era and think they are hopelessly backward? I hope we make that much progress.

Michele said...

Snape kills Dumbledore? For fucks sake, dude, I'm pissed---I totally did not know that. And, really, I would get out more but there's no where to go here.... :-)

Chris said...

Yeah, but it's Harry Potter...