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"DO NOT WATCH MORE TV!!!!!" @ 10:04 pm

hapavox:
U2 just got robbed. I stopped watching. Some rapper won it who didn't even perform his horrid song. This is a slap in the face for all honest and genuine musicians who play live instruments and speak the truth about these trying times!!!! WTF!!!!!!!! F'ckin' horrible!!!!!!!! F'ck the Oscar Awards Winner Selection f'ckin' bureaucracy committee b'llshit!!!!!! Bollocks...just bollocks!!

The only true victory tonight in that whole awards ceremony was not only the heartwarming performance from our band of course...but for the "Best Documentary" award Michael Moore won...and how he spoke his mind about that horrible fictious president we have. F'ckin a!!

Larry has got to be shakin' his head right now.
 
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From:ex_kstewart284
Date:March 23rd, 2003 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Amen.

In case you're interested...

Michael Moore's speech:

Whoa. On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan from Canada, I'd like to thank the Academy for this. I have invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to — they're here in solidarity with me because we like nonfiction.

We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush.

Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you. And any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up. Thank you very much.
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From:hapavox
Date:March 23rd, 2003 08:29 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for that!!! Finally...an honest and TRUE winner was awarded tonight.

I think Larry just bolted out of the theatre...along with Adam...on a red-eye flight back to Dublin.

Un-f'ckin-believable.
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 23rd, 2003 08:55 pm (UTC)
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As a die hard u2 fan, I will still say that the "Lose Yourself" lyrically and musically is a better song than "Hands that Built America"

I think hands is a very medicore song.

And I thought M. Moore acted like an ass.
From:ashtreenymph
Date:March 23rd, 2003 08:58 pm (UTC)
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HTBA isn't my favorite, but it's still better that Loose Yourself, in my opinion.
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From:hapavox
Date:March 23rd, 2003 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Amen!

Much respect to the rapper and other aspiring cronies like him out there...but I don't think "Lose Yourself" is a work of genius. I suppose, the Oscar Award Selection Committee is long overdue for awarding a rap artist with the "Best Song" award...so this time they had 'no choice' but to 'give' the bumbling rapper the credit in 'honor' of the 'hip hop community'. Does Eminem represent the TRUE hip hop community? I would think not.

It was very tragic.
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 23rd, 2003 11:36 pm (UTC)

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You're opinion yes, but from a sheer musical perspective it's a better piece of music.


... just like J. Rabbit is a better piece of ass than I am.. ;)
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From:hapavox
Date:March 23rd, 2003 09:00 pm (UTC)

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Lyrically and musically better? Hmmmmmmmm.....tough call.

Michael Moore acted like an ass in a sea of tighter asses! Yay for the 1st Amendment.
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 23rd, 2003 11:41 pm (UTC)

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Come on now.. HTBA *and ES for that matter* terrifies me... this is why..
It's like.. take Paul McCartney, the man has written some of the best songs of the twentieth century. Now his music is crap that all sounds the same.

I'd rather U2 break up before that happens.

On the other hand, Eminem has started writing some really complicated pieces of music. Loose yourself lyrically is amazing not many people can make the words his sweater already and mom's spagehetti flow. ;)

No one wants to admit that it's a rockin song because Eminem did it.

... and M.Moore.. I watched the Oscars for two reason, and in this order: 1. No mention of "Bush" "US Troops" "Saddam Hussein" and Iraq and 2. U2
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From:ajamison
Date:March 23rd, 2003 10:27 pm (UTC)
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I thought he acted like a complete ass also.
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From:hapavox
Date:March 23rd, 2003 10:35 pm (UTC)

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I always thought Michael Moore embodied the U2-rebellion spirit. Shakin' things up...the way true rock n'roll was meant to be!!! When you're in the spotlight and millions of people are watching and listening...use it and make a STATEMENT! Mr. Moore did just that.
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From:ajamison
Date:March 23rd, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Yes, U2 does take advantage of the time when they are in the spotlight. But, they use it in an effective, relevant way that matters to people. Moore did it distastefully and like a complete idiot, and his comments will have no lasting effect to anyone. I mean, when you're practically booed off the stage by Hollywood, something's wrong.

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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 23rd, 2003 11:42 pm (UTC)

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WoohoO!
From:goblingemini
Date:March 23rd, 2003 10:47 pm (UTC)
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And I thought M. Moore acted like an ass.

Rock on. I cheered when the crowd drowned out his idiotic comments with booing and they basically ushered him offstage :-) That was great.

U2's performance made me weep. I never particularly cared for that song until tonight - Bono just floored me. I stopped watching the ceremony after they didn't win.

~Jess
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From:hapavox
Date:March 23rd, 2003 11:00 pm (UTC)

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I disagree. Once again...Mr. Moore was making a perfectly legal statement in a live format for the masses. Nothing new nobody has done before. Certainly, nothing that U2 hasn't done before either in a crowd of thousands larger than that theatre tonight!!!

When Bono said, "Fuck the Revolution!!" in a crowd that consisted of a good majority of Irish-Americans...was that idiotic of him to say because it was 'inappropriate'?
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 23rd, 2003 11:52 pm (UTC)
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He doesn't embody rock and roll.

.. He embodies obesity in America.


And the Pope is a senile old man.

And the Dixie Chicks are.. well.. the Dixie Chicks.

And Bono makes statements in a productive way.

And I'm all for liberating Iraq.

From:goblingemini
Date:March 24th, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)

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There's a difference.

Michael Moore is a biased, un-informed moron.

Bono isn't.
From:vanillarachel
Date:March 24th, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)
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very well said. i couldn't agree more.
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 23rd, 2003 11:43 pm (UTC)

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Really? The performance didn't do much for me.. but hey, if it struck a chord with you.. rock on.
From:goblingemini
Date:March 24th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
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*grins*

I certainly wasn't expecting to be moved to tears, especially considering the fact that normally, I don't even like that song very much! But something just hit me, y'know, it's just that unexplainable *something* that occurs often with this band. You know how it is :-)
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From:boomtownrat
Date:March 24th, 2003 09:53 pm (UTC)

Best Original Song (and some OT musings)

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I do think "Lose Yourself" would've been the song I'd want to win in any other year, without a U2 song in the running. The song essentially tells us what the film is about in less than five minutes, which probably had a lot to do with why it won. Best Original Song is so rarely about awarding "cool" artists that I suspect the Academy might have wanted to finally give an award to the nominee who was seen as being the edgiest (no pun intended). Also, I think this year was partially about Hollywood acknowledging rap as an art form, in some ways, given that it was also the first time a female rapper was nominated for an acting award. Consider, also, that some voters might have wanted to give Eminem that Oscar in lieu of the performance, for which he was *not* nominated. Finally, U2 may have suffered from the backlash against Gangs after Harvey Weinstein made that huge blunder with the ad trying to get votes for Martin Scorsese.

And speaking of Scorsese, he's a perfect example of how some of the greatest artists go unawarded at Oscar time. He's never won Best Director despite several nominations, and there's another crime the Academy should be ashamed of and will hopefully rectify someday. There are many legends who never won. Hopefully, U2 will have another chance and take home an Oscar.

But I don't agree that Michael Moore's was the only "true victory". Chris Cooper finally got recognition for his wonderful work, Roman Polanski is a legend, and I think Adrien Brody is amazing.
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