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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Oscar Crapola

I had planned on writing a long rant about "why I hate the Oscars and other award shows," but have effectively determined that it is WAY easier to rip off other people's stuff and just link it. Plus, it gives me more time to play with my Mexican office-worker sex doll.

For those of you that have never read anything by Ben Stein (yes, that Ben Stein), do yourself a favor and become acquainted with his work. His columns, as well as his book Can America Survive are outstanding works about the current world we live in. Here's a bit from his piece "Missed Tributes" on the Oscars:

No doubt the men and women who came to the Oscars in gowns that cost more
than an Army Sergeant makes in a year, in limousines with champagne in the back
seat, think they are working class heroes to attack America -- which has made it
all possible for them. They are not. They would be heroes if they said that
Moslem extremists are the worst threat to human decency since Hitler and Stalin.
But someone might yell at them or even attack them with a knife if they said
that, so they never will.

This one is a must read. Ben is one of the few people to ever be involved with Hollywood that can hold his own in any intellectual arena.

Thanks to Mrs. Wake-&-1/2 for the heads up on this article.

8 comments:

El Jeffe said...

How can you say someone's smart, when Ben Stein had a gameshow where he gave his own money away? Sounds pretty stupid to me.

Can you tell I'm trying to cover up the fact that I haven't read any of his stuff? I'm actually illiterate. I am dictating to a helper monkey right now.

Mr. Twisted said...

That's pretty sweet. My helper monkey can actually type in two languages, and also knows the fine art of shiatzu massage. I'm not even able to spell my own name without him.

El Jeffe said...

Too bad he posted the comment in the wrong section. NO BANANA PUDDING TONIGHT!

To save face, the Oscars suck!

Mr. Twisted said...

I think he is trying to confuse you. It happens with mine all the time.

Wakeandahalf said...

missed the easy hat tip, dang!

Ben Stein has written several very classy pieces regarding Hollywood navel-gazing and current events.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=12230#comments

Sorry for the pasted link, but my monkey dont do HTML.

Mr. Twisted said...

The link I have in the post under "columns" goes to a whole list of his writings on his site, as well.

e said...

Wow. Did I accidentally pirate a posting? But only a half arrrrrrrr-sed pirating, since it's on another topic on your blog. I can't do anything right!

Mr. Twisted said...

I'm guessing you posted that comment in the wrong section. At least I *hope* you did, seeing as how that has nothing to do with this subject.