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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

entry arrow4:51 PM | Rocking the Oscar

Did anyone see Chris Rock on Jay Leno kanina? The Oscar host this year was talking about the Oscar hype, and boy, was he a laugh riot. (Thank God for ETC.)

Some gems from that episode:

On previously saying only gay men watch the Oscars:

"I did not say that. I said only gay people watch the Tonys." But later: "I really don't know any straight men who aren't in show business that have ever watched the Oscars."

On awards shows' significance:

"The awards don't really affect anybody's lives in the crowd. Meanwhile, the Nobel Peace Prize, there's no one there. Nobody cares what the scientists are wearing. What are you wearing Professor Allen? 'Pants!'"

On acceptance speeches:

"Don't thank God. God's busy working on the tsunami, so leave him alone."

Now, let February 28 come, and let Chris Rock rock. This should be the funniest, most insultingly marvelous Oscar in years.

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