I was having a good weekend too, only to be ruined! ARGH! The satellite radio charger in my car broke, and in trying to recover small pieces, a spark went off which has now left my car clock and car radio also dead! No Howard Stern to and from work, or music to listen to, so now I get to enjoy the f*cking sound of traffic/wind outside my car windows as I race to work and back like my other fellow slave drones on the road.
The Academy Awards were actually pretty good this year. I thought Hugh Jackman was quite charming and had a nice opening number, which he pulled off very well. The stage was decorated beautifully, and this is the first Oscar show I got to see in crystal clear HDTV, so it was really cool to view it this way! The gals I was rooting for won! YEEHA! The superb Kate Winslet took the award for Best Actress, and most deservedly so; I know I stood up and clapped loud and hard for her. And Penélope Cruz, who has become quite a good little performer these past few years, won for Best Supporting Actress to the delight of her home country Spain, as you can see/read in this newspaper from her native land. Good job ladies, and nice acceptance speeches if I may say so myself! Heath Ledger took Best Supporting Actor as was expected, and although kind of sad to hear his family accept on his behalf, it was a nice tribute to the late great Aussie talent. The big surprise for me was Sean Penn winning Best Actor for Milk. I really thought Mickey Rourke or Frank Langella were going to win that one, so it was quite a shock to hear Sean's name, his second Oscar now. Congrats to Sean, and he too gave a cool acceptance speech, ironically about acceptance, which no doubt pissed off many conservative Americans! HA! So did probably the guy who won for Best Original Screenplay for Milk. Three years ago, they were having such a hard time with Brokeback Mountain, but this time the Academy Awards were very pro-gay and flaunting it! How quickly we've progressed!
Some three years later, I finally sat down to watch the original High School Musical, and it has got to be the cheesiest corniest dumbass story I think I have ever seen, but I enjoyed it! Zac Efron is so darn cute! Love dem purty eyes boy! LOLOLOL! Now I can maybe have a decent conversation with my 11 year-old niece about this Disney megahit franchise, without being completely ignorant about who Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Sharpey and Ryan are! AHAHAH! My God, what have I reduced myself to?! I can't wait now to see the two sequels! YEAH! Makes me wish that I had jumped into song and dance numbers for no reason whatsoever back in MY high school days. Everyone is so damn happy at East High School! Everyone is so understanding and nice to each other, and even when they are mean, they're not as cruel to each other as real high school jerks and beatches can be. Maybe they're afraid to have a Columbine-style shooting? LOLOLOL!
This folks, is good ole'-fashioned escapist wholesome clean-cut nauseating American entertainment: