There goes Wisconsin!
Enduring the Hollywood Hannibal Lecture Tour
You know the coastal liberal elite is losing middle America when Hollywood comes out against milk.
Viewership for the 2020 Oscar telecast hit an all-time low, a 20% drop from last year — 23.6 million. (Compared to 37.2 million for the State of the Union.) It is another sign of the self-inflicted Liberal End Times. Wooing us is too much like work, they’d rather just piss us off and feel better about themselves.
The groundlings at Stately Manor were rooting for Brad Pitt to win best supporting actor (never mind why it wasn’t leading man). A nice enough speech except that The Great Shirtless One kvetched that his 45 seconds was more than John Bolton got. Hey, John Bolton could have demanded 45 minutes from CNN or MSNBC if he really had something to say but, again, never mind. Surprised Mean Mr. Mustache wasn’t a presenter. Or the announcer of a presenter of a presenter.
Korean director Boon Jong Ho was delightful in his unrestrained joy — and surprise — at returning to the stage to accept more statuettes than he ever dreamed possible. Now there is some real feel good — and no moral posturing!
But Joaquin Phoenix was downright embarrassing. We didn’t realize his performance as the disturbed man-child in The Joker wasn’t acting. Should do well in tonight’s (02-11-2020) New Hampshire primary. Listen to these ravings:
“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby. We take her milk that’s intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. And I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something.”
You want real ego-centrism?
Compare that to Mayor Pete’s Democrat(ic) party litmus, wherein one is entitled not to steal the baby, but to kill it. For good measure, the Democrat(ic) party IS opposed to cows and to their milk. Little girl from Sweden says so. Former barkeep from the Bronx, same Green New Deal.
The best actor winner’s exposition of Cows’ Rights is a worthy addition to the Left’s flight over the cuckoo’s nest. New York magazine called it “a deeply confusing speech that combined his thoughts about veganism, racism, the general egocentrism of humanity (of which “having an event like the Oscars” probably counts as one).” New York magazine:
LOW: The Oscars patting themselves on the back for allowing a woman to conduct one (1) song for the first time in 92 years, immediately after making Brie Larson, Sigourney Weaver, and Gal Gadot [Blaska: WHO?] stand onstage and say things like, “All women are superheroes!” All women should not be forced to participate in pandering, infantilizing bullshit!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Where is Ricky Gervais when you need him? Or Pat Boone, for that matter?