Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dirty Old Men And The Women Who Love Them

Every time I see the TV ad for "Crazy Heart", I cringe. Jeff Bridges, who plays a "down and out" songwriter, looks like a derelict sorely in need of three hots and a cot. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays his love interest, and that's where my gag reflex kicks in.

Are we supposed to believe an attractive thirty-two-year-old woman would fall in love with a broken-down, sixty-year-old drunk? The answer is yes, and if Bad Blake were played by Clint Eastwood, the answer would still be yes.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Is the Gray Lady Getting Senile?


So It's Granny's Fault?

Recent statements by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina has cast him as the gubernatorial candidate of heartless civics and has stirred encouraging furor.


Since when do subjects and verbs not agree? And what on earth is a "heartless civic"? Eheu!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Don't ask if the glass
is half empty or half full.
The glass is broken.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is

From The New York Times UrbanEye:

Eating For Haiti Relief

There's still a lot you can do to contribute to the Haiti relief effort. Start with the telethon on Friday night, which will feature performances by just about every pop star on the planet, and on Sunday or Monday make plans to visit one of New York's top restaurants, which are participating in Dine Out for Haiti. The Modern, Fatty Crab, Babbo, ilili and the Waverly Inn are among those on a long list of restaurants that will donate up to 10 percent of sales to charities. Bring a big appetite, proceeds will be distributed to Action Against Hunger, Doctors Without Borders and Partners in Health.


Better yet, stay home. Eat beans and rice, or my personal fave, stir-fry, and donate 100% of the money you saved by not eating out.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

History or Chutzpah?

Opening line of a TV ad for Perillo Tours:

Let us take you back five thousand years ..... to Israel!