Tumblr Tuesday: The Academy Awards

The Academy
Official Tumblr of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Celebrate 86 years of ceremonial bliss by boning up on very special moments from the past. 

Ellen DeGeneres
The host of this year’s show will be hungover the morning after the event. Celebrities really are just like us. 

Wolfgang Puck
Official caterer of the Academy Awards 20 years in a row. Winners will celebrate with Mini Oscars Lollipops. Losers will repress their feelings with the same.

A La Française
Answers all your questions about what rich, French chickens are doing with their spare time. Highly commended by the Academy.

Shaq in Frozen
After being snubbed for Kazaam, Shaquille O’Neal’s talents are finally being recognized for his work in the animated sleeper hit Frozen

Photo via Wolfgang Puck Catering

Nostradamus earned a place in the pages of history by vaguely predicting vague world events that vaguely came true, sort of. Nostradamus’ followers allege that in his book The Prophecies, published way back in the 16th century, he predicted things like Hitler’s rise to power, the Kennedy assassination, and the 9/11 attacks. And yet he said nothing about Shaquille O'Neal’s Kazaam.

But still, it’s precisely the vagueness of his writing that gives Nostradamus that air of mystery that has allowed him to remain a household name for so many centuries. Does this mean that 500 years from now people will see that “ancient aliens” guy from the History Channel as a powerful mystic? Probably, yes.

But he also wrote Treatise on Make-Up and Jam, which is exactly what it sounds like: a cookbook full of jam recipes.

Nostradamus’ jams were apparently so yummy that the book managed to become a best-seller in 1555, back when like five people knew how to read. It even became the standard on how to make jam by the jam makers in Paris.

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Dream game: Tomodachi Life

Get outta this Youtube embed, and get into my 3DS, Tomodachi Life. Between the hamburger dream and Nintendo just straight-up dropping Kazaam references in promotional videos, this is too much.

Anyway, Shaquille O'Neal joins Tomodachi Life’s roster of B-tier celeb cameos (along with Christina Aguilera), again proving that the basketball star will appear in anything. This dream with his Mii somehow manages to be less surreal than Shaq yelling “barbecue chicken alert” at NBA playoff highlights. 

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O'Neal, however, has not expressed regret for making the film. In an interview with GQ magazine he said, “I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, ‘Hey, here’s $7 million, come in and do this genie movie.’ What am I going to say, no? So I did it.
—  from the Wikipedia article on box office hit, Kazaam