Sunday, February 05, 2006

Pass the Guacamole

Like every other red-blooded American, I spent most of today on the couch watching the Super Bowl -- pre-game, game, half-time and post-game.

But I still made progress on my Academy Award nominees list -- I rented and watched "Murderball," nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

It's a very moving film about quadriplegic rugby players. These guys really smash into each other in custom-made gladiator-like wheelchairs.

Of course it goes way beyond the matches they play. It's a film about standing-up even after your spirit -- and your spine -- has been crushed.

(OK, I admit it. I'm tired and that last line came right off the DVD box cover. So sue me.)

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