Just between you and me... The Oscars chose the wrong host this year and other random thoughts.
October 10, 2012
Sometimes I deliberately don't blog about something because I know people want to hear what I think just to mess with 'em. I've been blogging for so long I really don't want everyone knowing my every thought like I used to when I first started out and didn't know any better. Like my recent HS reunion. Won't hear about it on here. Sorry, just won't.
I do find it fascinating that the blog I wrote condemning The Hangover II still gets so much traffic though. I wonder if they're reading it to change and grow? Or simply to be mad I would slam it so hard?
Somebody had to say something, right?
Last night at the Bible Study I attended, the leader was talking about our identity as women and said one of the things we do is civilize situations. Well, maybe Hollywood needs to be civilized then since it's so male-dominated. Especially since now the Oscars are talking about having 'ole whasshisname host from The Family Guy and Ted.
Why on earth are they stooping into the gutter to have such an anti-semitic, anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-everything kinda of person degrade the ceremony like that? I don't get it. I know it's been dragging in the ratings lately, but do the powers-that-be really think this is the way to pull it out?
Have you seen what comes out of that guy's mouth and brain? It's mean. It's despicable. It's not funny. I grew up with such comic greats as Bill Cosby, Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett, Johnny Carson, etc and they were hilarious. My Dad had some of their comedy albums and we would listen to them often.
I know times have changed, but being mean doesn't have to be part of the comedic equation. Now, I just turn the channel to avoid The Family Guy and stopped following their writer, Steve Marmel, when I got fed up with his stupid, mean, angry political grandstanding, but I can't avoid this mentality if I have any thought of watching the Oscars now.
What a drag.
I think this is a stupid move on the part of the Academy. If James Franco and Anne Hathaway didn't save it... Maybe if the voting wasn't so esoteric and the people voting were younger. Right now, it's primarily white, over-60 males. What do they know about what's current? Entertaining? Insightful? Unique?
They probably don't even read blogs, have a Twitter account, or a Facebook account for that matter. How can they say they're keeping up with the Zeitgeist of the land when they're so far removed from the pulse of America? Or are they so vain as to think only their opinions matter?
I don't get it!
Why are there still so few minorities and women represented too while we're at it? We're not living in the dark ages, but sometimes it feels like in Hollywood we are! Please, please, please, reconsider this decision to have 'ole whasshisname host this year. I don't even want to say his name I hate his style of attack so much.
Get fresher, more diverse blood into the voting pool. Allow for more interesting voices to be heard for once. Actually care about your audience, rather than the egos of those running the show. Otherwise, end up a dying relic we used to watch, but will stop because it's always the same 'ole, same 'ole.
Why do you think the Emmy's are so boring? Modern Family, Jon Stewart, and a bunch of cable shows few watch always win. If you want to only appeal to your cloistered community, why bother televising it? If you forget who your audience is and don't care about your audience, then you only have yourself to blame when it dies a slow, boring death.
I really hate to think this could happen to the Oscars because I really like watching it for the most part. Although if whasshisname hosts, may have to boycott. Replace him with Ricky Gervais already! Then you'll really have your audience.:)
Just not mean, spiteful, angry, anti-semitic attempts of humor like the guy you've chosen is known for please. Life is hard enough as it is. We don't need the last bastion of Hollywood glamour ruined by some TV guy. And Ted doesn't count. More gross humor the level a 13 year old immature boy would like.
Somebody has to say the emperor has no clothes because no one else is! Although a few people I know are starting a boycott campaign of Seth which is why I thought I'd help raise awareness too. Stop the madness! Replace this guy and get someone with decency and real humor!
And that's all she wrote.