Seeing  Argo and Silver Linings Playbook, two ofthe movies nominated for “Best Picture”  from the copies they send to members of the Screen Actors Guild when you’re not a member.

Another aspect of the fun is the warnings on the copies telling that you and the person who lent the copy have violated copyright and will go to Dante’s circle of hell for digital pirates.

My personal vote would go to Silver Linings Playbook because I like personal drama with a happy ending better than thrillers with a happy ending.   Also, personal dramas play better on a TV screen than thrillers do. My intuition, however, tells me that Lincoln will win the Oscar.

A public thanks to my anonymous friend[but not the Academy] who let me borrow the discs.