Wardi does the Oscars.
If you weren't able to watch the Oscars this year, or couldn't be bothered (can't blame you for that!), here's a service for you! I sat up all night, just so you didn't have to. (And I even had time for some extensive name dropping...)
Hilary Swank's dress is just awful, and very naughty! Nipple alert! And I had no idea she's Rob Lowe's sister-in-law!
Oh sheesh, Melanie, what's with the stick??
Love Kate Winslet's dress. Heck, just plain love Kate Winslet!
Johnny! Mmmmmm, Johnny in a blue suit!
Cate Blanchett, stunning!
Love Morgan Freeman's black shirt.
Renee Zellweger..honey, I don't care what a big feat it is to lose that much that often, but you look like a stick. Just face it, you're not Nicole Kidman. And dark is definitely not your colour!
Chris Rock.. looks PROMISING!
Morgan Freeman, finally he got an Oscar!
Robin Williams, LOVE THE PINK SHIRT! And that man IS FUNNY! Boy, does he have a firm grip on the award lady!
Woo, The Incredibles best animated! Aight!
How odd to have some of the awards presented in the aisle! I'm not sure I like this... People shoule be up on stage so people could gawk at them! That's what they're there for! And the free drinks!
Couldn't they have found somebody else, who actually speaks French, instead of
Ha! Chris Rock talking to 'the people' about their favourite films of last year... They have very...exquisite tastes... Except none of them in the Oscars... Hmmm....
Scarlett Johansen, so lovely! And she's half Danish! Science and Technical awards.. why do they get snubbed? Aren't they good enough to be at the actual Oscar evening?? Ok, the winners are, but you know.
Ha! Edna from The Incredibles helping Pierce Brosnan with the Costume design award!
Tim Robbins! I love Tim! Ooo, Cate Blanchett for supporting actress. Seems like the Aviator is indeed on the way towards... the big ones?
Leonardo is finally starting to look like a grown-up. I think scruffy-looking would suit him! Oh that's interesting, Supersize Me didn't win best documentary...
Mmmmm.. Orlando... Another award for the Aviator. And Scorsese seemed really touched by that. Although it's difficult to say with those shades!
Mike Meyers! Counting Crows! I love the music they chose for the Shrek films. Oh my GAWD! The singer of Counting Crows! What's with the hair?? And I think the bass player (or whatever) was wearing a shirt that said "I heart Scarlett", but it was a bit hard to see. Any thoughts on that??
Adam Sandler and
Morgan Freeman, with his Oscar, winking at the camera. Good man.
Al Pacino talking about Sidney Lumet, one of whose films (Dog Day Afternoon) were on telly here earlier. But I don't like films about bank robbing, so I didn't watch it... I find these honourary Oscar presentations pretty boring, I'm sorry to say. Especially if it's for someone who I don't know who is...
Beyoncée, again! Couldn't they find someone else?? I mean, she's talented and all that, but so are plenty of other people! The black dress is great, though. She looks almost like a black Audrey Hepburn.
Another aisle award. That's so odd. Jeremy Irons is funny though. So very British. That woman who got the Oscar for Short film live just said "it's the dog's bollocks"..!
I'd love to see someone drop their Oscar in one of those aisle presentations and then it would roll all the way down to the stage and the person would run chasing after it!
Another Oscar for the Aviator (the 5th), presented by Kate Winslet. And a very nice thank you speech that mentioned nothing of the film industry. Instead he mentioned the people taking care of his mother in the hospital.
Finally, an award to the Incredibles! Sound editing.
Salma Hayek is so pretty. Antonio Banderas singing! The song from the Motorcycle Diaries. And with Carlos Santana. How about that?? Banderas is a passable singer, I guess. But nothing more...
Hahaha. Chris Rock commenting on the aisle awards! Parking lot! McFlurry!
Roger Mayer, Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Hersholt was Danish, cool! We have impact too, baby!
More Beyoncée... Boring.
A little while ago, on the Danish station where I'm watching the show, there was something about the Razzies - the Golden Raspberry Award. They celebrate the worst films etc! The founder of that award described it as a "banana peel on the floor".
Prince! In pink trousers! And a blue jacket! Oooo, the song from motorcycle Diaries won! How great! And the acceptance speech was singing. Excellent.
Aww, I wanted Kate Winslet to get best actress... But nice to see it's Hilary Swank, "I'm just a trailer park girl!" (although it was the obvious choice) get it. And the Clint, I do believe, is shedding a tear or two as well.
Something I think is nice, at the Oscars, compared to other awards shows, is the lack of thanking GOD(!) profusely. It gets embarrassing! But that mostly happens at music awards shows. I wonder why that is..?
Oh Gwyneth's dress is doing nothing good to her "girls".
Oh original Screenplay should go to Eternal Sunshine! YES!! That's bloody awesome! Good job, Charlie! Oh he looks absolutely dwarfed compared to the Oscar models. That of course doesn't happen to Samuel L. Jackson, he's one tall motherfucker!
Jamie Foxx, "daddy, if you don't win, you're still good". Awww.
Eastwood, for director. That was obvious, huh? When will Scorsese get it?? And Clint got best film too. Eh. It's so boring when it's the obvious one that wins...
So, that's it. The Oscar's were as exciting and as boring as usual. Perhaps somewhat more boring since, although initially funny, Chris Rock wasn't the kind of host that we've become used to, i.e. the one and only Billy Crystal. Hopefully Billy will be back next year. Or Robin Williams!
This year's winners.
Thanks for the company, Chris, you're a lovely Oscar date. ;-)
Monday, February 28, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 5:26 AM
Where is my Valentino dress??
Tomorrow is Oscar night! So, instead of the links I had originally planned on piling up for you, you get a whole buncha Oscar related ones.
Download the ballot.
Oscar has a blog too! No, actually it's just the show's producer's blog (his name is Gil), but I'm sure that's interesting too!
And the Nominees are...
Style and fashion. Oh this is about the best bit about the whole thing: slagging people on the red carpet. "Oh honey, no! You're not wearing that dress!"
Oh, speaking of slagging celebrities...if you like that sorta thing (and most decent folks do, don't we? Except for T, he couldn't care less and he's also way too nice to say anything bad about other people, celebs or not celebs..!), go here: Go Fug Yourself. If those aren't the funniest bitches ever, I don't know who is! And I mean that in the nicest possible way!
Back to Oscar!
All the Oscars, it has all the Oscars!
And because the world isn't just glitz and blitz on the red carpet: Political Oscars 2005.
Related is this: Oscars to 'Rock' the Red States. Chris Rock is hosting this year's Oscar telecast; his penchant for colorful anti-Bush humor has set the predictable Republican attack machine in motion.
Alright, if you want to join Chris and I in the predicting-the-Oscars game, download the ballot in the .gif format from the link I've posted above. Fill it in and send it to me before the fun begins and I'll put it online and we'll see who does best in the predicting.
I don't expect to be able to do very well as my predictions are mostly shots in the dark as I've only seen a few of this year's nominees. So my ballot shows both who I think will win (pink dot) and who I think should win (green dot). The former is based upon the films I actually have seen and on whatever snippets I've seen of some of the others. The latter is based entirely on my personal favourites and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the work in this year's Oscars (in fact, how could it when I haven't seen more than a few of them?). The ones that only has one dot are the ones I have no clue about, they are pure guesses.
Saturday, February 26, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:57 PM
Can you really take a picture of the speed of light?
On a daily basis I'm amused by the search words that lead people here. They are so diverse! And odd! And I wonder if they say anything about this blog/website, or so-help-me, about me! You will see what I mean below!
academy awards ballot (google.dk)
Dexter lab underwear pic (google.com)
mini-mini-mini skirt (AOL Search)
nukelear cloud (google.se)
bbc world / clickonline (Yahoo!search. au)
www. speed of light picture (Yahoo!search.com)
rainbow paintjob apply (google.ro)
laser swords (Yahoo!search.com)
Movies of ladies vibrating (Yahoo!search.com)
martin clunes 2004 (altavista.com)
minogue sister shoe size comparison (google.it)
www.dwarf people's/photos (Yahoo!search.com)
pictures sexy girls in red bras (Yahoo!search.com)
hunting pictures scotland (find.tdconline.dk)
picture of speed of light (Yahoo!search.com)
download basil brush saying boing boing (google.co.uk)
Vibrating Condoms (search.jubii.dk)
Need I comment on any of them?? Maybe the Vibrating Condoms one, cause you know, I'd never utter such words here, vibrating condoms, no siree, not me, nuh uh. And umm...wouldn't that be a tad uncomfortable?
What puzzles me is that, recently, noone's found their way here by searching for fireplace, and previously that has happened more than once!
Tears for Fears' new song is getting quite a bit of airtime on VH1 which is absolutely lovely. It feels like they're getting a revival! And they sound like they used to, but not in that obnoxious this-worked-in-the-past-let's-do-the-same-thing-all-over-again way. No, they sound like they used to, because what they did then was special and, because they are who they are, it's still special. Won't you agree (Odi)? Or maybe it's just me!
Thursday, February 24, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:54 AM
|Choose a band/artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band:||REM|
|Are you male or female:||A Girl Like You|
|Describe yourself:||She Just Wants To Be|
|How do some people feel about you:||Let Me In|
|How do you feel about yourself:||Imitation of Life|
|Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend:||Mystery To Me|
|Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend:||You Are The Everything|
|Describe where you want to be:||It's A Free World, Baby|
|Describe what you want to be:||At My Most Beautiful|
|Describe how you live:||It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)|
|Describe how you love:||Stumble|
|Share a few words of wisdom||Walk Unafraid|
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:39 AM
To the One I Love
Honey, I'm home!
Copenhagen was freezing cold and we were absolutely exhausted when we came back from there. Cause all of Thursday we spent walking around to see a few outdoors sights: The Little Mermaid, Kastellet (an old fortress which is now a park), Queen's castle, changing of the guards at the castle (where I got told off by policemen making sure people didn't get in the way of the guards. Ooops!).
But the reason for going to Copenhagen in the first place was of course the R.E.M. concert on Wednesday. And OH MY GOD! It was GREAT! The reviews of it in the newspapers have been lukewarm, but WHAT THE FUCK DO THEY KNOW ANYWAY??? I was happy! First, the Thrills played for 40 minutes, and that was cool, don't know them too well, but well enough to sing along on 3 or 4 songs.
The REM concert itself was excellent, there's only one song missing, to make it perfect, namely Nightswimming. I do hope I get to hear that performed live some day. Other than that, the set was a mix of hits, stuff from the new album, rarieties and a song (I'm gonna DJ) that should've been on Around the Sun, but didn't make it in the end. As Michael Stipe said "I think you'll see why it didn't make it" - it would have sounded out of place.
Stipe donned his usual face paint and sported a cool suit. I mention this only so I can tell you that he, as usual, took off his clothes during the concert. Well, only the tie and jacket... But he did show off his stomach a few times! I find this funny!
I wasn't really in a position to see what Peter Buck and Mike Mills were up to, people kept getting in the way, and when you're my height that's not uncommon to happen! Buck did join The Thrills for one song and they joined REM for one of the encores, I forget which one, though...
The concert was great, but at times the heat and the smoke got quite obnoxious (why people were allowed to smoke there in the first place, is beyond me!!), and T started feeling ill, so I told him to go back to the hotel, I wouldn't mind staying on on my own. When the concert ended, however, I began to regret that. Cause, despite the hotel only being 5 minutes from the concert place, I managed to get lost on the way there! And at 11pm, when you're tired and cold and have no money or phone on you, being lost in the big city isn't a situation you want to be in!
This concert didn't blow me away like the one in 2003 did (maybe because I wasn't completely soaked from standing in the rain, and there wasn't the thrill of "the first time"...), but it was still really, really great and I had an excellent time. My only regret is that I didn't get a tour t-shirt, and they even had pink ones! :-o
I Took Your Name
Wake Up Bomb
High Speed Train
Leaving New York
I've Been High
Wanted To Be Wrong
Imitation of Life
The One I Love
Losing my Religion
What's The Frequency Kenneth
Disturbance at the Herron House
I'm Gonna DJ
Man on the Moon
Monday, February 21, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:15 PM
Wake up little sleepyhead!
Right, I'm supposed to get out of bed in 5 hours in order to go to CPH where I'm meeting T
But I really should go to bed...
I'll dedicate the elephant song to Glory, my fellow R.E.M. fan!
No updates in the next few days. Stay out of trouble!
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night...
PS: In case you're wondering, yes, everything has fallen into place with the flat. And I'm happy as a squishy little jelly fish!
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:05 PM
I love you, I really do!
May I point your attention to a incredibly hilarious comedy show from the BBC? It's called the Catherine Tate Show and it's absolutely amazingly funny! If you ever get the chance to watch it, do so! "Look at my face, I'm not bothered!" Excellent stuff!
Some other clickity stuff for your net-surfing pleasure:
Star Wars gets a makeover.
Brandchannel takes a look at brandcameo, aka product placement.
Ban Comic Sans!! Please!
"I will not use my website to pass round useless links".
Error 404 page. It's in Danish, so unless you master this language, clicking on that link will be useless. Don't say I didn't warn you!
300 Images From 1800 Sites. A collection of iconesque web images, such as arrows, mail, print and carts. Quite interesting if you ask me. I know, you didn't but there you go, you got my opinion free of charge anyway.
February 14th (happy birthday, NM!), Valentine's day, love or hate it. I don't hate it as such, but I don't like how it's swamped our Danish culture, which, for centuries, has survived perfectly well without the pressure of (not) having a valentine to send a card to, or receive roses from! But I believe in "know thy enemy", so without further ado:
The history of St. Valentine's Day.
According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.
In Great Britain, Valentine's Day began to be popularly celebrated around the seventeenth century. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. By the end of the century, printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one's feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine's Day greetings. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sell the first mass-produced valentines in America.
Monday, February 14, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:27 PM
It's all white!
We've got snow! Finally, proper lovely white, fluffy cold snow. The world is so pretty! Only wish I had a camera so I could take pictures of all the prettiness!
Less than 3 days till REM, I can barely wait!!
Yesterday was BAFTA night, and I must say that I like that so much more than the Oscars.
1, because it's English;
2, because it's so understated (and how can you not love that?);
3, because it's not such a BIG PRODUCTION;
4, because it doesn't take place at a time of day (night!) when decent folks should be sleeping (and not stay up all night just to watch some spoiled filmstars and media personalities show off their dresses and borrowed jewels);
5, it's shown on the BBC, so NO COMMERCIAL BREAKS TO MAKE IT GO ON AND ON AND ON! (although it is sponsored by Orange..eek.)
BAFTA winners here. See you on Oscar night!
Sunday, February 13, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:32 PM
If a fact is useless, be certain that I will know it!
Went round some friends' for dinner last night. Good company, sparkling conversation and a game of Trivial Pursuit Globetrotter. Which I won. I totally nailed that one. Oh YEAH baby!
TP is pretty much the only game I really like playing. because it's the only one I'm any good at. Monopoly? Forget it, I have no skills that even remotely required for playing that game, let alone win it.
TP, however, now that is a different matter entirely. My brain seems to be a virtual repository for utterly useless information. Which in most cases I have no idea where came from! And it's always been like that!
One question I'm particularly baffled that I knew the answer to (lucky guess....) was something like 'what city did the 2 teams in the 2002 football cup final came from?'. London, and I even knew the 2 bloody teams as well!! (Chelsea and Arsenal).
Friday, February 11, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:53 PM
This is a pompous title!
I wish I could whip up something interesting, but all I can do right now is keep my fingers crossed for everything to fall into place with that flat we've got our eyes on. Please, Please, PLEASE make it all good!
Cause if it does, then I can move to be with T and then we can do just like these people. Apart from the pompous title.
Any ideas on how we could do it? Unusual ideas very welcome.
Thursday, February 10, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 3:46 PM
Lovey-dovey crap ahead. Ye be warned.
Things are happening and there may even be an actual moving date soon. And this is the reason for a slight feeling of panic (I have to leave everything I know for knowing barely anything. That should instill fear in even the bravest, you know!), but along with the panic there is also something else.
And that something else is 100% happiness. Because it's finally happening. After almost 2 years of going back and forth across the North Sea numerous times, that traffic will be ending. And we'll be together.
I will be with that fantastic guy, that funny, wise, amazing, patient, cute guy, who, by some freak of nature, loves me. Not a day goes by that I don't count myself lucky that he's in my life and that I can feel safe and happy because he is there. Even when he's away.
To use that silly cliché, he lifts me up when I'm down and puts a smile on my face when there's a frown. (How sweet, that even rhymed, awwwww!) But that is the truth.
I actually find it quite difficult to adequately describe what I feel about him, cause it is so immense and I can't help but becoming a wee bit misty-eyed when I think about him.
I. Love. Him.
I wasn't sure I was going to post this, such a display of emotion, but heck, it's how I feel, why not tell the whole bloody world??
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:42 PM
Colour is light reflected...
As predicted the wrong side of the Parliament won, so those muppets are still in power. Sucks.
I love this commercial. I wouldn't buy the car, but I totally dig the commercial. The people behind it must be geniuses.
I stumbled upon a cool thing today, Vischeck, which is a way of showing you what things look like to someone who is color blind. And you can use this to see what pictures or websites look like for people who are colourblind. There are 3 main kinds of colourblindness, deuteranopia, protanopia and tritanopia. This is what this site looks like for people with either of those three.
Tuesday, February 08, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:56 PM
Prepare for pancakes!
Tomorrow is Pancake Day in England, so I'm making pancakes, even if I'm not in England as such!
Pancake Day is really called Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes on bbc.co.uk.
There's are even a recipe in case you don't know how to make them.
Tomorrow is the election here in Denmark. Fingers crossed for a change of government!
Bartlett for president!! *ahem* ;-b
Oh darn, I had some other crap I wanted to say, but I can't remember what that was.
Wait, it's coming back now: Make Poverty History. Support this very worthy cause. Because if we fix the poverty problem, a whole lotta other problems will be fixed too, ecause they are ROOTED IN POVERTY!
Monday, February 07, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:30 PM
I'm leaving on an airplane.
I have a love/hate relationship with flying and airports. Cause I've been doing an awful lot of flying, and spent a lot of time in airports over the past almost 2 years...and you know... It blows.
But you have to see good in bad, so that's what I did.
The little sign with "Life vest under your seat" always amuses me. Why I do not know. Maybe because the sentence has no verb. I think I'd like there to be a verb; it'd make the sentence less - whatever it is that it is.
Anyway, that sign has inspired me to do something airport/flying related, and this is it!
Saturday, February 05, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 6:09 PM
Woman In Chains
I was watching VH1 this afternoon and then WHAM! it was like I was hurtled 15 years back in time. They were playing Tears for Fears! I thought they had split up ages ago!
But no, there they were, with a brand new song, from an equally brand new album, Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. What the fuck?? How did that happen?? And they sound like they did way back then when I thought Roland Orzabal was the best thing after sliced bread!
And they're even going on tour, in England! I'm jealous!
I'll have you know that at the moment I'm actually humming "Closest thing to heaven", the single. Which you can actually see right here. And if you think you know the girl in the video, you are probably right. Cause it's one Brittany Murphy whom you've undoubtedly seen in such films as... that one with that...guy.. Yes.
Websites for Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal. Hmmm.. he's not as cute as he was then...
Look! Was he not dreamy??! Although now I'm not too sure about that whole Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen hair he's got going there...
Tears for Fears, all grown-up.
Friday, February 04, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 6:05 PM
I give you links so you can go somewhere else to play!
TADO. I don't know what that is, but it looks pretty.
Graham Roumieu. Lovely drawings, check them out!
clandestina - artists in conflict. Absolutely excellent stuff. Art!
One day, I will own one of these lamps. And then T can think it's ugly or tacky or both and I won't care, cause it's gorgeous! Website of Tord Boontje who's the master of those lamps.
Queen's tapestries. These tapestries were made for the Danish queen's 50th birthday in 1990. But since they are HANDMADE, it took more than ten years before they were finished and unveiled. They tell the story of Denmark in the last 1000 years. I haven't seen them yet, but theya re supposed to be really beautiful! They are hung at the main hall at Christiansborg where the Danish Parliament is also located.
The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports. I wish I had seen this before I spent the night at Stansted airport. It wasn't fun, but atleast T was there with me.
Inside the Internet Archive. Now that is interesting!
I used to believe. This is so hip it made into the dotnet magazine I subscribe to. (Well, my subscription is about to run out and that's ok. I'd rather subscribe to Computer Arts Projects instead.) Anyway: i used to believe is a collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. it will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. the following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all..
Fool's World Map. I bet you didn't know Nokia was a country, huh?
Skeletal System. Call me morbid.
Re-date.com - The Creative Anniversary Calculator. Perfect when you forgot that special day.
oxymorons.info. Butt head, that's an oxymoron.
Get Your War On. I guess it's a cartoon.
TOKION. Lots of interesting stuff going on here.
The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide. You've always needed this, haven't you??
drawtoy - zefrank. Draw, play, fun.
Is that enough links for ya, huh? Is it??
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:23 PM
Change the vote.
I wish that could happen, but sadly it looks like the right is going to win in the upcoming Danish election.
And the lead-up to the election day has been quite yucky. Especially because, more than ever, the medias have painted a polarized picture of the Danish political parties. If it wasn't because the scale is so much smaller and the people are speaking Danish, one might have thought this was the goddamn American presidential campaining all over again! It makes me sick!
And it's focused a lot more on individual people of the parties, i.e. the "presidential candidates", and give me just one reason why that is ok?? Why do the medias think we're so stupid that we don't want the proper messages the parties have to give us?? But no, of course, it's MUCH EASIER to just generalise it into 2 wings and don't give a fuck about EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!
Granted, the parties seem very much alike, SEEM ALIKE. And they have to. They're all woeing the same groups in the population, and that's fucked up too. Because that means that they're twisting, what their message is, to suit results of polls. AND HOW DOES THAT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH BEING DEMOCRATIC?? That just means you're weak and not bloody ready to stand up for what you believe in!
Oh if only there was still a Communist party in Denmark, I could vote for them, although I know that would be pretty much wasting my vote, but atleast they are not afraid to ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:53 PM