Scope it, as in Horoscope: When placing blame this weekend, try looking in the mirror before making that decision.
Bonehead Tip of the Day: Sure, yell at the customer service person. It’s always their fault. Have we ever considered we share some of the blame. Why? In this society we have made it easier not to rely on other people when it comes to getting gas, scanning our own groceries, paying bills and banking online, etc. We no longer have to have contact with people and thus, loose patience faster. Having to do everything ourselves has created stressful situations when they are not needed. Plus, more of them. Come on, I hate scanning my own groceries.
Trivia: Red deer antlers are being used for arthritis treatment. Sure, whack them on your hands so you forget about that and concentrate on those broken fingers. The myth of us using only 10 percent of our brain dates back to the 19th century. Yes, I said myth. During the 17th, they might have used only 10 percent of their brain. Huh? I digress, so let’s move on. Snuff was popular in the 17th century and many people learned to control their sneezing when they didn’t like something or we bored. from this practice came the phrase “nothing to sneeze at” was born.
The List: Doc shortlist.
Here’s are the 15 documentaries that are still in the running for the 2010 Oscars.
“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Alex Gibney, director (ES Productions LLC)
“Enemies of the People,” Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, directors (Old Street Films)
“Exit through the Gift Shop,” Banksy, director (Paranoid Pictures)
“Gasland,” Josh Fox, director (Gasland Productions, LLC)
“Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould,” Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont, directors (White Pine Pictures)
“Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson, director (Representational Pictures)
“The Lottery,” Madeleine Sackler, director (Great Curve Films)
“Precious Life,” Shlomi Eldar, director (Origami Productions)
“Quest for Honor,” Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, director (Smothers Bruni Productions)
“Restrepo,” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, directors (Outpost Films)
“This Way of Life,” Thomas Burstyn, director (Cloud South Films)
“The Tillman Story,” Amir Bar-Lev, director (Passion Pictures/Axis Films)
“Waiting for ‘˜Superman'”, Davis Guggenheim, director (Electric Kinney Films)
“Waste Land,” Lucy Walker, director (Almega Projects)
“William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe,” Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, directors (Disturbing the Universe LLC)
From here, the list will be trimmed to five.
Note: “Catfish” is not on the list. Some have said it fabricated a plot line in that social network documentary.
Source: Academy of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Closer: Four score” and do not forget it. Gettysburg Address day Nov. 19. Abe was the second speaker that day.