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Bowling for Columbine voted "Best Documentary"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by geegee, Mar 23, 2003.

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  1. geegee

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    I know, I know-most all of you will say you never watch the Oscar's. I'm in that group as well. I'm traveling out of town tonight, checked into the hotel, and called the wife. She jokingly and sarcastically asks "I'm sure you'll be watching the Oscars tonight, won't you?" She's caught my rants before...:fire:

    Anyway, I turn on the TV, and start surfing after I ordered some food, and lo and behold, there's that tub of goo, Michael Moore walking up to accept an Oscar for Best Documentary. Note: At this point, let's admit it-there's no smiley that even remotely fits.

    He went on in his typical style to trash President Bush, the war, etc. There was a pretty loud chorus of boos for his rant, however (and probably just as many cheering). Nothing more to add to this post that hasn't been said about him before. I'm not surprised, nor are any of you, I'm sure. geegee
     
  2. six 4 sure

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    Caught this too. It was kinda surprising how quiet the crowd became when he went into his rant. Thought it was pretty funny when Steve Martin said "things were pretty exciting back stage, the Teamsters are now helping Michael into the trunk of his limo."

    Six
     
  3. Sven

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    "More boos than cheers." - Matt Drudge
     
  4. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I reserve this smilie for him .... and a few others .......

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    Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites—and fools into the bargain.

    On the proverbial "bright side," the greater fool he makes of himself, the less likely uninformed Americans will be to embrace his so-called "ideas."
     
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    P95Carry.....

    That certainly is a valid and accurate summation:D
     
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    I'd liked Steve Martin's comment on how actors can be Democrats or......skinny!:D
     
  8. Litlman

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    My wife even thought that he was a Jerk!!!
     
  9. El Rojo

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    I was rather pleased with his appearance at the award. He got booed and then the Academy cut him off with the ole commercial music! Michael Moore is a waste of air. He said we have a "ficticious" president. That was two and a half years ago! Deal with it already. Who is living in dream land?
     
  10. Soap

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    Michael Moore is a living, breathing, weight-gaining example of everything that is wrong with this country. Just a few points for ya Moore:

    1- I'm going to make a "documentary" about white people, then I'm going to only pick the most stupid, toothless, backwater hilljacks that I can find. Then I will claim that this represents your average white person. Heck, I might even win an Oscar.

    2- On your website you list all kinds of anti-war poo poo. My favorite is that you have a link to pictures of citizens in Baghdad. Obviously its supposed to make the viewer feel bad that their city is being bombed and that they are in danger. But you fail to realize that if you are not for these people's liberation, you are essentially for their continued oppression.

    3- Groom thyself and no more gluttony.

    4- Buy a new wardrobe.

    5- Stop calling the President "Governor". I know you think this is extremely clever.

    6- Don't speak for the majority of Americans...especially since the majority of all people I've ever met would love to kick your ***.

    7- We don't love France. I don't give a crap what the French did in 18th century, their father's actions have no bearing on my assessment of their current character. Should we believe that all Germans are evil since they had that little problem in the mid-20th century?

    8- You look like the drunkard and whining vagrant. Your career would most likely be flipping a McNasty burger if you didn't have a career that was centered around dumping on other people. I don't even have to close my eyes to imagine you in a McUniform.

    9- Kiss my ***.

    [RANT OFF]
     
  11. CZ-75

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    This almost ruined my night, until I saw that he made a colossal *** out of himself.

    I can only hope the Teamsters gave him the "Jimmy Hoffa" treatment. :D
     
  12. 10-Ring

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    I almost could foresee him getting the award. That "academy" likes yahoos like that. I'm glad at least some in the audience found it appropriate to boo that SOB :cuss:
     
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    And a child rapist for best director! Moore's arrogance and insolence were great to see. He's actually too smug to know he's his own harshest critic.
     
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    I love it when Dan Flory says 'hilljack' :D
     
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    I noticed the actors shaking heads but none of them were booing him on camera.. the folks in the cheap seats sounded like a mob with pitchforks and torches.

    Can't agree with the Academy on this one.
     
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    First, BamBam, don't bother me with the facts... It's Michael Moore!! With the way he eats, I think he should try being Michael Less for a while.

    He is one more reason for me not to own a TV..
     
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    Cheers And Jeers Greet Moore Oscar Speech
    POSTED: 8:54 p.m. PST March 23, 2003

    LOS ANGELES -- A standing ovation and a handful of jeers from Hollywood's elite greeted filmmaker Michael Moore when he criticized President Bush and the U.S.-led war in Iraq during his acceptance speech Sunday after winning the documentary feature Oscar for "Bowling for Columbine."

    "We live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elect a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man who's sending us to war for fictitious reasons, whether it's the fiction of duct tape or the fiction of orange alerts," Moore said.

    Applause gave way to some boos, as the orchestra began to play the filmmaker off the stage.

    "We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush. Shame on you," Moore shouted, surrounded onstage by his fellow nominees in a show of solidarity.

    "It was so sweet backstage, the teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo," host Steve Martin joked later.

    "Bowling for Columbine" was Moore's satirical exploration of violence in America. The title refers to the fact that gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went bowling before they opened fire at Columbine High School in Colorado, killing 12 students and a teacher before turning the guns on themselves.

    Asked backstage why he made the remarks, Moore answered: "I'm an American."

    "Is that all?" a reporter asked.

    "Oh, that's a lot," Moore responded.

    He said the Iraqi conflict sends a negative image to the nation's youth.

    "What was the lesson that we taught children of Columbine this week? ... That violence is an acceptable means to resolve a conflict," Moore said backstage.
    Moore dismissed the jeers, telling reporters: "Don't report that there was split decision in the hall because five loud people booed."

    The rotund, scruffy-bearded activist from Flint, Mich., also directed the 1989 documentary "Roger & Me," in which he pursued former General Motors Corp. boss Roger Smith to confront him about the collapse of the auto industry in Moore's hometown.

    Moore also is the author of the best-selling book "Stupid White Men ... And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation," which criticizes American politicians for favoring corporate wealth over public well-being.

    Scattered appeals for peace and grim reports from the U.S.-led war in Iraq added a sober contrast to Hollywood's traditional night of glitzy self-glorification at Sunday's Academy Awards.

    "In light of all the troubles in this world, I wish us all peace," said Chris Cooper, ending his acceptance speech after winning the supporting actor award for "Adaptation."

    Cooper was among several nominees, including Meryl Streep and Martin Scorsese, who wore dove peace pins on their formal wear as a silent statement about the war.
     
  19. Sactown

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    Is anyone really surprised that Hollyweird would give a standing ovation to Michael Moore and a pedophile director? Moore's narcissm is truly amazing.

    I disagree. He should eat more. I'd be first in line to buy him a pint of Crisco with a chaser of lard. Maybe we can hasten the coronary. He is truly a waste of skin.
     
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    Well, I personally believe I have a touch of neurosis, but that's a different thing entirely, right? :D
     
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    It's a cruel world.

    John Candy is pushing up daisys, his heart couldn't support his girth.

    John was a very funny and good man. :(



    MM OTOH is alive and well, despite the fact that the unctuous fop leaves a wake like a battleship wherever he waddles. Complete with an oil slick to boot!

    MM is a liar and a hypocrite, and he knows it.

    Just see what he wrote below. It tells the whole tale. :cuss: :fire: :cuss:
     
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    Michael Moore validates Hillary Clinton's assertion that it takes a village to raise an idiot.
     
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    I can't add much to the vitrolic regarding Mr. Moore without waxing profane, but the fact that the 'Academy' considers an intellectually perverse and ethically bankrupt piece of propaganda to be a 'documentary' speaks legions about where Hollywood's head is at. I beleive he was booed not so much out of disagreement, but more because he didn't follow the 'rules' and his poor behavior reflected badly on heir little soiree. Class will out, and Mr. Moore is clearly out of class.:barf:
     
  24. Don Gwinn

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    "Five loud people booed"

    What? Did that sound like five people to anyone else? :scrutiny:

    Besides, that transcript is wrong. I clearly heard him decry the "fictition of duct tape." I think he misunderestimated how nervous he would be. :D

    The bit about the others coming onstage is interesting, though. D'ya think that was spur of the moment? Otherwise, he'd basically have had to say "look, we all know I'm going to win, so how about coming up with me?"
     
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    Thank you....

    On every board I visit everyone thinks it's such a great thing that he got booed off stage last night and it's exactly as you say...
     
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