Monday, February 25, 2008

A Three Ring Circus and a Train Wreck All in One

What could possibly be more bizarre than Tilda Swinton's Oscar gown from last night?

Tilda, I loved you in The Chronicles of Narnia, but seriously... sweetie... what's up with the one-sleeved velour dress?

Tilda's Academy Awards ensemble made me think that Christian's chocolate with black lace prom dress from PR4 really wasn't bad at all. And it was. Bad. Just like his hair.

No, the only thing more bizarre than Ms. Swinton's Oscar gown is this clip that my buddy Don just showed me.

This is Debbie Reynolds from sometime in the mid-60's singing If I Had a Hammer.

That's right, Princess Leia's mom sings a protest song. While sporting a beehive hairdo. And she has backup dancers. As one commenter said on YouTube...
"This is a three ring circus - - and a train wreck - - all in one."

Eat your heart out Peter, Paul and Mary.

P.S. Ms. Swinton made up for her odd appearance in her Oscar acceptance speech by mentioning George Clooney's Bat-suit from his one-time stint as The Dark Knight in Batman & Robin. Tilda said...

"Clooney, you know, the seriousness and the dedication to your art, seeing you climb into that rubber batsuit from Batman And Robin, the one with the nipples, every morning under your costume, on the set, off the set, hanging upside-down at lunch, you rock, man."

Perhaps Ms. Swinton was wearing Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy costume under that monstrosity.

One never knows. Do one?


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I really wonder what goes through a woman's head when she buys, let alone wears, a dress like that. Was she high?

Bunny said...

That dress was SO not flattering on her! I think she just didn't have time to shop what with having both a husband AND a girlfriend! How do I get a gig like that?

Aaron said...

Not pretty. Not pretty at all.

philip said...

I write this knowing FULL WELL that I'm wrong, but. . . . I liked the dress.

There. I said it.

Now fling your vitriol, bitches!

Eric said...

first off bunny....she has a husband and a BOYfriend.

secondly...I don't think she understood that the dress she was SUPPOSED to wear.....was INSIDE that bag.

Katie Heigl needs to stop before I turn str8 and stalk her.

Travolting went too far with his paint and felted GI JOE flashback hair

Renee Zellweger forgot the main accessory to her fabulous dress.....a paper bag for her head.

and Stephen, the dry cleaners just called...they weren't able to get the Platinum WET stains out of your pink chiffon tea dress with the sequined appliqué bodice. Your wig ready for pick up.

Mark in DE said...

I agree and disagree with you.

I agree that Tilda's dress was most likely the ugliest "gown" (and I use that term quite loosely here) I've ever seen.

But I disagree about Project Runway's Christian's hair. Its fierce.

Mark :-)

Lance Noe said...

Video: i am scared!

TigerYogiji said...

God, what a dog of a dress! And what was up with her hair and make-up (or lack thereof?) Couldn't she have at least worn some foundation to take the shine off of her face? Where were her Gays?!!! ;)

Aaron said...

I just saw the video...Scopitones are always such fun, with their cheesy choreography and anonymous, hot dancing men. Gary Airedale plays them on the video screens during all the Flesh Hungry Dog Shows the first Friday of each month at Jackhammer. This past month, he also had a reel of old commercials from the 70s. My favorite ephemera!

Anonymous said...

I love that she said nipple in her oscar speech.