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Old 02-27-05, 03:44 PM
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Not watching the Oscars? What are you doing instead?

I usually watch the Oscars, but I have no interest in watching this year. I've always found Chris Rock completely unfunny. So, instead, I'll be making burritos and watching MST3K and Babylon 5 episodes.
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Yeah, but do you have hot sauce? Cause I mean, what's a burrito without some spicy bowel turning goodness?

I myself, will be watching the first thirty minutes, then going out to do some work and missing the bulk of the show.
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Originally Posted by darkflounder
I usually watch the Oscars, but I have no interest in watching this year. I've always found Chris Rock completely unfunny. So, instead, I'll be making burritos and watching MST3K and Babylon 5 episodes.
why can't you still watch and just ignore him? i don't care for him either, but i don't really watch the show simply for the host. aren't you curious to see the awards live rather than on the news the day after? seems like a silly reason if it is truly something you watch year in and out.
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I'm going to the movies !
Old 02-27-05, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1598
why can't you still watch and just ignore him? i don't care for him either, but i don't really watch the show simply for the host. aren't you curious to see the awards live rather than on the news the day after? seems like a silly reason if it is truly something you watch year in and out.
I have to agree. After the opening bits, the host pretty much just pops up to make a quip every once in a while. They make a big deal about who's hosting, but they don't have that much of an impact.
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Will probably watch the Bollywood film "Veer-Zaara". If I recall correctly, it's 3 hours and 12 minutes long.
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Ah, if you're going Bollywood you have to find something starring Aishwarya Rai.

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I'll have it on in the background while I play some video games, and then turn it off to watch Carnivalle at 9
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I will be sleeping as it start's 2,30 or something at night in norway
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I could tell you, but then we'd have to move the thread to Adult.
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I will be sleeping as it start's 2,30 or something at night in norway
Me too. Starts at 3:00 here in Holland. Luckily, I've taped it.
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We will be catching up on some TV shows we have on the DVR and/or watching the last disk of 24 Season 2 from Netflix.
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Watching DVDs. I find the Oscars to be one of the most boring spectacles in entertainment.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Watching DVDs. I find the Oscars to be one of the most boring spectacles in entertainment.
I not only find them boring, but insulting to film fans or just that average person in general. I literally cannot understand why people not only watch just tripe, but care about it.

I'm waiting for my girlfriend to get home from her friends & then we are going out for dinner, just a normal Sunday not, not a "what am I doing in place of watching the Oscars".
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Originally Posted by Sessa17
I not only find them boring, but insulting to film fans or just that average person in general. I literally cannot understand why people not only watch just tripe, but care about it.

I'm waiting for my girlfriend to get home from her friends & then we are going out for dinner, just a normal Sunday not, not a "what am I doing in place of watching the Oscars".
I don't care what movie will be the next "Shakespeare in Love" or "Driving Miss Daisy."

We'll be having a friend over for dinner and maybe watch a DVD afterwards.
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To add - there is one thing I find interesting about the Oscars - how much cleavage the hot actresses (and hot dates of the actors) are revealing. Of course, I can scan the photo galleries the next morning.
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I'm taping the oscars. Then I can skip all the commercials and acceptance speechs that I don't like.
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I'm going to be reading lots o' literary criticism on the "Constance stories" in Confessio Amantis, Canterbury Tales, and "Emare." It's all very exciting, I know . . .

(Actually, I do think it's interesting, though I'm not really enthused about studying right now)
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I caught the opening monologue then put it on TIVO so I can fast foward through all the stuff I don't want to watch. I'm watching The Iron Giant special features instead.
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I got tired of the celebrity worship and quit watching many years ago.

So tonight I watched an episode of Planet of the Apes TV show from Netflix, will now work out and then play Halo 2. Exciting, huh... but I would much rather to the above mentioned than watch the Oscars anyday.
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There's all these Dog the bounty hunter shows on, I'll probably watch those.
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I'm watching Independence Day on Fox channel 11. It's a whole lot more entertaining (IMO) than watching the club pat each other on the back....
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
Ah, if you're going Bollywood you have to find something starring Aishwarya Rai.

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Just got back from Bride and Prejudice. Soso nice....
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