Mar 4, 2010

Question about the Oscars

Note: Hey...remember this blog?  Yeah, it's still around.  And we are still watching bad movies so you don't have to.  A new review is up.  Ignore it at your leisure. - Earl

Last year I live-blogged the Oscars using a widget from Cover It Live. It was hella fun. OK...maybe not, but it was a hella distraction. At least for the 4-5 people who showed up and participated.

So I'm thinking of doing it again, but it all depends on you. My faithful sycophants. Is anyone interested in joining me here for the excitement? Let me know in the comments and if 4-5 of you are into it then I will accommodate.  You are gonna owe me though.

That is, of course, if my cable provider doesn't dump ABC from it's service on Sunday before the telecast.  Could happen.  Disney, the parent company of ABC, and Cablevision are having a real nasty to-do over $40 million that Cablevision wants to charge Disney for retransmission charges.  I have no idea what that means, but it sounds technical.  The TV commercial battle has been particularly brutal.  I imagine executives from each company stroking their long-haired Persian cats while mwuh-ha-ha-ing at us lowly peasants.

No big whoop for me if I can't watch the Oscars live.  I'll just drink a few bacon bourbon cocktails (bacon drink) and watch a movie instead.  As long as they resolve their issues before next week's episode of Lost.


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Don't fuck with my Lost!


Avitable said...

It's a cool idea to liveblog it, and I enjoyed reading it after the fact, so I say do it if you still have ABC. I won't tell you that basically what you'll be doing is Twittering, because that might turn you off of the whole idea!

RW said...

Our "provider" (this is a new word to me since I remember when TV was free, had less channels and better choices... er... anyway...) is Comcast who is making a play to own NBC last I heard. I don't know what that will mean eventually. Do we end up with one provider for every possible station thirty years from now? I don't know. All I know is I have hundreds of channels of absolute shit and watch TV less now than ever in my life.

Which isn't exactly what your post is about but... you know... you sort of inspired me there.

Slyde said...

there is NO WAY in Hell that we will lose ABC this weekend. Bank on it.

Cablevision is in a death-battle with Verizon right now, and they know damn well that if they remove ABC then long island will pole-vault over to Fios.

No, they'll pay ABC whatever they ask, then pass the cost over to us in our monthly bills.

Verdant Earl said...

Avitable - No, their is a huge fundamental difference between the live blog template and Twitter. As far as I know, a handful of people can't set up a "room" in Twitter just for them to bandy back and forth on something. It's open for anyone and everyone who follows them, right? This is more of an invite-only, controlled environment. Kinda like the old private chat rooms of yore. And it won't fill up anyone's Twitter feed who doesn't give a damn about it. Dig?

RW - Bruce Springsteen sang about "57 Channels and Nothing On" decades ago. Now it's like 757 channels and still nothing on.

Slyde - You have it backward. ABC owes Cablevision $40 million, which ABC claims we the customers already pay. Something like a dollar a household. But'll get resolved.

savannah said...

yes, i'd be up for that! unless, of course, miss daisy is around because she tends to want to talk to me when i'm typing and not fucking paying attention to her like that was my sole reason for being at home every damn night...but i digress, yes, thank you, sugar. xoxoxo

Slyde said...

p.s. i hate you. i was going to put the ok go video up on my site yesterday, but now im all conflicted since you beat me to it.

i may do it anyway. fucker.

p.p.s. almost done with dead snow. awesomeness.....

Verdant Earl said...

Savannah - I think you joined us last year, right?

Slyde - You might as well post it. It's only been everywhere in the past few days. Even Neil Gaiman posted it on his blog yesterday evening.

Heff said...

Did you say "joining me here for the excitement" or EXCREMENT ?

Heff isn't a big fan of the Oscars.

Mrs. Hall said...


I'd totally be part of the live blogging thing again!!! And this time Mr. Hall can watch the kids so I can be all like, prolific in my comments and witty commentary.

woo hoo!!!

Bruce Johnson said...

I think I will pass on this one. I have too much going on my life to watch overpaid impersonators pat each other on the back for doing a good job, which dressed in tuxes and slinky gowns.

(hey, wow, moviegrenade, I had forgotten all about this blog!!!)

Verdant Earl said...

Heff - Well, I am the either way applies.

Holly - Woo hoo indeed.

Bruce - I'm a fan of slinky gowns.

Dr Zibbs said...

That's what great about Twitter. You can put a hashtag (#) and the word Oscars for example then you people can read what you're writing live.

I've done it for a few events and it's fun

(Twitter name is @DrZibbs if anyone wants to follow me)

Verdant Earl said...

Zibbs - yeah, but so can anyone else who follows you even if they don't care at all about the Oscars. Right?

And no...I won't be following you on Twitter. You should be honored that Father Kelly is one of the 8-9 "people" I actually DO follow*.

*And by "follow" I mean not really follow at all.

Water Logged Canine said...

I'm in.

I loved the live blog last year...and can't wait to do it again. If...per chance...ABC doesn't work out the kinks...just bring yo' ass and yo' bacon drink over to my place. We can sit headsie-toesies on the couch and blog 'til hell won't have it. And then hold tight a little longer. Make it last a little longer. Hop right to it...your fresh breath goes on and on...sorry....wrong show.

Mrs. Hall said...




Which is fine except he is smart and funny and his powers could be used for good instead of BEING SUCH A FRICKIN WET BLANKET.

there. I said it.


Verdant Earl said...

Doggie - it may come to that. Um, coming over to your place to watch the Oscars with my bacon drink. Not, um, the other thing.

Holly - Hello? If you are gonna start a fight with someone you can do it on your own blog. ;)

(but you're right. he's a debbie downer sometimes)

Mrs. Hall said...

in all fairness, i did email him with the response comment. cause iff'n i'm going to yell at someone, i want to make sure they hear me. ;)


ok, i'm done.

see you at the oscars!

Kate said...

I remember last year well, it was alotta fun... except when my lap top almost died on me and I had to shut down. I'll try and log on Sunday night if you do it.. I'll be coming home from my weekly gig at some point.. though it is my freaking birthday, so I may not. Or I may be really drunk. Either way, I say do it!

hello haha narf said...

oh my fuck, doggie makes me giggle.

i would probably pop in for part of the oscars insanity, but i don't think i'll be able to do the entire thing.

Verdant Earl said...

Holly - Wait...did you just call ME Debbie Downer?

Kate - Yay for birthdays and drunk blogging the Oscars!

Becky - Don't encourage him. He's a very bad dog.

sybil law said...

I think it'd be fun, really. Only time I'd probably even watch the Oscars.
Assuming it's acceptable to drink.

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - Acceptable? It's absolutely a must!