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lettermanfan1
Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sat, 23rd Feb '08 10:40 AM

10TH ANNUAL OSCAR PICKS

I send this email out every year, and I thought the Sploofus gang might enjoy it, too!
For those of you getting this for the first time, here's how it goes: Every year I see as many of the Oscar nominated movies that I can. Living in the Orlando area sometimes makes that a little difficult as every movie theater shows the same movies, with very few of the "indies". I give 2 opinions: Who I want to win and who I think will win.
For those of you who actually look forward to getting this email (thank you for your support!) I want to warn you that this is an abbreviated version. I have had many health issues this year and just don't feel up to my usual detailed list.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: All of the actors nominated here were brilliant! This is my favorite category this year and I would be tickled if any of them won.

I love that Casey Affleck was nominated for The Assasination of Jesse James. He won't win.

Philip Seymour Hoffman is hilarious and once again shows his versatility in "Charlie Wilson's War" (an excellent movie!) He won't win.

Hal Holbrook is very real and touching in "Into the Wild". He won't win.

Tom Wilkinson plays a lawyer who goes off his psych meds in "Michael Clayton". He is my personal favorite in this category but I don't think he'll win.

Javier Bardem plays the scariest murderer we've seen in years in No Country for Old Men. Absolutely chilling with a terrible haircut. I believe he will win.

A couple of men I thought should be nominated for this category weren't. JK Simmons, the dad in Juno, was fabulous, and Josh Brolin as a bad cop in American Gangster was definitely overlooked. (More on him later).

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Amy Ryan in "Gone, Baby, Gone" will probably win. When you see her in real life-very sweet, very pretty-and then see her as a crack addict-the transformation is startling.

Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton is my personal favorite. It is a fascinating portrayal of corrupted power and she is so good in it! Very impressive.

Ruby Dee was good in American Gangster, but I don't think she was Oscar worthy. If she wins it will be because she's been around so long.

Cate Blanchett played Bob Dylan (weird!) in "I'm Not There". She's also nominated for Best Actress which she will not win, so there's a small chance she'll win here as a consolation prize.

Saiorse Roman plays the little girl who tells a vicious lie in "Atonement". She was amazing and I expect we will hear from her again, but she won't win this year.

BEST ACTOR: I would love to see George Clooney for "Michael Clayton" or Tommy Lee Jones for "In the Valley of Elah" win. Unfortunately, I believe the winner will be Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood". Johnny Depp for "Sweeney Todd" and Viggo Mortensen for "Eastern Promises" don't stand a chance. Josh Brolin should have been nominated for "No Country for Old Men". He really was captivating in this movie and I was shocked he wasn't nominated.

BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" should have won playing the same role in 1999. She won't win this time because the movie was pretty crummy. I would love to see Ellen Page win for "Juno". I loved her in this! However, I believe the winner will be Julie Christie's performance as a woman suffering with Alzheimer's in "Away From Her" will win. She won an Oscar in 1966, 42 years ago. Quite an Oscar dry-spell.

BEST PICTURE:

"Atonement" is the story of a family torn apart by a young girl's lie in pre WWII England. The cinematography is breath-taking, the acting is flawless and the story is absolutely depressing. It won't win.

"Juno" was my favorite movie this year. An excellent story, well-acted and original. Very funny and touching. It won't win.

"Michael Clayton" was my next favorite. A legal thriller that keeps moving. I highly recommend it. It won't win.

"No Country for Old Men" is an excellent but extremely violent movie about a killer looking for drug money stolen by a "good ol' boy" near the Texas/Mexico border. This movie was directed by the Coen brothers who specialize in ordinary people getting themselves into extraordinary circumstances (see Fargo). I believe this movie will win.

Now, I must confess. I did not see "There Will Be Blood". This movie was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, a man who obviously has never heard the word "edit". I'm still not over the 3 hours I lost to his movie Magnolia, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. However, Hollywood seems to love him. Luckily, my youngest son Alex turned 17 this week and he and his friend Lee went to see it for me. I will give you his review as I'm sure it would match mine (though perhaps with different verbage): "That movie sucked! We kept waiting for something awesome to happen and it never did!" I think that sums it up nicely.

Although I prefer going to the movies alone I had a great time seeing Hairspray with 10 girlfriends from church, seeing Harry Potter in TX with sister Janice and the nephews, and seeing Juno in CA with sisters Linda, Sara and honorary sister Rhonda last month. Their company made these movies all the more enjoyable!

As always I appreciate any feedback.

I usually sign off as "Leah Carlton, Movie Geek" but Greg Little gave me a nickname last year after receiving this email and I have decided to embrace it!

"Hollywood"


slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 23rd Feb '08 7:20 PM

Agree with you right down the line. A little on the fence for supporting actress - leaning towards Ruby Dee, although just saw Michael Clayton last weekend and agree Tilda Swinton was terrific. Looking forward to the show.

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Sat, 23rd Feb '08 7:46 PM

HA! Leah, I loved your son's review of There Will Be Blood. I was also hoping something awesome would happen.

I have to say though, I think your comment that Daniel Day Lewis will "unfortunately" probably win is colored by your dislike of P.T.A. I had a lot of problems with the movie, but D.D.L. was absolutely amazing in it (as he always is). I've seen all the performances, and he really deserves it. (I'm a fellow Oscar geek - I try to see as many movies from every category as I can every year, but I absolutely MUST see all the nominees for picture, director, the 4 acting categories and both screenplay categories)

I agree that Julie Christie will probably win. I thought Best Actress was the weakest acting category this year though and don't have too strong an opinion, although it'd be nice to see Ellen Page get it.

For Supporting Actor I also want Javier Bardem and think he'll get it. I agree that was really strong category this year!

I'm rooting for Tilda Swinton for Supporting Actress, but I'd be happy if Amy Ryan gets it, and I'd bet on her.

By far I want No Country For Old Men for Best Picture and for directing. I think it has a good shot, but my favorites in that category are always losing (Crash?? Gladiator?? The English Patient?? Titanic?? etc. etc. ETC.) If I get disappointed again, it'd be by Atonement.

I was really bummed that Into the Wild got pretty much shut out though. Is Hollywood that pissed off at Sean Penn?? (The place, not you Leah) It should've had nominations for picture, director, adapted screenplay, actor and song at LEAST. (Three songs from Enchanted? Really?)

Can't wait for tomorrow. This is my Superbowl.

lettermanfan1
Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sat, 23rd Feb '08 7:52 PM

Your probably right about Daniel Day Lewis. He is an amazing actor and if he wins he probably deserves it. I was surprised about Into the Wild, too. Timing is everything and summer/fall movies often struggle to make it at Oscar time. Sean Penn is one of those political actors that Hollywood normally loves, but the guy has NO sense of humor! It's hard to believe he ever played Spicolli. This is my super-bowl, too! I write a review right after the show and send it out. I'll be sure to post it here, too!
Leah

xhoney1
Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Sat, 23rd Feb '08 8:03 PM

I pretty much agree with you right down the line too, Leah, especially regarding Javier, who I definitely agree will win. I, too, would love to see George Clooney or Tommy Lee Jones win for best actor, so we'll see what happens. I was disappointed though that the song in Atonement called "Apologize" sung by One Republic did not get nominated for Best Song.

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Sat, 23rd Feb '08 9:32 PM

I love Oscar parties where they have a drink named after each of the Best Picture nominees. The "Juno" I think should be a blue slushie with rum or vodka in it. The "There Will Be Blood" would be a milkshake of course, with a really long straw in it (to stir up the shot of kahlua maybe in it?). The "Atonement" would have to be something so strong it would make you do something you'd have to pay atonement for the next day. I'm still not sure what the "Michael Clayton" or the "No Country For Old Men Would Be"...still working on those.

Anyway, I'm happy you support and praise Tilda Swinton's performance in Michael Clayton. Extraordinarily tricky role to play, and I suppose the writing and directing helped convey the tightrope this character walks, but certainly she finished carrying the ball over the goal-line. I don't want to give away anything plot-wise but when you fully think about the choices that character makes along the way in that film, you really appreciate all the choices that actress makes from scene to scene. She lends a bigger picture sort of view to the whole affair raising questions about the perhaps added pressures put on women in a position of high-executive power and the need to fulfill expectations of her. That final scene is a killer too. Just brilliant. Watch her in the background as the scene unfolds. Just great.

Not sure how Saiorse Roman got in there. Not a bad performance at all, don't get me wrong, but there were better this year without a doubt.

I'm also glad you'd love to see Clooney win. It's hard to say his performance is underrated, after all he's nominated for an Oscar, but still somehow, I feel like the wonderfully understated job he did was terrific. But jesus, such a strong field. I almost want to say Daniel Day-Lewis deserves it for being perhaps the saving grace of an overrated film. I sometimes think the winner should go to the performer who without whom, the picture would suffer the most. And because "There Will Be Blood" does suffer for having been poorly edited (various points catch you checking your watch, when the plot is failing to keep ahead of your willful attention and yet it's Oscar nominated for editing!!!??) and incompletely written, his performance is the thing that fools us all into almost believeing it's a great movie.
But I also like Depp for far exceeding my expectations. I'm the hugest fan of the stage productions of "Sweeney Todd" (I'd seen Len Carious and George Hearn in the title role) so I dreaded what "Hollywood" was going to do to the film. Happily I was utterly pleased with it. My favorite film of the year. So I give props to Depp and the entire production for not trying to "make it their own" but instead treating it belovedly. Great film. And again, you have to also give him points for being a non-singer and taking on such a vocally challenging role and doing swimmingly. If anything I might even say his singing voice was possibly too "nice" for the role?

And for Best Picture, I was utterly surprised with how much I enjoyed Juno. Going into it I assumed the worst, that it was this year's "Little Miss Sunshine" a crappy film that made it as the "indie film lovers" representative. But no, Juno was moving and complex. I'd also choose it if it weren't for Michael Clayton the film I prefer of the five nominees. But it does seem to be a two-horse race between No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood. Atonement cannot win without having a Best Director nomination.
But it should at least win for Cinematography--that 12 minute shot (no cuts!!!) that went up the beach and in and out and around the whole crowd of soldiers at that ravaged seaside resort town was one-of-a-kind. The kind of single shot that takes two days to set up and shoot. Wow.

I loved just loved No Country For Old Men until of course it's writing unravels and you spend the next few days afterward thinking bout all the other things about it that weren't so smart. Such as a misstep in the otherwise good casting and directing of the actors--the mother-in-law is a caricature of the cliched whiny, harridan of a "mother-in-law" complete with coke bottle thick harlequin eye glasses. And then don't you wonder why the FBI and other authorities haven't swarmed onto the whole scene what with a mass murderer going around killing among others a SHERIFF"S DEPUTY!!!?? But no, instead it's just good ol boy Tommy Lee Jones and his affable deputy slogging around handling the whole affair by themselves. Yup.

Well, I'll be watching too with my Oscar pool sheet probably still incomplete til the last possible moment (10 minutes before showtime!!) Good luck to everyone else in a pool and have fun if you're not and may some of your favorites win!!
Regretably, once again Oscar has snubbed me. Alas. Someday...someday....
Excelsior!
Bill

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 23rd Feb '08 9:37 PM

Hey Bill, remember who your biggest fans are when you're famous. Famouser, I mean.



tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 1:02 AM

That anyone could call "Little Miss Sunshine" a crappy film amazes me. It was a delight from beginning to end--cleverly written and perfectly performed. But I guess even the best films have their detractors.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 8:24 AM

There were a couple of nominated films I wasn't interested in seeing, but now that I've seen some comments from those who have, I think I'll give them a try. Thanks!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 8:35 AM

I really doubt I'll watch this year. Apparently, Juno aside, a film these days needs to be ultradepressing to get a Best Picture nomination (see Babel last year). At the same time, some excellent films with outstanding scripts and acting (e.g., American Gangster, Charlie Wilson's War) pretty much got snubbed across the board. What was it, one token nomination for each? The Academy's even more out of touch than usual!

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 12:38 PM

Hi Lane-
I was almost as surprised as you to find that I felt "Little Miss Sunshine" was as crappy as it was. Heck, I'm as big a fan of the indie film scene as the next person, after all I've made my living in that world.


billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 12:38 PM

Hi Lane-
I was almost as surprised as you to find that I felt "Little Miss Sunshine" was as crappy as it was. Heck, I'm as big a fan of the indie film scene as the next person, after all I've made my living in that world.


billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 1:42 PM

oops sorry for the double posting. I was intending to make a paragraph indentation, and pressed TAB twice , which only made me inadvertently hit POST MESSAGE.

But in regarding to my comment of Little Miss Sunshine being crappy, it's just that I found the film's tone patronizing, and was offended by its heavy-handed attenpts to force the filmmakers vision of irony down my throat: I knew I was in trouble from the beginning when in the opening credits they superimpose the title LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE over the big closeup of Steve Carrell's chaacter's morose facial expression.

I also found Mr. Carrell's character not wholly believable. He just seemed far too well adjusted for a suicide patient. It's as though the filmmakers wanted it both ways: a character with an "intense, urgent, troubled" trait but who was neverthless lovably charismatic as well. And I like Steve Carrell!! That's part of what is so frustrating about the film. I'm a big fan of nearly everyone in the cast. Hge fan of Alan Arkin, big big fan of both Steve Carrell and Greg Kinnear (going all the way back to his Talk Soup days!), and I've liked Toni Collette in everything I've ever seen her in. And I found Abigail Breslin very charming. So I can only imagine how much worse the film would feel if it didn't have a cast almost tailor-made for my liking.

So that's why I was nervous going in to see Juno. But happily that film's quirky sense of humor was genuine and heartfelt. It wasn't the obvious parade of fakiness and "lovable losers" that Little Miss Sunshine was.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 1:46 PM

I too walked out of "Little Miss Sunshine" disappointed. It wasn't funny, it wasn't painfully ironic, it wasn't sad. It didn't move me in any way, despite a great cast.

tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 5:17 PM

Well, all I can say is I disagree with you about "Little Miss Sunshine" in almost every possible way.

lettermanfan1
Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 6:41 PM

There are parts of Little Miss Sunshine I truly loved. When the son finds out he's color blind is an amazing scene. But I have to say I love the movie more on cable than I did in the theater. Though I did laugh like crazy at the little girl's dance at the end. I couldn't believe I didn't see it coming. Try watching it again.
Bill, re: your surprise at the little girl's nom for Atonement. I wish there had been alot of exceptional performances by women this year, but I think almost every movie with a woman featured in a good role was nominated. Allison Janney tickled me in Juno, but who else? (Actually, EVERYONE tickled me in Juno!) Kiera Knightley was just as good in Atonement but suffered from "For Your Consideration" itis. Refresh my memory 'cuz no other women are coming to mind.
Leah

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 2:21 AM

Hi Leah!
Yeah I guess Keira Knightley was the snub we heard about in the days following the nominations, but a few months ago wasn't all the talk about how Angelina Jolie was a cinch for "A Mighty Heart"? Wow it's like if your film doesn't come out after Thanksgiving you're out of the running. But I guess those are both Leading Actress contenders and thus not competition for the poor girl in Atonement I'm picking on. lol. I did like her though I want to say; but yeah let's see if I can nominate some others in that category.

Well, I was very surprised that Helena Bonham Carter wasn't nominated. Sweeney Todd was terrific and she was absolutely nomination-worthy.
And I thought Laura Linney in Breach might have even been a choice, or what about Meryl Streep in Lions for Lambs? I know it sounds like a cliche to just nominate her for whatever she does, but I actually am a big fan of hers and think she actually is always great.
Oh and what about both those French actresses in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I forget their exact names Marie something and Emmanuelle something. And now that I think about it, yes Allison Janney, but also the more I think about it the more I love the way in Juno our allegiance switches from the affable Jason Bateman character to what appeared to be a grim Jennifer Garner; by the end of the film she completely turns us around and we appreciate her character, even though she really didn't do anything different performance-wise. She stayed true to who that character was and through the unfolding of the plot we saw the appropriateness of her demeanor in that the whole situation was indeed a serious one, and that her no-nonsense style was due to the absolute seriousness of her desire to parent a child, a noble cause. And to see those remote shots of her playing with her friends' children in that mall clinched it. So I admired that about her supporting performance.

I Haven't seen Jennifer Jason Leigh in Margot at the Wedding, but she's a favorite of mine and I read she was good. I've been dying to see "Before The Devil Knows Your Dead"--I've heard it's incredible and that Marisa Tomei gives another good performance. Now I'm starting to sound like Bill Murray in those old SNL skits where he plays the critic: "I haven't actually see the film, but I heard..."
And on that note I'll name some other potential supporting actress performances that I haven't seen but maybe you have. Maybe you can assess them for yerself and determine if they were worthy: Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Olympia Dukakis and Kristen Thomson, both from Away From Her (The Julie Christie film), Catherine Keener in Into the Wild, Lily Taylor in Starting Out in the Evening, Margo Martindale in Paris Je T'Aime, and hey what about also Leslie Mann from knocked Up? Not the sort of film that gets nominated but she's wonderful.

Well anyway, the show has ended. I got 15 right in my Oscar pool (not bad I guess but not enough to win anything). Missed Best Actress, both sound awards, cinematography, and a bunch of others. And what was with that wet spot on the floor that people kept slipping on!? lol
G'night!
Bill


billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 2:31 AM

Hi Lodi!
Wow, you walked out of Little Miss Sunshine?! Awesome. I could never do that. I'm obsessed with the notion that I must never walk out of a film even the single most overrated film of the millenium, Little Miss Sunshine. I don't know, maybe I think somehow someway there will be something, some iota of hope to redeem even a bad film. I also like to sit through the credits I guess cuz often I'm surprised to see someone I know in the crew especially if it's an indie.
Also I'll never forget sitting thu the credits of Ferris Bueller and then see him get out of bed and tell me to go home after the credits ended! That was a great movie moment!
But I admire your commitment to honoring how fed up you got with that movie!

Oh and now I know where I'd seen that preacher in There Will Be Blood before. Paul Dano. He was also the creepy color-blind boy in Little Miss Sunshine. Interesting acting range. From glum to...um...sullen.
Jeez, now I'm just being mean.
It's late I should go to bed. G'night!!
Bill

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 9:06 AM

Didn't Little Miss Sunshine have an end-of-the-credits gag? I seem to recall one.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 9:13 AM

Sorry Bill. I'm not praiseworthy. I said I was disappointed "when" I walked out. Which was at the end. I kept waiting for that big moment when I thought it was amazing.

Plus, I had a full tub of fake butter movie theater popcorn and a gihugic diet coke. They are two of my favorite foods in the whole world and I never walk out on equity.

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 1:40 PM

When I was an usher at a movie theatre in Washington DC years ago Lodi I remember the manager telling that when I worked concessions I shouldn't ask the patron "would you like butter on that?" when they ordered popcorn. Instead I was to say, "Would you like anything on that" or "Would you like a topping?"
The idea I guess, was that for legal reason I couldn't offer butter but then pour on something that wasn't butter (it was vegetable oil and other ingredients).
But I wonder to this day about the legality still. Because if I said "would you like anything on that?" and they said, "Sure, some butter." And I went ahead and put on the fake stuff, wasn't that still a violation?

I'm going to Hell.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 1:51 PM

I don't care what it is. Its the bomb! You know how people play the "If you were on a deserted island and could only have one food?" Well mine is always movie theater popcorn.

lettermanfan1
Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 2:00 PM

10 years ago I was watching Life is Beautiful in a theater in NY and found a hair in my popcorn. Haven't been able to eat it since.
Bill, thanks for the reminder of all the women's roles last year. How soon we forget, huh? Or at least, how soon I forget.
Leah

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 2:13 PM

Okay Lodi - I've finally figured it out - my daughter is actually your daughter - although how the hell Dallas & Idaho made the switch is beyond me.

Just the smell of movie theatre "butter" turns my stomach - I love the fresh popped - and the cool flavors -- my daughter is always assured of her own tub because of all the goo - I bet you like mushrooms and olives too.


eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 2:23 PM

MMMMMMMMM, my favorite are the fresh morel mushrooms we pick each spring, and then saute them in butter & garlic. I'm not a big fan of just plain black olives but I can eat kalamata olives on everything.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 2:42 PM

I've only walked out of one movie and gotten my $$ back. I had so enjoyed Raiders of the Lost Ark. My family stood in line in Dallas for an hour and a half for the sequel.

I held on as long as I could - which is to say I made it through around 40 minutes. I ran out gagging, trying desperately not to throw up. Needless to say, I was not expecting what I saw or I wouldn't have gone. (I'm older and more forewarned in these internet days).

Even Harrison Ford apologizes for the 2nd movie - but I doubt for the reason I hated it. I loved the 3rd one most of all (after checking thoroughly ahead of time to make sure it was nothing like the 2nd). The scene at the end where they ride into the sunset was filmed close to where I live now, in the Texas panhandle (nowhere near the middle east).
j

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 3:11 PM

I liked it. I thought Kate Capshaw was fab.

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 3:25 PM

The Temple of Doom...yeah that's the one where the guy reaches into the dude's chest and pulls out his still-beating heart right? yikes.
I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with the 4th film.

Hey BeeGee- do you also like popcorn-flavored Jelly bellies? I have yet to meet the Jelly Belly flavor that I haven't liked.
Those Harry Potter jelly beans though....shudder....that's a different matter. Some of those flavors make the grossest scene in Temple of Doom seem like a weekend at the spa.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 3:34 PM

Heck yeah! They are my favorite! Need my address?

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 8:27 PM

Which Harry Potter flavors would you like me to send? Let's see there's Grass, Soap, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Ear Wax, Dirt, Earthworm (which tastes suspiciously the same as dirt), Booger, Sausage, Pickle, Rotten Egg, Black Pepper, and the single worst tasting one of the bunch...Vomit. I could not swallow down that one.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 8:58 PM

Popcorn jelly bellies, silly. But I would probably like the black pepper Bertie Botts.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 9:05 PM

Back around 1970, Hi C introduced two new flavors of juice. To advertise the fact, they ran an ad asking kids what flavors they'd like to have. Among the suggestions were popcorn and thumb, I believe. The commercial ended with a "No, we're not intorducing those, but we are introducing these ..."

Anyone remember that, or was I suffering from sixties-induced hallucinations?

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 25th Feb '08 9:09 PM

Dude, you were high.


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