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  • fuwalda says:

    For some reason, I actually watched this ceremony too, even though I haven’t done that in about a decade. And, yeah, it was boring and dry and pretty lame. Anne Hathaway and James Franco are lovely, charming people, but boy were they all wrong for the hosting role. Even the in memoriam montage bored me. Did no exciting people die even?

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    Well, if they hadn’t reanimated Kirk Douglas’s corpse, they might have had a bigger name for the montage.

    Man…even I hate myself for making that joke.

    But anyway, yeah…Franco and Hathaway. They seemed clueless. If you’ve got a comedian like Billy Crystal up there, you can probably get away with not writing any jokes for the host, but you can’t just put two movie stars up there without any guidance.

  • fuwalda says:

    Kirk Douglas was the only thing I really enjoyed. Well, I also liked Cate Blanchet, and Hathaway looked cute when she did that little shimmy while she was wearing that dress with all the loose threads on it.

    Other than that… total shit.

  • fuwalda says:

    I almost liked that bit where Spielberg said that the films that didn’t win would be on the same list of some other great films that didn’t win either, but it still seemed elitist. He should’ve read a third list of great films that hadn’t even been nominated for Oscars at all. Because, you know, the Oscars are dumb.

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    I’ll say this: for a zombie, Kirk Douglas is still pretty charming. Also, Cate Blanchett always classes up a show. I approve.

  • fuwalda says:

    “Now I’m not saying that this year’s Oscar’s ceremony was boring and lifeless, but the only thing limper than James Franco’s performance as host was Kirk Douglas’s dick.”

    Nah. I don’t like it.

  • Anna says:

    i think reanimating kirk douglas’s corpse (or dick) was loads more entertaining than either of those two doofuses . . . and the show was bad enough to warrant both sorts of tasteless jokes.

    and FORGETTING TO WRITE THE JOKES? yes. were there any? Anne Hathaway twirling and being bubbly-cute was not funny. It made me want to hide for her. How old is she, in her 30s, right? How goddamned embarrassing.

  • fuwalda says:

    There’s nothing wrong with Anne Hathaway twirling and being bubbly.

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    I just felt bad for her that she didn’t have any good material. Actually, it was worse than that–she didn’t have any material. Every time the camera landed on the hosts, it felt as though they were surprised, like they were still waiting for somebody to give them their lines.

    I’ve got nothing against either Franco or Hathaway.

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83rd Academy Awards

I don’t usually watch awards shows. The last Academy Awards I watched were whenever Jon Stewart hosted. But I’m watching tonight, and there’s something strange about this year’s awards show:

I think they forgot to write jokes. This is seriously the driest Academy Awards show I’ve ever seen.

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  • fuwalda says:

    Here’s my take: The guy asks why he wasn’t invited, so the remaining people all looked around at each other awkwardly, wondering if he wasn’t wanted, and if not, how they should respond. Obviously, somebody was in charge of the invitations, and the other people were unaware of the list, so nobody wanted to say anything because they were all confused about what happened. And the one person who sent out the invitations was probably thinking, “fuck… did I forget to invite him? What should I say? What should I say? What should I say?”

    See, I read the cliff notes for this commercial.

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    That makes a lot of sense, actually. Okay, I retract my complaints.

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Taco Party

The other day I was pretty hard on that AT&T commercial with the douchebag in the car, so just to show it’s nothing personal against AT&T, I’ll post up this commercial, which I do chuckle at every time.

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