Since getting my Roku box for my birthday, I have completely backslid into being a worthless pile of goo. My sister bought the box for me so I could catch up on Downton Abbey so I could discuss it with her. Realtalk time, I have only watched 1.5 episodes of Downton, but I have watched quality programming like My Strange Addiction; RuPaul's Drag Race; Freaky Eaters and Yo Gabba Gabba. [Tangent: You can never call me pretentious because know you know that is the yummy garbage I spend my time watching. But really, do you blame me? Yo Gabba Gabba feaures a furry named Fupa, who has a FUPA, and on My Strange Addiction, you can meet a girl that eats pottery for funzies. How is that not crucial programming?]
It's not all tuck jobs and mental illness though that I am watching, I have taken some time to cross some films off my "to watch" list [Tangent: Both Like Crazy and Hachi: A Dog's Tale will make you cry ugly tears.] and re-watching some favorites. Yesterday, I made my mom and Jamie watch My Left Foot with me because I hadn't seen it in a while, and everyone knows that I love a triumphant cripple movie. After watching even a few minutes of it, I was reminded that Daniel Day Lewis is completely an android. He is such an amazing actor that it is inconceivable to me that he is human. He had more believable cerebral palsy than people I know who were actually born with CP. [Tangent: You know I have sort of a love/hate relationship with the portrayal of disabled folks in the media, so DDL definitely gets my thumbs up for being realistic and not patronizing.]
Jamie assessed that his facial hair is part of his power. Without a moustache, Mr Day Lewis is a solid likable dude, with the upper lip adornment- he is utterly terrifying.
Do you see the distinction? Daniel Plainview or Bill the Butcher would not have been half the villians they were sans stache. Moral of the story: Staches are powerful and DDL is a result of dark magic and probably years of labratory testing. There are no other explanations for his ridiculous talent. [Tangent: Now, I am even more excited to see Lincoln. Have any of you seen it]