Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oscar Nominations!!! Rush Limbaugh!!! Miss Alabama!!! Elvis!!! Bill Mouzis!!! The "Death" Subject!!! Annnd...Recommended TV Shows!!!

Hi Gang!!!   If you're a film fan like I am, you know that Oscar nominations were announced today and yes, I have a few opinions to share with you.  

We'll also be covering another strange comment made by Rush Limbaugh, some thoughts expressed by Kathleen Webb who is also known as "Miss Alabama", some thoughts about Elvis, TV shows, the "passing" of Bill Mouzis and the "Death Subject".

Are you ready?    

Good!

LET'S GET BUSY!!!

Rush Limbaugh:   I have readers who love this guy, hate this guy, worship at the feet of this guy, refuse to listen to this guy and who idolize this guy.   A couple or so days ago, he made some comments about pedophiles and expressed the belief that Democrat folks will be reason that pedophilia will eventually be accepted by everyone like same sex marriage is.

REALLY , RUSH?!?

Different strokes...

If you watched college football's championship game this past Monday night, you probably heard what broadcaster Brent Musburger said about a young woman who was at the game.   Her name is Kathleen Webb, she is the current Miss Alabama USA and she's dating Alabama's quarterback, A.J. McCarren.   ESPN's cameras showed her to us while Musburger made the observations about how beautiful she is and suggested that all young boys should get their dad to play catch with them so that THEY will become good enough to be starting quarterbacks because that's who the pretty ladies like.   Or something like that.   A number of people suggested that Musburger was out of line, a lot of tweeting was done, I was scratching my head because I didn't think he did ANYTHING wrong and after ESPN executives apologized, Ms. Webb showed up on television with Matt Lauer (NBC).   What she said in essence was that Musburger had gotten a bad rap, she was flattered and she felt that NO ONE needed to "apologize".   So THERE!!!      

My kind of lady.

ELVIS PRESLEY:   His birthday was celebrated a few days ago.   Yes, he's still dead and I think he would have been 78 if he was still with us.   A lot of things are said about Elvis every year his birthday is celebrated and one of things I'm glad to see (and hear) is the ignoring that's done when it comes to the subject of "Colonel" Tom Parker.   And all the "good" he did for Elvis.   Hmmm....That might have been true at the beginning, but that certainly wasn't the case during the last many years of Elvis' short life.   Booking Elvis for small money to act terrible films, booking Elvis for discounted money at Vegas casinos and all the while, filling his own (Parker's) pockets with an astounding amount of money.   50% and higher went to Parker.   At most it should have been 20%.   And where was Parker when Elvis was doing things that weren't good for his health?   Most of the time, it appears that Parker was spending his time gambling instead of taking care of his client.

And speaking of "death"....Bill Mouzis passed away a few days ago.  I have written about Mouzis several times.   Most of my readers don't live here in the Los Angeles area, so I know that most of you don't know who he was.   Bill was a highly decorated WWII Navy guy who was at Pearl Harbor.   He eventually got into the radio business and was instrumental in the success of what became the legendary Top-40 station known as 93-KHJ.   In later years, Bill Mouzis went to another legendary station here in L.A. that was known as KMPC, "Station of the Stars".   I had the pleasure of also working there and it was a joy to work with Mouzis.   After the both of us were no longer in the radio business, we had a continuing dialogue about many of the blogs I wrote.   Sometimes he agreed with something I had written, sometimes he didn't.   I am going to miss Bill Mouzis and his feedback.   His funeral will take place this Saturday.   R.I.P., Brother Bill.

THE DEATH SUBJECT:   Welllll...as long as the last two stories have been about "death", how about a serious conversation about that subject.   I don't know about you, but unless you want to kill yourself or if you're feeling a tremendous amount of pain because of a disease that won't go away, I think it's safe to say I don't know ANYONE who wants to DIE!   Do YOU!   I didn't think so.

Some will say that after we die, we will go to a "better place".   A place that "believers" think will be heaven.   Unless (of course) you've been a very BAD person, you'll probably go to hell.

But....I've never heard anyone say they wanted to (right now) go to heaven or hell.    And that brings me to this question;   Wouldn't it be nice (for sure) if we knew what was/is going to happen after we die?   I'd love it if someone were able to come back from heaven and tell us what we have to look forward to because he or she KNOWS!!!

Am I the only one who has thoughts/questions like this?

Just askin'.

ENTERTAINMENT STUFF:

Oscar nominations were announced today.   The show itself will be on television, Sunday, February 24.   The Golden Globes show will be on television this coming Sunday.   The SAG Awards will be on television Sunday, January 27.

Back to the Oscar nominations...Nine films were nominated for Best Picture.   I think one of the following three films deserve to win.   "Argo", "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook".

Every other category got five nominations.

Best Actor:   Of the five who were nominated, I would be happy with Bradley Cooper or Denzel Washington.   No nomination for Richard Gere?   John Hawkes?   Outrageous!

Best Actress:   I would be happy with Jessica Chastain or Jennifer Lawrence.

Supporting Actor:   I would be happy with Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones or Christoph Waltz.   No nomination for John Goodman?
Samuel L. Jackson?   Leonardo DiCaprio?   Outrageous!

Supporting Actress:   I like all five of the nominees but I'll be surprised if Anne Hathaway doesn't win.

Best Director:   David O. Russell for "Silver Linings Playbook and Benh Zeitlin for "Beasts of the Southern Wild".   No Tarantino, Affleck or Hooper?   Outrageous!

I saw all the films, gang.   I have given you my thoughts and I certainly will welcome YOUR thoughts.

Quick TV stuff:   I'd like to call your attention to a new show.  The first episode aired on NBC this past Monday.   "Deception".   Outstanding group of actors, the L.A. Times gave it a weak review but I think this show is going to be a hit.   Maybe a BIG hit.

Annnd I've become addicted to a show on ABC.   "Scandal".   This is that show's first season.  Thanks to "On Demand", I was able to catch up on all the episodes and I am hooked.   Same deal with Dick Wolf's new show on NBC.   "Chicago Fire".

I'm still lovin' "Nashville" on ABC, "Revenge" on ABC, "The Good Wife" on CBS and "Parenthood" on NBC.   Buuuut....Yo "Parenthood" writers and producers!   I'm beginning to get tired of the "brats" on your (otherwise) GREAT show!

THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS?   Please write to me at scottstjames@sbcglobal.net and I will respond to you ASAP.   Don't write to the blog because there's no way for me know your email address which means I wouldn't be able to respond to you.   I respond to everyone unless you identify yourself as "Anonymous".   Those emails are ignored.

THE NEXT BLOG?   I'm going to be very busy next week but I'll try to write a new blog that would be published late Thursday night, January 17 or very early Friday morning, January 18.   If not, the next blog would be published January 24 or 25.

Meanwhile, I hope that all of you have a very pleasant weekend and don't forget...AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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