BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
This is my tribute to the black cartoon characters I grew up watching. Happy Black History Month.
1. Gerald - Hey Arnold
2. Keesha - The Magic School Bus
3. Huey & Riley Freeman - The Boondocks
4. Fillmore - Fillmore
5. Storm - X-Men
6. Sunny Bridges - Class of 3000
7. C Bear and Jamal - C Bear and Jamal
8. The Browns - The Cleveland Show
9. Kwame - Captain Planet
10. Brock - Pokemon
11. Susie - The Rugrats
12. Franklin - Peanuts
13. Little Bill - Little Bill
14. The Junkyard Gang - Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids
15. John Stewart - Justice League
16. Gary Coleman - The Gary Coleman Show
17. Static Shock - Static Shock
18. Skeeter - Doug (yes Skeeter is black… Don’t question it)
19. Chef - South Park
20. The Harlem Globetrotters - The Super Globetrotters
21. Miranda - As Told By Ginger
22. Vince - Recess
23. The Prouds - The Proud Family
24. Uniqua - The Backyardigans (her name is Uniqua… Don’t question it)
25. The Tenants of the Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Projects - The Pjs
26. Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai
27. Damey Wayne - Waynehead
28. Cyborg - Teen Titans
29. Mr. Popo - Dragonball Z (let me have this one)
30. Numbuh 5 - Kids Next Door
Didn’t think Brock was black but I’ll take it
President Obama Binge Watching House of Cards, True Detective and Game of Thrones
According to the NY Times Obama has requested advanced copies of True Detective and Game of Thrones. Also, President Obama spent the past weekend binge watching House of Cards. Obama previously praised the show jokingly saying, “I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient…It’s true. It’s like Kevin Spacey, man this guy’s getting a lot of stuff done.”
Alexandra Daddario updated her twitter with the joke, “The President has seen my boobs!”
Oh Alexandra, Kate Mara and Emilia Clarke should be thinking the same thing.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
HaHa idiots, it’s all an act. How do you feel now? Never trust anyone whose asking for your money. Especially if their glorifying something as pathetic as redneck culture.
Throughout the NSA leak scandal, the surveillance agency’s defenders have insisted its actions are legitimate in part because they’re overseen by all three branches of government. The characterization has always been extremely misleading. For example, the secret FISA-court system is often incapable of verifying the truth of what they’re told by the NSA, and so many members of Congress were ignorant of how the Patriot Act has been interpreted prior to the last reauthorization; had the ignorant voted the other way, the law wouldn’t have been reauthorized as is.
This week we got even further confirmation that the NSA isn’t forthcoming enough with Congress to permit legislators to properly do their jobs.
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It’s that time again! The biggest awards ceremony on the planet is a little over six weeks away (March 2nd to be precise), and since the nominations have just been unveiled today, we better take a look through what’s up for the big prizes.
12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street)
Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave), Jonah Hill (The Wolf Of Wall Street), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska)
BEST WRITING - ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 Years A Slave, Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Philomena, The Wolf Of Wall Street
BEST WRITING - ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska
So for those of you keeping count, American Hustle and Gravity both top the leaderboard with ten nominations each, and trailing just behind are 12 Years A Slave (nine noms), Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska (six noms each), Her and The Wolf Of Wall Street (five each). However, American Hustle is the only film to be nominated in all of the “Big Five” categories (Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Best Writing), marking the second year in a row one of David O. Russell’s films has achieved this. If it scores wins in all five categories, it will be only the fourth film ever to do so, after It Happened One Night in 1934, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in 1975 and The Silence Of The Lambs in 1991.
And now the snubs…
Perhaps the most shocking omission of all is the lack of nominations for the Coen brother’s Inside Llewyn Davis. With the amount of praise, both critically and from audiences, it was thought ILD was a dead cert for Academy recognition, but the ’60s-set drama has only received one nomination in the Best Cinematography category. Not even nominations in the musical categories, let alone the acting or directing lists. It’s likely this will go down as one of the biggest oversights in recent Oscar history.
Both Tom Hanks and Joaquin Phoenix have missed out on the chance to pick up another golden statuette, despite wonderful and worthy performances by both in Captain Phillips and Her, respectively. Oprah Winfrey’s turn in The Butler was also a early favourite to get a Supporting Actress nod, but alas, the Academy seems to have plumped for more established actress, all five of whom have been previously nominated.
Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour was also expected to run away with the award for Best Foreign Language Film, and many expected its two leads, Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, to at least pick up acting nominations, but the film has garnered zip, zilch, zero, nada. Perhaps being a controversial, intimate look at the deterioration of a lesbian relationship wasn’t the best way to appeal to the aging white men who make up the majority of the Academy voters.
I still can’t get over the fact that for the rest of the semester I don’t have to wake up at 5:00am. “Sleapin’ In” LOL