Starting with Kindness

It’s the beginning of 2021 and the world is already a slightly happier place. That’s because this weekend saw the launch of Harry Styles’ new song and accompanying video, Treat People With Kindness.

Yes the happiness bar is low these days but stay with me on this.  It’s not only the emergence of some new Harry that we’re wild about (Note: See what I did there?).  It’s also the appearance of our favorite fleabag and writer supreme, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as his co-star.

We will say no more except to note (see what I did again?) that the Chair will be spending this week contemplating all of the many new ways he can personally treat people with kindness in the coming weeks and months.  This will be especially challenging, perhaps near impossible during the next 17 days due to….
Um, no…..

There’s a video to watch again.  And again.  All week. Month.  And perhaps year.

Harry Styles – “Treat People with Kindness”

Who’s It Gonna Be?

Oscar nominations are coming out tomorrow morning (Monday, January 13th) — so the Chair is holding off on his weekly post to make his own snap judgements. Will the Chair be up at 5am to hear John Cho and Issa Rae read the announcements? Unlikely. Will he have a lot to say if Adam Sandler doesn’t get a nom for Uncut Gems? You bet your tuchus he will.  And don’t even get us started on #OscarsSoWhiteMaleandOld.

Check back tomorrow for the Chair’s Oscar update. Join in the outrage! Delight in the unlikely (Parasite acting noms? J Lo’s Oscar pole dance?)! It’ll all be here.

Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”