February 14, 2005

Drudge Report Shock: Women Do Not Exist.

The headline over at Drudge Report at the moment is: "HOST CHRIS ROCK SHOCK: ONLY GAYS WATCH OSCARS." Here's the article:
Veteran members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have grown concerned over the choice of Chris Rock as host of this month's awards show, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Concern deepened after Rock claimed only gays watch the Oscars!

"I never watched the Oscars. Come on, it's a fashion show," Rock recently declared.

"What straight black man sits there and watches the Oscars? Show me one!"

Rock added: "Awards for art are f---ing idiotic."

Hey, all Rock did was ask whether any straight black men watched the Oscars. Even if you read the question as an implicit assertion that no straight black man watches the Oscars, there are still straight white men and women of all races who don't fall within the implication.

Anyway, I am so not shocked by this big revelation about Chris Rock. Part of being funny is being irreverent and saying things other people might think but won't say. People laughing in an audience are expressing themselves. They respond to the comedian saying the things they hold their tongues about.

Oscar shows are so boring (in part) because the Academy takes itself too damn seriously. Of course, if Rock says the sort of thing that we at home want to hear expressed, because it punctures the pompous self-regard of the very vain people in live audience, Rock might have a tough time making it through the night.

As for "Awards for art are f---ing idiotic" -- that's a pretty routine thing for the actors themselves to say. It shows appreciation for art -- as opposed to awards -- and is actually fundamentally respectful toward the very thing the awards are meant to recognize.

UPDATE: Sorry for the double posting before. Blogger has been acting up today.

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