“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”— Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday’s Meet The Press. Because why fund education in America when you can convince America to be ashamed of education. (via the Los Angeles Times)
Can we just take a second to talk about how hot his eighteen-year-old son is? I mean, really. Not only is he RDJ’s progeny, he’s also only 18, which is way less creepy than being in love with the 46-year-old Downey. Seriously, look at him. Boy’s fine.
“This is 73 years after the first African American to win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel, garnered the award for the same role – as a maid, and a slave maid at that, winning the Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category on Feb. 29, 1940. And here we are, in the year of our Lord, Jan 25, 2012. Maybe I’m getting old, but the irony of this is too much.”— James McBride “Why do African Americans have to play ancient stereotypes—i.e. Mammy, Magical Negro, Jezebel—to receive accolades for their efforts?” - The 10 Worst Things About the Oscars (via pushinghoopswithsticks)
leo smiles as he carefully pries the silicone mask from his face, lips stretching into a grin as he meets the terrified gaze of jean dujardin, heavily duct-taped and shaking in a shabby folding chair. despite the darkness of the kodak theater’s janitorial closet, jean can see the snubbed actor clutching his hard-won oscar, his name carefully inscribed into the plaque. he lets out a muffled groan from behind the tape, leo leaning forward to cup the side of his expressive face.
“don’t worry about the inscription,” leo whispers conspiratorially, “i can get it redone.”
jean watches him leave, carefully slipping out of the door and closing it softly behind him.
“kate, darling!” he hears him say, voice slightly muffled, and he thinks he must be speaking into a phone, “i have something to show you.”