Thursday, February 26, 2009

Joker (jō'kər)(n.) :An insolent person who seeks to make a show of cleverness.

"Oh, you. You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You are truly incorruptible, aren't you? Huh? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever."-The Joker, The Dark Knight

Every year my family throws a party for the Oscars, to celebrate that which is the the beauty of film, live action and animated a like. This year was just a little different with Spencer being in the hospital but we improvised and threw a shindig at the hospital. The nurses filled out ballots and we had prizes to hand out with. I think it just proves the point that no matter where Spencer is he brings the party with him.

Probably the most justified moment for me, as a lifelong Batman fan, was Heath Ledger's Best Supporting Actor win for his portrayal as the Joker. While, to see The Dark Knight recognized at an award ceremony of this caliber was amazing, it was also a bittersweet moment to see that Heath Ledger was in fact not there to accept the award that he had so genuinely earned. He managed to encompass the Joker to an extent no actor has ever reached before.

Another avid Batman fan, my brother Spencer, posted about it on his blog as well. Check it out here.


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