Let me just start off by saying, veganism is on the rise, you know it, I know it, the vegan population has grown by over 600% in the US in the last five years. With that comes a lot of truth, and a lot of lies about what it means to be vegan and the effect it has on you and the world around you. I just wanted to clear the air a little bit and address some of the reasons why it is NOT a good idea to go vegan from experience.
Jimmy Kimmel's opening was amazing, reminiscent of the black and white movies, it highlighted the 90th year of the Oscars ceremony perfectly I think. His jokes were highly political (as we all expected in this political climate) and they hit home every time. First, he made it a point to bring up Harvey Weinstein and his expulsion from the academy. Focal point on the Time's Up movement. Second, the Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams story, touches on equal pay and how we as a society have a long way to come. If you don't know, Mark Wahlberg was paid 1.5 million to reshoot some scenes and Michelle Williams was paid $80 per diem (a day). Although Mark donated all of his $1.5 million to the Time's Up legal fund, it still puts a huge magnifying glass on the sad truth of equal pay. Although he also makes a point to talk about positive change. Black Panther and Wonder Woman, movies with a black lead and a female lead are some of the highest grossing movies of last year, these are movies that are making history, albeit way later then they should be. And of course Jordan Peele, with his nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay all on his very first movie, Get Out. That makes him only the third person in 90 years to be nominated in all three categories at once. The most well played out pun I think was the jet-ski. Jimmy touched on the ever extending time of the Oscars, and how the very first Oscars 90 years ago was only 15 minutes long, and in past years it has become a four or five hour lengthy show. His remedy for this was hilarious. Why not time each winner's speech and give the person who had the shortest speech time an $18,000 Kawasaki Jet-ski. The joke landed and his plan worked! Many of the Oscar recipients ran up to the stage and Sam Rockwell who won Best Supporting Actor put down his Oscar and yelled "Start the clock Jimmy! I want that Jet-ski!" and kept his speech very short and sweet.
Here we go again, my favourite TV night of the year happened last night. I know, I know, it sounds cliché but I am definitely one of those people who wants to host extremely over the top Oscar parties at their house one day.
This is not an article about disapproval of religion; in fact, it is the opposite. I hope that one day in a world that is torn apart by cultural and religious differences, that we can all come together and save the planet that we are all so dependent on.
Long distance relationships. When people hear those few words they run in the other direction. Like really, what is the appeal to a relationship that is literally seeing each other once every couple weeks, if you're lucky, and then being apart for the majority of your time together? In short, there is absolutely none, but if you find the right person and you have patience, it can be one hundred percent worth it.