Class, I received a comment today from one of the gang, Mr. Humor-Blog himself! And he inspired me with his Totally Inappropriate Card Day. Thus, I have a confession to make to ya'll: with my recent massive blog surfing/sniffing/surveying/snooping combined with the recent partying at the Oscars (and especially the after parties!), your unique and very special blogs have become one big blur to me. I can't recall who is who anymore unless you tap HARD on my blog with comments. So Identify Yourself by comments. I don't even care if they're inappropriate. In fact, the more inappropriate-- the more I'll laugh, and that's a way to win brownie points with your blondalicious teacher. HINT!
Did you listen to me and blog about the Oscars? That was your homework...remember?! You probably were very naughty while I was busy and forgot all about the Oscars or went to sleep like so many did during the Oscars and then woke up with total amnesia.
I checked out the blogs on Outpost Earth, and I was shocked at how many dinky bloggers let this Oscar opportunity pass them by. What a waste! My blogging tip of the day for you, my beloved students, is to get into the game. Blog about current events! Leave comments on other blogs about their post of current events and mix it up a bit. Don't be shy. Let your blood-curdling, scary, freaky voices be heard! What's the worst thing that can happen to you? As long as you don't slander someone or use profanity, your blog is your chance to write your truth.
So with that truly inspirational speech, I have this to say to you today: Have you heard of the Tyra Bank's "So What!" campaign? You haven't?! Seriously? Which rock did you say you live under? Well, here's the scoop:
Tyra really let it all out on her last show with everyone in her audience including her (gorgeous 161 pound self) wearing their 'weight' numbers on their tight red swimwear. And then they all did a gut-releasing Shout-Out about their numbers! This was a cathartic moment, not only for them but for all the millions of viewers who have carried around shame about their weight issues. The show blew me away, and I am totally enlisted in the Tyra Banks fan club. She's a woman who is shaking up all the old paradigm 'programming' show by show. Go Tyra!
Today I want to do my own So-What! So What if my students don't listen to their wise, gorgeous, sexy, funny teacher! So What if you don't post comments! So What if you don't like what I write! So What if I don't like what you write!
Isn't it about time we let up on ourselves? We can't always be appropriate. Sometimes we can be deliciously naughty and inappropriate.
So I'm here in Hollyweird and hanging out with Ellen and her posse brainstorming some last minute quips for her opening monologue at the 79th Oscars TODAY! While putzing around with some photos of her and Oscar, I came up with this delightful collage. Hint: it has something to do with something. Did ya get that? If not, you will. Here's another hint for you lamebrains: Ellen likes to dance right? Who else likes to dance?
We've been trying to figure out which suit she should wear. Black---or white? Or black AND white? Decisions, decisions! It's a tough call, and maybe she'll end up wearing all three.
We've been placing our bets on the winners. Of course, I always go for the underdog (because I'm a softie in some ways, but don't get any ideas!). So everyone thinks Little Miss Sunshine or Babel will win, right? What is the least likely one to win? Why that would be Letters From Iwo Jima! So I'm going against the grain, against trends, and I've got my monies riding on the dark horses. It's a better payout should my nominees actually win!
No one but Oprah and me think Willie (Will Smith) will win the best actor for The Pursuit of Happyness. Everyone else is voting for Forest Whitaker of The Last King of Scotland. Agreed, he is not so much a dark horse as Peter O'Toole, but I break my OWN rules all the time, don't you?
Rules are made to be broken so I say--and if you let me, I'll break yours too.