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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The envelope, please...

...or maybe not.

Should I comment on the Academy Awards? I mean, I'm pretty apathetic, really. Well, OK, just one comment:

I'm glad that B*****ck Mountin' didn't win Best Picture.

Update! Hilarious B*****ck spoof.

Tip o' the 'do rag to Hankmeister...


Blogger kwl said...

ME 2!!

I didn't watch it just because of all the fuss they were making about this movie.
Well, OK, I admit it, the other reason is , it's freakin boring to watch a bunch of overpaid actors/actresses try to tell us how we don't fit in with their so-call make believe world!!

I feel much better. Thanks Jack!!

March 08, 2006 7:37 AM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

I agree with you, its a waste of good time. The only thing good thing about "Brokeback" is the string of jokes here at work.

March 08, 2006 8:17 AM  
Blogger onlineanalyst said...

I stopped watching the Academy Awards years ago when it became obvious that this organization was nothing but a collection of self-absorbed, self-congratulatory shells of humanity posturing as significant. My entertainment dollar is very carefully spent, and Hollyweird hasn't offered much that prompts me to spend the cash. If I want to look at a pretty face, I'll look in the mirror. The reflection there is more than skin-deep.

March 08, 2006 8:29 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Why is my post in yellow?

March 08, 2006 9:32 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

OOps! It was deleted.

I said in responce to your short and sweet blog......
Me too Camojack.Another equally awful picture "Crashed " the party.

March 08, 2006 9:35 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

I don't remember ever watching the Academy Awards, because as you said: freakin' boring.

Oh, and you're quite welcome.

Libby Gone™:
There've been a lot of jokes about "Brokeback"; there was a slideshow at my last caving club meeting where a bunch of guys dressed in lingerie for a picture underground...when I saw it, I asked them if that was beneath Brokeback Mountain.

A "collection of self-absorbed, self-congratulatory shells of humanity posturing as significant", really sums it all up quite well.

The yellow would be a preview; you have to publish it after that appears.

Actually, "Crash" was well done, but depressing. Not what I go to movies for, but they sent me a free DVD...

March 08, 2006 9:55 AM  
Blogger Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

I was going to do a satire on the results but I am rather sick of hearing about Oscar. To much media claptrap

March 08, 2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

I didn't watch the Oscars, and yes, I'm glad that "Brokeback" didn't win, in spite of the best efforts of the LSM/PC/LIB crowd! It used to mean something to win an Academy Award...just as it used to mean something to win a Nobel Prize or a Pulitzer. Now they just hand these things out to whomever is the biggest KOOK! [Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat, George Clooney, etc]

Speaking of meaningless awards, how 'bout that Acadamy handing out the Oscar for "Best Song" to some imbecilic rap group for the song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp?" Of all the idiotic things...THAT song was the "best!" Hysterical! What a bunch of morons!
Yesterday, on Laura Ingraham's radio show, she was totally ridiculing this song and the fact that it had won! Several African-Americans were calling in to complain about this song winning, because it's a stereotypical glorification of criminal behavior on the part of blacks. One guy said "it's hard out here for a parent!", as he's trying to raise his children amongst the "influences" of this cultural wasteland. Yet another example of rendering the Oscars completely irrelevant!

March 08, 2006 11:04 AM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

I didn't see any of the nominated movies, and it seems as if not too many people did...including some of the people who did the voting, from reports.

Yes, I have to admit that I was secretly rooting against Brokeback Mountain. Not because of the gay theme, but because, by all accounts of people I know who actually saw it, it was a piece of trash, and would not have been nominated if not for the gay theme.

Hollyweird lost me for the Oscars about 3 years ago, when I sat through the entire show, and felt like I had completely, thoroughly, wasted my time. Now, having read the lyrics to the, "best original song," of the year, I have no intention of ever watching the Oscars again.

March 08, 2006 11:08 AM  
Blogger The trotting Possum said...

If I have to see two cowboys kissing, I think I'll hurl chunks. I know it's acting, and I know a little bit about male bonding, but the combination is repulsive.

Did this movie win some award? I didn't stay up late enough to watch the outcome.

Didn't the pimps do well in the "Best Nominated Song", jannymae?

March 08, 2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

Ang Lee, the director of, "Brokeback Mountain," won the best director award.

I didn't see the performance, I just saw the lyrics, posted on a blog. Bleucch!

March 08, 2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger JR said...

The ad campaign worked and Crash won best picture… As for Ang Lee winning best director for a gay cowboy love story, it was well deserved, because everyone knows those boys are straight… This is where I throw in the list of guys that would have prevented Lee from being best Director…

March 08, 2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Ms. RightWing, Ink:
Well, the Academy Awards are already a self parody of sorts...consequently, there's really no need to satirize 'em.

'da Bunny:
Yes, the choice of recipients for various awards tends to make a mockery of any meaning they may have had at one time.

Much like my sentiments regarding B*****ck¹ Mountin', I'll gladly remain forever unapprised of those pimp lyrics, too.

The trotting Possum:
B*****ck¹ still won awards, just not for best picture.

The ad campaign for Crash did work, apparently. It was a poignant film, with some excellent performances, but the lousy way people treat each other (the theme) is an unhappy subject, even though true.


March 08, 2006 8:16 PM  
Blogger Nightwalker said...

It's so lovely to be able to say that I just got back from five days hiking, and I have no idea what went on in the hallowed halls of the academy.


March 08, 2006 10:23 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Hallowed halls? Hmmm...more like hollow halls, I'd say, as in lacking content or substance.

Welcome back!

March 09, 2006 12:19 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Well, big surprise, I watched more of this years than I ever have because
A) nothing else was on, period
B) I think John Stewart is a hoot. Yes he strikes more at George than at the Dems right now but that's because George is in power. He has not trouble pointing out the glaringly funny shortcomings of either party.
Ah well, out standing in my field again, nothing new here

March 09, 2006 9:53 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Why am I not surprised?
(Rhetorical question)

March 09, 2006 6:42 PM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

Yes, that's pretty funny, but have you seen

Spongeback Mountain??

March 10, 2006 9:29 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

I have now, thanks.

Try Top Gun 2: Brokeback Squadron

March 10, 2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

I guess there's more than a few of those, aren't there?

That's a good one, too!

March 10, 2006 11:50 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

I suspect there are quite a few parodies of Bareback Mountin'...it kind of begs for them, y'know?

March 11, 2006 12:08 AM  
Blogger JannyMae said...



March 11, 2006 3:49 PM  
Blogger RAM said...

The last movie I saw was "The Incredibles" and I probably wouldn't have seen it except my granddaughter wanted to see it with me.

It was pretty good! At least not much to complain about, it was pretty clean I thought.

I have a standing rule for movies, If Roger Ebert likes it, I do NOT go!

He was the genius co-writer, (EXTREME sarcasm), behind "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"!


36 years ago, and the movie is still pretty filthy by todays standards! They seem to like it at Fox Movie Channel. I have seen it is playing about once every month or so, late at night.

And some people respect this guy's reviews? Amazing!

March 11, 2006 7:12 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

I wonder how many Bareback Mountin' parodies are out there.

The original Valley of the Dolls was weird, and I had no interest in a sequel. The last movie I saw was "Firewall" with Harrison Ford, who I think is a fine actor. Next I'm planning to see "16 Blocks" with Bruce Willis, who is another one...

March 11, 2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Durn near killed my gerbil, but a fine job of video-clipping! Brokeback to the Future--bwahahahahaha!

March 12, 2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Speakin' of gerbil abuse, did you see where Scott pulled a [deleted] on my paraphrase Bareback Mountin'?

March 12, 2006 6:33 PM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

It's happened to the best of us. ;o) I got it for not being 'nuanced' enough about what was on Monica's blue dress. :o(

I saw a great list of alternate names for this NON-acadamy award picture somewhere when I was surfin' the other day. Wish I could find it again 'cause I would LINK it here! (I know how to do that now!

March 12, 2006 7:20 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Links to other alternate names for "that movie" notwithstanding, I still think mine is pretty apt...and also nuanced enough that it should not have been [deleted], but we all get to make those decisions for ourselves.

Having said that though, if you run across it again, I'd love to see it...

March 13, 2006 12:25 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Found it! Here they are via Dr. Sanity, via The Nose on Your Face, etc. (feel free to delete or edit as you see fit camo):

Knowing our interest on the topic of all things Brokeback, our colleague Bob of Crazy Politico's Rantings was kind enough to forward along his excellent list of rejected titles for that film.

They are as follows:

Prances With Wolves
Jeremiah's Johnson
The Pleasure of the Sierra Padre
Butch Assidy & the Bundance Kid
How the West Was Hung
The Legend of the Long Ranger
Lonesome Doug
Hi, Plains Drifter!
The Magnificent Seven... Inches
Quickly Down Under
The Good, the Bad & the Fabulous
Upon receiving Bob's list, we did a bit more research and were able to uncover these other rejected titles:

Two Tools For Mister Harrah
Why-it Hurt
Saddle On My Back Again
My Darling Clem, All Tied
Silly the Kid
The Sot Who Manned Liberty Valance
The Ox-Blow Incident
True Grip
The Buns of Katie's Elder
The Gerbil Whisperer

March 13, 2006 7:48 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Thanks for the list; some of it is a bit risqué, but it's all in good fun.

FYI, I can't edit comments, only "to [delete] or not to [delete], that is the question..."*

*With apologies to Shakespeare.

March 13, 2006 6:46 PM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Sorry, I should have emailed it to you, then you coulda copy and repost what you liked.

I LMHO when I read it. My favorites are Hi! Plains Drifter, and The Good, the Bad and the Fabulous.

March 14, 2006 7:08 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

No actual obscene language in the list, so it can stay, although some of the terms are kind of "pushing the envelope" as 'twere.

My favorites from there are "Prances With Wolves" and "Hi, Plains Drifter!"...

March 14, 2006 7:58 AM  
Blogger Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

I see Askinstoo has visited your blog yet. Do you delete advertisers or just let them rattle on?

Just wondering. He doesn't bother me but I don't care for his selling stuff.

March 14, 2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Ms. RightWing, Ink:
Askinstoo is an example of what is called a "spambot"; enabling word verification prevents those autoposts from occurring...

March 14, 2006 8:27 PM  
Blogger JACKNIFE JOHNNY said...

I was checking out one of the left wing blogs,
I like to go there one in a while just to poke fun at them.
Hey, I'm a trucker and I get bored at the truck stops, what else is there to do?
Anyway, I seen you had left a post at one of them, so i feel the need to warn you and anyone else of the
"after affects" one can get from visiting a left wing blog to long.

1. 5-10 min. slight headache, itchy watery eyes.
2. 10-20 min. nausea, cotton mouth, severe heartburn.
3. 20-30 min. possible nose bleed, loud ringing in ears.
4. 30-60 min. violent convulsions and loss of consciousness.
5. 60 + min. danger zone! get to hospital immediately!

Anyway, you got a good blog.

Take it easy.

March 15, 2006 3:38 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

That's pretty funny. What left wing blog did you see me posting on?

I'm thinking you mean "Blame Bush!", which although not labeled as such, is pure satire...

March 15, 2006 3:49 AM  
Blogger JACKNIFE JOHNNY said...

WOW! Was I fooled!

March 15, 2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Were you really, or are you just playing along?

March 16, 2006 12:21 AM  
Blogger Bob_inSpain said...

remixes? the back to the future one was funny... the top gun one seemed silly. or was it just that some jokes are only funny enough for one time?

the telling review came from a gal at work... saw the movie, ok, mediocre, billed as a great love story? at this point she wrinkled her nose, shook her head, and said, nah, not really.

spose if it weren't for the political agenda it would be a c movie? (worse than b)

i heard that the wyoming outdoor photography was good. based on my travels across country last summer, there is lots of good photography to be done in the big west.

maybe if i get really, really bored i might rent it someday. after all, i saw both bridget jones movies and that yaya sisterhood movie and first wives club... all of which were not particularly kind to normal men... guess i can be thickskinned and sometimes bored... tho i spect that those movies were all more interesting than brokeback. point is, the threshold for a rental is pretty low; it is cheap and i can quit watching or fast forward.

March 16, 2006 1:55 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

There really is some beautiful country out West...but backdrops alone don't make a movie worth seeing. I can look at pictures of scenery on "Da 'Net".

Or at my own pictures, for that matter...

March 16, 2006 3:51 AM  

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