Sunday, February 25, 2007

Oscars commentary at the Guardian

This post by Xan Brooks is the funniest damn thing I've read in days.....

7.40pm: "I was just backstage drinking with Jack Nicholson and Al Gore," says George Clooney. "I don't think he's running for president."

Clooney is here to hand out the Oscar for best supporting actress. His line is funny, but it is effortlessly trumped by the response of Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson, which is purely hilarious. "Oh God," she screams. "Look what God can do."

Needless to say this raises all kinds of theological issues. Principal among these is that if God's greatest miracle is His ability to bestow supporting actress Oscars on losing American Idol contestants, then one wonders if He is using His time as wisely as He might.

What God cannot do, apparently, is extend J-Hud's time at the podium. The music soars and drowns out her tears.

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