Congrats to all you Oscar winners, wait, what am I doing?
I’m going to keep this brief! First off I will be in Portland, Oregon this Thursday, Feb. 28, and in Seattle at the Neptune Theater this Friday, March 1. I think there are some tickets left for both—maybe. Get on it if you want to come. Please check the schedule at wtfpod.com/calendar for upcoming dates.
I love watching the Oscars. That’s all I’m going to say. I love Anne Hathaway and I am not ashamed of that. I love Jennifer Lawrence and I am okay with that as well. I was upset that Silver Lining Playbook didn’t win big. I thought it was a sweet, raw movie about broken people with a lot of heart. It was good to see Jack Nicholson and I think Seth did a good job. It was really one of the best awards for many years in my opinion. Why am I telling you this? Well, I have to admit, I love show business. There, I said it. I think I’ve said it before but I just need to be clear with myself and you. For whatever it’s worth, show business is the business I chose and I’ve been in it, kinda, more than half my life. I never imagined how it would pan out or whether or not it would at all but I’ve always loved it. So, it’s always fun to watch the spectacle of celebrity strutting like the American royalty that they are. It’s also interesting to check in yearly with how everyone is aging and/or trying to fight that process.
Speaking of beautiful, broken people I have Mike White on the show today. Mike’s show, Enlightened, on HBO is really one of the rawest, most compelling shows on the air. I really encourage you to check it out if you haven’t. It’s disturbing and awesome, raw and real. Mike is a genius. Our talk was intense. On Thursday Coedian Darryl Lenox talks about his fall from the grace of his friends and family and how his battle with blindness changed his heart and career. It’s a humbling talk. Hope you dig it.