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Monday Melange January 25, 2010

Posted by judylobo in Movie Reviews, Politics, This 'n That.
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NYC is quiet early on the weekends.  Most everyone is sleeping in or out of town. So while walking my dog Benny to Petco around 9AM  Saturday morning I spot a very handsome man exiting Zaro’s bakery. Is it Derek Jeter?  Does he, like David Wright, the Mets ball player and all around cute one, live around the corner from me?
The I realized – it was Harold Ford, Jr. He’s the man that moved from Tennessee three years ago after losing his Senate race and has quietly begun to stir the pot here in the Big Apple. He appears regularly on MSNBC as a talking head. I mentioned him awhile back as the guy who has the chutzpah to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand in the upcoming Democratic primary.  He was on his cellphone speaking to someone about an upcoming interview,  I was going to interrupt him and tell him to ‘go for it’ but Benny had to sniff a very pungent fire hydrant and I missed my chance.  Ford wrote an op/ed piece in the NY Times today. I am not sure what his real agenda is – but stay tuned – the NYC Primary is going to be very interesting.  Andrew Cuomo is going to throw his big hat into the Democratic Primary for Governor this week too.

–  The PS on my jury duty experience last week.  I was disqualified from one jury for being too opinionated. Moi?  We were all excused mid-day on the second day and thanked for our service.  We were told that we would not be called for any State jury duty for the next six years. However- if the Feds call us for jury duty – well, good luck.  So, it is anyone’s guess who will be called for the upcoming terrorist trials (if they ever happen).  Can you imagine that jury pool?

For those that follow this stuff, here are the winners of the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards:

Motion Picture:

Best Ensemble — Inglourious Basterds
Best Actress — Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Best Actor — Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Best Supporting Actor — Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress — Mo’Nique, Precious
Best Stunt Ensemble — Star Trek
Television:

Best Ensemble, Drama — Mad Men
Best Actress, Drama — Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actor, Drama — Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Best Ensemble, Comedy — Glee
Best Actress, Comedy — Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Best Actor, Comedy — Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actor, Miniseries — Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Best Actress, Miniseries — Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Best Stunt Ensemble — 24

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1. Cousin Judy - January 25, 2010

Lucky you re jury duty. In LA County, you’re only off the hook for a year. I served twice in 18 months, on a trial both times.


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