Bob and Justin's Mad Movie Blog

My name is Bob. My friend Justin and I are aspiring filmmakers and we have pretty similar tastes in movies. This will include our take on what's going on in film and television today as well as updating you on the status of our own work.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Here At Last: It's the Bob Award Nominations!

Well it's that time again. Time for me to once again prove the depths of my, obsession with movies. For those of you unfamiliar with the Bob Awards, it's my answer to the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, whatnot. You know. All the people who got it wrong. Essentially this is how I make myself feel better and isn't that what it's all about. So here they are. The Bob Award Nominations:

Art Direction:
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
The Darjeeling Limited
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Assassination of Jesse James
Hot Fuzz
There Will Be Blood

Costume Design:
Assassination of Jesse James
Blades of Glory
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Film Editing:
The Bourne Ultimatum
Hot Fuzz
No Country For Old Men
Shoot ‘Em Up

Amazing Grace
Factory Girl
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
La Vie en Rose

Original Score:
Assassination of Jesse James- Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Atonement- Dario Marianelli
Hot Fuzz- David Arnold
Ocean’s Thirteen- David Holmes
There Will Be Blood- Jonny Greenwood

Original Song:
Hot Fuzz- Here Come the Fuzz
Music & Lyrics- Pop Goes My Heart
Walk Hard- Let Me Hold You (Little Man)
Walk Hard- Royal Jelly
Walk Hard- Walk Hard

Hot Fuzz
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Walk Hard

Visual Effects:

Supporting Actor:
Casey Affleck- The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem- No Country For Old Men
Billy Connolly- Fido
Paul Dano- There Will Be Blood
Nick Frost- Hot Fuzz
Philip Seymour Hoffman- Charlie Wilson’s War

Sup. Actress:
Martina Gedeck- The Lives of Others
Kelly Macdonald- No Country For Old Men
Leslie Mann- Knocked Up
Saoirse Ronan- Atonement
Winona Ryder- The Ten
Sigourney Weaver- The TV Set

Michael Cera- Superbad
Daniel Day-Lewis- There Will Be Blood
John Malkovich- Color Me Kubrick
Simon Pegg- Hot Fuzz
Brad Pitt- Assassination of Jesse James
John C. Reilly- Walk Hard

Julie Christie- Away From Her
Marion Cotillard- La Vie en Rose
Carice van Houten- Black Book
Laura Linney- The Savages
Ellen Page- Juno
Wei Tang- Lust, Caution

Ensemble Cast:
Assassination of Jesse James
Hot Fuzz
Knocked Up
No Country For Old Men

Adapted Screenplay:
Assassination of Jesse James- Andrew Dominik
Away From Her- Sarah Polley
Charlie Wilson’s War- Aaron Sorkin
No Country For Old Men- Joel and Ethan Coen
There Will Be Blood- Paul Thomas Anderson
Zodiac- James Vanderbilt

Original Screenplay:
Color Me Kubrick- Anthony Frewin
Hot Fuzz- Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Knocked Up- Judd Apatow
Ratatouille- Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco
Superbad- Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Waiter- Alex van Warmerdam

Andrew Dominik- Assassination of Jesse James
Edgar Wright- Hot Fuzz
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck- The Lives of Others
Joel and Ethan Coen- No Country For Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson- There Will Be Blood
David Fincher- Zodiac

Best Picture:
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
Hot Fuzz
The Lives of Others
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Sunday, January 27, 2008

As If I Didn't Hate Bono Enough Already

Just when I thought Bono had nauseated me far beyond any one celebrity's capacity to do so I came across this on IMDB:

U2 frontman Bono has compared environmental campaigner Al Gore to an Irish priest to whom he can confess his ecological sins. The hitmaker shared the stage with the former U.S. vice president at a conference in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday - Bono was there to promote his campaign to alleviate world poverty, while Gore was continuing his plea for the reduction of global carbon emissions. And the singer insists he can't help feeling guilty about his lavish lifestyle when around Gore. He says, "It's like being with an Irish priest. You start to confess your sins. Father Al, I am not just a noise polluter, I am a noise-polluting, diesel-soaking, gulfstream-flying rock star. I'm going to kick the habit. I'm trying father Al, but oil has been very good for me - those convoys of articulated lorries, petrochemical products, hair gel." Gore was one of the key figures behind 2007's Live Earth concerts to raise awareness about climate change. He was the subject of the Oscar-winning environment-focused documentary An Inconvenient Truth and he was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dedication to green issues.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Let the man rest in peace.

An open letter to the press:

It must drive you insane. Heath Ledger didn't commit suicide and he wasn't a drug-addict. You sure want him to be though. He wasn't. His death was an accident. Too bad for you. You can back off now. You can let his family, his friends, even his fans, remember him the way he ought to be remembered. There are plenty of reputations for you to ruin. Plenty of people for you to hound. Let this one go.

Don't worry people, I'm not gonna get all Chris Crocker over here, but honestly the media's insistence on making this a suicide or drug overdose when it's clearly not just sickens me. Still, it's nothing compared to the "radical" Baptist church in Kansas that's protesting his funeral because he was in "Brokeback Mountain." These are the same people who've protested the funerals of American troops killed in Iraq. They hate me too. I'm a Catholic and that just don't sit well with them. At least they're equal opportunity pieces of crap.
It's bad enough that the man is dead. Now in the aftermath we're seeing reprehensible behavior left and right. Leave him to rest, people. None of this is right.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger

Well there isn't really much to say that hasn't already been said just in the past few hours. He truly was an outstanding actor loaded with talent. If I had to pick a favorite film of his I would probably have to say "A Knight's Tale" and as you've seen me mention numerous times I've been very excited for his performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight." I know that this is not an incredible insight but this is just incredibly sad. We'll never know what he would have accomplished in the decades to come. It would have no doubt been amazing.

Oscar Nominations

Well here they are. I could go into great detail about what I'm happy about and what I'm not, but I'll reveal the Bob Award Nominations soon enough to let you know what I really think. I will say two things though and I'll start with the negative so I can leave off on a positive note. Number one: Once again Oscar voters prove themselves a humorless bunch. Outside of "Juno" comedy has been completely shunned yet again in any and all categories. Number two (and here's the positive): I am totally jazzed that the Coen Brothers and Paul Thomas Anderson are getting so much recognition. It's about time. So here they are, the nominations for the 80th Academy Awards (courtesy of

Performance by an actor in a leading role
George Clooney in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)
Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)
Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah" (Warner Independent)
Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises" (Focus Features)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (Warner Bros.)
Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War" (Universal)
Hal Holbrook in "Into the Wild" (Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment)
Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (Universal)
Julie Christie in "Away from Her" (Lionsgate)
Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose" (Picturehouse)
Laura Linney in "The Savages" (Fox Searchlight)
Ellen Page in "Juno" (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There" (The Weinstein Company)
Ruby Dee in "American Gangster" (Universal)
Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement" (Focus Features)
Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone" (Miramax)
Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)

Best animated feature film of the year
"Persepolis" (Sony Pictures Classics): Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
"Ratatouille" (Walt Disney): Brad Bird
"Surf's Up" (Sony Pictures Releasing): Ash Brannon and Chris Buck

Achievement in art direction
"American Gangster" (Universal): Art Direction: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Beth A. Rubino
"Atonement" (Focus Features): Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
"The Golden Compass" (New Line in association with Ingenious Film Partners): Art Direction: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
"Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount): Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax): Art Direction: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Achievement in cinematography
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (Warner Bros.): Roger Deakins
"Atonement" (Focus Features): Seamus McGarvey
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Miramax/Pathé Renn): Janusz Kaminski
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage): Roger Deakins
"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax): Robert Elswit

Achievement in costume design
"Across the Universe" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Albert Wolsky
"Atonement" (Focus Features) Jacqueline Durran
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (Universal) Alexandra Byrne
"La Vie en Rose" (Picturehouse) Marit Allen
"Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount) Colleen Atwood

Achievement in directing
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Miramax/Pathé Renn), Julian Schnabel
"Juno" (Fox Searchlight), Jason Reitman
"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.), Tony Gilroy
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax), Paul Thomas Anderson

Best documentary feature
"No End in Sight" (Magnolia Pictures) A Representational Pictures Production: Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
"Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience" (The Documentary Group) A Documentary Group Production: Richard E. Robbins
"Sicko" (Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company) A Dog Eat Dog Films Production: Michael Moore and Meghan O'Hara
"Taxi to the Dark Side" (THINKFilm) An X-Ray Production: Alex Gibney and Eva Orner
"War/Dance" (THINKFilm) A Shine Global and Fine Films Production: Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine

Best documentary short subject
"Freeheld" A Lieutenant Films Production: Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth
"La Corona (The Crown)" A Runaway Films and Vega Films Production: Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega
"Salim Baba" A Ropa Vieja Films and Paradox Smoke Production: Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello
"Sari's Mother" (Cinema Guild) A Daylight Factory Production: James Longley

Achievement in film editing
"The Bourne Ultimatum" (Universal): Christopher Rouse
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Miramax/Pathé Renn): Juliette Welfling
"Into the Wild" (Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment): Jay Cassidy
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) Roderick Jaynes
"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax): Dylan Tichenor

Best foreign language film of the year
"Beaufort" Israel
"The Counterfeiters" Austria
"Katyn" Poland
"Mongol" Kazakhstan
"12" Russia

Achievement in makeup
"La Vie en Rose" (Picturehouse) Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald
"Norbit" (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount): Rick Baker and Kazuhiro Tsuji
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (Walt Disney): Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
"Atonement" (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli
"The Kite Runner" (DreamWorks, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Participant Productions, Distributed by Paramount Classics): Alberto Iglesias
"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.) James Newton Howard
"Ratatouille" (Walt Disney) Michael Giacchino
"3:10 to Yuma" (Lionsgate) Marco Beltrami

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
"Falling Slowly" from "Once" (Fox Searchlight) Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and: Marketa Irglova
"Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted" (Walt Disney): Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz
"Raise It Up" from "August Rush" (Warner Bros.): Nominees to be determined
"So Close" from "Enchanted" (Walt Disney): Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz
"That's How You Know" from "Enchanted" (Walt Disney): Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz

Best motion picture of the year
"Atonement" (Focus Features) A Working Title Production: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, Producers
"Juno" (Fox Searchlight) A Dancing Elk Pictures, LLC Production: Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, Producers
"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.) A Clayton Productions, LLC Production: Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox and Kerry Orent, Producers
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) A JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production: JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi, Producers

Best animated short film
"I Met the Walrus" A Kids & Explosions Production: Josh Raskin
"Madame Tutli-Putli" (National Film Board of Canada) A National Film Board of Canada Production Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski "Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)" (Premium Films) A BUF Compagnie Production Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse
"My Love (Moya Lyubov)" (Channel One Russia) A Dago-Film Studio, Channel One Russia and Dentsu Tec Production Alexander Petrov
"Peter & the Wolf" (BreakThru Films) A BreakThru Films/Se-ma-for Studios Production Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

Best live action short film
"At Night" A Zentropa Entertainments 10 Production: Christian E. Christiansen and Louise Vesth
"Il Supplente (The Substitute)" (Sky Cinema Italia) A Frame by Frame Italia Production: Andrea Jublin
"Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)" (Premium Films) A Karé Production: Philippe Pollet-Villard
"Tanghi Argentini" (Premium Films) An Another Dimension of an Idea Production: Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans
"The Tonto Woman" A Knucklehead, Little Mo and Rose Hackney Barber Production: Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown

Achievement in sound editing
"The Bourne Ultimatum" (Universal): Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage): Skip Lievsay
"Ratatouille" (Walt Disney): Randy Thom and Michael Silvers
"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax): Matthew Wood
"Transformers" (DreamWorks and Paramount in association with Hasbro): Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins

Achievement in sound mixing
"The Bourne Ultimatum" (Universal) Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage): Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter Kurland
"Ratatouille" (Walt Disney): Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane
"3:10 to Yuma" (Lionsgate): Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Jim Stuebe
"Transformers" (DreamWorks and Paramount in association with Hasbro): Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin

Achievement in visual effects
"The Golden Compass" (New Line in association with Ingenious Film Partners): Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (Walt Disney): John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier
"Transformers" (DreamWorks and Paramount in association with Hasbro): Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier

Adapted screenplay
"Atonement" (Focus Features), Screenplay by Christopher Hampton
"Away from Her" (Lionsgate), Written by Sarah Polley
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Miramax/Pathé Renn), Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax and Paramount Vantage), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax), Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

Original screenplay
"Juno" (Fox Searchlight), Written by Diablo Cody
"Lars and the Real Girl" (MGM), Written by Nancy Oliver
"Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.), Written by Tony Gilroy
"Ratatouille" (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Brad Bird; Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird
"The Savages" (Fox Searchlight), Written by Tamara Jenkins

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Conan vs. Colbert

Far and away (at least in my humble opinion) the two funniest late night hosts on television, a "feud" has broken out between Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert. You know when fights are this funny, everybody wins.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Back to Blogging.

Well you haven't heard from me in awhile, and really it's simply because there's been nothing to report. The last movie I saw in the theater was "There Will Be Blood" which I reviewed almost two weeks ago now. I've rented a few things, the best of which was "Rescue Dawn" which tells the amazing true story of Dieter Dengler, an American pilot who escaped a POW camp in the early part of the Vietnam War. Christian Bale stars as Dengler and it also features a fine dramatic turn from Steve Zahn. Jeremy Davies co-stars and I was happy to see him after what seemed to be a long absence but I have to say I'd like to see him play a different character for once. It's directed by Werner Herzog and overall it's a pretty darn good movie.
I've yet to say anything about the strike over here and since it's ground that has been covered well elsewhere I'll just say...this is probably going to get worse before it gets better. With show runners on new series such as "Journeyman" (a show I've really been enjoying) getting their walking papers it seems that a lot of new shows will be getting the ax. I just hope that "Chuck" survives. And I still plan to get around to watching "Pushing Daisies," which a few of you keep telling me I must do (you know who you are). I'll probably get around to that as soon as I finish up the episodes of "Mad Men" I recorded months ago.
The two shows I'm most concerned about are "Scrubs" and "Smallville," both in their seventh and final seasons (definite for "Scrubs," presumably for "Smallville"). I'd hate to see these shows that have had such incredible runs get screwed out of their finales. Like every other die hard fan of those shows I need closure.
The only good bits of TV news I have right now are the fact that we've got new episodes of "Friday Night Lights" for the next several weeks, and "Psych" and "Reno 911!" have both started up again. I'm especially excited about "Psych," a show that just seems to get sharper in its second season. James Roday is one of the funniest actors working right now in film or TV. Dule Hill is no slouch either as his long suffering pal.
Finally, a bit of a rant about the state of taste. So today's IMDB poll asks, which is your favorite comedy team to appear in more than one film together? I voted for the Marx Brothers but there are several other fine choices including Laurel and Hardy (my close second), Martin and Lewis, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, and the Three Stooges (to name a few). Who is currently residing in the number 1 spot? Who? Jay and Silent Bob. Hmm.
I mean I enjoy some Jay and Silent Bob now and again, but really...come on. I know that some of the voters won't be as familiar with the older stuff, but how can there really be that many people who think Jay and Silent Bob are funnier than the Marx Brothers? Or Laurel and Hardy. Or any of them. It's just wrong. Besides, even amongst the crop of current movie comedy teams I'll take Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, or Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd over Jay and Silent Bob any day. I leave you with Chico and Harpo (who happens to be silent).

Monday, January 07, 2008

There Will Be Blood

2007 has shaped up to be the best year for movies I can remember. Dramas, comedies, action films. We have seen more than our fair share of greatness across the board. But for months there was one movie I awaited more than any other. The movie year would not be complete until Paul Thomas Anderson had the final word. At last in the first week of 2008 the last great movie of 2007 arrived in Seattle. "There Will Be Blood."
We meet Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) in 1898. A man alone, tirelessly digging through the muck and the dirt in pursuit of oil, his drive is unquestionable. By 1911, Plainview is the best in the business. His son H.W. (played by unusually gifted child actor Dillon Freasier) is also his business partner, and he stands right at his father's side every step of the way. Plainview's visited one quiet evening by young Paul Sunday ("Little Miss Sunshine's" Paul Dano). Paul alerts Plainview to the untapped oil reserve underneath his family's land. No one else in the family is aware of the oil according to Paul, which is perfect for Plainview. He and H.W. arrive at the Sunday's the next day claiming to be quail hunters. It's not long before Plainview and son discover the oil which Paul had spoken of. They also meet the rest of the Sunday family, including Eli (also played by Paul Dano). Eli is a preacher and a faith healer, and soon he and Plainview are embroiled in an epic struggle for power.
To say more about the plot would be to give too much away. That Plainview descends into the depths of madness and greed does not come as a surprise. The way it unfolds however, is. It's a film both brutal and breathtaking, often at the same time. Day-Lewis delivers an exceptional performance and in spite of its theatricality he never succumbs to the temptation to overdo it (i.e., Denzel Washington in "Training Day"). Plainview is a larger than life figure who is provided with great depth by Day-Lewis and Anderson's script. The supporting cast members hold their own alongside Day-Lewis, particularly Freasier, Kevin J. O'Connor, and Dano. Day-Lewis is often vicious and intense in his scenes with Dano who proves more than equal to the task. It's the best performance that no one is talking about.
With his fifth film, I dare say that Paul Thomas Anderson is far and away the best of the young American auteurs. He's certainly the most versatile (his first four films being "Hard Eight," "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," and "Punch-Drunk Love"). This is his first film based upon a novel, but by all accounts Upton Sinclair's "Oil!" is little more than a blueprint for Anderson's story. Uninterested in socialist politics, Anderson is more concerned with characters, their stories, and their emotions. He conveys this through intelligent dialogue and a cinematic eye that is second to none. He and cinematographer Robert Elswit create striking shots that don't call attention to themselves, but rather, immerse us further into the world of Daniel Plainview. There's an amazing tracking shot that is far more impressive than the much heralded one in "Atonement" (which I will grant is incredible in its own right) simply because we're not thinking about how great the tracking shot is while we're watching it. We're just in it. Anderson also employs another great musical score, this time with a beautiful and evocative score from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. The combination of sight and sound is powerful and effecting even when we don't know why.
It's so easy to be disappointed when you wait a long time for something. I can happily say that after seemingly endless months of anticipation "There Will Be Blood" more than lived up to my wildest expectations. It's a cinematic masterpiece and one of the finest films in one of film's finest years.
"There Will Be Blood" is currently in limited release but it will definitely go wide in the weeks to come. In Seattle it is playing at the Guild 45th and Pacific Place. 10/10.

Here's the trailer just in case you need further persuasion.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

I didn't know who Bill Richardson was.

Thanks to Mike for directing me to this.

As I've said many times I'm not a fan of politics. It makes my stomach all "urpy" as Cosgrove would say to Freakazoid. However I am an unabashed fan of comedy, and this right here is grade-A comic gold. Note not only the words of Bill Richardson but the reaction (or non-reaction) of the other candidates.

Well I hope President Richardson keeps an eye of Kruschev. I've never trusted him, he's shifty. And look out for Cuba too, before we end up in some kind of missile...crisis. Oh well, here's a solution in case President Richardson's negotiations don't work out.