Thursday, May 28, 2009

I rarely blog from my my soap box...

But this issue is something I feel strongly about.

Lt. Col Victor Fehrenbach is from right here in Dayton, and he's a decorated officer. He's being discharged from the military because he's gay. According to the article below, he was outed by an acquaintance against his wishes.

It is OUTRAGEOUS to me that a person who has served for 18 years with a distinguished career is now being discharged solely for the fact that he's gay.

I want you to do a few things.

First, join this Facebook Group and leave him words of support:

Two, sign this petition:

Three, tell President Obama to keep his promise:

Four, tell Congress the time to repeal is NOW:


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Some people play fantasy football with fantasy drafting…

Geeks pick perfect actors for fantasy casting in fantasy movies. Just had a discussion with Et_Tu_Babe about casting choices for the Song of Ice & Fire HBO pilot. My choice for Catelyn Stark: Joan Allen circa 1994. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion was just a given. He's an amazing actor, but he's the ONLY amazing actor who fits the bill. Not a lot of competition there.

Some of my other choices:
Jamie - Simon Baker
Tywin - Charles Dance
Cersei - Polly Walker or Melinda Clark, not sure how she'd look as a blonde though
The Hound - Ray Stevenson (or he could play The Mountain, but I'd rather he have a bigger role.)
The Mountain - Marek Vasut
Petyr - Eddie Marsan

Ned - Kevin McKidd, though you'd have to darken him up a bit
Sansa - Claire Foy (or she could play Margaery easily)
Oberyn Martell - James Purefoy

You'll have to IMDB some of my choices, unless you watch a lot of British films/TV. The younger roles can be played by nobodies with ease.

And to the guy who suggested Corbin Bernsen as Tywin, are you smoking crack? And Tricia Helfer as Cersei? PUH-LEEEEZ. She doesn't have the acting chops for it. She would ruin it with her huffy, pensive acting.

Who are YOUR choices?