Okay, I'll admit I watched the Academy Awards last night for the first time in years. Hey, if Jon Stewart's there, I'm there.
I won't go into detail, as there are a couple of fine blogs you should visit instead for a much more eloquent and witty coverage of the night than I could possibly muster up. Check out what Jacquie and Will each have to say. It's worth the trip.
I do have to share some of the best moments though:
favourite line: "Judy Dench took out my eye in a bar fight"
favourite comment from the couch (Eva): "It's like the NME, but with less tongue"
most perplexing dress: Charlize Theron's big black pillow on her shoulder. I guess that was in case the show ran overly long.
But also yesterday, Becky Scott (BC) took the Scott Tournament of Hearts in London, ON with a nail-biter win, dethroning Jennifer Jones' Team Canada (MB). If we still lived in London, we would have been there for sure, and we would have taken Wally Adams with us and gotten him drunk and encouraged him to huck unopened pistachio nuts onto the ice.
But why did Curling Canada squander a goldmine opportunity to bring a little hipster cred to the tournament?
What's the name of the series: Scott Tournament of Hearts
What was the name of the Constantine's cd released last year: Tournament of Hearts
Where was the tournament held this year: London, Ontario
Where did the Constantines start out prior to moving to Guelph, then Toronto: London, Ontario
Do you see where I'm going with this? Can you imagine the draw (pun only partially intended) the series could have had if the Constantines had been rocking down the rafters? Curling Canada really needs to hire someone like me to help them shake their old-men-drinking-beer image. I could have made them so cool.
women are winning the Tournament of Hearts, somebody's got to lose
- Soon Enough, the Constantines