Monday, February 27, 2017

"And the Winner is...Steve Harvey!"

First, I'd Like to Thank the Electoral Academy

for making this election just like the other election...Surprise! They got the winners wrong in November, too. It's Chaos in the Kimmel Administration!

Sabo Votes: Artist as Hero!
via J.J. Sefton,  epic screen-writer Paddy Chayefsky’s take:

"I would like to say, personal opinion, of course, that I’m sick and tired of people exploiting the Academy Awards for the propagation of their own personal political propaganda. I would like to suggest to Ms. Redgrave that her winning an Academy Award is not a pivotal moment in history, does not require a proclamation, and a simple ‘thank you’ would have sufficed."

Powerline, 2015: "We already noted yesterday the tendentiousness of the “gender pay gap” theme that made an appearance at the Academy Awards Sunday night—an entertainment moment that seems to be reverberating like like Cady Stanton at Seneca Falls or something.  (In his typically provocative way, Glenn Reynolds suggests Republicans pass a bill mandating equal salaries for men and women lead actors of equivalent billing in all Hollywood productions, and watch hilarity ensue.  (For one thing, I imagine George Clooney gripes about being paid less than Sandra Bullock for Gravity.  Heh.)".......

Funny; when your Uncle Fred starts ranting about the Federal Reserve at Thanksgiving dinner, it's the very height of bumpkin-esque boorishness. Even rednecks know this. But if actors in tuxes and gowns do it, why, it's heroic "Speaking Truth to Power!" With swag bags and valet parking.

"Thank you."

 "We're mad as hell and we're not gonna' take any facial masks
not made of the finest nightingale droppings, rice bran and purified water!" 
"We gotta' lecture these rubes or they'll start thinking for themselves!"  

Chayefsky’s comments are found here. His insight? Hard to find today.

Many stars wore baby blue ribbons last night--no, not for the police who protect them and their mansions from criminals, but for the ACLU which protects criminals from police. Perhaps the ribbons should have been Diaper Baby-Red instead.

Maybe all those Syrian refugees that Hollywood royalty have so generously allowed to live in their caretaker's units can guard their Bel Air properties instead.

Make Mulholland Great Again!

"And finally, I'd like congratulate the Artist formerly Known as Myself
for so nobly and heroically posting my political opinions here.
You're welcome, America!"
Best Russian Language Animated Boxer Shorts-UPDATE:

"RUSH: So did the Russians hack the Oscars? Should there be an investigation in the House? Something so ridiculous, so unacceptable, so un-Hollywood-like. Did the moguls of Hollywood have the courage to get out of bed today after such a major — you know, I wasn’t even gonna talk about it, and then I decided there’s some aspects of this that I just can’t in good conscience ignore."

Questions. Troubling questions.

The Washington Post
Democracy Dies on Rodeo Drive

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