Avatar's Oscar Conspiracy
Nikki Fink at Deadline Hollywood has opened a whole cann of Woopass on the Oscar season with a conspiracy theory that would make Oliver Stone orgasm. Head of the Academy: former Fox executive Oscar Executive Producer: former Fox executive Oscar Executive Producer: current Fox Television Star. Academy Board of Governors Chair: Current Fox executive. You can kind of see where this one is going, but it also includes some sort of an e-mail scandal, and lots of crazy paranoia. It sure looks like someone is circling the wagons to fix these Oscars in Avatar's favor.
The Game That Wouldn't Die.
In a story that fits somewhere between amazing sports theater and Guinness World Record Stunt, Syracuse men's basketball wins against the University of Connecticut in the SIXTH OVERTIME. You read this right. Six. Statistically, these teams played 1.75 games. You could not get this game to end. By the time this video was shot, everyone was very punch drunk, so many people had fouled out that even Otto the Orange was fouling out. Somehow Jim Boeheim's nose managed to stay awake.
The Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards Anticipation Thread
A sign that the film awards season has gotten a little out of hand. Some diehards over at Oscar site Awards Daily Have some fun at the expense of what we're sure is a nice and wonderful collection of film critics from Central Ohio, with a surprising depth of awards. Evidently "Wall-E" won, which makes it a shoe-in for the East St. Louis Broadcasts Film Critics Circle Awards .
Bird Is The Word
A recent episode of "Family Guy" generated new interest in the 1964 hit song "Surfin Bird" by Minnesota surf band "The Trashmen" Does this song have what it takes to become the definative MEME of October 2008? Judge for yourself: this video of the song already has 0ver 2,800 comments.