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When It Comes, It Comes Slowly

3 Mar

Managed to watch some of the Academy Awards last night, even though ABC makes it difficult to do so unless you actually pay for cable. Remember paying for cable? When you had to pay a large monthly sum for the privilege of watching commercials on a bunch of channels you probably didn’t care about? Who still does that?

Ellen joked that 12 Years A Slave would win Best Picture because if it didn’t everyone in the Academy would be racist. It won Best Picture.

The Academy Awards used to be segregated.

Lupita won for Best Supporting Actress. This is after she graduated from Hampshire College. These two things probably aren’t related, but it’s neat that I “know” someone who was there. She gave a great speech.

Meanwhile nearly 400 (!) people were arrested for protesting the building of a giant pipe. One of them looks like Chelsea Clinton. It is almost certainly NOT her.

I wish humanity developed faster.

But at least we do develop. Better than stagnation.

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Academy Awards

22 Feb

It’s come to my attention that tonight is the Academy Awards. In years past this would have been significant. In this year? Not so much. I haven’t been able to keep up with movies, so I don’t know if they nominated the right ones, and I haven’t seen the ones they did nominate. (Except for Wall-E, which they should have had the courage to nominate for Best Picture, and not just relegate it to Best Animated Picture.)

In fact, in a lot of ways it just feels like more of the same. They haven’t gotten Best Picture right since American Beauty, and even the Visual Effects category seems boring this year. Still, I’ll probably watch just to glimpse footage of the ones I haven’t seen yet.

Speaking of movies I haven’t seen yet, I’d really like to see Coraline in a 3D theater. I imagine the experience is something like being shrunken down and allowed to walk around in and explore a miniature hand-built world. Probably there’s a story too.