Sunday, February 27, 2005
i have to say, i had pretty low expectations for chris rock hosting the oscars this year, but he was totally perfect.
much sharper and courageous than i expected him to be.
when chris rock is on a roll theres no one better right now.
heres the parts of his monologue that went after the president. a tough trick considering how sensitive republicans can get when you criticize dear leader, and double-tough considering how skittish democrats are to attack publicly.
rock broke it down, laid it out, and delivered it beautifully
without hate, without anger, with just classic comedy fundamentals.
A lot of people like to bash Bush. I'm not gonna bash Bush here tonight. I saw 'Fahrenheit 9/11', I think Bush is a genius. I thought Bush did some things this year nobody in this room could do. Nobody in this room could pull off. video of the entire monologue + cheese and crackers oscar roundup + calvin and hobbes archive
Bush basically reapplied for his job this year. Now can you imagine applying for a job, and while you're applying for that job, there is a movie in every theater in the country that shows how much you suck at that job?" (Laughter)
I'd be hard to get hired wouldn't it?
Now I watched Fahrenheit, I learned some stuff man. Bush did some things you could never get away with at your job, man. Never, ever, ever.
You know, when Bush got into office he had a surplus of money. Now there's like a $70 trillion dollar deficit. Now, just imagine you worked at the Gap.(Laughter)
You're closing out your register, and there's $70 trillion dollars short. (Laughter)
The average person would get in trouble for something like that, right? (Laughter) Not Bush, no. (Laughter-Applause)
Then he started a war, that's cool, support the troops, he started a war. Now just imagine you worked at the Gap.(Laughter)
You're $70 trillion behind on your register, and then you start a war with the Banana Republic...(Laughter) 'cause you say they got toxic tank-tops over there.(Laughter)
You have the war. People are dying. A thousand Gap employees dead, that's right, bleeding all over the khakis.(Laughter)
You finally take over Banana Republic and you find out, they never made tank-tops in the first place.(Laughter-Applause)
Previously on busblog...