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No, Frances will not lighten up.
Author: Raine    Date: 03/05/2018 14:20:56

I'm talking about Frances McDormand who won her second Oscar last night. She also made myself and the rest of the world learn something new,

Inclusion contract.
McDormand said she had only become aware of the term recently. But it's actually been around since 2016.

It was coined by media researcher Stacy Smith in a TED talk she gave that year, in which she posited ways to show more women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities on screen.

Dr Smith came up with the concept with Kalpana Kotagal, a civil rights and employment practice attorney in Washington DC, and the producer and actor Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni.

The University of Southern California professor argues that an "equity clause" in an A-list actor's contract could allow the film's minor on-screen roles "to match or reflect the demography of where the story is taking place".
More about it can be read here.

WaPo has a great write up of all that happened last night, and while I know that there are a lot of people who mock Hollywood -- I see it as an agent for change-- even when it is seeing itself as needing to self reflect and make its changes from within.

Nearly two and a half hours into the ceremony, three women who’ve accused Weinstein of sexual abuse took the stage: Salma Hayek Pinault, Ashley Judd and Annabella Sciorra.

“The changes we are witnessing are being driven by the powerful sound of new voices, of different voices, of our voices, joining together in a mighty chorus that is finally saying, ‘Time’s up,’ ” said Judd, before introducing a montage of women and minority filmmakers talking about representation and intersectionality in cinema.

(snip)

“All of us need to understand the importance of what is real, what is authentic and what is fact,” said presenter Greta Gerwig, the fifth woman ever nominated for best director, in one of several sly jabs at the president’s “fake news” refrain. Her film, the high school dramedy “Lady Bird,” was nominated for five Oscars, including best picture, but took home zero.

“To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you,” said screenplay nominee and Pakistani American Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”), a not-so-veiled gesture of solidarity to the children of undocumented immigrants.


The 2018 Oscars celebrated inclusion. The real progress is still to come. The fact that we have taken this step forward id a big deal.



and
Raine


 
 

37 comments (Latest Comment: 03/05/2018 21:49:55 by Scoopster)
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Comment by BobR on 03/05/2018 14:27:14
Frances McDormand walked off the screen in Ebbing, Missouri and onto the Oscar stage. She is not afraid to call bullshit when it needs to be called.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 14:30:05
Mornin' all..

I think I left my new neighbor with a great first impression. Had just gotten out of the shower this morning when I heard the knocking at my door, and she starts complaining that I make too much noise (I really dont, but w/e) too early in the morning (I wake up at 5 every morning.. deal with it).

Comment by BobR on 03/05/2018 14:33:19
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

I think I left my new neighbor with a great first impression. Had just gotten out of the shower this morning when I heard the knocking at my door, and she starts complaining that I make too much noise (I really dont, but w/e) too early in the morning (I wake up at 5 every morning.. deal with it).

I remember living over some sensitive assholes who pounded on their ceiling with a broom handle if I was chopping onions on a cutting board in the kitchen. Not kidding.

Leave them a package of gift-wrapped earplugs... that should smooth things over.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2018 14:43:04
Morning

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 14:43:36
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

I think I left my new neighbor with a great first impression. Had just gotten out of the shower this morning when I heard the knocking at my door, and she starts complaining that I make too much noise (I really dont, but w/e) too early in the morning (I wake up at 5 every morning.. deal with it).

I remember living over some sensitive assholes who pounded on their ceiling with a broom handle if I was chopping onions on a cutting board in the kitchen. Not kidding.

Leave them a package of gift-wrapped earplugs... that should smooth things over.

Funny thing is that wasn't her first complaint - on Friday that storm was so bad that I had workmen show up right after I got home to see where a huge leak into her unit was coming from. After checking it out they said apparently the rain was coming THROUGH the outer wall (just like the cold does in this old building).

Maybe they'll end up redoing the siding & weatherproofing finally..

Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2018 14:52:53
Greetings, comrades.

I shall soon plunge daggers into my own eyes so that I may more clearly see the truth.

That's actually easier than trying to get my eyes fixed, fer chrissake. (Yes, you can expect a lengthy story about it.)



Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 16:04:56
This commercial from last night warmed my heart.





Comment by wickedpam on 03/05/2018 16:07:13
Quote by Raine:
This commercial from last night warmed my heart.






dammit - stupid dust

Comment by livingonli on 03/05/2018 16:12:10
Working a day shift. I heard Twitler had another temper tantrum today.

Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2018 16:26:06
So now, 10 months into my career change here, and I'm noticing that we are actually doing better than when I had a desk job.

Even during the winter,on a reduced schedule, and scrounging for tips. I'm mystified as to how this is even possible.

"There will be no going back. When we set sail, I posted a letter to Admiral Yuri Padorin, informing him of our plans." (Yes, bonus points.)

Actually, I'm now waiting for Anal Fistula to figure out how to ruin this, too.



Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 16:42:34
Well you know what they say... Чем меньше вы знаете, тем лучше!

Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2018 16:53:22
Some minor inaccuracies, but this was long ago on this date in our fair city.



Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 17:05:52
Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 17:11:56
Quote by Scoopster:
Well you know what they say... Чем меньше вы знаете, тем лучше!

that was random.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 17:21:04
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Well you know what they say... Чем меньше вы знаете, тем лучше!

that was random.

Naaayyyyy it's also a movie quote! I was riffing offa Tri.

Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2018 17:41:55
*non-sequitir*

You know Amelia Earhart? She wasn't that good a pilot. Fred Noonan got them lost, they ran out of gas, crashed into the ocean and died.

Not uncommon in aviation's "Golden Era". It's really not that big a deal.





Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 17:48:44
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Well you know what they say... Чем меньше вы знаете, тем лучше!

that was random.

Naaayyyyy it's also a movie quote! I was riffing offa Tri.

ahh! Danke!

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 17:53:49
I loved this ad last night as well.






Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 19:08:51
Aww.. 's lawyer paid off the playmate out of his own pocket & got stiffed on reimbursement.
I guess Michael Cohen knows how any number of 's contractors feels now. So sad.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 19:35:04
Listen to how much he says the Embassy will cost.






Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 19:51:00
Quote by Scoopster:
Aww.. 's lawyer paid off the playmate out of his own pocket & got stiffed on reimbursement.
I guess Michael Cohen knows how any number of 's contractors feels now. So sad.

LOL -- Cohn got Stiffed!

Comment by BobR on 03/05/2018 19:51:25
Talk about burying the lede - they focus on tRump saying he'll visit Israel again, and ignore the implications of just how secure a $250K embassy can be

Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2018 20:04:49
I am growing surlier by the hour today.



Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 20:15:28
Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 20:22:11
Quote by TriSec:
I am growing surlier by the hour today.


What is going on?

IS your AAV gonna reveal all tomorrow?

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 20:22:44
Quote by BobR:
Talk about burying the lede - they focus on tRump saying he'll visit Israel again, and ignore the implications of just how secure a $250K embassy can be

I was agog at that statement!

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 20:42:31
Seems like a lotta steam needs to be blown off. Anyone wanna roll a squad game in PUBG with me later?



Comment by TriSec on 03/05/2018 20:54:39
Quote by Raine:

What is going on?

IS your AAV gonna reveal all tomorrow?


No, actually. Separate issue, but a Saturday blog in the works.

I've spent hours today working on a healthcare/insurance/coverage issue for me. I know what I'm doing - 30 years in the business has its benefits. (But STILL not resolved yet.)

But what of Joe Schmoe that has nary a clue?



Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 21:11:25
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:

What is going on?

IS your AAV gonna reveal all tomorrow?


No, actually. Separate issue, but a Saturday blog in the works.

I've spent hours today working on a healthcare/insurance/coverage issue for me. I know what I'm doing - 30 years in the business has its benefits. (But STILL not resolved yet.)

But what of Joe Schmoe that has nary a clue?

Ah.

Understood, cryptically, but understood.


Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 21:12:18
Sam Nunberg is losing his shit this afternoon.


I suspect he'll be calling Bravo this evening.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 21:16:29
Quote by Raine:
Sam Nunberg is losing his shit this afternoon.

I suspect he'll be calling Bravo this evening.

I don't get that dude.. He flat out states he's going to blow off a subpoena and not talk, but then he goes and does an interview with Katy Tur of all people and starts talking?? This smells like a set-up - we all know how has a thing for torturing her.

Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 21:23:08
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Sam Nunberg is losing his shit this afternoon.

I suspect he'll be calling Bravo this evening.

I don't get that dude.. He flat out states he's going to blow off a subpoena and not talk, but then he goes and does an interview with Katy Tur of all people and starts talking?? This smells like a set-up - we all know how has a thing for torturing her.

he's covering for Roger stone.

From Joe (Marnus on TUTN)

On CNN with tapper, Nunberg admitted that he doesn't want to reveal his communications with Roger Stone because he is his mentor and they were both treated badly by Trump.

OMG, what an afternoon.


Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 21:29:47




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Comment by Raine on 03/05/2018 21:31:09
Things are happening, big things.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/05/2018 21:39:37
I'm so glad some of these treasonous fuckers are starting to lose it. They see it coming and they know there's NOTHING THEY CAN FUCKING DO ABOUT IT\

The entire Party of Treason MUST be taken down.

Fuck that non-enitity Nunberg.

Waiting for the suicides.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/05/2018 21:49:55
Thad Cochran just announced his retirement effective APRIL 1. Cites ongoing issues with his health. :(