Friday, December 18, 2009

Morning Roundup: Boner Awards, James Cameron's Smurf Movie and More

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 7:59 AM

It's Boner Awards time, featuring contributions from Paul Stanley, Jason Mumpower, Ty Cobb, Phil Bredesen, Stacey "Nacho Feeble" Campfield and a whole cast of scurvy scalawags. ...Too bad they came out before State Rep. Jimmy Matlock decided to remind us that Christmas is a Christian event, you maggots, not a "holiday." Wise men are sorely lacking in the resulting Nativity scene. Via Kleinheider. ... Christine Kreyling considers what the proposed medical mart might do to Lower Broad's already chaotic architecture. ...Jennifer Gilligan Cole was approved unanimously yesterday as executive director of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. Cole is the wife of Metro Councilman Erik Cole, who heads the Council's Convention, Tourism and Public Entertainment Committee. She doesn't have a traditional background in the arts, Joey Garrison reports, but will rely on her years working in development with non-profits. ...The morning daily reports that prison food is bad in Robertson County. ...WHAT? Is Eric Crafton the next person hoping to fill Vic Lineweaver's bathrobe? Mark our words: the Juvenile Court Clerk race is the one to beat next year for political amusement. ...Scratch that: Kleinheider reports that state Sen. Diane Black will join the pack of piranhas churning the bloody water in Rep. Bart Gordon's wake. ...
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How is James Cameron's mega-million sci-fi adventure Avatar? Mike D'Angelo has an early review, featuring one of the funniest lines we've read all year. We won't spoil it for you. ...Merry Christmas, Tennessee Titans! Terry McCormick has your tongue-in-cheek gift list. ...J.R. Lind checks out rumors that the long-vacant 800 Main building in East Nashville will become a Piggly Wiggly. Alas, it sounds like there's no oink in the structure's future. ...

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