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Oscar time!

Taking a cue from Abel, I like the look of this:


This year marks a first. Usually, my wife and I have managed to see at least a couple of the nominees; in years past, when we were dating and after we first got married, sometimes we’d have seen most of the nominated films by the time the Oscars rolled around. Then our moviegoing decreased steadily over the years. Now, it can often be months between excursions to the movies. In any case, this year, of all the movies nominated for Best Picture, I’ve seen only one: Little Miss Sunshine. It was a hilarious movie (Alan Arkin stole the film), but I’m not sure that it’s Best Picture material. I really wanted to see Letters from Iwo Jima (as you might imagine, given my interest in World War II history) and The Departed, but somehow it never happened.

Oh, well, there’s always DVD.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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