Golden Globes/ Downton Abbey Open Thread

Think I am going to watch the globes and catch Abbey on demand tomorrow.

And if any of you amoral pricks post any Downton Abbey spoilers in this thread, you will be banned for life with extreme prejudice or some shit like that.

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165 replies
  1. 1
    JPL says:

    What’s Mel Gibson wearing?

  2. 2
    gogol's wife says:

    I hope the black-hearted Downton spoiler-mongers who were here last week will stay away. Mrs. Peel and Jon, to be exact. What jerks.

  3. 3
    Baud says:



    Heh. As if.

  4. 4
    Jon says:

    They kill off Sybil and Matthew.

  5. 5
    Jon says:

    @gogol’s wife: I’m just trying to spare you the pain of a show that was literally destroyed this season. You’d be better off stopping after S2.

  6. 6
    Comrade Mary says:

    Thanks for the reminder. I missed the first 4 minutes. Love Fey and Pohler.

  7. 7
    Culture of Truth says:

    “ta da!”

  8. 8

    I’m watching Star Trek First Contact on SyFy and TiVo’ing The Good Wife. Yeah, I’m weird.

    By the way, I recommend Hyde Park on Hudson just to see some great classic cars and a nice turn by Elizabeth Wilson as Mrs. Roosevelt. Bill Murray does a pretty good Ralph Bellamy, and Laura Linney is good, too.

  9. 9
    Culture of Truth says:

    Prof. McGonagle from Downton Abbey just won. She couldn’t be there because she is on the other channel.

  10. 10
    JPL says:

    I didn’t get the Bigelow/Cameron joke. Is Cameron a known jerk?

  11. 11
    Joel says:

    And the Golden Globe for least compelling programming is…. NBC!

  12. 12
    JWL says:

    Damn your ban– the butler did it.

    Go Niners…

  13. 13
    Quarks says:

    @Jon: Perhaps it will suck for her because you insist on posting potential spoilers.

    @Gogol’s Wife — Actually, Daleks arrive, but are so impressed with Carson’s diction that they spare England!

  14. 14
    Comrade Mary says:

    Mr. Golden Globe really looks like his dad.

    And Palin finally won something.

  15. 15
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    Who, for fuck’s sake, watches these goddamned Celtic Woman/Thunder specials? Who buys the CDs? Who buys tickets to the concerts- and why hasn’t some asshole shot up one of those gigs yet?

  16. 16
    Joel says:

    @JPL: Notorious jerk.

  17. 17
    AT says:

    @Jon: I’m glad you feel empowered to make decisions for everyone based on what you felt about the show. People making up their own minds are overrated. You are a twat.

  18. 18
    AT says:

    @Jon: I’m glad you feel empowered to make decisions for everyone based on what you felt about the show. People making up their own minds are overrated. You are a tw@t.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Mark Helperin was just called “brilliant”.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @JPL: I didn’t hear the joke, but Bigelow was married to Cameron for a few years. He’s also been an investor in her films. Cameron is something of a jerk, I believe.

  21. 21
    Keith G says:

    a couple of days ago I asked books here for information on the Kindle Fire HD. I want to thank those folks for the input. None-the-less, I ended up buying a Nexus 7 32gb.

    So tonight I can finally spend time playing and getting to know this thing.

  22. 22
    maya says:

    Lady Rosamond Painswick in the butler’s pantry with a grapefruit sectioner.

  23. 23
    MomSense says:

    @John Cole

    My hubby watched it on the BBC and didn’t realize that I hadn’t seen this season yet and spoiled it all for me…

    And he kept talking while I tried to cover my ears and yell “la la la la la la”

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Cameron is a demanding perfectionist I believe, like many directors. also I think the left his wife for the young woman in Titanic.

  25. 25
    NotMax says:

    The pie fight is classic.

  26. 26
    dewzke says:

    I’m gonna watch a rerun of Three’s Company instead but am DVRing Abbey.

  27. 27
    JPL says:

    @PurpleGirl: “When it comes to torture, I trust the woman who was married to James Cameron for three years.”

    Wonder what Amy Poehler would say about Gibson..

  28. 28
    gogol's wife says:


    It’s really interesting how desperate some people are to feel powerful.

  29. 29
    JPL says:

    Sarah Palin is doing quite well tonight.

  30. 30
    Funkula says:

    This week on Downton Abbey: a person with a British accent is mean to another person with a British accent. They are both sad, but for reasons unrelated to the meanness.

    …I haven’t seen the show.

  31. 31
    Mike in NC says:

    @JPL: Cameron is a major prima donna and all around pain in the ass to work with in Hollywood. Everybody hates him.

  32. 32
    Redshift says:

    @JPL: Well, he’s known for having a colossal ego and being impossible to work with, according to a couple of friends in the industry.

  33. 33
    quannlace says:

    Spoilers? For heavens sake. Downton Abbey is the ultimate soap opera (and I’m not denigrating it when I say that) so, crazy coincidence will have it’s day.
    You just know, that as soon as Matthew accepts that inheritance from Lavinia’s dad, that long-lost heir who was lost in India will be magically found.

  34. 34
    MikeJ says:

    Is it true that Maggie Smith actually was the third man?

  35. 35
    efgoldman says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    Mark Helperin was just called “brilliant”.

    By whom? His chauffeur?

  36. 36
    Potomac Ripper says:

    Mr. Carson turns out to be a Skrull.
    Mr. Bates converted to Islam in prison
    Three words: Mister Pamuk zombie.
    Thomas Barrow has a tryst with Captain Jack Harkness who mentioned a mysterious agency called Torchwood.
    “Mr. Molesley, who is that madman with a box and why is he in my drawing room?” – Dowager Countess of Grantham
    Crossover with Upstairs Downstairs ala DS9 “Trials and Tribble-ations”
    Edith screws something up.

  37. 37
    efgoldman says:


    The pie fight is classic.

    All pie fights are classic. Even the ones in the great flick “Balloon Juice vs. The Trolls.”

  38. 38
    Taylor says:

    Harlan Ellison had a run-in with Cameron over Terminator, which was pretty clearly based on an episode of Outer Limits that Ellison wrote (best Outer Limits episode ever, BTW).

    Ellison thought Cameron had quite an ego.

    Think about that for a minute.

    Harlan Ellison thought Cameron had a big ego.

  39. 39
    PurpleGirl says:

    @JPL: Since people are disputing what Bigelow “says” about torture in the movie, I guess the line means the speaker believes what Bigelow says (because she was married to Cameron).

  40. 40
    Narcissus says:

    This week on Downton Abbey, a young Jeeves and Wooster show up and get the Dowager Countess hooked on Heroin. Kramer buys a Ford Flivver.

  41. 41
    Gex says:

    Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck

    She had the port removed. She’s up in the room. Vitals are starting to look less good. They’ve called the rapid response team in to get an assessment. May need to move her to ICU? May be starting to go septic? Ugh. I don’t know.

    I don’t want to be here anymore. This is really scary.

  42. 42
    scav says:

    @Narcissus: That’s the first episode that’s ever tempted me!

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    Badmoodman says:

    @JPL: Oh my yes. Bigelow was married to him at one time.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Taylor: Yes, that is funny.

  45. 45
    Svensker says:


    Dear Lord. Holding you both in the Light.

  46. 46
    Culture of Truth says:

    @efgoldman: The ‘Game Change’ winner

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    Hypatia's Momma says:


  48. 48
    Raven says:

    We just finished the Forsyte Saga and were surprised to see that Soames won the Golden Globe for Homeland. We’ve never seen it.

  49. 49
    Culture of Truth says:

    Hey she married him.

    Anyway, Sigourney Weaver worked with him twice.

  50. 50
    Robin G. says:

    I would do Salma Hayek until I got carpal tunnel. That is all.

  51. 51
    Heliopause says:

    if any of you amoral pricks post any Downton Abbey spoilers in this thread

    The aristocracy finds it increasingly difficult to maintain the old estate system in the post-war era so most of them end up sub-letting as backdrops to dramatizations of Jane Austen novels or BBC/ITV Edwardian soap operas.

    Oops. Sorry.

  52. 52
    scav says:

    @Gex: take care of youself. deal with what comes when it comes. I was on a freaking ICU for three months, although not always at the highest level, I don’t know why but I did benefit from the improved ratio of patients to nurses.

  53. 53
    PurpleGirl says:


    {{{{{{{Hug}}}}}}. Hang in there, GF is depending on you. We are all pulling for you.

  54. 54
    gogol's wife says:


    I’m hoping it turns back the other way, very soon.

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    quannlace says:

    Harlan Ellison had a run-in with Cameron

    Who hasn’t he had a run in with? Didn’t he write a first draft for the Star Trek episode ‘City On The Edge of Forever” And despite it being considered one of the show’s best episodes, he’s been bitching for almost 30 years about how they changed his script.

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    handsmile says:

    In a episode of South Park last fall, “Raising the Bar,” savage satirical surgeons Trey Parker and Matt Stone conducted an anatomy lesson on the bloated ego of James Cameron. The literally bloated HoneyBooBoo was the primary patient of their dissection that night.

  57. 57
    Robin G. says:

    Adele is Queen.

  58. 58
    Kathy says:

    Positive thoughts to you Gex. Much love as well, you don’t know me but I have read your comments and send all positive thoughts to you.

  59. 59
    Todd says:

    For anybody who hasn’t seen it, here’s Colbert’s version of Breaking Bad, as portrayed by Lord Grantham, Carsen and Thomas.

    Funny stuff, and the three of them must’ve had a blast!

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Robin G.:

    I would do Salma Hayek until I got carpal tunnel.

    Carnal carpal is a condition?

  61. 61
    BArry says:

    @Keith G: “a couple of days ago I asked books here for information on the Kindle Fire HD. I want to thank those folks for the input. None-the-less, I ended up buying a Nexus 7 32gb.”

    I gave both to people for Christmas; I’d go with the Nexus. The Kindle had too much marketing sh*t (and the friend I gave it to was the least computer-savvy on my list).

  62. 62
    Raven says:

    On with the closed caption for the Abbey!

  63. 63
    Maude says:

    If you know someone, call and ask for that person to be with you.

  64. 64
    handsmile says:


    Oh Gex. You and your partner have been in the hopes and thoughts of many here today, reading your painful updates. Whatever will help you now, trust your instincts and do.

  65. 65
    Maude says:

    Steeplejack has a Nexus and loves it. I have a Nook, just for reading. I adore it. Won’t be lugging paper books around again.

  66. 66
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Oh Gex. I don’t know what to say. All I can do is think good loving positive healing thoughts for Kate and for you, and send many virtual {{{{{hugs}}}}} your way.

  67. 67
    Raven says:

    @Gex: Best to you both.

  68. 68
    Mike in NC says:

    Big Dawg is on. Can’t resist an audience.

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    vheidi says:

    @Jon: duh, wikipedia is your friend, but, you, are a dick.@Jon:

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Cameron himself says that he has a history of marrying women who are smart enough to figure out they should leave him, so draw your own conclusion.

    It is probably true, though, that Bigelow was able to win her Oscar for The Hurt Locker because Cameron made it very publicly clear that he held no grudges from the divorce and that if the other directors in the Academy thought she deserved the award, they should vote for her. So there’s that in his favor.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Oh no! Sending healing thoughts your way.

  72. 72
    PsiFighter37 says:

    Will Ferrell is really drunk, or I’m really drunk.

    PF37 +5

  73. 73
    PurpleGirl says:

    @Mike in NC: Best line was from the following announcer — That was Hillary Clinton’s husband.

  74. 74
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I haven’t seen any of hte movies K Wiig and Will Ferrell are talking about. Would this bit with be funnier if I had? I’m with Tommy Lee Jones.

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    ruemara says:

    @JPL: Cameron is known huge, raging egomaniacal asshole. So. Yes.

    Gex. Huge amount of positive thoughts to you and your GF. Please, if there’s friends or family to call and be by your side, please call them.

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    Baud says:


    I think you mean, not enough information.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    I trust someone was being REALLY sarcastic when they called him “brilliant”.

  79. 79
    Villago Delenda Est says:


    “I’m king of the world!”

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Gex: Very scary stuff. I’m with Maude, do you have anybody that can come and be with you while things are so uncertain?

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    rikyrah says:

    Prayers for you and your family, Gex

  82. 82
    Mnemosyne says:

    My meatloaf with barley is in the oven but probably needs about another ten minutes to cook. Internal temperature is currently 140 degrees but it needs to be more like 160-170.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    My dinner party claims Bill Clinton is dating someone at Goldman Sachs. Really?

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    cathyx says:

    @Baud: If you need more information that that, then you are pathetic and lonely. Leave your computer right now and go meet a good woman.

  85. 85
    PsiFighter37 says:

    Respeck my authoritay!!!!

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    cathyx says:

    @PsiFighter37: Hillary is out of the hospital now. I doubt it.

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    Maude says:

    That’s a huge insult. He was president for 8 years. I bet he didn’t like that one bit. He might laugh and smile, but wow.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Anne Hathaway? I suppose so, as I guessed she would win, but she was basically in half a movie.

    Whatever. I drink more and don’t care about this shit

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    vheidi says:

    @Gex: breathe, love& light to you both

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    Culture of Truth says:

    @Maude: It was a joke by Amy Poehler, who played Hillary Clinton on SNL

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    Schlemizel says:


    Ah fuck man – its time like this that I wish I believed in prayer. I’m going to try to think positive thoughts and hope that things will turn up.

    Good luck

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    Baud says:


    I think I’ll just wait for a Sarah Proud and Tall post. ;-)

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Don Cheadle is fucking awesome. He deserved it.

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    cathyx says:

    @Baud: If you’re going to do what RobinG does with Sarah’s posts, then you really do need to get out more.

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    Maude says:

    @Culture of Truth:
    Even so. That type of thing isn’t funny. Not to him.

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    I’m too drunk to post after reading that Maureen Dowd column, and the discussion that ensued in the thread.

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    Brachiator says:


    I didn’t get the Bigelow/Cameron joke. Is Cameron a known jerk?

    It’s an easy joke. Hollywood, by definition, has difficult people with big egos. Cameron has been tremendously supportive of KB’s work, and I think she has a producer cred on some of his films.

    @Culture of Truth:

    Cameron is a demanding perfectionist I believe, like many directors. also I think the left his wife for the young woman in Titanic.

    Hard to keep up with Cameron’s personal life. But he was with Linda Hamilton before he married the woman from Titanic.

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    cathyx says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: Watch out for him, he’s horny.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Brachiator: You cannot fault James Cameron’s choice in women. It is known #GoT

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    Baud says:


    thanks for the warning…and advice.

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall:

    I understand completely.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @cathyx: We’re not talking about Cole, are we?


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    cathyx says:

    @PsiFighter37: I don’t know about John, but Baud is the one who needs a life.

  103. 103
    cathyx says:

    @PsiFighter37: Ok, John needs a life too, but we’re talking about Baud now.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @cathyx: was there a party foul committed? Why are people upset at each other

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    Yutsano says:

    @PsiFighter37: It’s a comment thread on the Internet. I just assume it’s par for the course.

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    Brachiator says:


    Hang in there. Let’s hope for the best of all possible outcomes.

  107. 107
    Baud says:


    I blame Obama.

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    sylvan says:


    Cameron is something of a jerk, I believe

    Cameron is an old school polymath and explorer.

    Hollywood only tolerates him because his movies make shitloads of dosh.

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    Alex says:

    Downton Abbey spoilers: Rich person says something a rich person would say. Poor person says something a poor person would say. Repeat.

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    Brachiator says:

    George Clooney is too cool for an already cool room. He and Amy Poehler were a hoot.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Maude: @Culture of Truth:

    See, I didn’t know who said the line. I thought it was a reference to to Hollywood Pumas.

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    gogol's wife says:


    That’s hilarious!

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    Todd says:

    In Downton, I was really surprised when the Dowager grabbed Matthew and kissed him passionately.

    And what about that ending, when Sybil shot her father after catching him with Branson in a tight embrace?

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    Edo says:

    @Gex: Not a regular poster here, but delurking to offer all my prayers for you and yours.

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    seaboogie says:

    @Gex: Oh Gex, I have been there, and it can be so scary and disorienting. Here is something that you can do:

    When you can be beside your sweetie, take her hand. Breathe from your belly. Acknowledge your fear, and set it to the side for the moment – you can pick it up later. Continue to breathe from your belly and clear your mind and your heart, and then invite the healing, loving energy of the universe to flow into your head, through your heart, and into your beloved and rest there together, and breathe…..

    Peace and love to the two of you…

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Todd: LOL

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    Mike in NC says:

    Jodie Foster is a lesbo who loves Mel Gibson. Since when is this news?

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    Suzanne says:

    Gex, I’m holding you and Kate in my heart. Take care of yourself.

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    WaterGirl says:

    What’s going on with Jodie Foster? I didn’t understand the last part of her speech. Is she sick or something?

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    lee says:

    The sound cutout for about 5 words during Jodi acceptance speech. Shortly after she talked about being “single” and before how she came out to friendz

    Guess I’ll catch it on YouTube tomrrrow

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    Comrade Jake says:

    @WaterGirl: I wondered the same thing.

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    Valdivia says:


    The warmest hug possible and sending you heartfelt good vibes.

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    lee says:

    @WaterGirl: which part? The part about her mom? I’m guessing her mom has Alzheimer’s

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    Did Jodi Foster come out? WTF was that speech, and did everyone have a big chunk of it bleeped out?

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    MikeJ says:

    Watched ten minutes of the execrable awards show. Doesn’t anyone in Hollywood know how to run sound? The clips, the orchestra, everything except the main mic is badly eq’ed and 1/3rd the volume. Unwatchable.

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    Anne Laurie says:


    Didn’t he write a first draft for the Star Trek episode ‘City On The Edge of Forever” And despite it being considered one of the show’s best episodes, he’s been bitching for almost 30 years about how they changed his script.

    Yes. Ellison eventually published his script in a paperback anthology, and better minds than mine judged it (a) unplayable and (b) in violation of ST “canon”, as it stood at the time. The expression “hot mess” was not in wide use during the early 1970s, but that would be the shorter.

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    ruemara says:

    @Southern Beale: I was wondering about that too. Who the fuck cut the mic?

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    J.D. Rhoades says:


    Deep breaths, Gex. You’ve got a lot of people pulling for you, and you can NOT freak out around her right now. Good thoughts sent.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Southern Beale:

    Did Jodi Foster come out?

    Jodi Foster has been out for thirty years.

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    J.D. Rhoades says:

    @Southern Beale:

    Did Jodi Foster come out

    If this is supposed to be the first time Foster came out in public, then that has got to qualify as the worst kept secret in Hollywood.

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    lee says:

    @Southern Beale: yep lost abit in the middle.

    It sounds like she had a pretty good rant about how she does not need a huge public coming out announcement since everyone she knows personnally already knows

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    @MikeJ: what about Jodie Foster?

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    I didn’t think it was a big secret. But the fucking censors in FREE AMERICA PATRIOTISM FLAG WAVING MAH RIGHTS BLAH BLAH bleeped a big part of her speech out, and then she went on this rant about how she might never act again. It was all very confusing.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @lee: I thought her mom must have something like that, but I was talking about the part after that. The beginning of a new chapter, maybe small roles? Something about a different kind of stick, without the dazzle? Just a bunch of stuff I didn’t really get.

    Maybe she’s worried about getting Alzheimer’s herself since it’s hereditary?

    And Mel Gibson looked so sad as he was watching her.

    And it always seemed like the lifetime achievement awards go to people who are older, sick or dying, and she’s pretty young.

    And yes, the sound went out on my channel, too, for a bit while she was talking.

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    So, in America Land Of The Free Founding Fathers Tea Party Tricorn Hats you CAN buy a fucking arsenal but you CAN’T hear 10 seconds of Jodi Foster saying a cuss word. Or whatever.

    Got it.

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    J.D. Rhoades says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    Yes. Ellison eventually published his script in a paperback anthology, and better minds than mine judged it (a) unplayable and (b) in violation of ST “canon”, as it stood at the time. The expression “hot mess” was not in wide use during the early 1970s, but that would be the shorter.

    Yeah, much as I love Ellison (and some day I’ll tell y’all the story of how I narrowly avoided being the target of an Ellison rant), I’ve read that script, and he completely did not get Trek as it existed at the time. Or more likely, he did, and just didn’t give a fuck. But he took one of the show’s central concepts, threw it to the ground, and danced upon it. And then he’s surprised they didn’t like it?

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    sylvan says:


    Jodi Foster has been out for thirty years

    Jodie came out in 2007.

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    lee says:

    @WaterGirl: my guess is that she is actually quitting acting and going into something else entirely. Politics? Activism?

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Well she’s has been around since the 1970s

    Yes she was bleeped out on my tv too. Eh, it’s the GG. People drink. It’s fun!

    On tv you can’t say fuck. Which is too fucking bad.

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    lee says:

    @sylvan: I think he was using internet years :)

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    Jamey says:

    @Funkula: And then, after much anguished debate, this happens.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Culture of Truth: I recorded the show on Tivo, so I turned on closed captioning and went back to the spot where the sound went out. I thought if the sound issue was accidental, then the words should show up on screen, right?

    Interestingly enough, there was no pause, there was no “bleep” or anything. I think whatever sound was eliminated was done on purpose.

    When I went back to check on the missing sound, I also caught Jodie thanking someone who always talks her down when she says she’s done with acting and that 47 years is a LONG time. So maybe she is quitting.

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    @Jamey: what the fuck? That is, uh, pretty strange.

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    MikeJ says:

    @lee: Internet years and the “everybody that actually cared at all about it already knew” scale. It wasn’t a secret before 2007.

    Even so, I’d verbally abuse a republican to impress her. (I wouldn’t actually shoot anybody unless there were very exceptional circumstances.)

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    rikyrah says:

    ARGO as Best Picture at the Golden Globes?

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    sylvan says:


    She credited the support of her partner of 14 years during an award ceremony.

    Before that, it was none of anyone’s business.

    I wouldn’t actually shoot anybody

    What a relief.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    So what was in the missing seconds of the Jodie Foster speech?

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    WaterGirl says:

    Gex, are you out there? Wondering how you and Kate are doing.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    Gex, I just wanted to say that having been through the caregiver/hopebringer role you are going through now, I know how hard it is and how much strength and fortitude it takes. I’d like to hold your hearts and hopes in my warm hands and give you both strength to carry on.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    She’s already directed several films, so maybe that’s the direction she’s going.

    We watched Tivoed episodes of “Dr. Who” instead of the Golden Globes, so I really have no clue what happened at all.

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    cckids says:

    @Gex: Hi, I’m really late here, but my thoughts & best wishes are with you both. Having been there, more than once, with my son, having the infected port removed can get her on a better road; the infection can be slowly taking root & you don’t know where from, now it is gone & can be targeted & treated.

    It sounds like you have a good team who is doing all that is possible for her. Please take care of yourself & her as best you can. Lots of us here are pulling for her.

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    Jamey says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: I know. File this one under, “it is what it is.” #truthinadvertising

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    Ron says:

    @MikeJ: Not really. at least not officially (and she didn’t EXACTLY come out tonight , although she more or less did)

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    sylvan says:


    She came out six years ago.

    Apparently she was being too subtle for the “progressive community”.

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    scav says:

    @sylvan: So you picked up “progressive community” from what others described as

    On Sunday night, Foster pivoted from a discussion about her sexuality to discuss the issue of privacy for people in the public eye and to deliver a critique about modern celebrity media culture.


    “But now, apparently I’m told, that every celebrity is expected to honour the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show. You guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo child.”

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    sylvan says:


    Jodie Foster came out six years ago.

    The reasons why she was so reluctant to do so becomes more evident every time she temporarily gives up her privacy.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @sylvan: Evident to whom? All these cryptic comments you are making tonight don’t convey anything to me.

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    sylvan says:


    Jodie Foster is a very talented actress.

    Have you seen Contact? She’s really good in it.

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    SFAW says:


    So what was in the missing seconds of the Jodie Foster speech?

    Well, if my lip-reading skills are worth anything, she:
    1) Revealed what really happened to Judge Crater
    2) Divulged the key ingredient in Original Coca-Cola
    3) Explained the endings to both “Sopranos” and “Lost”

    There was something else, but she was speaking too fast.

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    Lojasmo says:



    I’m a nurse down at mayo. Shoot me an email if you need to rap.

    lojasmo @ geemail dot com

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    Jose Padilla says:

    You don’t have to pay to watch Downton Abbey. It’s free on the PBS website.

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    LAC says:

    @Todd: and then when the downstairs staff became zombies and they had to blow up the house? Good season! :-)

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Am I the only person who is finding Matthew to be a bit of an insufferable prig?

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    WaterGirl says:

    @sylvan: I have seen contact. She’s been great in everything I’ve seen her in, but when I saw the retrospective I was surprised at how much of her stuff I hadn’t seen.

    She was in a movie 20 years ago with mark harmon that really made an impact on me, but as far as I could tell, it didn’t make the retrospective.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Gex, I cam to BJ this morning hoping for an update. I hope you are okay.

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