Wow, quite an Oscar night this year, wasn’t it? The beautiful stars parading down the red carpet, while you ignored them because they’re mostly ill-behaved louts who despise you, your country and everything you hold dear! The celebration of the cinematic arts (and their steady decline since 1939)! Well, just to keep the mood going, here’s Andrew Klavan discussing some movies that weren’t nominated for any Oscars this year, for the simple reason that they’ve never been made. I can’t think why. Though to be fair, this video is actually a few years old, and there were some bright spots in 2015’s Oscar lineup, including Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper (Klavan-approved and reviewed by me here). I also enjoyed a smattering of the other Best Picture nominees and was truly moved by some Oscar-worthy performances. (If you haven’t checked out Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, he is really phenomenal.) But still, Andrew is not far off the mark.
Category Archives: Monday Morning Humor
“She just swallowed a little jewelry! It’s all right! Enjoy your dinner!”
Or, as the left calls them, “The Jewwwwz!”
“This is Christmas chaos, reminding you that you COULD take a day off and relax. But then you’d be a jerk, and everyone would hate you.”
(This video is brought to you courtesy of Igniter Media, whose video player is sadly un-embeddable. So take a peek here and thank yourself later.)
“What are we gonna do about the tree?”
Really. The worst.
Look for a special guest appearance by Billy Crystal, and then I don’t know who shows up at the end to try to straighten everything out:
Although this is a secular comedian, he makes a very shrewd point here about the silliness of distancing oneself from “organized religion,” as if there is such a thing as “disorganized religion.” In the process, he also, perhaps unintentionally, provides a brilliant parody of many contemporary praise & worship songs.
A little outdated by now, but hey, I just now found it and felt led to share.
“So look, Vlad, just to recap our call, no progress was made here, right?”
“None at all.”
“Okay, take care!
Carol Burnett and Roddy McDowall are absolutely marvelous together. My, didn’t he grow up to be charming? ;-) They bide their time before breaking into “Moses Supposes,” but there’s so much good stuff here I figured I’d save myself a little time and just embed the whole thing. My only question: Shouldn’t it be “Thus, the seething sea sufficeth us?” Methinks he slippeth!
Roddy: “Try this one. Captain Craxcomb cracked his cousin’s coxcomb…”
Carol: “Will you knock that off?”