February 25, 2007
Dead blogging the Oscars II
Yes, I'm afraid it's now an annual tradition. I just turned on the Oscars in time to see Al Gore with a sycophantic young admirer (a future cabinet member who starred in "Titanic"), and Gore then made what sounded like a tantalizing major announcement, is if he was going to say he was gay or run for president or something, but then he ran off stage with the sycophant so I turned it off and reminded myself that the thing to do in cases like this is to watch the Grateful Dead like I did last year.
Only this year, I thought I'd share a Grateful Dead video.
It's "Easy Wind," sung by Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, 1970.
Hey, it beats watching Gore play casting director with future cabinet members.
Things were cooler in those days.
This Global Warming stuff is giving my inner child nightmares.
UPDATE (11:11): Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth."
Don't expect me to PhotoShop anything, OK? I'm too damned tired for inconvenient trophy placement.
The Goracle is anointed by Leo DiCaprio... and then pretends to, kind of, almost, announce he's running. (Why would he? Nobody says such nice things about you when you actually are a candidate. It's worse if you're president.)PJM has the video of the announcement, although I still think the Dead are cooler than Gore, and they always will be.
UPDATE (02/28/07): After reading about Hollywood's attempt to censor the Oscars on YouTube, I decided after much agonizing to link the video of Al Gore's "announcement":
(I guess Al owns enough stock in Google that he won't let himself be censored.)
But Pigpen is still cooler!
posted by Eric on 02.25.07 at 09:41 PM
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