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February 28, 2005

Le Oscar Internacional

I caught part of the Oscars and more than ever I think that Hollywood is aiming to appeal to people who don’t live in America. That’s fine, of course, except that most of its target audience lumps Hollywood in the same sentence as the slurs ‘McDonald’s and Bush’.

There was the requisite Bush bashing from Chris Rock, which bothers me a lot less than the retarded earnestness of people like Tim Robbins with the rhinestone peace sign on his tie.

Did anyone catch Selma Hayek’s homage to Che Guevara? What a passionate man. Not as passionate as Stalin or Hitler, but then he didn’t live as long either. Roger Simon says it best:

‘If Che hadn’t died young, people wouldn’t worship him so blindly and we wouldn’t have to listen to this sentimental crap. Deep down the whole Che cult is just about looks. Can you imagine people still running around in Che t-shirts if he had just been some ordinary looking guy?’

Update: Dawn Summers has more Oscar blogging.

Posted by Karol at 11:42 AM |

What’s with all the Che bashing? Andrew Jackson is on the United States currency and was elected President despite being one of the most vicious, barbaric killers (even outside the confines of formal war) in his time.

Posted by: Dawn Summers at February 28, 2005 at 4:25 pm

Che loving and Che bashing go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Posted by: Shawn at February 28, 2005 at 5:23 pm

Predictably, like a knee-jerk (and I do mean jerk) Dawnie desperately counters with a hate America response in order to protect a commie mass murderer.

Posted by: Radical Redneck at February 28, 2005 at 7:31 pm

Che’s legacy of violence, torture and oppression survives until today. The fact that he’s a symbol of cool for people who will never have to deal with any of it is annoying.

Posted by: Karol at February 28, 2005 at 10:18 pm

Nonsense. The fact that Che, a vicious Communista, is a symbol of cool and that people would be willing to buy T-shirts, mouse pads, coffee mugs, etc. with his face on them is sweet, sweet irony.

Posted by: Shawn at March 1, 2005 at 11:04 am

Dawn, I invite you to read … well, me

Posted by: ken at March 1, 2005 at 2:42 pm

Che=killer. Check. I get that, but so were a lot of people who are still prominently featured in modern society.

Posted by: Dawn Summers at March 1, 2005 at 2:49 pm

It’s less about Che being a killer in his own day as that he has left a destructive political system and a continuation of his legacy of murder for Cubans to enjoy until this very day.

Posted by: Karol at March 1, 2005 at 3:01 pm

I did not bother with the oscars they are just another boring awards show wit ht e usial junk movies winning awards becuase the liberals like them and ROBIN WILLIAMS is your avrage sewage spewing commedian i mean award shows are the pits

Posted by: mad heron at March 2, 2005 at 4:25 pm
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