Opening a CAN of whoopass…

December 7, 2010

james caan this one 490

Dear People Who Decide Film Awards:

I read that you’re giving a career tribute to that actor James Caan, at the Marrakesh Film Festival. What were you thinking?

MOROCCOI have nothing against the actor personally. I even saw those “Godfather” movies, but lost interest after Apollo Creed dropped out.

But you’re giving him the award in Morocco, which hasn’t had a movie connection since that long-forgotten flick with Peter Lorre and Claude Rains.

Look, I’m just a below-average blogger who plays with words for a living, but when you give an award to James CAAN, the obvious place to do it is the CANNES Film Festival.

Throw me a bone here. Do you get the fun word play between Caan and Cannes, or should I list the pros and CONS? I CAN, you know.

If you CAN’T do this in CANNES, perhaps you could manage Hartford, CONN. Please think about it.

As my president likes to say, “Yes, we CANNES.”

Oh, and if you see Eva Mendes there in Morocco, tell her Happy Eva Mendes Day.

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Actor James Caan attends the 10th Marrakesh Film Festival where he received a tribute for his career December 5, 2010.

Actress Eva Mendes arrives at the 10th Marrakesh Film Festival December 6, 2010.

REUTERS photos by Jean Blondin

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Posted by Tweets that mention Opening a CAN of whoopass… | Analysis & Opinion | — | Report as abusive

The boys are gonna complain again… Lamar should have taken a different angle…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Brilliant, Spin.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Apparently, every day is Happy Eva Mendes Day! And why not?

69Spinster, just because you can’t see the Claude Rains award doesn’t mean that it’s not there.

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive

Mr B, most people will think that the shot of Eva is purely gratuitous, and has no connection to the story at all.
Whereas in fact, as we both know, her favorite dish is that Mexican classic, Chilli Con Caan, with a side order of Carn chips.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Hey BG, you appear to have a fascination with the lovely Eva (not that I blame you). Three mentions in as many days, I think. Probably the next closest topic is what, donuts?

And if we can only give awards to entertainers where word play is involved, does that mean Brad has to go to La Brea? Tom on the QE2? Grace Slick on a 747? Meatloaf???? Well, you get the point.

Now, where is that goat?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

@Unca and Spin, the yellow strips are part of a very cunning censoring method that is far more diabolical than white bars, custom color bars, and swans. It’s called a “dress.”

The more pressing concern is to figure out why is James Caan orange?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Methinks Ms. Mendes gets more airtime than Santa. Course the novice can SEE why, but holidays being all equal notwithstanding….I’m just sayin’………

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than!

Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than!

Now that was a great role.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive