Monday, February 10, 2020

What I Watched Instead of the Academy Awards

The Oscars are plummeting in the ratings.
Down 20% YoY in total viewers and down 31% in the 18 - 49 demographic. —Hollywood Reporter
And this despite the fact that Joaquin Phoenix talked about cows, albeit in the context of artificial insemination being a manifestation of toxic masculinity entitlement:
“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable”
If you are going to watch a bunch of self-referential navel-gazers it might as well be led by an old-school song-and-dance man.
Neil Patrick Harris opening the 2013 Tony Awards.

Plus NPH's performance is a lot shorter than 3+ hours.
And if you do want the lowdown on bovine sexual exploitation you can go the academic route with:

—Mackenzie April, State University of New York, Brockport, 8-9-2019

Me, I'm going to watch Mr. Harris again.