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Crazy busy around here, and I’ve been under the weather as well. I won’t bore you with the details.
I had to comment on this, which I saw live, TiVo-style this past evening:

"We are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while," Clooney acknowledged referring to an earlier joke by Oscar host Jon Stewart.

"We were the ones who talked about AIDS when it was being whispered. We talked about civil rights when it wasn’t really popular," he said.

"I’m proud to be part of this Academy. I’m proud to be part of this community. I’m proud to be out of touch," Clooney added.

The awards did indeed strike me as far more insulated from regular people (as in the people who pay to watch movies) than usual, and even though an award ceremony is supposed to be self-congratulatory, they appear to have forgotten what it is they are praising themselves for. The kudos are supposed to be for making good movies, not spearheading the moral growth of our society. George’s remarks seemed to sum that disconnect up quite well. If Hollywood, the people who have given us 1000 Porky’s for every Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner truly think they are ahead of the virtue/morality/idealism curve of our society, then they aren’t just virtuously out of touch. They are utterly clueless. If Clooney is so proud to be associated with them, can he explain why we have to TiVo 30+ year old-programs just to prevent my 3-year old from running around the house parroting "ass?"

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