I love what Councilman Michael Berry is saying about the Oscars. Much of this post is a paraphrase of Michael's radio show this morning. Some of it is mine, but most isn't. Bashing Hollywood is like bashing the French: right or wrong, you're gonna have a lot of company on the soapbox.
So Gore got an Oscar for his film about global warming, huh? Not much of a surprise - I mean, as soon as we heard he was nominated, we knew he had it wrapped up. Did he also get a lifetime acheivement award for inventing the Internet?
Also, did anyone else notice how quiet everyone was about their arch-leftist political views? Other than falling all over themselves to kiss the ground upon which Gore may or may not have walked, and patting themselves and each other on the back for their outward show of liberal guilt over the global warming that is so obviously caused by my Jeep (as opposed to their chauffeured limos), not one of those phony hardcore liberals had anything political to say. Am I the only one who considers that suspect? What, they ran out of hot dogs before Michael Moore showed up? Or maybe someone realized that the real people of this country were getting tired of all these whack-jobs espousing their goofist nonsense?
Seems to me that the situation has reversed itself. Hollywood used to deny its own liberal-nutcase nature while spewing the political hackery that made people like Sarandon such laughingstocks. Now, they're being quiet and respectful, while worshipping openly at the feet of Al Gore. He's been given an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, for crying out loud.
New word here at Tengu House, by the way: goofist. It means "Of or pertaining to goofy nonsense." I'll have to add it to the upcoming Tengu House Dictionary of Modern Standard American (South Texas Dialect).
Hey, it's nice to know that someone still loves Tipper Gore. Am I the only one who remembers her music-censorship campaign in the 1980s?
I have to wonder if Bill Clinton is next for the Oscar. What, no category for porn? Best Lewd Act with a Cigar?
"For the first time in the history of the Oscars, this show has officially gone green," DiCaprio said. What kind of vehicle did he arrive in?
And people wonder why I'm so cynical about Hollywood. Jeez. What a bunch of plastic psychos.