Feb 25, 2009

hulu awards

Amazon Prime dne Free Shipping.

Ah Bezos' thunderous laughter takes me back to my old amazon days where one can hear him laughing a mile away. In this Daily Show clip, he introduces the V2 of the Kindle - a much sleeker, more Apple-esque version of the former. I had a gazillion issues with the first version so hopefully this one serves readers better.

Feb 19, 2009

Etc, etc...

Happy Birthday Wallace Stegner! He celebrated his centennial on Feb 18th. It was his beautiful book Angles of Repose that made me rethink my breakup with my now husband. In Justin's version of the story, the book convinced me to 'crawl' back to him. I'll have to agree :)


Damn, you did that with your finger?

IPhone launches a new phone app called Brushes. Hundreds of artists and finger painters are re-inspired.


An old cohort of mine from A9 recently launched a wikipedia for Foodies called Foodista. It's growing into a monster of a database for Food Tips, Food Recipes and Food Photos - a food bloggers dream. I haven't played around with it much, but I am putting it on my daily browse list :)

My 09 Oscar Predictions

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Best Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis in Doubt
Best Original Screenplay: Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
Cinematography: The Dark Knight
Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Art Direction: The Dark Knight
Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire
Original Song: Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire
Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sound Editing: The Dark Knight
Sound Mixing: WALL-E
Best Visual Effects: The Dark Knight
Best Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir -- Israel
Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire
Best Documentary Short: The Witness From the Balcony of Room 306
Best Live Action Short: Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Best Animated Short: Presto

Feb 17, 2009

Teaser for the Palette

Miracle fruit that rewires your taste buds. Very cool!

Jan 22, 2009

2009 Oscar Nods are in...


* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), A Kennedy/Marshall Production, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
* “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production,Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers
* “Milk” (Focus Features), A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers
* “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production, Nominees to be determined
* “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), A Celador Films Production,Christian Colson, Producer


* Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films)
* Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal)
* Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features)
* Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
* Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)


* Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” (Sony Pictures Classics)
* Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” (Universal)
* Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics)
* Meryl Streep in “Doubt” (Miramax)
* Kate Winslet in “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company)


* Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features)
* Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
* Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax)
* Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.)
* Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)


* Amy Adams in “Doubt” (Miramax)
* Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (The Weinstein Company)
* Viola Davis in “Doubt” (Miramax)
* Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
* Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)


* “Bolt” (Walt Disney), Chris Williams and Byron Howard
* “Kung Fu Panda” (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount), John Stevenson and Mark Osborne
* “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Andrew Stanton


* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Fincher
* “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Ron Howard
* “Milk” (Focus Features), Gus Van Sant
* “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Stephen Daldry
* “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Danny Boyle

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Jan 21, 2009