January 16th, 2009


Twenty Questions Meme

Finally got around to doing this meme, after being tagged by greene_man:

A. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

B. Tag eight people (SEE BELOW!). Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag the person who tagged you.

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OK, I tag baxaphobia, jenandbronze, cousinsue, theafaye, kathrynrose, ladyivy, singewulf, and toanstation.

Anyone else who wants to participate is welcome to, as well.

That Chariot Race Movie

I've been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Next on my list was the 1959 winner, Ben-Hur, directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd and Jack Hawkins.

An expensive biblical epic, Ben-Hur makes no attempts to be subtle, as the story follows a fictional wealthy Jewish landowner as he faces trials and tribulations, courtesy of the Romans. While the movie is called "A Tale of the Christ," Jesus appears only briefly, serving as a subtext for the tale.

To win the Oscar, the movie beat out Anatomy of a Murder, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Nun's Story and Room at the Top. Few of those competitors are remembered today.

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Week Sixteen: Voting Time!

It's time to vote on therealljidol. Go to the link below and cast your vote:


This week's vote is open to anybody. We're down to enough contestants to fit in one poll, but the bottom TEN will be eliminated this week. Seems the Month of Doom is aptly named.

You can read all the entries for the week here. The topic this week was "Coloring Outside the Lines." My entry is here.

The polls close at 7 p.m. Monday.

Thanks again for all your support!
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