- Happy Fat Tuesday! Everyone knows about Fat Tuesday, but let me introduce you to a lesser known day of celebration: Skinny Friday. Skinny Friday is always the Friday following Fat Tuesday. Many years ago on Skinny Friday, the venerable and absent-minded Saint Swithins (the patron saint of leaving all your eggs in one basket) led the swizzle sticks off of all international flights. A truly momentous occasion! I will certainly be celebrating Skinny Friday a few days from now, will you?
Besides Skinny Friday and Fat Tuesday, much of the world knows Fat Tuesday by another name: Pancake day! Yep, I am serious. Do me a favor today, every time someone says the word "pancake" near you, I want you to quietly say "bing." Here's more about pancake day. What a great week! Mardi Gras, Pancake day and Skinny Friday!
- My Academy award picks. Don't bother sitting through 3+ hours of dangerous, ill-informed, liberal egomaniacs giving speeches about how great their lives are. I have your Oscar winners right here:
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker. Dear lord, please don't let James Cameron win. Cameron makes movies for pre-teen morons who will see his movies over, and over, and over again. Titanic is unwatchable (I have tried watching it on four different occasions. I can't make it longer than 20 minutes without doubling-over in agony) and Avatar is even worse.
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow. See above.
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges. I had no idea he has been nominated five times!
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock. Weak nominees this year. Bullock wins it because Streep has won it too many times and the rest of the nominees don't deserve it.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz. Lock of the night. I saw this movie with my brother and a friend. While walking out of the theater I said to my brother "that guy just won an Oscar." One of the best supporting roles I have ever seen. Waltz is going to be a busy actor the next few years.
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique
For a whole chart of Oscar predictions, follow this link:
- I bought my Nexus One Android phone about a month ago. It is already obsolete! The market is now flooded with smartphones as good or better than my precious Nexus One. Well, not exactly, but if you follow technology it can feel like your brand-new devices are obsolete the moment you purchase them. The next time you buy a new piece of technology, I want you to wait one week, then go to the following website and realize that your shiny new hardware has already gone the way of the dodo bird: