Did you watch the Oscars 2015? :)

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    Feb 23, 2015 9:19 AM GMT
    I saw the entire show, pretty neat. What's your most favorite or least favorite moment or both?? Haha, I thought Neil Patrick Harris killed it. Some of my favorite moments of the show.

    - Neil Patrick Harris poking fun of the whitest joke
    - Neil Patrick Harris in his White Underwear LOL
    - John Legend performed *Glory and we see some members in the audience cried
    - When Graham Moore? the guy who wrote Imitation Game won for screenplay, he gave a heartfelt speech on preventing suicide
    - When Eddie Redmayne won, I like him as an actor! His speech seem over-excited and genuine.
    - I like how it had a strong Latin/African-American presence (when Inaritu won and Glory the song won). icon_smile.gif

    Thoughts??
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 23, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    I watched it, but felt it was a letdown. I really didn't find many of NPH's jokes very funny. I watched it with two friends and we all felt the same.I thought Seth MacFarlane in 2013 and Ellen Degeneres last year both did a better job of hosting. But much of it was the material the writers gave NPH, just not very good. Lady Gaga was phenomenal with the Sound Of Music performance, I loved that!
  • Hypertrophile

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    Feb 23, 2015 3:31 PM GMT
    Lady Gaga blew the roof off the joint with a perfect performance that elevated everyone's emotions, only to have things escalate with Julie Andrew's appearance. It was an historic Oscar moment!

    The rest of the show...meh.
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    Feb 23, 2015 3:32 PM GMT
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    Feb 23, 2015 3:34 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve said
    Lady Gaga was phenomenal with the Sound Of Music performance, I loved that!

    Yeah, I thought it was the highlight of the show. Can you imagine the pressure, in front of THAT theatre audience, as well as millions watching TV, with Julie Andrews in the wings hearing "her" signature songs being performed by another singer?

    I know Andrews' appearance was billed as a "surprise" presenter, but I noted that Lady Gaga moved off the center stage circle during her standing ovation, while the applause was still continuing, and then Andrews entered from stage right. Obviously prearranged, and then Andrews presented an award.

    A spectacular performance, I've watched it several times on YouTube, although AMPAS is trying to remove all copies of it on the grounds of copyright infringement.
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    Feb 23, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
    I never watch it.
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    Feb 23, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI never watch it.

    Yeah, it's a gay thing. Watch another NASCAR race, or maybe a phony WWE match. icon_razz.gif
  • JuneauMike

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    Feb 23, 2015 4:26 PM GMT
    I thought it was fantastic!
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    freedomisntfree saidI never watch it.

    Yeah, it's a gay thing. Watch another NASCAR race, or maybe a phony WWE match. icon_razz.gif


    Modern Nascar? No way. Vintage nascar. Hell yes. If I had the money (and I Don't) I would be doing this.

    @ 27 sec ... lucky lucky kid.



    "WWE match"

    Not a chance
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:20 PM GMT
    Lady Gaga's tatoos were distracting.
    She's a celebrity, not the best of singers.

    The joke about Ben Cumberbatch's name and John Travolta trying to call Ben Affleck was funny, even the day after.

    Not showing Michael Keaton when the Best Actor was announced was gracious and classy.

    Confusion on John Legend and John somebody else when the song from Selma was performed and won...

    Confusion over the references made between John Travolta and co-presenter--what was that all about?

    Glad Julianne Moore won. I liked the line "To my husband and son(?), thank you for giving me a home."
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:25 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Art_Deco said
    freedomisntfree saidI never watch it.

    Yeah, it's a gay thing. Watch another NASCAR race, or maybe a phony WWE match. icon_razz.gif


    Modern Nascar? No way. Vintage nascar. Hell yes. If I had the money (and Don't) I would be doing this.



    "WWE match"

    Not a chance


    I never watch them either. Tuned into Downton Abbey instead. Is that "gay" enough for you? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Love those '60s-era Fords, BTW!
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    freedomisntfree said
    Art_Deco said
    freedomisntfree saidI never watch it.

    Yeah, it's a gay thing. Watch another NASCAR race, or maybe a phony WWE match. icon_razz.gif


    Modern Nascar? No way. Vintage nascar. Hell yes. If I had the money (and Don't) I would be doing this.



    "WWE match"

    Not a chance


    I never watch them either. Tuned into Downton Abbey instead. Is that "gay" enough for you? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Love those '60s-era Fords, BTW!


    Or this would be fine too, but nothing sounds quite like a FE block car of the early to mid 60s. Trans Am series was max 5 liters or 305 CI.

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    Feb 23, 2015 5:31 PM GMT
    Adding the "In Memoriaum"

    Meryl Streep's introduction to it was excellent.
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    MGINSD said
    freedomisntfree said
    Art_Deco said
    freedomisntfree saidI never watch it.

    Yeah, it's a gay thing. Watch another NASCAR race, or maybe a phony WWE match. icon_razz.gif


    Modern Nascar? No way. Vintage nascar. Hell yes. If I had the money (and Don't) I would be doing this.



    "WWE match"

    Not a chance


    I never watch them either. Tuned into Downton Abbey instead. Is that "gay" enough for you? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Love those '60s-era Fords, BTW!


    Or this would be fine too, but nothing sounds quite like a FE block car of the early to mid 60s.



    Them'll work too!

    At the risk of diverting this thread - but can you really imagine a more deserving one? - my dream car is this early '60s Falcon Squire. I hope it's got the 289 V-8! 0811sr_02_z+1963_ford_falcon_wagon+.jpg
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    freedomisntfree said
    MGINSD said
    freedomisntfree said
    Art_Deco said
    freedomisntfree saidI never watch it.

    Yeah, it's a gay thing. Watch another NASCAR race, or maybe a phony WWE match. icon_razz.gif


    Modern Nascar? No way. Vintage nascar. Hell yes. If I had the money (and Don't) I would be doing this.



    "WWE match"

    Not a chance


    I never watch them either. Tuned into Downton Abbey instead. Is that "gay" enough for you? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Love those '60s-era Fords, BTW!


    Or this would be fine too, but nothing sounds quite like a FE block car of the early to mid 60s.



    Them'll work too!

    At the risk of diverting this thread - but can you really imagine a more deserving one? - my dream car is this early '60s Falcon Squire. I hope it's got the 289 V-8! 0811sr_02_z+1963_ford_falcon_wagon+.jpg


    Art_deco earned it with his snide comment so regarding Falcoon Sprints

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    Feb 23, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
    And these guys get REAL aggressive in these priceless old GT-350Rs

    @ min 11:40. He's at 10/10ths

    @ about min 12:15 is nuts. I'd say 11/10ths.

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    Feb 23, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    Thanks for that video of Jay Leno and his '63 Sprint. Love the slender C pillar. And, I totally forgot about the 260 V-8! I like how he put a 5-speed and MC bar in there but otherwise kept it as built. Still don't get the battery in back thing - can the weight shift make that much of a difference? - but hey, it's his baby. Only thing I'd add would be some period seats w/ headrests and some other, more innocuous, safety equipment, as I'd definitely be drivin' that thing all over town!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 23, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
    One of the better Oscars that I remember. Though I thought Ellen hosting was way more fun, Neil Patrick Harris did have his moments (in his underwear) and he kept things moving along. I thought all the sets were really beautiful, and it was a pleasant and totally unexpected surprise that Lady Gaga of all people brought down the house and was one of the standouts of the whole show. Just when you think Gaga has hit a wall, she climbs right over it.
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    Feb 23, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidThanks for that video of Jay Leno and his '63 Sprint. Love the slender C pillar. And, I totally forgot about the 260 V-8! I like how he put a 5-speed and MC bar in there but otherwise kept it as built. Still don't get the battery in back thing - can the weight shift make that much of a difference? - but hey, it's his baby. Only thing I'd add would be some period seats w/ headrests and some other, more innocuous, safety equipment, as I'd definitely be drivin' that thing all over town!


    Yeah, 63 would be my favorite year for Falcons.

    "Still don't get the battery in back thing"

    In a car as light as a 63 Sprint and given that a battery is about 80lbs it can make a 2% shift or so in weight distribution and if nothing else batteries last longer if not exposed to engine heat.

    I'm not a resto mod sorta guy, but I think a Richmond or Tremec 5 or 6 speed is a great move. 1) the engine is not revving like crazy at today's freeway speeds and 2) big benefits in highway gas mileage.
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    Feb 23, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidThanks for that video of Jay Leno and his '63 Sprint. Love the slender C pillar. And, I totally forgot about the 260 V-8! I like how he put a 5-speed and MC bar in there but otherwise kept it as built. Still don't get the battery in back thing - can the weight shift make that much of a difference? - but hey, it's his baby. Only thing I'd add would be some period seats w/ headrests and some other, more innocuous, safety equipment, as I'd definitely be drivin' that thing all over town!


    And if you want to have a really great time, and meet more people than you have time to talk to, get yourself something.

    May I suggest something like

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    or maybe

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    You'd look positively dapper in either one.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Feb 23, 2015 7:21 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidLady Gaga's tatoos were distracting.
    She's a celebrity, not the best of singers.

    The joke about Ben Cumberbatch's name and John Travolta trying to call Ben Affleck was funny, even the day after.

    Not showing Michael Keaton when the Best Actor was announced was gracious and classy.

    Confusion on John Legend and John somebody else when the song from Selma was performed and won...

    Confusion over the references made between John Travolta and co-presenter--what was that all about?

    Glad Julianne Moore won. I liked the line "To my husband and son(?), thank you for giving me a home."


    John Legend is John Stephens stage name. He apparently uses his real name for writing credits.

    From what I could gather having tuned in late, Travolta messed up someone elses name and they had some fun with it at his expense.

    I thought Gaga's performance of the songs from Sound Of Music was impressive to say the least! She sang them with power, control, and emotion not expected from her, and without the usual vocal flourishes I've come to expect, and dread, from most singers these days. I expected her outfit to do something like morph into raw meat or something, but it didn't. Gaga treated the music with the respect and professionalism it deserved. That Julie Andrews was watching from the wings must have made the task a daunting one, and the performance even more impressive IMO.
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    Feb 23, 2015 7:22 PM GMT
    Nope. I'm not all agog over Hollywood, stars, the movie industry, or movies in general. No judgment on those gays who are. Just not my thing. To each is own.

    I did enjoy TCM's Thirty Days of Oscars. I enjoy the old classics.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Feb 23, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    My favorite line of the night was by the presenter of the Best Supporting Actress Award. The nominees were, "Four women and, in accordance with California law, Meryl Streep."
  • tj85016

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    Feb 23, 2015 7:53 PM GMT
    I used to watch them, I can't stomach the self-congratulatory crap anymore
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    Feb 23, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    MGINSD saidThanks for that video of Jay Leno and his '63 Sprint. Love the slender C pillar. And, I totally forgot about the 260 V-8! I like how he put a 5-speed and MC bar in there but otherwise kept it as built. Still don't get the battery in back thing - can the weight shift make that much of a difference? - but hey, it's his baby. Only thing I'd add would be some period seats w/ headrests and some other, more innocuous, safety equipment, as I'd definitely be drivin' that thing all over town!


    And if you want to have a really great time, and meet more people than you have time to talk to, get yourself something.

    May I suggest something like

    photo 439ce775-d1fb-4167-9c59-df54cc28775d.jpg

    or maybe

    photo IMG_2210-1.jpg

    You'd look positively dapper in either one.


    LOL! Love the color of that Buick. How do you think I'd look in this Starfire?


    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcREVmhbV-fUsWpcTEwNV2R

    Hot guy on my HS swim team drove one - and I used to wash it for him every now and then. The car ...