Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Gay Super Bowl

Yeah, I watched about half of it, even though I haven't seen any of the major nominees yet (first time for that in a long time). I'll be Netflixing most of them, and as catchy as it is, "I drink your milkshake" is the gayest catchphrase I've heard in some time, as ripe for corruption by the Other Team as "Where's the beef?".

But I have seen Once, and liked it a great deal, and the obvious connection between Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova is a major reason why. It was a great move to let Irglova come back out and give a proper acceptance speech after being rudely hustled off. Other than that, it's fun as long as the participants don't take it too seriously (actually, that might be the funnest part), and the requisite drinking games don't get out of hand (again, it may be more fun if they do).


Brigadier Ketchup said...

As I'm sure many others did, I totally called Daniel Day Lewis as best actor. About halfway through TWBB, I just thought to myself "Ok. That's it. Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis". Oh, sweet vindication!

Heywood J. said...

Yep, I had D-Day in my HSX derivatives pool, just from the buzz around the character. Anderson is very hit-and-miss as a director (loved Boogie Nights, loathed Magnolia except for Tom Cruise, amazingly), but I can't wait to check out TWBB.