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The Prom

E! Online, in an article about the Golden Globes (emphasis mine):

Earlier Monday, NBC Entertainment cochief Ben Silverman told E! News anchor Ryan Seacrest that the network was “obviously trying to find a solution to satisfy fans of these great movies and all the incredible stars who have worked so hard all year and got this incredible opportunity.

Sadly, it feels like the nerdiest, ugliest, meanest kids in the high school are trying to cancel the prom. But NBC wants to try to keep that prom alive.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything so stupid said about an awards show. Keep raising that bar, NBC!

Tallying The Oscars

Jon Stewart Self-Deprecation: 5
Brokeback Mountain Jokes: 5 (one by Ang Lee)
Death To Smoochy References: 1
Angelina Jolie Jokes: 1
Democrats/Liberal Jokes: 2
Jon Stewart Making Funny Noises: 2
Jon Stewart Yelling: 5
Jon Stewart Clapping Too Long: 3
Fashion Jokes: 2
Ass-Kissing Name Checks from Jon: 7
Jew Jokes: 2
Jokes about George Clooney: 5
Jokes by George Clooney: 3
Dick Cheney Jokes: 1
Needlessly Large Bow-Ties: 2
Scientology Jokes: 1
Australian Presenters: 4
Times An Award Winner Takes A Shot At The Presenter: 1
Needless Comedy Montages: 1
Needless Drama Montages: 5
Total Montages: 7
Montage Jokes: 1
Stephen Colbert Being Funnier Than Jon Stewart: 4
Stuffed Penguins: 4
Flaming Cars Used In Musical Acts: 1
Desperate Luddite Pleas For People To Keep Going To Theaters: 2
Teleprompter Jokes: 1
3-6 Mafia Jokes: 4
Number Of People Not Only Played Off By The Band, And Not Only Had Their Mics Cut, But Flat Out Ended The Program In A Dead Stop: 1
Minutes Overrun: 26
Quote of the night:

> “And finally, I would say that, you know, we are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it’s probably a good thing. We’re the ones who talk about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn’t really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects. This Academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I’m proud to be a part of this Academy. Proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch.” – George Clooney