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Welcome. Glad to see you here in our world of strange fascinations. What do we find so strangely fascinating? Well, a lot of things, really. To sum it up...we're predisposed to the paranormal, attracted to the anachronistic, responsive to retro, passionate about pop culture, captivated by kitsch, orgasmic over the odd. This is our warehouse. Stay as long as you like. Scrawl something on the wall (we'd really like that). Just don't open that door over there behind the life size cardboard cut-out of Agent Dale Cooper. Why? Never mind. Just don't. Unless, of course, you've always wanted to be the subject of a "weird news" headline.

Velkommen. Glad for at se Dem her i vores verden på en mærkelig hensyn. Hvad ser vi så mærkeligt Fascinerende? Godt, en masse ting, virkelig. Til sidst det up...we »ad været tilbøjelig til at se, tiltrukket af det utidssvarende, lydhør over for refleksanordninger, lidenskabeligt om POP kultur, påtage ved kitsch, orgasmic over mærkeligt. Det er vores lager. Ophold så længe man vil. Scrawl noget på væggen (vi fortsat virkelig gerne høre).

OI! PSSST. HAVE YOU MET OUR MASCOT? DON'T MIND THE GOOGLY EYES.
Yeah, she's definitely creepy with that unsettling gaze trained on the camera courtesy of those big, googly eyes, but from the moment we saw her pallid mug in the musty pages of "Wisconsin Death Trip", Michael Lesy's 1972 cult classic compendium of death, disease, disaster and degradation in 1890s Black River, Wisconsin, we knew that this nameless vixen of yore would forever have a stranglehold on what passes for our heart. And, of course, she's perfect for this dark and shamelessly skewed blog. If we had the time and the focus, we'd have T-shirts made that said "I suck the life out of Cheeseheads, Go Packers!" But, luckily, we have adult ADD and will never do it. Including her eerie little face in our blog is the best we can do. We just hope that our readers appreciate our creepy little friend as much as we do. In fact, we feel a poll coming on...





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Saturday, February 25, 2012

A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR




  Yes, Soulmates, it's that time of year again. Tomorrow night will mark the 84th annual presentation of the Academy Awards, aka "The Oscars", on which occasion the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (AMPAS) will hand out those little gold statuettes to members of the Hollywood community deemed worthy of recognition for their various contributions to the movie industry. Banal teleprompter banter and cheesy production numbers aside, the Academy Awards are, in my opinion, an important reference point in American culture, and, I will be watching tomorrow night, as I have every night since 1972, trying my best not to fall asleep before the final award, for "Best Picture", is announced and the glamour gives way to a station break followed by the local news.
   Who do I think will win this year? Well, although I'm nowhere near as certain as I was last year, when I predicted multiple awards for "The King's Speech", I do have a feeling that "The Artist" will shine tomorrow night, and that George Clooney will finally receive some long overdue recognition for his understated and always solid acting in "The Descendents." I also think that "The Help" will be recognized in substantial measure by the Academy. And I will be looking for Sacha Baron Cohen to make some kind of statement by appearing in his "General Aladeen" costume from "The Dictator". Nothing spices up an Academy Awards show like a little calculated renegade behavior. The glamour of "The Oscars" has always been interspersed with faux pas moments and outrageous statements from self-serving actors eager to utilize that white hot spotlight. From Marlon Brando's infamous no-show on behalf of what he considered to be the movie industry's unfair treatment of Native Americans. to David Niven's suave segue following the sudden appearance of a streaker on stage to Bjork's red carpet swan song. That's what makes them fun. That's why we watch them. And in honor of that aspect of what is without argument one of the movie industry's greatest contributions to pop culture, I present my three favourite notable Academy Awards moments for your pleasure and edification.

                                                                 The 1973 Academy Awards
                                                              "Accepting the award for Mr. Brando is..."
                                                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUacU0I4yU


 The 1974 Academy Awards
"Showing us his shortcomings"



                                                              The 1999 Academy Awards
                                                                     "I love everybody!"
                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTR6fk8frs

    That's it for this post. Until next time...xoxoxoxxoxoxoxo
                                                            

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