Archive for February, 2003

Eve’s Bayou – Signature Series

February 28, 2003

A gumbo analogy seems trite when describing Kasi Lemmons

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one problem

February 28, 2003

Only one problem with this is that all the companies that are listed on this report get their gas at the same refinery that all gas suppliers to the public get it. In other words, if I were an independent service station with my own tanker I might be sitting right behind a Texaco, Shell or Mobil tanker filling the very same fuel from the refinery. The only difference in gasoline from Texaco or anyone else is the additives that particular company adds to the fuel as it is being pumped into their tankers. Who ever wrote this article did not do their home work very good.

Please Bury “”Cradle 2 the Grave””

February 27, 2003

Am I surprised that director Andrzej Bartkowiak

Sean Penn’s Iraq Visit Against US Policy

February 27, 2003

Hollywood star Sean Penn is refusing to apologize for his fact-finding mission to Iraq, despite rousing anger amongst some of his US contemporaries. The former bad-boy actor is violating a US law forbidding Americans to visit the war-torn country, but says his three-day journey there was something he felt “obligated” to do. Penn says, “My trip is to personally record the human face of the Iraqi people so that their blood, along with that of American soldiers, would not be invisible on my own hands.” The I Am Sam star has spoken out about US policy towards the Middle Eastern country and about what he sees as the prescriptive political opinions of his own countrymen. He adds, “(People) have a raw nerve towards an American who has a view expressing it on foreign soil, a view that conflicts with that of many American people.” Penn, 42, visited schools, hospitals and officials to judge the effects that US trade embargoes had upon Iraq. He concludes, “I don’t think it’s a political statement to acknowledge that the sanctions have been devastating.” Penn’s trip was primarily to highlight the reality of the country where imminent war with the US – something which the actor vehemently opposes – is very possible. He says, “A war is not inevitable. If there is a war or continued sanctions against Iraq the blood of Americans and Iraqis alike will be on our hands.”

Gasoline Solution

February 27, 2003

i got this in my email…i thought that i would share

Karate teaches you how to get an opponent to submit by using
> pressure
> points. In today’s world, one of the best pressure points is the
> wallet/bank
> account. I’m going for it………….
>
>
> GASOLINE SOLUTION!
> We CAN buy gasoline that’s not from Middle East.
> Why didn’t George W. think of this? Gas rationing in the 80’s worked
> even though we grumbled about it. It might even be good for us!
> The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should
> return the favor. An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS.
> Every time you fill up the car,
> you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia.
> Just buy from gas companies that don’t import their oil from the Saudis.
> Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I
> fill-up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill
> me, my family, and my friends.
>
> I thought it might be interesting for you to know
> which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major
> companies import
> Middle Eastern oil.
>
>
> Middle Eastern Buyers:
> Shell……………………….205,742,000 barrels
> Chevron/Texaco………….144,332,000 barrels
> Exxon /Mobil………………130,082,000 barrels
> Marathon/Speedway……117,740,000 barrels
> Amoco………………………62,231,000 barrels
>
> If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports
> amount to over $18 BILLION!
> Here are some large companies that do not import
> Middle Eastern oil:
>
> Citgo………………..0 barrels
> Sunoco…………. ..0 barrels
> Conoco…………. ..0 barrels
> Sinclair…………… 0 barrels
> BP/Phillips………. 0 barrels
> Hess……………….0 barrels
>
> All of this information is available from the Department of Energy
> and each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they
> are importing. They report on a monthly basis. Keep this list in your car;
> share it with friends. Stop paying for terrorism………….
>
>

Polanski and Kidman Win British Film Awards

February 27, 2003

Polanski and Kidman Win British Film Awards
Sunday February 23 7:29 PM ET

The Pianist, Roman Polanksi’s harrowing holocaust drama of a musician who survives the Nazis, triumphed as the best film at Britain’s annual Bafta awards, emerging as a surprise frontrunner for next month’s Oscars.

Nicole Kidman was named best actress for her role as tormented author Virginia Woolf in “The Hours.” Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor gong for his chilling portrayal of a 19th century urban warlord in Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York.”

Stars strutted, fans shrieked and the red carpet was rolled out for Hollywood’s finest as they arrived for the ceremony in London’s West End.

There was plenty of high glamour — not least Kidman in a white strapless silk dress and a very pregnant Catherine Zeta-Jones in black with a plunging neckline, accessorised by a ruby-studded necklace and smile-studded husband Michael Douglas.

Zeta-Jones was named best supporting actress for her role as a nightclub singer in “Chicago.” Christopher Walken won best supporting actor for “Catch Me If You Can.”

The British ceremony has come to rival the Oscars for glitz, especially since last year, when it was moved to just before the Academy Awards to cash in on Oscar hype.

But the night paid tribute above all to the veteran Polanski, whose film about a Polish Jewish pianist who escapes the Warsaw ghetto in World War II has echoes of his own story as a holocaust survivor. He also won for best direction.

“The important thing to acknowledge is that Roman has overcome a tremendous amount of loss in his life, particularly in this case to the hands of the Nazis,” said the film’s star Adrien Brody, accepting the director award on Polanski’s behalf.

“He survived on his own as a boy in Krakow, and telling this story allowed Roman an opportunity to tell something that is extremely personal without jeopardizing his own memories and without having to go and try to recreate his past.”

Polanski, who also survived his pregnant wife’s murder by followers of California cult leader Charles Manson in the early 1970s, now lives in France after fleeing America in 1978 as he was about to be sentenced for having sex with a minor. He would be arrested if he set foot in the United States.

KIDMAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO MOORE, STREEP

Kidman, who wore a prosthetic nose to appear decidedly unglamorous as Woolf in “The Hours,” paid tribute to the performances of her two co-stars, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore, nominated for best actress and supporting actress.

“It is so lovely to share this with two really really special women, and I do divide it in three, so we have it together,” she said.

But Welsh-born Zeta-Jones’s dazzling maternity outfit stole the show.

“Oh my gosh! I’m very hormonal so please forgive anything I say, and if I cry, Marty please take me off the stage!” she said to Scorsese as he presented her award.

Several stars chose the opportunity to speak out against war in Iraq. “We have to stop this army of darkness” said Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, whose “Talk To Her” won for best original screenplay and best foreign language film.

Day-Lewis paid tribute to Scorsese, who has never won an Oscar despite being widely acclaimed as one of the greatest directors of his generation.

Some noted that Hollywood-style awards-show razzmatazz is still something new to London.

“When I first came to the Baftas we were in a little cinema in Piccadilly. There were 12 people, maybe someone from the BBC and that was it. That was the lot,” said Sir Michael Caine, nominated for his role in “The Quiet American”

“Look at it now. This is like the walk-up to the Oscars now — the red carpet! Of course the red carpet’s over there and we’re here on gray pavement…very British,” he said as he prepared to enter the awards ceremony.

Alien Quadrilogy 9 Disk DVD Set

February 27, 2003

Check out the NEW Alien box set on it’s way this year from Fox.

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another lotr character quiz

February 27, 2003

heres another one i just found

[url=http://www.zovakware.com/tests/lordoftherings.htm]lotr character test[/url]

i was eowyn

Eowyn

If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Eowyn, Woman of Rohan, niece of King Theoden and sister of Eomer.

In the movie, I am played by Miranda Otto.

Who would you be?
Zovakware Lord of the Rings Test with Perseus Web Survey Software

Top Ten Ways Dumb Guys Are Preparing For A Terrorist Attack

February 27, 2003

Top Ten Ways Dumb Guys Are Preparing For A Terrorist Attack

10. Wearing special “anti-terror” hat 24/7

9. Adding seat belts to dining room chairs

8. Wearing same cologne as Tom Ridge

7. Building a tolerance to radiation by standing in front of the microwave

6. Interrogating pets

5. Watching a lot of them “Lethal Weapon” movies

4. Stocking up on Tums

3. Just to be safe, getting vaccinated for small and large pox

2. Creating elaborate color-code systems to alert citizens to threat levels

1. Taping a duck

“Boat Trip”

February 26, 2003

“Boat Trip” is probably something you do NOT
want to take. It is an inane comedy with a few
laughs. You will see Will Ferrell wander into
one scene, but he does stay fully clothed.
The premise is two straight guys who are
booked on a gay cruise with all the hilarity
that would ensue…
Strictly for those who want to see Roger Moore
as an ancient “queen” and/or see just about
all of Cuba Gooding Jr’s body.
GRADE = “C-“