Month: February 2012

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

Friday Hoyden: Constance Johnson

Women’s reproductive rights are under threat everywhere in the US. In the state of Oklahoma, the “Personhood Bill” is aimed not only at abortion, but at some forms of contraception.

Dear Hollywood: why didn’t you tell me more about Jack Black’s Gulliver’s Travels?

I realise that I’m talking about a movie that was released in order to be in contention for last year’s award season, so you’ve probably just about forgotten it. Nevertheless, I’d like you to consider the fact that I’m a comedy tragic who writes and promotes a lot about comedy elsewhere online, yet until tonight when I flicked past Jack Black’s version of Gulliver’s Travels (December 2010) on my cable TV? I was totally unaware that Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate and Chris O’Dowd were key members of the supporting cast.