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 +9Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globe Awards (61 comments)

I have to go with Lena Dunham for worst. I’m sure she’s a nice gal and all, but this is show is beamed out to kajillions of people, and she could have at least tried to stand up straight. And maybe she should have practiced walking in heels a bit ahead of time. Ugh, I am saying only negative things today.

 +9Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globe Awards (61 comments)

Well put. You hit on one of the main things that bothered me about it — the double message that she is a super-powerful, successful star, and also that everyone should leave her the hell alone. And also understand her deeply. Everything about it just screamed out-of-touch privilege. And the lack of humility bothered me, too.

 +6Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globe Awards (61 comments)

Yes. When the camera was cutting to people in the room who had been moved to tears and were watching in rapt concentration, I thought, “Are these people watching the same thing I am?” It was surreal. Maybe it came across differently to the people who know her personally. I don’t know. All I know is that I was mystified.

 +18Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globe Awards (61 comments)

I am genuinely surprised by all the major media outlets saying how moving Jodie Foster’s speech was. I watched it with mounting horror as the speech moved firmly into the realm of meandering self-indulgence and self-aggrandizement, and showed no sign of slowing down. I think my face was making the same expression that Mel Gibson’s was making, and I hope that is the last time I ever have to compare myself to him. Yes, she had some very good points to make, but she could have made them in a way that didn’t make so many people feel sweaty and cringing. To me it seemed like she had a captive audience and she was not gonna give up that stage for anything.

 +2Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

‘Night, everyone! It was fun!

 +13Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

OK, but I’m not sharing a minutes plan with her.

 +2Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

I really wonder how much longer this is going to go on.

 +7Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

Oh, that little giggle fro Michelle Dockery was so endearing.

 +1Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

They are bringing up latent rage in me.

 +5Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

I usually like Target ads, but I have kind of had it with these supermodels in white.

 +8Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

That dress is seriously amazing.

 +5Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

Surprisingly, I find this less annoying than Anne Hathaway’s speech.

 +2Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

YES. I can’t even stand to look at his face.

 +2Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

Wow, Costner looks overwhelmed with joy!

 +8Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!!!

 +26Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 | re: The 2013 Golden Globes Videogum Video Pizza Party (400 comments)

What a sweet and refreshing speech from Adele.

 +5Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (144 comments)

You should definitely try it. What’s the worst that can happen? This is actually not a legal question, but a philosophical one. There’s no potential loss, but there is potential gain. And you might get some amazing people-watching in. I drive by my county courthouse every day on my way to work, and hoo boy, there are some fascinating-looking folks going in there.

 +4Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (144 comments)

I think it entails watching Bob Ross daily at 6:30 a.m., to not only get excellent art advice but also to start out the day with a generous dose of Zen calm.

 +5Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (144 comments)

That’s so weird — my hand was twitching earlier this week, too. Maybe the government is testing out some new neurochemical on us.

 +5Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (144 comments)

I’ve seen all the episodes, like, 7 times each but I just started watching them all this week from Season 1 (Christopher Eccleston Season 1, I mean) because it’s the 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DOCTOR WHO THIS YEAR! You guys, this only happens once in our lifetime. The Royal Mail is even doing a special set of stamps to commemorate the occasion: http://bbc.in/13kFjjP

 +7Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (144 comments)

You should join flanny in the 6:30 a.m. Bob Ross Challenge and get some tips.

 +10Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (144 comments)

Sad face indeed. You should have joined the night parade with the Obamas. That was some fun stuff.

 +16Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 | re: How Was Everyone's Day Today? (144 comments)

I have had some kind of terrible stomach flu for three days, which has been awful, but the fever + half a sleeping pill I took last night made for some pretty amazing dreams early this morning. In one, David Tennant and I were walking around in Edinburgh and it was obvious that he was crushing on me pretty hard. In another, I was on an airplane with David Tennant and Danica Patrick, and we were talking about Plato. And in a third, I was watching a big night parade led by Barack and Michelle Obama. So yeah, I’d say that was worth the puking and the chills, and the eating nothing but plain Rice Chex and applesauce since Tuesday.

 +4Posted on Nov 26th, 2012 | re: There Is Nothing To Say About Liz & Dick (65 comments)

I know. I have a close friend who gets the same kind of strong reaction watching characters lie. There could probably be an entire branch of analysis based on what makes you deeply uncomfortable in fictional scenes.

 +10Posted on Nov 26th, 2012 | re: There Is Nothing To Say About Liz & Dick (65 comments)

The thing that makes me feel squirmy on TV and movies is when people get into trouble — like, sent to the principal’s office, or arrested, or even just caught in a lie. That episode of the Tudors when Catherine Howard and so many of her friends were arrested? Oh man. I was still upset the next morning.