“This has been an embarrassing year for all of us and I think it's
best if we just forget that it ever happened,” AMPAS executive
director Bruce Davis said at a press conference. “I mean, when two
of the five Best Picture nominees are `Lord of the Rings' and `Harry
Potter,' and the other three are animated films, I think we as a
community have to admit we have a problem.
“Could you come up with even one Best Actor nominee this
year?” Davis added, disgustedly. “We were so frustrated that we
were thinking of relaxing the rules to include Osama bin Laden's
Al-Jazeera videos, but ultimately decided against it.”
I also liked the prediction of French strikers going on strike. While these
aren't real predictions, I wouldn't mind them actually happening—they're
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