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Eight Simple Ways to Liven Up This Year’s Academy Awards
Pajamas Media ^ | February 21 | Kyle Smith

Posted on 02/21/2009 10:09:12 AM PST by AJKauf

De-gayify. Oscar wants to rebuild its viewership and it hires as its producer … the guy who made Dreamgirls? If there’s anything Oscar desperately needs, it’s to get rid of its showstopping (i.e., funstopping) song-and-dance numbers. No disrespect to our gay brothers and sisters, but perhaps they can be persuaded to watch even without those excruciating Broadway interludes. And if there were as many gay folks in the country as Oscar seems to think, then gay-themed movies (Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Batman and Robin) would do a lot better at the box office....

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KEYWORDS: academyawards; hollywood; homosexualagenda; oscars; trashtv
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1 posted on 02/21/2009 10:09:13 AM PST by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

take out the trash clean the cat box shave my rear end play lawn darts have a root canal


2 posted on 02/21/2009 10:11:02 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom. I love sarcaism)
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To: AJKauf

“Milk” and Sean Penn may win their Oscars.

If they do, look for speeches about gay causes. Look for them to say Harvey Milk fought discrimination, and his fight continues because of battles over same-sex marriage. They will say Harvey was against hatred in his day, and that this battle still has to be fought because of Proposition 8, yadda, yadda, yadda.

The Hollywood idiots have to prove over and over that they are good liberals.


3 posted on 02/21/2009 10:12:55 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: AJKauf

Watch a Jerry Lewis re-run on a different channel.


4 posted on 02/21/2009 10:13:13 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

I thought it was funny the year “Brokeback” was up for the Oscar. The gay activists praised the courage of the Hollywood community for making a love story about homosexual men.

Then, when “Crash” won the Oscar for best picture, those same gay activists said that the Academy members lost their guts in not voting for “Brokeback” for best picture. The activists attributed their fears to the climate of fear created by the Bush administration.

Presumeably in the open tolerant liberal Obama administration, it’s ok to have a gay movie win an Oscar. We’ll find out.


5 posted on 02/21/2009 10:16:40 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: AJKauf
dont watch such gluttonous...self loathing....anti-American drivel. Stop Watching and READ!!!!
6 posted on 02/21/2009 10:18:25 AM PST by Texas4ever (God is Good!)
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To: AJKauf
Any flick that has the slightest to do with homosexuality, oppressed peoples or anti-GOP/conservatives will win an award.

And this includes winners in every category from Best Movie clear down to Best Mangled Film Reels.

Wait and see.

Leni

7 posted on 02/21/2009 10:24:45 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

The only decent movies are usually the nominees for Best Foreign Film.


8 posted on 02/21/2009 10:25:25 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: AJKauf
Who watches that cr@p? My guess it's mostly the foreclosure class. Maybe with the bailout money they are actually a good target audience? As for myself, I'd rather watch a rerun of some old baseball game, and since I mostly don't like sports events where I already the outcome this puts the Oscars down near the whale poop for me.

ML/NJ

9 posted on 02/21/2009 10:26:40 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: AJKauf
DON'T WATCH THE ACADEMY AWARDS!

Hollywood has been an aider-and-abetter of the Marxists for a long while. Payback time begins now. Don't tune in -- deny them the ratings. (If you have cable or satellite, and you watch, you'll get counted as part of the ratings.) Spread the word!

10 posted on 02/21/2009 10:27:55 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: AJKauf

I am pulling for Mickey Rourke, but the Fag Mafia will ensure that Sean Penn wins.


11 posted on 02/21/2009 10:28:49 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: AJKauf

There is a curling match on that evening.


12 posted on 02/21/2009 10:42:14 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: MinuteGal
I thought they were last week, and am hoping no one watches them. Oh to the guy who signed off as, “Leni”,

If that was for Leni Reisenthal, that was VERY FUNNY

13 posted on 02/21/2009 10:50:58 AM PST by SanFranDan
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To: LiberConservative
If it's the annual grudge match between the Westbrooke Wildcats and the St. Katerina Kittens in the Manitoba Disabled Women-in-Wheelchairs Over-40 All Stars, what channel is it on Dish?

Wow!

I never miss that game!

14 posted on 02/21/2009 10:52:17 AM PST by MindBender26 (The Hellfire Missile is one of the wonderful ways God shows us he loves American Soldiers & Marines)
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To: SanFranDan

Ja, ze olt dayhs!


15 posted on 02/21/2009 10:53:18 AM PST by MindBender26 (The Hellfire Missile is one of the wonderful ways God shows us he loves American Soldiers & Marines)
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To: AJKauf
Here is an idea ... why not make the Oscars a Pay-per-view"! Then the people who really want to watch that crap would make the effort and we could be spared the sanctimonious BS

Barring that, have the "Boys" host the show ... Beavis and Butthead. I'm sure they would generate some good ratings.


16 posted on 02/21/2009 10:53:31 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: MinuteGal

“Any flick that has the slightest to do with homosexuality, oppressed peoples or anti-GOP/conservatives will win an award.”

...yep, not to mention if a film is ridicules the American way of life....that’s why they love that fat f*ck Michael Moore and other self hating American producers.

....meanwhile “Gran Torino” and “Taken” are racking up big bucks at the box office.


17 posted on 02/21/2009 10:53:33 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: AJKauf

Watching “The Outlaw Josey Wales” on The History Channel. Tonight 7 Central Time. Followed by Wild West Tech on old time guns.


18 posted on 02/21/2009 10:56:35 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (Democrats are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling.)
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To: AJKauf

I’m trying to remember the last time I watched the Academy Awards...I know I watched when Johnny Carson hosted, maybe once or twice with Billy Crystal. I think I remember Letterman bombing as host too.

Watching liberals congratulate each other for making liberally themed movies that I will likely never watch...no thanks. Lots of good stuff on DVD to see!


19 posted on 02/21/2009 10:58:12 AM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: STONEWALLS

Grand Torino reminded me of one thing I have to do in my lifetime.

I have to own an M-1 Garand.

I have other rifles that shoot “better,” (Like my 6.5 Grendel) but I just have to own a Garand... and on my passing, will it to my Grandson.

FReepers will understand why.


20 posted on 02/21/2009 10:59:53 AM PST by MindBender26 (The Hellfire Missile is one of the wonderful ways God shows us he loves American Soldiers & Marines)
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To: CapnJack
Here is an idea ... why not make the Oscars a Pay-per-view"!

I would love that...they'd take in so little money they'd have to hold the awards at a Best Western and give out gold-foil wrapped chocolate statues.

One of my greatest wishes would be for television to go "a la carte", so the market could decide which networks survive and which die. It would be a revelation of the most unpleasant kind for liberals and trash programming in general. I'd also save some money on the satellite bill!
21 posted on 02/21/2009 11:03:41 AM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: AJKauf
And they have preempted "Desparate Housewives!"
22 posted on 02/21/2009 11:05:40 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: dfwgator
I love foreign films, except for the darn sub titles. They use real average looking people as actors, not a bunch of physically enhanced young stars and starlets. They even make good cop shows. Would a guy like Robbie Coltrane have a chance to star in a cop show here?


23 posted on 02/21/2009 11:07:58 AM PST by BBell
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To: BBell

Keitel is the chief on the US version of Life on Mars. I bailed on it quickly, though, when the lead started whining about Gitmo and saying how the ‘60s protesters were “right.”

Oh, and not watching the academy awards, per usual. I will try my damndest to not see the stupid headlines all night, either. I never understood how entertainment awards warrant breaking news status, but if I open my browser to Yahoo! news, it’ll be there all night. Most years, I can get by without ever knowing who or what won at all.


24 posted on 02/21/2009 11:13:06 AM PST by Rastus
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To: LostInBayport; Fiddlstix
The last time I made an exception to watch was when the Academy finally gave conservative John Wayne an Oscar. I'll never forget it, he looked like a dead man walking, but to me, the Duke will always be in my movie memories.

I'm lucky to be "mature" enough to have watched the Academy event in the golden days. This is when Oscars were awarded to great film stars who swept to the podium in all their beauty, handsomeness and vivid dramatic presence.....Betty Davis, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman, Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Charleton Heston, Ronald Coleman. Rex Harrison.......you couldn't take your eyes off them.

I don't even know half the male and female scrags who will "star" in this year's ceremonies, but at any rate, I won't be watching anyhow. Too long and tedious.

I'm always interested in the winners, of course, for several reasons, but I can get that info from FR.

One can't live in the past, but in certain categories, one CAN live there in reverie......and as far as film-making is concerned, I DO live in the Golden Age of movies.

Leni

25 posted on 02/21/2009 11:15:08 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Texas4ever
dont watch such gluttonous...self loathing....anti-American drivel. Stop Watching and READ!!!!

I miss the anti-American rants during the Oscars. They at least made the show interesting and humorous to watch and gave us celebs to laugh at. Nowadays, everyone keeps their radical, left-wing screeds to themselves during the awards ceremony.

I imagine this year will be an Obama love-fest.

26 posted on 02/21/2009 11:15:22 AM PST by Drew68
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To: MindBender26

“I have to own an M-1 Garand.”
...I’m in the market for an M-14 right now....they’re hard to get....Clinton destroyed half of them and the other half have been reissued to the Iraq/Afganistan war....everybody appreciates the knockdown power of a Winchester .308 round.....here’s some Garand prices for you:
http://www.gunsinternational.com/M1Garand-30-06.cfm?gun_id=100046044

http://www.gunsinternational.com/WWII—1943-M1-Garand-Springfield-Armory.cfm?gun_id=100067475

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Springfield-M-1-Garand-Sniper.cfm?gun_id=100057655

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Winchester-M1D-with-Accessories-Still-in-Sealed-Packages.cfm?gun_id=100071052


27 posted on 02/21/2009 11:16:09 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: al baby

I have no interest in the Oscars...they give awards to stupid movies that no one in their right mind would want to watch. I hear slum dogs are some such crap will win this years...not even an American movie. Most of the time, I have not even heard of the movies up for an Oscar. I will watch 24...have not seen the latest episode I tivoed....Oscars=no interest.


28 posted on 02/21/2009 11:19:15 AM PST by nyconse (When you buy something, make an investment in your country. Buy American or bye bye America)
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To: BBell

Wasn’t that show called Crackers? I loved that show...watched it every week on BBC. I like Prime Suspect as well.


29 posted on 02/21/2009 11:20:31 AM PST by nyconse (When you buy something, make an investment in your country. Buy American or bye bye America)
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To: STONEWALLS
If you want it for shooting, strongly suggest looking at the 6.5 Grendel from Bill Alexander and Alexander Arms.

It is on the M-16 form factor and has better ballistics than the 7.62 / .308 at more then 600 meters!

As far as the Garands you linked to, they are GREAT looking rifles, but I don't want one a “pretty” one. I want an excellent mechanical condition weapon, but I want one that went to war.

30 posted on 02/21/2009 11:21:47 AM PST by MindBender26 (The Hellfire Missile is one of the wonderful ways God shows us he loves American Soldiers & Marines)
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To: AJKauf
CJ: "The more photo-friendly of the two turkeys gets a Presidential pardon and a full life at a children's petting zoo; the other one gets eaten."

President Bartlet: If the Oscars were like that, I'd watch.

31 posted on 02/21/2009 11:26:33 AM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: nyconse
It was called Cracker and I never missed an episode. It's available on DVD. I picked up series one at big lots for about three dollars.
32 posted on 02/21/2009 11:32:51 AM PST by BBell
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To: SanFranDan; MinuteGal
If that was for Leni Reisenthal, that was VERY FUNNY

Are you referring to the Nazi photographer? That was Leni Riefenstahl.

33 posted on 02/21/2009 11:53:13 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: Texas4ever

Most people in Tinsletown only watch the Oscars and other such programs to see who has had a face life or body lift or whatever. At least that was what was told to me several years ago by a Beverly Hills matron.


34 posted on 02/21/2009 12:01:50 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: LostInBayport
One of my greatest wishes would be for television to go "a la carte", so the market could decide which networks survive and which die.

There is a wonderful grassroots lobbying organization that has been pressuring for a la carte television for a long time, the Parents Television Council.

According to Wikipedia, the Parents Television Councilwith a stated goal to "promote and restore responsibility to the entertainment industry", ...seeks to inform parents of television programs or other entertainment products that it considers beneficial or harmful to the development of children through such publications on its website including reviews, research reports, and online newsletters. Campaigns run by the Council include allowing subscribers to select and pay for only the cable channels that they prefer to watch, holding advertisers accountable for the television programs that they sponsor, and trying to keep children from watching television content they deem to be harmful and negative.

Over the years, the PTC has launched several campaigns in response to perceived "indecency" on television programs. Such campaigns have also involved filing complaints with the FCC, with the PTC succeeding on a few occasions. The PTC has generated the majority of complaints over perceived indecent television content, whether through letter-writing complaints or indecency complaints filed with the FCC.

Parents Television Council was started by the first Tonight Show host, Steve Allen, and was run for a number of years by William F. Buckley's nephew, Brent Bozell, who is head of the invaluable Media Research Center and its NewsBusters site.

PTC has scored many victories with advertisers and the FCC, but it's an ongoing battle. I've been a PTC supporter for a dozen years. It is well worth sending them a donation every so often to get their newsletter in the mail, which often contains petitions you can send back to the FCC or your local television stations -- lobbying made easy. You can also check them out online.

35 posted on 02/21/2009 12:24:23 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: MinuteGal
I'm lucky to be "mature" enough to have watched the Academy event in the golden days. This is when Oscars were awarded to great film stars who swept to the podium in all their beauty, handsomeness and vivid dramatic presence.....Betty Davis, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman, Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Charleton Heston, Ronald Coleman. Rex Harrison.......you couldn't take your eyes off them.

And this wonderful guy as presenter:


36 posted on 02/21/2009 12:28:11 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: BBell

I love that show...I bet I missed some episodes...hmhm, my birthday is coming up!


37 posted on 02/21/2009 12:30:47 PM PST by nyconse (When you buy something, make an investment in your country. Buy American or bye bye America)
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To: Drew68
I imagine this year will be an Obama love-fest.

A betting site on the web is discussing the odds of how many times Obama will be mentioned at this year's Hollyweird ego-orgy.

38 posted on 02/21/2009 12:33:03 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thank you for the information! I’m going to check the PTC website out. I wonder if they might be of help in the upcoming battle against the “fairness” doctrine.


39 posted on 02/21/2009 1:08:48 PM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: LostInBayport
Thank you for the information! I’m going to check the PTC website out. I wonder if they might be of help in the upcoming battle against the “fairness” doctrine.

Let's hope they will be on it; but they do depend on donations, and are so far focused on making content safe for family viewing. That alone is a constant, uphill battle.

40 posted on 02/21/2009 1:39:52 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: al baby; Allegra; Berlin_Freeper; BJClinton; Borges; Brad's Gramma; ChocChipCookie; ...
Funny article. :)

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41 posted on 02/21/2009 3:06:51 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

We are going to watch Soylent Green.


42 posted on 02/21/2009 3:20:47 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Eaker
I thought it was funny the year “Brokeback” was up for the Oscar.

The sequel didn't do nearly as well.

Lots of outrage at the pervs getting whacked. Pity that.


43 posted on 02/21/2009 3:20:50 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner

Knucklehead!


44 posted on 02/21/2009 3:42:39 PM PST by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: nyconse

Like what? The Best PIcture winners have generally been fairly enduring. With some notable exceptions.


45 posted on 02/22/2009 7:15:15 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

I have not seen a movie win best picture since Titanic that deserved it. Crash was an OK movie...but Cinderella Man was far better as were a number of other movies...they pick movies for political reasons and bore the heck out of me...so I don’t bother watching.


46 posted on 02/22/2009 7:42:57 AM PST by nyconse (When you buy something, make an investment in your country. Buy American or bye bye America)
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To: nyconse

The only decent that has been made over the past 5 years was the German movie “The Lives of Others.” Nevermind “Best Foreign Film”, it should have won “Best Picture”, period.


47 posted on 02/22/2009 7:44:38 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: AJKauf

UMa ... Oprah

Oprah ... Uma


48 posted on 02/22/2009 7:47:45 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: AJKauf

I have one and I’m betting it would really get people excited about the academy awards.

Announce this is the last one ever and mean it.

I know it would get my attention if these marathon sessions of hollywood masterbation would be ending for all times and I’m betting it would do the same for most of America.


49 posted on 02/22/2009 7:51:34 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: nyconse

Political reasons? The Best Picture winners tend to be fairly conservative...Shakespeare in Love, Gladiator, Return of the King...


50 posted on 02/22/2009 7:54:02 AM PST by Borges
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