11 posts from February 2011
Because I have as much right to critique the Oscars as anyone who dozed off approximately one hour into the broadcast, here are my official comments on the most important part: the clothes.
Dressing around a pregnancy can be difficult, but critics agreed that Portman really nailed it in this drapey plum Rodarte with "BITCHES U KNOW I'M GONNA WIN" emblazoned on the baby bump. Resplendent!
So, the gallery I saw this in described Cate Blanchett as "always a fashion plate," and after I read that, I was like OMG. THAT IS ACTUALLY WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE A HERE. A PLATE. A FASHION ONE. I mean, I kinda do like this dress, but wow--she really does look like what a plate would have turned into at the end of Beauty and the Beast when the household objects got to become human again, right? Yes. I'm right.
So, I had to stare at this for like six minutes before I realized what was bothering me about it, but then it hit me. This is the exact costume that would be worn by the person playing Jupiter in a production of The Solar System on Ice. Like, exactly. The Great Red Spot is there and everything.
(Sidenote: why is there no such thing as a Solar System on Ice show?)
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are lucky they are famous, because otherwise they would be one of those couples people are always awkwardly mistaking for brother and sister. (Or maybe even sister and sister. Keith Urban's face is, like, 40% more feminine than mine is.)
Also, Andrea, you are correct: the official three-letter description of this dress is WTF.
At my prom.
Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock
Am I hallucinating, or is this the second time in recent memory that Virginia Madsen has shown up to something looking like Cruella De Vil? Can someone research that? Preferably not an L.A.-based dalmatian owner, though--you should be busy hiding your dog(s) right now.
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I'll close this recap with a GIF (source) of my fave moment of the night: Helena Bonham Carter reacting to hearing her own name called in the list of Best Supporting Actress nominations:
P.S. Thanks go to Emily for letting me bounce jokes off of her all day.
- Twitter account of the week: @TextsFromMyXes. (thx, mayor)
- Important: Cats That Look Like Ron Swanon (thx, Em)
- This Toddlers & Tiaras GIF wall will reprogram your brain.
- The results of these ESPN polls are great. WTF is up with Idado? (thx, Matt)
- Wait, did Donald Duck basically invent Inception? (Em again)
- Celebrities that look like Muammar Qadafi: there are a few.
- These baby vulture photos are incredible--that thing is CRAZY looking.
Sooo, I'm reading through an "America's Next Top Model: Where Are They Now?" slideshow that I am not even going to link to here because I'm too embarrassed, and where one of the models is now is here: maintaining a Joey Fatone/David Arquette fan blog. Tagline: "A fanpage for all things Arquette- and Fatone-related."
That is SO MANY THINGS.
Above: Capybara enjoys hot spa shower. Not sure how the science works, but something about watching water pour steadily onto a zenlike overgrown rat will solve every problem in your life.
In honor of the holiday, here's a highly educational post I wrote on President's Day five years ago. Thanks to Kelly for reminding me that it existed.
Attention, anything that can be described as an "elegant, simple, and adorable way to tranform yourself into a giant:" consider yourself as good as linked to by yours truly.
Infinite corgi swing. Need I say more? Like, ever?
One of the reasons I enjoyed the whole Watson thing on Jeopardy! last week was because it brought Ken Jennings back into the media again. Here is a great little piece of commentary he did for Slate about the experience.
Slideshow of the Best of Breed picks at Westminster. Link goes directly to a little cutie whose feet you can almost hear pattering across your screen.
Another busy week, but I had to at least throw a Pancake picture up. After I sleep for approximately 48 straight hours, I'll start catching up on some links and brunches and things as well. But for now, dog eyes. That is what you get.
Above, Eddie the koala eats an apple. Easily the best video of the week.
Slate takes on the important issue of why women are always freezing.
The Wikipedia entry on toilet paper orientation, with its 100+ references, is a true joy to read.
This video of a fox licking a window is going to make you laugh. I promise.
Word of the day of the week: ambisinister.
Thing That Needs to Be Real of the week: Arrested Development Clue board game.