Golden Globes, Rick Perry, and Nate’s Tacos

This week featured the Golden Globes, a couple of political happenings, and a delicious chicken skin taco related item. Week in review!


Did you know the Golden Globes are put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? So weird. Anyway, this year marked the 69th Golden Globes; Twitter blew up, red carpets were walked, and awards handed out. The whole thing feels like our national pregame for the Oscars.

The Globes get joked for being the everyman’s Academy Awards, but they get one thing really right: distinct award categories for Comedy/Drama and Film/TV. THIS IS OBVIOUS AND SMART.

Check the link below to see a complete list of winners and start to bone up for Oscar season.


Earlier, Rick Perry’s (now defunct) presidential campaign had filed a lawsuit claiming that the requirements to get on the Virginia ballot were too stringent–unconstitutionally stringent. U.S. District Judge, John A. Gibney, disagreed and (awesomely) had this to say in his opinion:

In essence, they played the game, they lost, then they complained about the rules

But, in the end, none of it really mattered. On Thursday, Perry suspended his campaign and endorsed Newt Gingrich.

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Taco lovers rejoice! Richmond’s favorite taco slinger, Nate Gutierrez, has landed a new gig as the head chef of a soon-to-open restaurant in Carytown. The restaurant will be called “Don’t Look Back” and will be located across from New York Deli in the old Viva Mexico location. Please let there be chicken skin tacos.


In protest of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) several major website “went dark” on Wednesday, including Wikpedia! WIKIPEDIA. It was challenging to get some of my work done which, I guess, was the point.


William & Mary took VCU into overtime and down to the wire in a game that should have been a blowout. I may have yelled some obscenities at the television. Sports!


Surprising just about nobody, Governor McDonnell gave his endorsement to Mitt Romney. It’s looking like things might be pretty boring by the time the Virginia primary rolls around.

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Ross Catrow

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