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Moving, Sufjan, social issues, the invisibles quiz, and an Emmys poll.

Wow, I'm exhausted, thanks to a profound lack of sleep this week... and it's only going to get worse. Yup, this afternoon I picked up the keys to my new apartment! It's very quiet and spacious and lovely. I'll still be "living" here until I haul the furniture on Monday, but I'll start taking boxes over tonight. This morning, I met suenix at IKEA for some shopping. I'm thrilled that they had the perfect sofa in stock; might just pay the $50 delivery charge, rather than hauling it back here in the rented van. So yeah, things are working out nicely... except for the part about me being ridiculously tired. :)

Atlanta folks: Sufjan Stevens is coming to the Fox on September 20th! I'll be getting two tickets when they go on sale, so let me know if you'd like to come.

In social news... the SF Chronicle says that more than half of Fortune 500 companies now offer domestic partner benefits. Good for them! (Just wish the rest of society would take a hint.) And Slate debates whether Wal-Mart is good for the American working class. Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the writers, who wrote the fascinating and scary Nickel & Dimed. A must-read for anyone - liberal or conservative - interested in the realities of the working poor.

Filmwise has another COOL "Invisibles Quiz" -- identify the movie by the screencap... with the actors' faces photoshopped out.

And since I'm still caught up in Emmys hysteria, I've created another poll. This one features Gold Derby's list of the unconfirmed but likely finalists for major awards, so skip this if you want to be completely shocked next Thursday!

In each category, choose the FIVE names you'd most like to see as nominees.

ETA: Oops, it's "Zach", not "Zack". And as for the acting categories... this is strictly for lead roles. I could make a massive list of all the supporting actors who deserve nominations. :)

Poll #759723 Emmys finalists

Best Drama Series

Big Love
0(0.0%)
Boston Legal
0(0.0%)
Grey's Anatomy
2(5.7%)
House
5(14.3%)
Lost
2(5.7%)
Rescue Me
0(0.0%)
Six Feet Under
0(0.0%)
The Sopranos
0(0.0%)
24
1(2.9%)
The West Wing
0(0.0%)

What other show(s) belong on the list?

Best Comedy Series

Arrested Development
6(15.8%)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
0(0.0%)
Desperate Housewives
0(0.0%)
Entourage
0(0.0%)
My Name Is Earl
0(0.0%)
The Office
5(13.2%)
Scrubs
1(2.6%)
Two and a Half Men
0(0.0%)
Will & Grace
0(0.0%)
Weeds
0(0.0%)

What other show(s) belong on the list?

Best Drama Actress

Patricia Arquette
0(0.0%)
Kristen Bell
9(25.0%)
Frances Conroy
0(0.0%)
Geena Davis
1(2.8%)
Edie Falco
1(2.8%)
Jennifer Garner
1(2.8%)
Gennifer Goodwin
0(0.0%)
Mariska Hargitay
2(5.6%)
Allison Janney
1(2.8%)
Evangeline Lilly
0(0.0%)
Ellen Pompeo
0(0.0%)
Kyra Sedgwick
0(0.0%)
Chloe Sevigny
0(0.0%)
Jeanne Tripplehorn
0(0.0%)
Polly Walker
0(0.0%)

What other name(s) belong on the list?

Best Drama Actor

Hank Azaria
0(0.0%)
Michael Chiklis
0(0.0%)
Patrick Dempsey
1(2.8%)
Matthew Fox
0(0.0%)
James Gandolfini
0(0.0%)
Michael C. Hall
0(0.0%)
Peter Krause
1(2.8%)
Anthony LaPaglia
0(0.0%)
Hugh Laurie
6(16.7%)
Denis Leary
1(2.8%)
Bill Paxton
0(0.0%)
Martin Sheen
0(0.0%)
James Spader
1(2.8%)
Kiefer Sutherland
1(2.8%)
Treat Williams
0(0.0%)

What other name(s) belong on the list?

Best Comedy Actress

Tichina Arnold
0(0.0%)
Stockard Channing
0(0.0%)
Marcia Cross
2(5.6%)
Jenna Elfman
0(0.0%)
Lauren Graham
7(19.4%)
Teri Hatcher
1(2.8%)
Felicity Huffman
1(2.8%)
Jane Kaczmarek
0(0.0%)
Lisa Kudrow
1(2.8%)
Eva Longoria
0(0.0%)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
0(0.0%)
Reba McEntire
1(2.8%)
Debra Messing
0(0.0%)
Mary-Louise Parker
1(2.8%)
Leah Remini
0(0.0%)

What other name(s) belong on the list?

Best Comedy Actor

Jason Bateman
4(10.8%)
Zack Braff
4(10.8%)
Steve Carell
2(5.4%)
Kevin Connelly
0(0.0%)
Larry David
0(0.0%)
Ricky Gervais
0(0.0%)
Omar Gooding
0(0.0%)
Fred Goss
0(0.0%)
Adrian Grenier
0(0.0%)
Kevin James
0(0.0%)
Jason Lee
1(2.7%)
Bernie Mac
0(0.0%)
Eric McCormack
0(0.0%)
Tony Shalhoub
0(0.0%)
Charlie Sheen
0(0.0%)

What other name(s) belong on the list?

Should the acting categories be restricted to one actor per show?

Yes -- it promotes diversity and helps those from smaller shows.
10(26.3%)
No -- shows with great ensemble casts shouldn't be penalized.
28(73.7%)

Overall, do you think the current system gives lesser-known shows a fair chance?

Yes -- after all, it's a popularity contest.
0(0.0%)
Yes -- everyone has an equal chance at being nominated.
0(0.0%)
Sometimes -- it's just the luck of the draw.
9(23.1%)
No -- marvelous, critically acclaimed shows keep getting screwed over.
16(41.0%)
No -- after all, it's a popularity contest.
14(35.9%)

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