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5 Days Until Oscar Noms!

nom nom nom


Scott Renshaw is right!

I have received edible swag in the mail before, generally in the form of chocolate or popcorn (though not, regret to inform, chocolate-flavored popcorn) but this is the first time cold cereal has arrived. And it's even the first time for movie-appropriate edible swag since Silver Linings Playbook has some choice Raisin Bran product placement in a key "not a date!" scene.

Each time when a tiny piece of FYC mail arrives in a matryoshka-style series of boxes within ginormous boxes, I weep for the trees that have been cut down to provide me with it. The Waste. The Waste. 

So I did not waste the raisin bran. I owed it to the dead trees and to the landfills where all the unused detritus of swag the world over will eventually reside. I ate it.


This should no way be construed as an endorsement of Silver Linings Playbook, but it tasted good. 

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This made me think of what memorable foods were in this year's Oscar movies. "Zero Dark Thirty" would be the falafel/meat balls that the torture victim is given or maybe the burger Chastain nibbles on (for some reason I don't see Chastain noshing on burgers in real life). "Life of Pi" could be meerkats or survival crackers or tuna/flying fish or Depardieu's meaty slop or the delicious-looking Indian food the older Pi makes. "Les Miserables" would be stew, preferably with Hugh Jackman at my table gorging himself on it. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" would be big messy piles of crab. Chinese takeout boxes in Ben Affleck's apartment in "Argo." Hot dogs and Tang in "Moonrise Kingdom." I haven't seen "Django," but in terms of food references Tarantino will never top "Royale with Cheese."

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOwen Walter

I don't know why, but I always liked thinking about what brand/kind of foods were key to films every year. It's odd. But here's a few that came mind since you mentioned the Raisin Bran...

- That can of Coke in 'The Impossible'
- An apple, but needs to be vomited in 'Sound of My Voice'
- Shwarma in 'The Avengers', preferably enjoyed after saving the world.
- One carton of eggs soaked in rain for 'The Amazing Spiderman'
- And of course the endless Indian dishes Maggie Smith can't bothered to pronounce in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

So, who's hungry? If we must, let's get a trip to the local Chickwich ('Compliance') going. ;P

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Nom-nom-nom always reminds me of that French swear phrase, "nom d'un nom d'un nom" (spelling I don't know) in which "nom" is "name" and I think is short for "in the name (of the Father) in the name (of the Son), in the name (of the Holy Spirit)". But it's the angry exasperated tone that makes the phrase, each nom more annoyed.

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteradri

All I hope is for Mrs. Watts to get in for the impossible though its impossible for Michelle Williams take this waltz.

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchand

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