I’m not the best gal to seek out when it comes to “current events”. I choose to not watch the news, read the paper, listen to talk radio, or engage in most forms of media. If I have to make a choice between being informed but angry and depressed, or being ignorant but happy, I’m going to select the latter. And so I do.
Occasionally, though, media will deliver something that is simultaneously engaging and humorous, without also being dark or manipulative. It is in these instances that I appreciate the creativity and levity that media can bring to people’s lives – if only people choose to generate and use this form in that way. (But I digress before I get too preachy.)
Last Sunday the Academy Awards took place, and my sweetie watched the bulk of the program. He laughed out loud at the opening sequence – but I missed it. (I was at home, but in the other room, doing I-can’t-remember-what; it very well may have been writing.) He wasn’t recording the show, so he couldn’t replay those few minutes for me – and we couldn’t find them online straight away. Both he and I were disappointed; he wanted to share the humor with me, and I wanted to see it.
But, que sera, sera. Such is life. I got over it. Moved on. Didn’t think much more of it.
However. This morning I woke up to find an email from my sweetie waiting for me in my Inbox. Upon opening the note, I saw a link to the first five minutes of the Oscar’s program. Cool! I headed on over to YouTube, turned my computer speaker up, sat back – and laughed out loud.
If you happened to miss the program, too, I invite you to take 5 minutes and 38 seconds, and watch this very clever, witty, and well-done segment. Afterwards, I’ll tell you which parts I liked “the best.” But first – the introduction:
I thought this was very good all-around. But I do have a few “favorite” moments; here they are, in Top 5 fashion:
5. The wink Anne Hathaway gives Colin Firth in The King’s Speech.
4. James Franco telling Jeff Bridges, “I loved you in Tron.”
3. James Franco spinning a dreidel as his totem.
2. Alec Baldwin drinking Ambien like a juice pouch.
And my #1 fav? Can you guess? Go ahead, it can be a fun little assessment of how well you know me. Take a guess – I’ll wait.
(Me waiting patiently.)
Ready? Here it is:
1. Minute 1:50, when James Franco says, “We all sound like each other and I don’t like being around this much negativity.”
Hilarious! I began my day with multiple laughs, compliments of some good media, and my great sweetie.