Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Oscars

For the first time in my life, I find myself caring about what happens at the Oscars. I want to see Moneyball and its cast win in every possible category, and particularly I want to see Jonah Hill win in his role as a character based on a guy with whom I went to school.

I am entirely unexcited about any of the other films of the year. For example, I'm not interested in the movie in which Glenn Close portrays Conan O'Brien.

But then, maybe I should be interested, because when I was in high school the college guidance counselor claimed that he was Glenn Close's uncle.

Yet the college guidance counselor was a little odd in the head, and said some pretty strange things, so in the end I don't know what to think.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Politics As Usual

There are many subjects about which I want to blog. Politics is not one of them. But when I saw news about the Iowa caucus, I could not help but be reminded of my long-standing wish that the Democratic Party had held a caucus in New Jersey in 1988, so that we could have seen the headline Dukakis Wins Secaucus Caucus.