Predictions for Golden Globe 2009

goldenglobe1These are my predictions for the Golden Globe awards to be held on Sunday January 11th, 2009. I may get some right or none but such is the uncertainty of movie awards.

    • Best Motion Picture – Drama

    Slumdog Millionaire

    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

    Angelina Jolie – Changeling

    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

    Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

    • Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

    Burn After Reading

    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

    Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading

    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

    Colin Farrell – In Bruges

    • Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

    Amy Adams – Doubt

    • Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

    Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

    • Best Animated Feature Film



    A Sexy Blog

    sexy_1_400_1This is my response to an email and a blog post by Babooshka, the owner and creator of the blog – A Place For Small Things.

    There is nothing wrong with sexy girls and guys or pictures of them and we, as unfortunate as it might first appear to the easily offended, live in a world driven by sexy. Cover girls and guys are always sexy. They may not always be slim but they are always sexy. Expensive cars are designed with sexy in mind with the sports car being the first alternative to sex invented, closely followed by marriage. With the exception of science magazines the brain is never used on the front cover. Photos of the butt at every angle have sold more beer, jeans, Slim Fast and dumbbells than photos of  that collection of 100 billion neurons ever did. Sexy and the quest for sexiness, either by becoming or observing, is the underlying motivator of our brains. To deny sexiness exist, and its expression necessary, is to deny life itself.

    Susanna and The Elders - Rembrant

    Susanna and The Elders - Rembrant

    So, should blogs be sexy? Yes, but only if you want to get them noticed. But getting a couple hundred visits per day or a dozen comments per post doesn’t mean anything if the blogger doesn’t feel the post is important. I enjoy reading some of my most unpopular blog post the most because it was meaningful to me and the honest expression of my life – yes they might be cryptic to some.  We should not blog for attention but for our need for expression. What people write is important but what they imply is even more important. I don’t mean to say that blogs should be pornographic in nature and its writing and content vulgar. I feel pornography is for the depraved and the deprived, and possibly the married. Sexiness, on the other hand, is for those who live and see life as if alive.

    Sexiness comes in subtle forms but vulgarity doesn’t. Sexiness is not only

    Trinidad Carnival

    Trinidad Carnival

    the human form but the human form of expression. Sexiness is bold and daring. Sexiness can be shy but only when the shyness is confident. Sexiness is happiness that pleases the mind in such a way it causes the heart to beat even a fraction faster and the eyes to open a millimeter more. Great painters didn’t always paint sexy pictures of nudes but they also painted sexy pictures of landscapes where the viewer felt alive with that mild but tingly urge to reproduce.

    A sexy blog post can contain the description of a mysterious sound in the blogger’s ceiling or even this post. Sexy, as I pointed out before, is how people express their aliveness. Sexiness is not a bad word but a great and natural feeling.