Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oscars 2013: Live Blogging the Show!

The Oscar Guy 



      The best film has to offer us is mere moments away. I should rephrase that as the best film has to offer its members. Awards shows bestow neither social nor artistic benefits. They do not make me feel more culturally enlightened. Viewing them does not constitute a deduction on my tax burden. The luster of the show is simply an acknowledgement of hierarchy. The opportunity for us non-entertaining folk, at least those of us not recognized for being entertaining, to be immersed in the expensive pageantry of stars celebrating other stars. Ultimately  the Oscars are more a promotional tool than some kind of finite declaration of enduring appeal. 
      To maintain this spirit of affectation, I have decided to live blog the event. The splendid witticisms of Melissa Bradley of Melissa's Imaginarium have been enlisted. Providing exciting commentary is her expertise. 
      Without further ado, a continuous onslaught of Oscars' shenanigans await. Feel free to join the party and break a few things! 


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    1. It was a lot of fun, Alex! Melissa did a tremendous job, holding true to her reputation as a fiery pundit of pop culture.

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    2. Thanks, Matt! I like that title, too..."fiery pundit of pop culture" Hell yeah, baby!

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  2. That was awesome - I need to dig in more to this Live Blogging stuff - I would have been chuffed to have been a part of that - or just to see you guys doing it live! Terrific post both of you!

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    1. You'll have to participate in the next live blog, Craig. It's an opportunity to evolve your unique observations beyond the more rigid parameters guiding a blog post. Your compulsion towards the idiosyncratic will ensure dynamite conversation.

      And thank you very much for the compliment :)

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    2. Yes, Craig, you definitely need to do it next year. It was a great experience and Matt is the best partner. I would love to see what your insights would be.

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