The Oscars

“I’m not a star, I’m a human.” – Jean Dujardin

The Academy Awards are the only awards show I watch. Why? I love movies and this is the one time we really get to see the people in them act like human beings on a large scale and there’s nothing quite as touching as when someone who wasn’t expecting to win, does and has a reaction like Octavia Spencer‘s.

 

My thoughts while watching the Oscars:

  1. Oh, my God I love Michelle Williams!
  2. And… is that Busy Phillips? Omg they’re still friends?! !!!
  3. Is it really that difficult to get people who can speak more naturally in front of the camera, ABC?
  4. The green room is larger than my apartment… by a lot.
  5. Oh. dear. lord. why is this annoying guy from Project Runway everywhere? I’m pretty sure he intentionally acts gayer than he is.
  6. “I’m not a star, I’m a human” – awesome.
  7. Is it just me, or does that dress make Tina Fey look like she has man shoulders?
  8. awww octavia spencer’s crying :DWhite floral Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn
  9. HAHAHAHHA racism…
  10. “you go” “no, hugo”
  11. Yeah, I can juggle people with my feet, nbd.
  12. *insert obligatory jew joke here*
  13. <3 RDJr
  14. UPS is hard work, stripping wood is hard work…and then they give me a million dollars” thank you chris rock for keeping it real
  15. I feel like I need to see Hugo…
  16. If my music stand were that big, I wouldn’t need glasses.
  17. There’s something wrong with the microphone. Might wanna fix that.
  18. Who decided Will Ferrel and Zach Galifinakis should be allowed to present together without adult supervision?
  19. Dude, their pit orchestra gets to be in a balcony??? /jealous
  20. Keepin’ it classy ladies. Penis jokes at the Oscars.
  21. I need to marry an Irishman. I could listen to that accent all day.
  22. I’m now imagining what the reaction would have been if Audrey Hepburn had pulled a shot out of her bra in the ’60s
  23. Think Opera’s looking to adopt a 23 year old?
  24. I take it back, I want Merryl Streep to adopt me. Even her acceptance speech made me cry.
  25. $10 tom cruise sneaks a scientology message in subliminally
  26. Awww the french guy’s crying, sooo cute.

 

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Streetlight Manifesto is encouraging people to boycott them :)

Yep, they WANT their fans to pirate their music or buy it from them directly. Why? Because, shockingly, their production company keeps way more of the proceeds than they should.

STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO.

And politicians claim online piracy is what’s hurting musicians…

Occupy Wall Street: The largest protest to say “Hello” in history.

I’ve been holding my tongue about the whole Occupy Wall Street thing, wondering how it’s going to play out and patiently waiting to see if true objectives are ever declared. After reading an extremely biased (if not horribly misguided) blog post shared by someone who I know is fairly well educated, I feel like it’s time for me to throw in my two cents.

To begin with I have a number of massive problems with Anonymous, the most prevalent being that it’s an organization growing in number and with enough motivational power to lead thousands of people to sleep in a park in New York City for a couple weeks. I am not saying that a demonstration demanding change is necessarily bad, nor that a group of people actually having the follow through to peacefully demonstrate in a way that is acknowledged by the larger community is anything but positive – under normal circumstances.

Occupy Wall Street is a “movement” in which thousands of people are eagerly participating to demand… what? Perhaps inspired by the many protests of the sixties and tired of the current recession (how long until we’re allowed to call it a depression?), these people are joining and following without knowing what exactly they want to change.

This protest is just one of many events that Anonymous has on the calendar, which brings me back to my original statement that I have many issues with Anonymous. This is an organization that is comprised, at least in portion and most well known for, the troll hackers whose stunts are often less than constructive. It’s an organization that is obviously gaining influence and power,

has a larger plan (called The Plan www.whatisTheplan.org) which has no clearly outlined goals or ultimate finish line, and due to its mission statement claiming that “anonymous has no leader” despite the fact that SOMEONE MUST HAVE CREATED IT TO BEGIN WITH OR IT WOULDN’T EXIST and someone obviously has to be the organizing mind behind the video propaganda they release and must have thought of “The Plan”. No one seems to be commenting on exactly how dangerous this cocktail really may be.

Let’s take a moment and think about history. When in history were people heavily motivated by someone who released charismatic propaganda, feeding on people’s fear and anger during a time of economic hardship, outlining a plan for massive change, a movement that would make the world a better place without actually discussing what the “Final Solution” was?

If you don’t know what the “Final Solution” is, Google it. Go ahead, don’t be shy.

Anonymous has made it clear by past actions that they aren’t necessarily bound by main stream ethics and Occupy Wall Street is the demonstrational equivalent of someone taking 30 people hostage on a bus and making no clearer demand for their release than, “Yeah, uh, send me stuff I’ll like.”