when animals teach us why being human is great

lefty sharkthe shark during the katy perry super bowl halftime show immediately jumped into our hearts.

he was off beat, out of sync, didnt know the moves, but instantly endeared the entire globe and then internet

Left Shark reminded us that to err is not just human, but adorable when you clearly dont give a damn.

sadly we live in a Right Shark world: an idealized place where every move, though manufactured, is better because it is predictable. cooler because it is straight.

in Left Land whatevers a way of life.

practicing would kill the spontaneity, and Lord knows being dressed as a dancing shark isn’t interesting enough: now do it without knowing the routine.

that’s what separates us from apes.

blatant unpreparedness.

on tv.

dressed like a sea monster.

long live the left shark revolution!

Alyson asks: Tony, you lead the coolest life. Can I be your Oscar date?



you are beautiful and wonderful and Canadian and sassy and all the things I love in an Oscar date

but this is the first time that I am eligible to not only bring one guest, but because i am working it i can bring two.

so this year I am bringing two of the most important women in my life.

the first is my mom, of course, duh, just like what Leo has done

and the other is the longest girlfriend i ever had, who has been saving the world for the last decade, Chris

who hasn’t had a good excuse to dress up all fancy and enjoy the thing she loves the most in a while: movies.

Chris is so ga ga over the Oscars that she used to have Oscar parties with her bff and catch up on all the nominees

and in many ways she is one of the few people who i think could do a better job at my job than me.

so they will be my “dates” this year, even though i wont be able to sit with them as i will be running all around the Dolby snapping photos and live blogging and tweeting and etc., for you and you and you.

next year, however, Alyson, is a different story, so keep blogging, because, as you know,

that’s a great shortcut to my heart.