Good for J.K. Simmons, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
last night. Nice to see someone from my demographic
(bald 60-something white guys) win something.
Like many Oscars, I see this as really an acknowledgment that Oscar failed to honor him for his work as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man (2002).
In other Oscar-related news, Monica Guzman did
not care for The Imitation Game.
Instead of an inventor, it shows a stereotype. Instead of a machine, it shows an obsession. And instead of inspiring us to follow in the footsteps of a person who shaped technology, the film inspires us only to get out of the way of the next genius who can.
Monica is (like my kids) a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School of Dover, New Hampshire. She's turned into a perceptive and successful journalist. Good for her. (Unfortunately, her take on "Network Neutrality" is dreadful, but you can't have everything.)
A recent NYT op-ed discusses "The
Government’s Bad Diet Advice (the URL gives a possible alternate
title: "When the Government Tells You What to Eat").
It's short, and depressing for those of us who took that advice seriously for way too long. But I can't improve on Philip Greenspun's summary: "What happens when you combine the world's two most arrogant organizations?". Those being? The US Government and Harvard University.
Fun fact: Phil's blog is hosted by Harvard Law School.
Does Obama love America? I think this guy has his finger on the truth:
Obama: America is likeable enough.— Paul Izzo (@PaulIzzo2) February 22, 2015
(Need an explanation? Here you go.)