News Flash

5 Jan

Sometimes CNN has questions, and, usually, I have answers.
Alec Baldwin the politician?Sure, why not give his brothers further reason to wish they were him.

Nancy GraceI realize this isn’t a question, but it is a description of every single Nancy Grace news-piece ever produced.
Ever tried French dining?Sure, that’s when you eat with someone else’s tongue in your mouth, right?

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12 Responses to “News Flash”

  1. Justin January 5, 2011 at 11:00 #

    I needed that.

  2. Maryse Denis January 5, 2011 at 11:17 #

    Awesome!

  3. bmj2k January 5, 2011 at 12:23 #

    I’m curious about “Glenn Close upset over Navy video.”
    Why Glenn Close in particular? There is enough outrage to go around, why pick on her? I suspect it is because she has an interesting point of view. Perhaps she is upset that she wasn’t cast in it? She’d have a good point. After all, there are few good roles for women her age in Hollywood, who needs the Navy taking away even more? Perhaps they can come to some sort of agreement: The Navy stays of making movies and Glenn Close will not cruise into the Persian Gulf.

    • bmj2k January 5, 2011 at 12:29 #

      Hmm, that should be “out of” making movies.” Ah well.

      And after I actually went to CNN and clicked on the link, I saw that I was wrong. She was upset that she WAS in the NAVY video. So either I am way off in my interpretation of the headline or Glenn Close is a hypocrite. I choose the later (it is funnier.) There are so many young actors and actresses in Hollywood waiting tables, scrambling from audition to audition, who would LOVE to be cast in a Navy film, and here comes Glenn Close complaioning about being cast in a high profile Navy movie. How insulting. She has obviously forgotten what it was like to start out as a struggleing actress. she has lost touch with her roots.

      • bmj2k January 5, 2011 at 12:33 #

        Well, ha ha ha, it seems the joke is on me. After even further review, the film in question is not a new action release from the US Navy, nor is it even a training film. It is obviously their attempt to get on MTV by shooting a pilot clearly aimed for the Jersey Shore demographic. My apologies to Ms. Close, who is obviously not right for the show. Perhaps she could be replaced by Snookie.

      • JRD Skinner January 5, 2011 at 12:36 #

        Ha – too true about the Jersey Shore demo, I’ve seen selections from the Navy video in question and “An Officer and a Gentleman” it is not.

        I did, however, locate this film of Ms. Close’s reaction to finding out she was involved:

  4. bmj2k January 5, 2011 at 12:40 #

    Well, ha ha ha, I really stuck my foot in it with my last post. I started off in my first response pointing out the lack of good roles for women of Ms. Close’s age, and I ended up suggesting she be replaced by Snookie. I guess I am the hypocrite here. To be true to my morals, I have to implore both the Navy and MTV not to fire Ms. Close. Ms. Close can strike a blow against ageism by staying on the show. And in the post-“don’t ask don’t tell” era, I think they have great latitude for future storylines.

  5. bmj2k January 5, 2011 at 12:45 #

    Re: Glenn Close on Sesame Street

    WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? A SESAME STREET/FATAL ATTRACTION CROSSOVER? Oscar better hightail it out of there before he finds Big Bird boiling on his stove. (It would have to be a very big stove, but you get the point.) I must say, between this and the Navy motion picture fiasco, Ms. Close has made some very bad career choices. I have not been able to find one theater in my area that is showing the Navy movie.

    • JRD Skinner January 5, 2011 at 12:49 #

      I do find the idea of Big Bird boiling in a massive pot funny, if disturbing, but not quite as disturbing as this image.


      (Conclusive proof that, internally, Glenn Close is entirely made of carrot.)

  6. bmj2k January 5, 2011 at 12:59 #

    That’s here audition for The Horror of Party Beach!

    I wish I could post the picture here!!!!!!!

    http://www.atomicantiques.com/2009/07/16/film-review-the-horror-of-party-beach/

    • JRD Skinner January 5, 2011 at 13:24 #

      Oh my – great catch on the Party Beach monster.

      As sort of a side-note, I’ve always been surprised by how good the Del-Aires from that film were.

      • bmj2k January 5, 2011 at 13:39 #

        That’s an odd thing about B-movies. Even the music in Rat Pfink a Boo Boo is good. I think that becuase these films drew in the teenagers by the droves it wasn’t hard to get good bands.

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