The Daily F Bomb, Friday 1/11

by: Floja Roja

Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:59:32 AM EST



Good morning again, Bombers. It's finally Friday, for which I am thankful.

Yesterday they announced the Oscar nominations. There was once I time that I followed this stuff religiously, and pestered all my friends for screeners and tried to see every single nominee (I never succeeded, but I tried). Today's controversial questions will focus on these awards.

Oscars: Award of merit or popularity (I mean popularity among the voters, not the public)? Who was the best host of the show? Has there ever been a good musical production number? Who keeps losing that you wish would win? Who keeps winning that you wish would lose? If you could cast "The Women" with denizens of the GOS, who would you cast as what? Wait, don't answer that!  Should there be a separate category for comedies? Is Floja Roja's dislike of one sleeved dresses on the red carpet justified? Are the talking heads on the red carpet shows annoying or what?

Now for the Daily Tweetshow (for a good time, check out the hashtag ‪#ConservativeBandNames‬):

Time for your history lesson!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Friday 1/11
On This Day

In 1787, William Herschel discovered Titania and Oberon, the two moons of Uranus. (No jokes, please.)

In 1805, the Michigan Territory was created.

In 1861, Alabama seceded from the United States.

In 1908, Grand Canyon National Monument was created.

In 1927, the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was announced by Louis B. Mayer.

In 1935, Amelia Earhart was the first person to fly solo from California to Hawaii.

In 1973, the owners of the American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule.

In 2003, Illinois Governor George Ryan, saying it was "arbitrary and capricious, and therefore immoral," commuted the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois' death row.

Born on This Day

1503 - Parmigianino, Italian artist (d. 1540)

The whippersnappers traipsing across the old man's lawn were getting weirder and weirder.

1755 - Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)

1853 - Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)

The definition frustration: No pony for you!

1870 - Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)

1885 - Alice Paul, American women's rights activist (d. 1977)

1886 - Chester Conklin, American comedian and actor (d. 1971)

She is amused by how dyspeptic her husband gets whenever anyone mentions gun control.

1887 - Monte Blue, Indianapolis IN, silent film actor (d. 1963)

Soon she will be able to add another skull to her collection.

1899 - Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress (d. 1991)

Eva was well versed in the use of fainting couches.

1908 - Lionel Stander, American actor (d. 1994)

1909 - Marguerite Kelsey, English artists model, the last of a dying breed, who was painted by most of the top artists of her day. (d. 1985)

She tries to keep a straight face, but she just found the missing remote under the sofa cushion.

1911 - Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)

Still Life With Hopes of Crème Brulee.

1914 - Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer (d. 1995)

 She was a freelance designer and two time Oscar winner. She designed these costumes for The Music Man.

1915 - Veda Ann Borg, American actress (d. 1973)

Wouldn't you like to search me for clues, Mr. Holmes?

1916 - Bernard Blier, French actor (d. 1989)

1924 - Slim Harpo, American musician (d. 1970)

1930 - Rod Taylor, Australian-born American actor

It appears Santorum was right.

1938 - John August Swanson, American artist

Mary always looks after the Little People.

1942 - Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (d. 2011)

1943 - Jim Hightower, American radio host, author, and activist

1946 - Tony Kaye, British piano and organ player (Yes)

1948 - Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Love Sculpture, Man and Dire Straits)

1952 - Diana Gabaldon, American author

1952 - Lee Ritenour, American musician and composer

1958 - Vicki Peterson, American musician (The Bangles, Continental Drifters)

1961 - Jasper Fforde, British author of the very fun "Thursday Next" series.

1971 - Mary J. Blige, American singer

1972 - Amanda Peet, American actress

1981 - Tom Meighan, English singer (Kasabian)

Died on This Day

1494 - Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)

Mary is extremely glad that the halo didn't show up until after she gave birth.

1836 - John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)

1843 - Francis Scott Key, American lawyer and writer of the poem that became the American national anthem (b. 1779)

1914 - Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery is named (b. 1842)

1928 - Thomas Hardy, English writer (b. 1840)

1958 - Edna Purviance, American actress (b. 1895)

The bed, they quickly learned, had been mined with whoopee cushions.

2003 - Mickey Finn, English drummer (T.Rex) (b. 1947)

2005 - Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938) (this song was allegedly written to commemorate his 30th birthday)

2008 - Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953 (b. 1919)

Today is

Milk Day
Hot Toddy Day
National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
Clean off Your Desk Day
Secret Pal Day

 

Poll
Do you pay attention to the Oscars?
Hell no, those are for old farts, I'm too young!
Hell no, those are for kids, I'm too old!
No, I am above such superficiality!
Yes, I need more to be frustrated about.
Yes, but I only watch for the clothes.
Yes, but I only watch to see stars act like fools.
Of course, my star friends lend me screeners!
No, I haven't seen any of the films.
Yes, even though I haven't seen most of them.
I've seen all of them, of course I watch!

Results

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I used to love watching the Oscars (2.00 / 17)
but they just don't interest me anymore. I hardly ever watch new movies when they come out, theater or video, so I don't know who a lot of the nominees are.

This...very spot on:

The Oscars are when we celebrate the greatest artistic achievements in cinema by talking about what people are wearing.

- John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) January 10, 2013



I'm so bad about seeing movies. (2.00 / 15)
I have the coolest vintage indy theater 3 short blocks from me, and they get all the good films and even host a film festival. When I moved to this place, I promised myself I'd see everything that played there. Ha!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Don't hold this against me, (2.00 / 10)
but that is exactly why I watch, lol!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
::high five:: (2.00 / 9)
Also,
Britney Bitch!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
ooh, now (2.00 / 10)
I want to go out dancing tonight

[ Parent ]
Well if you hop (2.00 / 10)
on a plane and fly here, I will close every dance club with you, and then we can go out for breakfast! Just pick Midway, O'Hare is a total pain in the ass.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
taylormattd!!!!!! (2.00 / 3)
hi!

[ Parent ]
It's the only reason I watch. (2.00 / 8)
Now. Once upon a time...

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Happy birthday, bubba! (2.00 / 19)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

happy happy birthday birthday (2.00 / 18)
bubba bubba

Anything worth saying is worth saying twice.  


[ Parent ]
on this day in 19XX... (2.00 / 17)
thanks, FR.  Good think I swallowed a fire extinguisher yesterday.

[ Parent ]
Dear bubbanomics, (2.00 / 9)
so hahaha, lololol you were born.

[ Parent ]
my mom was like ROTFL when the Dr. spanked my little butt. (2.00 / 9)
and then i was like WAAAHH! and she was like "there there" then i took a nap.  woke up, and fuck it's 50 something years later.

[ Parent ]
Happy Birthday bubba.....I snitched this for you! (2.00 / 16)

Thanks to onomastic.....if I could link I would.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


[ Parent ]
HaHaHappy Birthday to bubba..!! (2.00 / 12)
n/t.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

[ Parent ]
thanks, Glen! (2.00 / 10)
n/t.™GTP

[ Parent ]
Today in HA-HA-HAstory ... bubbanomics born!! (2.00 / 17)
Happy birthday, Bubba!!

Thanks for the meme-ories:






Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


HAstory. wonder if that's a college class? (2.00 / 10)
thanks, Jan!

[ Parent ]
isn't that what you teach? n/t (2.00 / 8)


[ Parent ]
i wish. (2.00 / 8)
my math classes are dry as air from a dehumidifier running in the Sahara in the summer sun.

[ Parent ]
not math at my house (2.00 / 2)
we use PROPS.  ;-)  

[ Parent ]
Happy Birthday, Bubba. MAY YOU HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA (2.00 / 9)
HAHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA


AND KEEP MAKING US...

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL  LOL ............


for many years to come. {{{{bubba}}}}


[ Parent ]
i'll get on that, right away. (2.00 / 9)
expect a HAHAHA in purple sometime next week.

[ Parent ]
Black Prairie - Nowhere, Massachusetts (2.00 / 12)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

On this day in 1971, Pearl was released. (2.00 / 14)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

Why oh why (2.00 / 9)
did I run to the store before I read this??? It has been raining all night and morning, and there are massive puddles everywhere. I could have splashed ALL my friends!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

answers (2.00 / 10)
Award of merit or popularity (I mean popularity among the voters, not the public)? popularity

Who was the best host of the show? I liked Ellen.

Has there ever been a good musical production number? IIRC the Hathaway/Franco one was funny, does that count?

Who keeps losing that you wish would win? Gary Oldman. I don't know if he has been nominated a lot, but he should win one!

Who keeps winning that you wish would lose? Meryl Streep (Don't flame me!!!)

If you could cast "The Women" with denizens of the GOS, who would you cast as what? Oh goody, here goe....,

Wait, don't answer that! oh bummer

Should there be a separate category for comedies? Yes

Is Floja Roja's dislike of one sleeved dresses on the red carpet justified? No, some are fierce!

Are the talking heads on the red carpet shows annoying or what? Mostly, except I like Kelly Osborne

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


I knew you'd say that! (2.00 / 9)
All of it.

I agree on Street. She's good in everything, but come on, let somebody else win!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I knew you'd know I'd say that!! (2.00 / 6)
She is very good, but yes share the spotlight!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I hope there was nothing important in the diary because I (2.00 / 9)
skipped right to the comments when I saw that it was about the Oscars.

Just kidding! Nice hovers.

And this was a BHD:

In 2003, Illinois Governor George Ryan, saying it was "arbitrary and capricious, and therefore immoral," commuted the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois' death row.

In 2011, the death penalty was permanently abolished in Illinois:

On July 1, 2011 Illinois joined the other 15 states which no longer have the death penalty.

Illinois had issued a moratorium on the death penalty in 2000 after the death sentences of 13 people had been overturned due to faulty or contrived evidence. When Governor George Ryan left office in 2003, he commuted the sentences of 167 death row inmates to life in prison.

Execution is permanent with no opportunity for a commutation.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


you skipped?!?!?! (2.00 / 8)
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Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Hiya Moose!! Should we build THE DEATH STAR! (2.00 / 6)
Ok I love the petition utility the Administration has check this out.

https://petitions.whitehouse.g...

OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO
Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For
By Paul Shawcross

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
However, look carefully (here's how) and you'll notice something already floating in the sky -- that's no Moon, it's a Space Station! Yes, we already have a giant, football field-sized International Space Station in orbit around the Earth that's helping us learn how humans can live and thrive in space for long durations. The Space Station has six astronauts -- American, Russian, and Canadian -- living in it right now, conducting research, learning how to live and work in space over long periods of time, routinely welcoming visiting spacecraft and repairing onboard garbage mashers, etc. We've also got two robot science labs -- one wielding a laser -- roving around Mars, looking at whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.

Keep in mind, space is no longer just government-only. Private American companies, through NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO), are ferrying cargo -- and soon, crew -- to space for NASA, and are pursuing human missions to the Moon this decade.

Even though the United States doesn't have anything that can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, we've got two spacecraft leaving the Solar System and we're building a probe that will fly to the exterior layers of the Sun. We are discovering hundreds of new planets in other star systems and building a much more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope that will see back to the early days of the universe.

We don't have a Death Star, but we do have floating robot assistants on the Space Station, a President who knows his way around a light saber and advanced (marshmallow) cannon, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is supporting research on building Luke's arm, floating droids, and quadruped walkers.

We are living in the future! Enjoy it. Or better yet, help build it by pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field. The President has held the first-ever White House science fairs and Astronomy Night on the South Lawn because he knows these domains are critical to our country's future, and to ensuring the United States continues leading the world in doing big things.

If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Paul Shawcross is Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget

Heh!  Loves that man.  I put it there in the entirety cause I know some people are sensitive about signing up at the .gov you know the man and drones and all ; )

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


This (2.00 / 5)
is my favorite part:

Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

I think a sense of humor is crucial, I am so glad to see this!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
So many movies that move me routinely fail to get mentioned (2.00 / 2)
for any of the awards. I'm thinking of, recently, Detachment, Mr. Nobody, and Agora. Iti is very obvious sometimes that the prbolem is the absence of a pr machine, particularly in Hollywood.

Although Agora's sound was horrible. (2.00 / 4)


[ Parent ]
Supporting Actor, James Caan (2.00 / 2)


Supporting Actress, Lucy Liu (2.00 / 2)


Best movie in ten years (2.00 / 2)


Fundamentalist religious radicals destroy a civilization, set back human (0.00 / 0)
history a thousand years:



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