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More Things Glitter Than Just Gold

"This moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the down side of advantage and relying purely on courage, it's possible." - Russell Crowe's 2000 Oscar Speech

Seems only fitting to include one of my favorite acceptance speeches for Crowe's phenomenal performance in "Gladiator."  But the Oscar gold is tarnished this year.  #OscarsSoWhite makes a valid point.  But... so, too, do others who say talented Minority actors should not receive nominations...

Live Microphones and Alcohol Never, Ever Mix

 

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible Says love your enemy."  - Frank Sinatra

Oh sure, Ol' Blue eyes and the Rat Pack would knock 'em back.  And they handled it much to their crowd's delight.  Of course, that was in Vegas, baby.  But for others in the spotlight -- Booze and Concerts never mix.  Example A. - Mr. Rob Thomas.  The Matchbox 20 singer said this at a recent concert down under:

"I'll drink till I think I'm Australian … and then keep drinking till I'm a black...

In A World Where Nothing Is New Anymore

“Life is trying things to see if they work.” — Ray Bradbury

You know, I thought about blogging today about Kanye and Trump v. Pope... and then this headline hit me:  "Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Disney's 'Mary Poppins' Sequel."  That followed this week's announcement of the release date for the sequel to "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. (It's January 12, 2018, if you give a shit)  Then I dug a little deeper...  and here is what's on the horizon my friends:  23 Jump...

And the Award... Just Goes

"Awards don’t mean a goddamn thing. It’s stupid, they’re all stupid. All of the award shows on TV. Honestly, it’s beyond me that we feel the need to set aside a night to give out these jaggoff bowling trophies six times a year."    - Jerry Seinfeld

Yup, that about sums it up.  Did you watch the Grammys?  I caught about 5 mintues of it.  Not because I'm a snob and didn't want to watch.  I didn't have to.  I got the updates on winners from Social Media.  And all the Red Carpet arrival pics...

Where Tasteful Meets Sarcastic

“Never use a big word when a little filthy one will do.”   Johnny Carson

Here it is... welcome to the world of Tastefully Sarcastic.  This is THE site where the reality is harsh, the comments are poignant, and the bullshit is pretty deep.  BUT... if you revel in this Wear-a-helmet, Everyone-Gets-A-Trophy, Reality-Obsessed, Politically Correct malaise that so many do in this Nation… You might want to stop reading right now.  This ain't Pinterest... and this damn sure ain't The Real...