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Old 02-24-13, 10:36 AM   #1
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Oscars

So who's going to waste valuable lifetime time watching them and who is going to do something important like cutting your toenails or polishing the dork disc on the ride?

(Could some kind admin. person please fix my spelling mistake)

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Old 02-24-13, 10:43 AM   #2
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We'll probably watch an old episode of Midsomer Murders on Netflix or something good on Acorn or Amazon.
I'll be cutting my toenails this afternoon.
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We have hours of NCIS tivo'd for such occasions. The one reason we might tune in is to see if Jennifer Lawrence wins anything. I've never met her, but my two oldest daughters were her camp counselors at Camp HiHo, and my son used to throw mud balls at her.
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So who's going to waste valuable lifetime time watching them and who is going to do something important like cutting your toenails or polishing the dork disc on the ride?

(Could some kind admin. person please fix my spelling mistake)

I go to the movies very often so I'm a fan of the Oscars. I do enjoy most of the production but don't really care who wins any of the awards.
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.. those who derive a nice income from the Business, like , in LA,
My Bar Buddy did the Stage Mother Thing for 10 years, there.

Still helps Keep the SAG card dues up for her Son.. occasional extra.

which is now merged with AFTRA.. $600 a year i'm told.

BTW I'm told in LA people sit through the end credits to spot family/ friend's names in the Crew.

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I'm blowing my TV time on the Daytona 500. I can't help myself, I'm a southern male born with the auto racing genetic defect.
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Luckily the TV coverage over here starts late at night when I will be tucked in my bed snoring my head off. Nothing worse that have a load of people that I do not know disturbing my sleep.
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I am going out right now to get my cheese, crackers, grapes, and a nice bottle of red so I will be ready. Yes, I enjoy the Oscars and while I watch them, I am on Facebook with some of wickedly funny friends who watch. We keep a running commentary of the event and the celebrities. I find that very entertaining--as opposed to discussing toenails (bleeecch!).
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As the Fifties + forum, we have no choice but to root for "The Life of Pie"!

A herd of stampeding crocodiles riding angry rhinoceros could not force me to watch any of these stupid award shows. Grammys, golden globes, people's choice, Oscars, academy awards, they all stinketh like three day old carcasses...
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As the Fifties + forum, we have no choice but to root for "The Life of Pie"!
Why is that?
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Why is that?
Because many on this forum like pie, and there is a nominated movie entitled, "Life of Pi."
I thought we'd root for "Silver haired-Linings Playbook."
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I checked today and confirmed that I have seen none of this year's nominated films. Mr. Out-of-Touch-with-Cinema. I'm sure that some of the winners - and losers, too - will wind up on our Netflix list. It's not that we don't watch movies, just not in a timely manner.
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We rarely go to a movie. We wait until its on DVD. The last movie I remember us actually going to see (and paying top dollar to boot) was Cowboys and Aliens. We only went because some avid movie-going friends (they go every week) invited us. We thought we wasted our money on C&A so have declined their invitations since.
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One of my neighbors has made the trip out to market her new designer Italian shoe line so will probably watch enough of it to be conversant. My daughter is a clothing designer so since I spent a wad of cash getting her an education in that field I also watch to see what ladies are wearing.

I've never seen a correlation between movies that win most of the awards and those I enjoy watching though. I guess I'm just not or never will be cultural??
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Because many on this forum like pie, and there is a nominated movie entitled, "Life of Pi."
I thought we'd root for "Silver haired-Linings Playbook."
Few on this forum get any of the Life of PI references. I didn't see the movie, I just read the book. The book was on paper. How totally old fashioned.

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If there's one thing worse than this annual ego-fest merry-go-round for millionaires it's the way we in the UK actually give knighthoods and civic awards etc. to such people who are already famous, pampered and paid well for doing their job. There's a lot to be said for being a Republic

At least the Oscars provides harmless entertainment to millions.
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As the Fifties + forum, we have no choice but to root for "The Life of Pie"!

A herd of stampeding crocodiles riding angry rhinoceros could not force me to watch any of these stupid award shows. Grammys, golden globes, people's choice, Oscars, academy awards, they all stinketh like three day old carcasses...
I didn't watch it, but as a long-time fan of Alan Arkin and John Goodman, I'm glad Argo won as much as it did. I didn't watch - was home exhausted after four nights in a row of performing in Beethoven's 9th. It's not the signing that's so tiring, it's the sitting dead still on stage waiting for the last movement vainly trying not to sleep.
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I'm sorry but watching Charlize Theron clutch onto Dustin Hoffman was much better than cleaning a dork disc, which I don't have anyway. My sister-in-law worked on the production of the show. Hence it was almost mandatory in my house. I understand not wanting to watch, but I don't understand needing to post about the dislike.
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I'm sorry but watching Charlize Theron clutch onto Dustin Hoffman was much better than cleaning a dork disc, which I don't have anyway. My sister-in-law worked on the production of the show. Hence it was almost mandatory in my house. I understand not wanting to watch, but I don't understand needing to post about the dislike.
It's to balance the threads about "You're not going to watch that stupid Superbowl, are you?"
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It's to balance the threads about "You're not going to watch that stupid Superbowl, are you?"
Are there threads like that, and what's a Superbowl? My dog thinks it's when his bowl is filled with more than just dog food.
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Like a salmon swimming upstream I'll admit that I watched, and enjoyed.

the 500 too!

It was cold and snowing/raining here most of the day.
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Like the NFL

The Academy Awards have an extensive production value and a sizeable following. They have a 90-minute pre-game show that features: fashion, jewelry, hair and quite a bit of expert analysis.

My wife and daughters love the fashion portion.

For me, the Motion Pictures Academy and I have little in common. Their membership (in large part) do not value the things that I do, and their inside humor escapes me. The constant pushing of cultural norms and moral barriers...well...let's leave it at this:

I don't watch. I'm not condemning those that do, though. It's just entertainment, after all, just like the NFL.

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I don't understand posting dislike over someone posting dislike.
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The Academy Awards have an extensive production value and a sizeable following. They have a 90-minute pre-game show that features: fashion, jewelry, hair and quite a bit of expert analysis.

My wife and daughters love the fashion portion.

For me, the Motion Pictures Academy and I have little in common. Their membership (in large part) do not value the things that I do, and their inside humor escapes me. The constant pushing of cultural norms and moral barriers...well...let's leave it at this:

I don't watch. I'm not condemning those that do, though. It's just entertainment, after all, just like the NFL.

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There's an Ochocinco joke in there somewhere.

When the Lawrences headed out to La La Land, I thought it was tantamount to child abuse. After all this is the scenario that's been played over and over out there:

-the actress gets exposed to some of the most amoral money-hungry creeps in the universe.
-if you strike it big, you get money thrown at you at a rate that far outstrips one's development of common sense.
-your brain gets tossed in the Waring blender of Hollywood Groupthink and you lose the ability to think independantly.
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-the tabloids, who made your life miserable in the first place, offer up touching tributes when you're found dead in a bathtub.

I honestly feel sorry for these people. I would not trade them for my career as a journeyman for nuthin'.
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