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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of drudgery, it was the age of ruthlessness, it was the era of single lady clowns, it was the era of sexy time, there were seasons of Kardashians , seasons of Teen Mom, it was the spring of killer tans, it was the winter of vitamin D deficiency, we had All- American before us, we had dead fucking last before us, we were all going directly to Heaven, some were going directly the other way, this period is unlike any before it, even the crankiest grandmas and emo-est teens, could agree, for good or for evil, this is the pinnacle, it all goes down from here.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meryl Streep

If there is anything that bloggers Addams and Daggins like to do, it's identify people that we find offensive and sway people to join our opinions with our well founded arguments (law school, here we come)

In light of the oscars approaching, there are a few things that can always be counted on:
The host will make awkward, ill-timed jokes
The gay men interviewing on the red carpet will offend the celebreties (a la Isaac Mizrahi and Scarlett Johansson's boob)
Meryl Streep will be nominated for some absurd role

Though Meryl has had a successful career and is certainly more talented than stars like Megan Fox (sorry boys) and Mariah Carey, the accolates she recieves are far too excessive. If anyone has ever seen her in more than one of her movies, you can see some common threads. Meryl loves to stretch a little and take rolls where she can flaunt her acting chops. By this I mean that she finds a way to include a goofy accent in nearly EVERY role. Her performances are so overstylized and cartoonish that I can't watch them without getting distracted (read "want to slap her") Sophie's Choice is almost unbearable beacuse of her terrible broken English, In Julie and Julia she was nominated for the Oscar with an arguably worse performance than Dan Aykroyd on SNL. Even in The The Deer Hunter, Meryl finds a way to make a working class woman from Pennsylvania sound like an extra in the movie Fargo.

The worst part is, many people can't see through these "scenery-chewing" performances. As everyone cracks jokes about her 16 nominations and her status as the greatest of our time, Meryl merely throws her head back in laughter or makes a face saying "who, me?" Please. She cannot hold a candle to past greats like Katharine Hepburn and Liz Taylor, or even current stars like Kate Winslet and Hilary Swank (who, by the way, has the same number of W's as "the greatest of all time")

In short. NONE OF THESE are amusing!

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