Oscars Post Mortem

Whoopi cleans up nice, though I thought this was a photo of Oprah at first.

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139 Responses to Oscars Post Mortem

  1. Miranda says:

    I know she’s Making An Important Point, but I actually like that dress.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I used the wrong year, correction below. I probably should start watching at least The Red Carpet shows before these things 🙂

    • Jadzia says:

      She really is very striking if you don’t think about the crazy that comes out of her mouth.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Loved Whoopi in Ghost, she was so funny too.

        • Jadzia says:

          I am a big fan of Whoopi the Actress. Whoopi the Lady on The View, not so much.

          • elliesmom says:

            I loved “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. “Do you see this face? This is the face of a woman on the edge”. My kids loved the movie, too, when they were finally old enough. Even now, my son will say, “Watch out! Mom’s got the face of a woman on the edge!” And “I don’t know how to thank you.” “Don’t worry. I have a list.”

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Ooops, my bad, photo above from the 2016 Oscars. Here’s your 2018 fashion statement from the Whoopsie gal …..

  3. DeniseVB says:

    At least we have this 🙂

  4. DeniseVB says:

    True story…….

  5. helenk3 says:


    looks like the gates are closing in more places. You can not come in to someone’s house and act like a thug and not get thrown out

    • swanspirit says:

      I never liked Kimmel, ever. I never thought he was funny, and he creeps me out. There is some serious nasty under that facade.

      • DeniseVB says:

        His old videos are resurfacing with girls on trampolines and that stupid “Guess what’s in my pants” segment. I remember him from way back to Win Ben Stein’s Money and his first family was on House Hunters ! He dumped that wifey and 3 kids for a hotter model (not home) later on.

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  7. helenk3 says:

    this is spicy but looks good

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think the best BBQ I’ve ever made was in the crock pot, with just chicken breasts and a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray sauce slathered over them.

      • Somebody says:

        I cook baby back and pork butts in my crock pot. I always use a dry rub and add the sauce the last hour or so. If I’m doing a boston butt, I add a splash or two of rootbeer or Dr. Pepper to it when I put it in. Always comes out perfect.

      • swanspirit says:

        💗 Sweet Baby Ray’s.

  8. votermom says:

    I hear the Italy First contingent swept the Italian elections.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    So tired of this …..

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    • lyn says:

      Kiss your goldfish today.

      • DeniseVB says:

        • swanspirit says:

          Right. With all of the lecturing, preaching, virtue signaling, and righteous indignation, Hollyweird passes on a movie with real substance about grief, movies about politics, news, war and love, and chooses a remake of Splash.

          • lyn says:

            I enjoyed Splash. I watched it with a friend who kept saying, “This would never happen.” I told her it was a fantasy. LOL

          • DeniseVB says:

            LoL, Splash was a great movie! The adorkable Tom Hanks era and the most popular name for baby girls became Madison and Hannah. John Candy and Eugene Levy, what was not to love 🙂

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    Entertainment has gone all out. too political for me! :facepalm:

  13. DeniseVB says:

    This is kinda funny…… The Grouchies

  14. elliesmom says:

    Elliesdad has a colonoscopy scheduled for Wednesday. Mother Nature has another Nor’easter on her calendar. The storm should not be starting until we’re on our way home, but we live on a steep hill, and I have a rear wheel drive car. There’s no “running start” so even a little bit of snow makes getting up the drive difficult. I can get the driveway clear enough to get the car up the hill myself, but Elliesdad can’t handle walking on a slippery driveway even with a walker. He currently has a black eye from falling during the last storm, and that was just rain. He’d be left sitting in the car. I called to postpone his procedure, and the person wanted me to wait until we see if the forecast changes, but I “do need to call at least 48 hrs in advance”. It is 48 hours in advance.
    So I called the surgeon’s office, and explained the situation to his receptionist. She has seen me getting Elliesdad in and out of the office. She moved the appointment for me and cancelled it on the doctor’s schedule. Then she laughed. “Won’t they be surprised when neither one of them shows up?”
    I’m getting used to dealing with having a disabled spouse, but why do people make me feel like I have to apologize all the time? I called for him because it’s hard for him to say he can’t do something. I understand respecting people’s privacy, but he’s signed all the forms saying it’s OK for his doctors to talk to me, and when he gets to the endoscopy center, he’ll sign them there, too. When he wakes up, he’s going to be relieved he doesn’t have to spend the next couple of days worrying about being stuck somewhere, and I won’t vent to him about the jerk on the phone because I got to rant here. 🙂

    • Anthony says:

      Good for you, and no, you DON’T have to apologize to anyone. Now that I find myself having to assume more and more responsibility for my ex (we’re the best of friends, he’s 10 years my senior), it drives me up the wall when I feel the “apology expected” vibe. I almost ripped the head off of someone helping him choose a supplemental insurance policy at the end of last year, but I kept my eye on the prize. I decided that my desired outcome was to get through this as quickly and pleasantly as possible, and sweetly reminded a particularly surly agent that some day, someone would have to be doing the same for her when she got older

    • DeniseVB says:

      I feel ya em. You gave them their 48 hours notice, they should have just thanked you and rescheduled. Funny how I have to sign papers at the dentist every year promising to pay them $35 if I don’t give proper cancellation notice, yet when the doc is out sick, I get a call that morning to cancel me. They should at least send me a movie ticket 🙂

      I informed dh, after it snowed around his hand surgery date in Jan, no more routine “repairs” Dec-Mar. Momma don’t do glare ice very well and the other drivers want to shot me at 15 mph. If he insists on the winter months not to miss golf season, fine, ask your Minnesota buddy to take you next time. So over it. No wonder my smart friends all moved to Florida.

    • votermom says:

      I’m sorry ED has a black eye!

      And don’t apologize! Channel the Dowager Countess on Downton, allowing them the opportunity to arrange things to your satisfaction, and graciously thank them after.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Go ahead and rant and keep it up. This is one of the reasons I decided to keep my mother’s doctors in PA. They knew her, they knew me and the docs and nurses would override stubborn front desk staff. They never set anything up for the winter or summer to avoid extremes in weather especially since it was 200 miles and in the years Mom was with me, I only canceled once because of an unseasonable early snow. I learned this lesson when I had my own problems and found people very resistant to common sense and logic when faced with having to adjust a schedule.

    • swanspirit says:

      You shouldn’t have to apologize at all, or even feel you should. They are there to accommodate you, not the other way round. Transporting people shouldn’t involve any risk at all. Period.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Love her !

  16. DeniseVB says:

    I know which one the TCH boyz picked 😛

  17. DeniseVB says:

    LOL !

  18. Cisco says:

    Listening to Rush.
    The NYT’s is 😂reporting😂 that new information is obtainable that Trump colluded with the Russians.
    The source of info.
    A hooker currently residing in Thai jail, who claims she has 16 hours of tape.
    With Trump? Of course not.
    With some Russian big shot.
    The hooker was arrested for working in a sex “therapy” establishment.
    She had no work permit, so the Thai’s locked her up.
    NYT’s….the Asswipe of Record.

  19. helenk3 says:


    some good ideas to remedy the situation

      • Cisco says:

        “You can pay almost $30,000 a year to Kennesaw State University to learn pretentious nonsense words. Or you can go to a trade school and learn how to make a living. Can’t figure out why traditional colleges are dying.”
        Best of the article.👍

      • DeniseVB says:

        I hope my son’s plan for the twins work. Currently high school freshmen on the Health and Sciences track. If they do well, they’ll be certified EMT’s at graduation. Also, enrolled in the Air Force JROTC, if they do well, they can enlist and enter their corpsman training program. After 4 years….FREE COLLEGE through the GI program to become RN’s or Doctors, or anything they want, if they stay smarties. Only 15 now, my fingers are crossed. It’s Colorado after all, failure to pass drug tests is running amok since they legalized weed.

        • Cisco says:

          That’s the ticket.
          This was about 10, 15 years ago.
          A good friend and neighbor who’s son refused to go to college.
          The boys goal was to drive a 16 wheeler.
          Living near an expressway, one would see truck traffic all day.
          Parents refused to pay for him to go to heavy truck driving school.
          At that time I believe the cost was 10 maybe 15k $
          Anyway, that being being way beyond Mikes means, he joined the Army.
          Qualified for training.
          Learned how to handle those big rigs.
          I see him on occasion and his family.
          I still remember him as a goofy kid who would stand by on corner with his book bag after school and do that arm thingey to get passing 16 wheelers to hit the air horn.
          The whole neighborhood knew that Mikey was out of school.

  20. Cisco says:

    Well the Dem’s, via legislation introduced by Danny Davis, you know, Farra-con have a solution to gun violence.
    Don’t be surprised.
    Raise the tax on ammunition 50% and 20% on firearms.
    Yep, taxes are the cure.

  21. helenk3 says:


    it must be hard to try and discuss a country’s failure and not once mention the greatest failure in 9000 words

  22. helenk3 says:

    now dorm living in SF is the is affordable thing

    • Jadzia says:

      I didn’t go to law school so that I could live in a fucking dorm after graduation. That said, the smartest lawyer I ever knew sucked it up and lived in an absolute craphole during his years as a junior associate so that he could pay off his Ivy League loans within something like 3 years. His (correct) reasoning was that it wasn’t like the firm would ever let him go home anyway, so what did it matter? He ended up buying a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood, paying that off fast, and I don’t think he’s even a lawyer anymore. #winning

      • elliesmom says:

        I really don’t get the “tiny living” thing, and while I loved my college roommate, and still do, we both couldn’t wait to get out of the dorm. It’s bad enough living in a big house with someone you love some days. 🙂

  23. helenk3 says:


    every day my contempt for today’s democratic party increases
    never let a tragedy go to waste is their thing and it is sickening

  24. helenk3 says:


    find out the dems did not really love them and were just using them

  25. helenk3 says:

    I want #5. now I know there are people here who are qualified for these positions

    • DeniseVB says:

      I remember Amtrak offering jobs to travel bloggers to ride the train on various routes, across country and blog their experiences. It sounded like a dream job for J-school students.

      • elliesmom says:

        I keep looking at those FB posts with a nice little cabin in the woods off the grid. The caption is always something like “Would you live here for a year all by yourself for an outrageous sum of money?” I’d pay someone to let me do that. 😉

  26. helenk3 says:

    but wait a minute the Irish were slaves here first, when do we get ours?????

  27. helenk3 says:

    Net change in voter registration in key states since Nov 2016 AZ: Rs +16k PA: Rs +84k CO: Ds +1k FL: Rs +74k NC: Rs +65k ME: Rs +1k NH: Rs +7k NM: Rs +13k NV: Rs +22k IA: Rs +15k

  28. helenk3 says:

    what ever happened to ” I do not agree with your speech, but I will fight to the death to defend it”


  29. helenk3 says:

    I love this lady

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  33. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The ad agency who proclaims “Every brand must be its own media company” is correct. It’s not the fault of the media though. The problem is with the brand itself and what it stands for.

    Usually, it’s money and power. That’s why we capitalists sell things in the first place- to make money. But to sell you something, sometimes it’s necessary to create a need. So the NRA brand creates a need- to protect yourself from the zombie elite and terrorist apocalypse- and sells you solution- a big f*^%ing gun.

    What other brands do advertisement like this to sell their product?

    Let me see, well, Jehovah’s Witnesses do this. Here’s the pitch: you’re going to DIE!! Death, death, DEATH!!! You weren’t meant to die but Eve f%^*ed everything up and mankind fell out of favor and got tossed out of the garden of eden and missed out on eternal life. Do you want to live forever? Well, DO YOU? Because Armageddon is coming and Jesus is pissed and you don’t want to be on his bad side. There’s the need: Getting on Jesus’s good list and living forever. And what is the product? A lifetime of indoctrination of fear to keep you terrified of dying so that you will go door to door selling books and other publications, for free!, for the watchtower bible and tract society. It’s like signing a contract for a gym membership that you’ll never use but will cost you money and you’ll never be able to get out of it. Did I mention the Watchtower Bible and Tract society gets you to sell its product for free?

    Fox News does this. Have you ever been forced to watch Fox in a doctor’s office? It’s all about sexual predators of children, missing white women, assault on family values, American carnage. That’s the pitch creating the need- someone to beat the snot out of soft squishy liberals who put us all in danger of socialist gay fiancés demanding wedding cakes, working at forced abortion mills and ramming sharia law down our throats just before they kidnap and rape your granddaughters, and behead your blonde hot neighbor who got a little wild and probably deserved it. And what do they promote as their product that will save us all from this fate of irrational, does not parse, chaotic existence? Every Republican running in your state. Yep, just put yourself in the hands of these manly macho men who will protect you from wedding cake dictators.

    Do you see a theme here? Let me spell it out: any entity that scares the crap out of you to sell you a product should probably be avoided.

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    • Cisco says:

      Just finished watching the re-play of the WH Press conference.
      In the most disgusting, dirty effen show of disrespect to two wounded warriors present for the briefing not, not one stinking rotten bastards had the courtesy to thank them for their service.
      Both warriors had been grievously wounded, traumatic brain injury and both loss of limbs. One spending 4 years at Walter Reed, and still looking at more surgery.
      “Thank you for your service ”
      5 f’king words and not one of those pricks could say them.
      I’m burning with rage.

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