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Blacked Out (Pysch)

Count us as one of the million of cablevision customers who are not watching the Oscars tonight.

The wife is not amused. And, uh, you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.

Update: Maybe the schmucky Big Wig Gods heard her cries. The Oscars are now on, and yes, she’s a heppy ket. Heppy like so:

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1 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Mar 7, 2010 9:39 pm

I would much rather watch the Simpsons than the Oscars! This yearly smug, self-congratulatory display of Hollywood onanism is an affront to the beautiful world of cinema! Viva Welles! Viva Godard! Viva St. Tula!

2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 7, 2010 10:30 pm

You ain't a missin' much. But bro, the wife is happy.

3 SteveF   ~  Mar 7, 2010 10:32 pm

The show probably is all the things you accuse it of being, but that's not why I don't watch it. I don't watch because I don't find it entertaining.

I guess you have to be at least partly into wanting to just see all these celebrities gussied up if you are the kind of person that watches the Oscars. I mean there are tons of those kinds of people out there. The gossip mags sell. TMZ gets lots of hits. The half hour entertainment shows get ratings.

The Oscars are basically meta-entertainment, and frankly I don't find the actual entertainment part of the entertainment all that entertaining.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 7, 2010 11:05 pm

I like bagging on all the celebs and for one night, the wife lets me go off unhinged. Eh, it's a living...

5 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Mar 7, 2010 11:10 pm

[3][4] Oh, I would still watch it if was in the US. No problem being a flag-waving film warrior and gawker of Hollywood beauties at the same time :) Now, where on the web can I find those red-carpet pics of Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz.....

6 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 7, 2010 11:32 pm

My man, Jeff!

7 Bobtaco   ~  Mar 8, 2010 2:39 am

[6] Hey Alex, did you like Jeff Bridge's speech?

I thought he could have prepped a better one...

8 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 8, 2010 7:45 am

Yeah, Bridges stumbled through that. But I don't think he's an especially articulate guy, especially under those kinds of circumstances.

9 matt b   ~  Mar 8, 2010 2:55 pm

[7] It wasn't polished, which was why I liked it. He seemed truly joyful and his comments about his parents were touching, as was his tribute to his wife & kids. I prefer those sorts of happy emotional speeches to cool, prepared ones.

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