Can you hear that back there? Yes. Yes, we could. From Oscar night, 2004, so 13 years and one day ago today. I’ve written a lot elsewhere about this night, this party, these people (and done some of that writing literally crouched in a corner of the hall after this particular mad moment, barefoot, skin still prickling from the electricity in the room and with epic party hair business falling in my face, making notes in my book with one hand while holding a drink in the other; those notes were the foundation of many things in the following months), but I don’t think I’m finished talking about it, for better or for worse. Oh, we loved you, we loved you, we loved you, Boydish. Almost as much as … well.
Though that hardly seemed, or still seems, possible.
“Look at this! Oh wait, what’s that, whoa, this is amazing!!!” Oscar’s talking a million miles an hour, rushing around the room as his tail peaks out from above his shorts, the kitten far too excited to be somewhere that wasn’t the orphanage. Although he had been taught to hide things that made him so abnormal, he figured he could trust someone that invited him over, and Oscar was happy to have someone to call a friend.
Here are some exclusive puppy pictures and facts about everyone’s favorite, Captain Ron!
Captain Ron’s original name was Oscar.
He is currently 13 years old.
He lost his one eye from Blastomycosis.
He grew up on a farm with cows and sheep.
After getting over a terrible infection he disappeared from the farm and that’s when he found his way into OFSDS!
Dear, dear boy, you are more to me than any one of them has any idea, you are the atmosphere of beauty through which I see life; you are the incarnation of all lovely things. When we are out of tune, all colour goes from things for me, but we are never really out of tune. I think of you day and night.
Write to me soon, you honey-haired boy! I am always devotedly yours
“Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win a Best Actor Oscar on April 13, 1964. Poitier, who had anticipated Albert Finney to win, “leaped six feet” from his seat when Anne Bancroft called his name. The audience cheered, Bancroft jumped up and down, and in his excitement, Poitier forgot his speech. Upon receiving his Oscar from her, Poitier and Bancroft shared an embrace that upset the show’s backward audiences. Television critic Jack Gould later commented that, had the hug been scripted, “(it) would have been written out lest Southern sensibilities be disturbed.”
Prince Oscar (13 months old) of Sweden , Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden and Princess Estelle (5 years old) of Sweden watch a celebration of King Carl Gustaf’s 71st birthday from a window at the Royal Palace in Stockholm , Sweden 🎂👑 -April 30th 2017.
Happy Birthday to King Carl Gustaf of Sweden 🇸🇪🎊🎂.
Congratulation on you third Oscar nomination, Jennifer Lawrence!
“I have never studied acting, yet the very first time I went for an audition and did a cold reading, I surprised everyone with my honesty and transparency. They told me that I could play any part, because I do not have walls, I do not place obstacles between myself and the character I have to play”.