Skip

Better late than never...
April 6, 2012 11:37 PM   Subscribe


 
Unwatchable. And yet, I watched it.
posted by dfriedman at 12:49 AM on April 7, 2012 [17 favorites]


Art.
posted by PinkMoose at 12:52 AM on April 7, 2012


Your move, Roger from American Dad.
posted by steganographia at 1:03 AM on April 7, 2012 [7 favorites]


Can we nominate him for an Oscar - for being the most theatrical fan of the Oscars?
posted by dabitch at 1:28 AM on April 7, 2012


So this is what became of Nardwuar.
posted by Beardman at 1:49 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


"I AM JUDI FUCKING DENCH!"

He didn't try very hard on that one. I love this.
posted by longsleeves at 1:55 AM on April 7, 2012


"I AM JUDI FUCKING DENCH!"

He didn't try very hard on that one. I love this.


Well to be honest, that is all Dame Judi needs to do to win an Oscar
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:28 AM on April 7, 2012 [8 favorites]


Never realized how many Best Supporting Actress performances were in Woody Allen films.
posted by HeroZero at 2:42 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why is this?
posted by ShutterBun at 3:03 AM on April 7, 2012


Over caffeinated and not a very good impersonator.

Straight to the Meh folder.
posted by lampshade at 3:29 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Parents and parents-to-be, this is what happens if you don't raise your voice now and then and say, "Enough! Get to bed!" Exhausting person.
posted by thinkpiece at 4:55 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


This was annoying as hell and yet also fantastic. There were some bits of brilliance in there.
posted by MexicanYenta at 5:02 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm just out of bed and still making my coffee, so there's them excuses, but I read that as impregnates and was promptly awakened the rest of the way.
posted by Iosephus at 5:39 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


What's with the tags on that video? What does the Mayan calendar have to do with the oscars?
posted by winna at 6:00 AM on April 7, 2012


Lame, and I have no wish to see the other guy. Histronic comes to mind at times, SHUT UP at others.
posted by unliteral at 6:08 AM on April 7, 2012


the most theatrical fan of the Oscars

Sometimes when Mrs. Trurl and I are watching Project Runway and one of the contestants cranks up the level of gayness from medium to high flame [Austin Scarlett did this a lot], I'll turn to her and stage whisper in my Jewish-aunt-in-Florida accent, "I think he may be a homosexual."

not a very good impersonator

I disagree. Of the performances I'm familiar with, several of the impersonations made me LOL from aptness. His Meryl Streep on the witness stand in Kramer vs. Kramer was worth the click-through all by itself.
posted by Trurl at 6:23 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I just want to punch this guy, so hard.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 6:30 AM on April 7, 2012


I thought this was great.
posted by crossoverman at 7:27 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm confused and aroused.
posted by The Whelk at 8:19 AM on April 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


His sheer enthusiasm made me smile. All y'all are hatin'. The thing about this guy is that he strikes me as someone it would be very easy to be friends with. All I'd have to do is sit back and occasionally nod, or clap, or gesticulate. He'd probably fill in my half of the conversation for me and let me drink his coffee because he'd be too busy going off on some tangent to mind. I just liked that he really didn't seem at all disingenuous about his love for all of the ladies and their roles. There wasn't anything ironic and it took me by happy surprise.
posted by Mizu at 8:21 AM on April 7, 2012 [12 favorites]


agreed with Mizu. I can't hate on someone's enthusiasm for something and he doesn't come off as a jerk or pretentious or narcissistic in this.

I don't care for the movies or society's infatuation with celebrity and all that glitz and glam, but I can't help but feel a bit more curious after seeing something like this - Can I really feel so passionate about the movies? Can something like a great film bring that much joy and vigour into my life?
posted by bitteroldman at 8:37 AM on April 7, 2012


What I kept thinking was how much it would suck to be this guy's neighbour
posted by Hoopo at 8:53 AM on April 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


It was more fun when I imagined all the Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners from the 40s being delivered by Bugs Bunny in a dress.
posted by jonp72 at 9:02 AM on April 7, 2012


I thought this was great and I would love to be this guy's friend or neighbor.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:55 AM on April 7, 2012


So this is what became of Nardwuar.

No, no. Nardwuar does the Daytime Emmys.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 10:11 AM on April 7, 2012


Truly a labor if love. I enjoyed his enthusiasm.
posted by blurker at 10:21 AM on April 7, 2012


not a very good impersonator

I couldn't disagree more. Every one of these that I'm familiar with (and that's a lot of them) is spot on. I thought the guy was fantastic beginning to end.

What I found most extraordinary was how the segments that he chose were so succinct and *right* to the actresses and the characters that they played.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 11:03 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I had no idea Mario Cantone had won Best Supporting Actress 75 times.
posted by cmoj at 11:04 AM on April 7, 2012


Worth it for Whoopi Goldberg and the Shadout Mapes. I mean, Linda Hunt.
posted by Zerowensboring at 3:57 PM on April 7, 2012


I would like this is it didn't make me feel riddled with anxiety whenever his mouth opens and makes sound
posted by Jibuzaemon at 4:11 PM on April 7, 2012


I just want to punch this guy, so hard.

For being enthusiastic about something? For having fun with his particular obsession? Because, you know, once the video is over, you could just get on with your life.
posted by crossoverman at 6:02 PM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Academy really likes to surprise us with this category! (Which I always took to mean that the winner is usually less deserving than the others)

But with regard to the introduction, what is it about these self-portrait style videos where there's a jump cut after every sentence? It's worse when they're just standing in the same spot the whole time. Are they forgetting their lines that often?

I'm just glad the commercial industry hasn't tried to emulate this... yet.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 7:01 PM on April 7, 2012


But with regard to the introduction, what is it about these self-portrait style videos where there's a jump cut after every sentence?

It's the style at the time, supposed to make just talking at a camera more interesting and there's a whole emerging grammar of jokes about/using it. I think I first saw it on Lonelygirl videos of all things, and now it's just part of the language mostly cause people who are good at it are really good at it, like the My Drunk Kitchen stuff and everyone is trying to re-create it.
posted by The Whelk at 12:09 AM on April 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


« Older Secret uses of Uranus   |   Of course Fireman Sam votes... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post