Tom and Cami probably should have thrown that television out the window a decade ago. 2010 and they're still using rabbit ears? Get with the program!
I will admit that today's comic would have had more impact if it were paired with the Oscar recap that I penned on Monday. But you guys know the circumstances of why THAT didn't happen.
That said, I couldn't let the idea of this comic go. I still wanted to go forward with it rather than not leave a record within the comic's continuity that the 82nd Annual Academy Awards had happened.
Although, looking at the media landscape 3 days later, it almost feels like it didn't. I continue to be amazed by how fast the media and our culture synthesize and process these events. By now, Sunday night's broadcast is old, old, OLD news. I'm not seeing anyone talk about them now.
Maybe it's the media. Maybe it's the culture. Maybe it's just that there wasn't anything that memorable about the broadcast. Except that's not true when you consider that crazy lady with the bozo haircut that interrupted Best Documentary Short winner Roger Ross Williams.
People had their fun with it, I guess. The late night hosts ran a couple parodies that I saw. But they're not talking about it any more. I don't know. How could you expect them too and have them still be relevant?
Certainly something no one is talking about 3 days later is Katheryn Bigelow's win for Best Director. Considering she's the first woman to be recognized with the honor, you'd think it would be a bigger deal.
Remember when Denzel Washington and Halle Berry won Best Actor and Best Actress? It seems like we were talking about that for a while before the sturm and drang subsided. Maybe Bigelow doesn't want to make as big a deal about it. Maybe she's limiting her accessibility. Or maybe it's just not that big of a deal. It probably shouldn't be. More women should be nominated. More women should win. Heck, more women should be out there directing! Calling attention to the "First Female Director To Win An Oscar" probably makes the idea of the honor less commonplace than it should be.
All I know is that being sidelined with a migraine this week has thrown me off-pace from what I REALLY want to talk about - The new Iron Man 2 trailer.
Believe me - Come Friday, I will have A LOT to say about it. Be sure to be here for that!
Until then, danke schoen.
And now, to honor the nominees for Best Original Score, we present a bunch of breakdancers for NO REASON!
Is he doing THE ROBOT to "Ellie's Theme" from Up?