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Our favourite moments from the 70th Golden Globes

Our favourite moments from the 70th Golden Globes

We love award shows. All the cool people we love hanging out with each other, getting drunk, getting into brawls, taking their clothes off. This morning we caught, the first of many ceremonies to watch this month, the 70th Golden Globe awards. It wasn’t what you’d call ‘filled to the brim with happiness, inside jokes and nip slips’ level, but it was entertaining nonetheless. Ben Affleck made one omission that Jennifer Garner had to cover and Hugh Jackman and George Clooney jumped on it. Jodie Foster was beautiful. The right amount of emotional and crazy makes a great acceptance speech. Also, us Homeland fans are mighty pleased with the show winning best drama (so disconcerting to see Abu Nazir on stage), Damian Lewis winning best actor and Claire Danes taking best actress (also, the Carrie was carrying pun was well intended but lame). But us Breaking Bad fans were quite disappointed.

Amy Pohler and Tina Fey were, as expected, spectacular and we wished we could see more of them. Seriously, they kind of disappeared in the middle there. The opening monologue was full of fun jokes about Ben Affleck, Lena Dunham, Tarantino and Julianne Moore, The hunger games and Life of Pi. The shout out to Mandy Patinkin was adorable. (The 2nd best line of the night goes to –  “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who was married to James Cameron for three years.” (Of Kathryn Bigelow))

Also, we adore HBO’s girls and have from the first episode but Lena Dunham winning against Amy Pohler for the best actress in a comedy? Hell to the no!
Dunham thanked her fellow nominees for getting her through middle school. Amy and Tina took their loss well. By drinking on stage.

After last years Emmy’s, our expectations of Aziz Ansari skyrocketed. He didn’t disappoint us. He came in with Jason Bateman and talked about chilling with the cast of Downton Abbey. “They call cookies biscuits!” Also, he called Lena Dunham “Lisa.”

We absolutely believed that Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell did watch all the movies when they came in to present the best performance by an actress in a Musical/comedy. They were exceptionally hilarious. Twitter was instantly filled with “let them host the next Golden Globes” kind of tweets.

Bill Clinton came on stage (whaaaat!) to introduce Lincoln and as he walked off stage, Pohler stayed true to Leslie Knope and shrieked, “that was Hillary Clinton’s husband”. Aww, classic Leslie. (That is the best line in case you were wondering)

Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech was wonderful (in spite of how truly annoying she has become). She won for Les Miserables and she thanked Sally Fields for teaching her not to be typecast. Hey Anne, great way to bring up the fact that you were once princess of Genovia by the way. We see what you did there.

What’s an award show without uncomfortable moments? We squirmed watching Paul Rudd looking visibly awkward. He was on stage with Salma Hayek and they both stared at the (defective, we assume) teleprompter and then at each other with nothing to say. But it doesn’t matter, PaulRudd4eva.

And lastly, how cute was the HFPA president Aida Takla O’Reilly hitting on Bradley Cooper? Adorable.

Salman Rushdie and John le Carré end their fight and other stories

Salman Rushdie and John le Carré end their fight and other stories

Politically and civically, this has been a pretty messed up week for Bombay, but in all the confusion and the hullabaloo we still found a bunch of things on the internet and several stories of general interest that we liked and you would too.

We love it when highbrow writers feud. Not because we love controversies in general but because the more intellectual the fighter, the more high-larious the fight and later the reconciliation. “Pompous Ass,” is the height of insult apparently. We would recommend “stupid fartface”, courtesy Leslie Knope but that’s just us.  Here, read about this writer feud which has ended, thankfully. And other literary feuds that came to an end after years of sparring.

We love Matthew Inman for real and here’s his very, very realistic portrait of being a writer for the internet versus being a writer for a publication/organisation. We’re a little reminded of what Roald Dahl said about writing fiction in Boy tales of childhood. To paraphrase, it was something about how a writer’s life is the most difficult life in the world but a writer is free. He answers to no one.

Following the news of Obama’s re election into office, everyone’s all about whether he will see his second term through with shining policies viz health, employment and foreign policy. Well, this one’s important too.

TS Elliot’s widow died earlier this week. Yeah, someone who knew Elliot was still alive till last week. Hot damn. To be that old and die having lived with someone that great.

Buffy the vampire slayer fan? Limerick lover? Here’s what happens when both your interests come together.

If you’re thinking of getting a tattoo, try these on for size. They’re elaborate and amazing.

We know you’re waiting for Game of Thrones season  3 and trust me, we are too. Maybe this will pave the way for the long hard winter.

Joe Biden to appear on Parks and Rec and other stories

Joe Biden to appear on Parks and Rec and other stories

After the super cute things happening in the last two episodes of Parks and Rec, There’s more good news for Leslie Knope. We hear, one of her favorite people, Joe Biden (who even makes it to the quilt) is going to be in the next episode. Don’t you love that everything is going right in Pawnee?

The greatest news to follow the re-election of President Obama, was the leaglisation of Marijuana by Colorado and Washington. For full information on this issue, we read this article that explains Washington’s public health model, what this decision means for the war on drugs and this.

The 14-year-old Ariel Winter, Modern Family’s Alex was removed from her mother’s care following allegations of physical and emotional abuse a few days ago. Word is that this was Ariels way of getting back at Mommy not being crazy about her boyfriend. We don’t know what the truth is but it’s always nasty business when kids are the target of gossip and scandal. We hope she is alright and powers through.

If you haven’t heard of book spine poetry already, you should check them out. We are already imaging a million combinations that can bring poetry to our book shelves.

And now here’s something to cheer you up on a Monday morning. We’ve already lol’d, rofl’d and lmao’d at the history of misheard lyrics and we are sure you will too. I believe in marigolds!

 

– Sharanya

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