Oscars and other statues

Not that all of them aren’t attractive but “Oscar’s”  forehead really isn’t any less movable than many attending actresses.

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On the other hand,  the Academy Awards are the biggest event where the prize is an immovable statue since the 1992 NBA draft, when the first pick was  Shaquille O’Neal.

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Celine Dion singing “Smile” for “In Memoriam” section of the Oscars. A nice effort, but doesn’t the U.S. have a mutual non-aggression pact with Canada?

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Say what you will about Kirk Douglas. He was much more articulate than either Paula Abdul or Sarah Palin.

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“The Social Network” won for “Best Original Score.”

So many Academy voters are in their 60s, you have to figure the number of them who really know what Facebook is about equaled the number of Zuckerberg’s contemporaries who know what an “Original Score.”

In fact, I would wager that more many Facebook” users of Zuckerberg’s generation, the first thing they think of with “original score” is their first hookup of the evening.

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Augie points out about the “PG-13ing” of “The King’s Speech,”  -”How hypocritical. Every single F’ing expletive used today has an English derivative. What’s next? No F-bombs in baseball? “

And yeah, what’s next indeed?  No one under 17 within hearing distance of the batter’s box and the pitcher’s mound?  My lip reading isn’t perfect, but I’m pretty sure those aren’t “Gosh’s” and “Golly’s” and “Drat it’s” coming out of ballplayers’ mouths when things go badly.

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Catty corner:  On the subject of Oscar hair – what wind tunnel did Annette Benning use to style hers?  And note to Scarlett Johansson - if you don’t have time to have your hair done, it’s not a bad idea just to brush it.

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Cattiness is not just about women being bitchy towards other women. To whit: Okay, there were a lot of actresses on the red carpet Sunday night with awful hairstyles (or a lack thereof.) But gentlemen, do you think being nominated or asked to present an award just MIGHT have been reason enough to shave?

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One actress who somehow missed both an Oscar and Razzie (“saluting the worst Hollywood has to offer”) nomination – Lindsay Lohan.   Despite all her performances as someone who might actually be making a serious effort at getting her sh*t together.

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Frank Buckles, the last surviving WWI veteran, died today at the age of 110. His greatest regret? That he didn’t live to see that “nice young man” John McCain become president.

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For anyone who doesn’t believe that there are hierarchies of karma –   I give you tonight’s NBA  final from Miami -  The new look Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks – - 91, the semi-new look Lebron James led Miami Heat – 86.

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Thrice-married Newt Gingrich is about to announce his run for President. Guess he thinks who better to defend “family values,” than someone who’s had so many of them?

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2 Comments on “Oscars and other statues”

  1. Augie Says:

    “In fact, I would wager that more many Facebook” users of Zuckerberg’s generation, the first thing they think of with “original score” is their first hookup of the evening.”

    In Hollywood, an “original score” is an actress who hasn’t had any work done … or George Clooney hasn’t already hit. In either case, adaptation from an original work will have to do, and most likely the Facebook crowd wouldn’t know the difference.

    With “The King’s Speech” taking home the biggest prizes, looks like the runners up went in for a ColinOscarpy.

  2. Marc Ragovin Says:

    Someone asked President Bush what he thought of reports that the Libyan rebels had taken over Tripoli’s central square. And he said “then Qaddafi better take Charlie Weaver to block.”


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