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Wednesday
Feb 25 2015

Black History Month: Morgan Freeman Enters The Conversation

Our celebration of Black History Month is,naturally,also an Oscar History Celebration.Today Nathaniel looks at Morgan Freeman's original claim to fame.

When you think of Morgan Freeman what's the first thing that comes up?Given his revered stature in contemporary cinema the answer is undoubtedly pulled from the following character types: wise mentor,savvy professional,trusted friend,quiet confidante,brilliant academic,noble leader.Freeman brings such natural authority and wise but warm old men sass onscreen that playing God in the comedyBruce Almightywasn't even a stretch but a light bulb "of course it's Freeman!"moment.So it's a little startling to remember or discover that his first of five Oscar nominations -- he's the most celebrated black actor in Oscar history outside of Denzel Washington -- and indeed his breakthrough in cinema does not fit the Morgan Freeman mold in virtually any way.

This ho said you wanted to meet me so here I am.

No,Morgan Freeman's original claim to big screen fame was as a vicious pimp named "Fast Black"in a largely forgotten journalist-plays-with-fire drama calledStreet Smart(1987).[More...]

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Monday
May 02 2011

Superboyfriend

may flowers bloom daily at noon

Kal-El is not just Superman,he's  Superboyfriend.  All Lois Lane needs to mention is "woman's touch"and "dinner"and he's not just ordering out,he's flying to far off continents to fetch her munchies and exotic florals to improve the mood.

After dinner,a little suggestive banter...

"I thought we might,uh..."[cork popping]

He's also got Super Bedroom Eyes (x-ray vision,don'cha know).

Lois is a goner.


voila...
Super Dessert!


Superman IIis so 1980.Could you imagine a superhero plot now in which a superhero must renounce all his powers to have sex?Although,come to think of it,the most promiscuous heroes -- billionaire playboys Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne -- don't actuallyhavesuper powers so maybe this plotline is telling.