A Funny Thing Happened at the Oscars

By now, everyone has heard about the incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock. Honestly, I don’t actually care who’s wrong or right. Mostly because I don’t care about the Oscars.

The last time I cared was in 1989 and since Who Framed Roger Rabbit didn’t win anything other than technical awards, I promptly stopped giving a damn. I do pay some attention to the Best Animated Feature–the winner was Encanto this year–but other than that, I don’t really keep up with it.

It’s politics. The whole damn thing is politics. It’s a bunch of old white men praising younger white men who made some mediocre films that a shit load of white male critics thought were high art when they really weren’t. That’s the whole thing in a nutshell.

No, I didn’t watch. I haven’t watched in decades. I have no desire to watch. Most of the films I enjoy don’t get an Oscar nod, let alone a technical award. The Academy only rewards certain ass kissers and that’s it. Why bother with the dog and pony show?

At least we got some memes out of this. That’s the only positive thing that came out of this fiasco.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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