Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Mitt Romney got the endorsement of comedian Jeff Foxworthy. If you vote for president based on what Jeff Foxworthy says? You may be a redneck.

The candidates are campaigning hard in the South. Mitt Romney doesn’t exactly fit-in in the South. Mitt thinks grits is an STD.

In LA, a little league was saved by a donation from a strip club; the next game features the Brandiis versus the Jasmines.

In Denver, a policeman was arrested for beating his girlfriend because she hit him with a Justin Bieber doll because she wouldn’t change her Facebook status to in-a-relationship. And we wonder why the rest of the world hates us.

Since you asked:

Saw “The Descendants” last night and thought it was very good. The “Sideways” director did his thing of contrasting the eye-popping beauty of a gorgeous place with the everyday grittiness of regular life.

When you see a movie directed by Woody Allen, his movies are a love letter to whatever city it is in, New York or Paris. Each shot is an artistic Chamber of Commerce promotion.

And then there are the opposite like the guy who directed "Cutter's Way" which takes place in one of the most beautiful towns in the US, Santa Barbara, but only shows barrios and broken down tract homes and seedy bars.

This "Sideways" Alexander Payne guy uses both really well.

Thought the actress who played Alex, Shailene Woodley, was amazing. Prettier than Kristen Stewart, but actually able to act. Tough role. From snippy spoiled beyatch to growing up in front of our eyes. George Clooney really nutted-up on this one.

Now, Lord knows I loves me some Laird Hamilton, but his brief cameo was so bad it was almost great. If this had been a great actor acting like a horrible actor, like Julianne Moore in “Boogie Nights,” it would have been impressive.

But it wasn’t. Laird was acting like somebody had a gun to his head. That guy is an amazing waterman, father, husband, fitness guru, nutrition expert, handiman.

Let's not put actor in there.

Saw a lot of Hanalei Bay stand up paddle board bros, like Dave Parmenter and dah kine Waaddaahhman himself, Brian Keaulana, in the cast filling out as Clooney's King cousins.

*"Young Frankenstein" Inspector Kemp.