In fact I did not even realize that the Academy Awards were even happening this weekend.
But then I got that call from the daughter.
"So Dad are you ready for the big night?"
"Don't tell me you don't know what is happening this Sunday?"
"Of course I do it's..uh..you know...an anniversary or something."
"DAD! It's the Academy Awards! You know how important those are to us."
"Sure honey I was only teasing. Totally going to watch it, and I will even host an open thread on IM.
So here we are.
Just between you and me I have only seen two of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. (For those wondering the films were "Arrival" and "Hell or High Water.")
They were both great and either one could win in my opinion, but beyond that I simply have not been paying much attention.
But I am now, and boy am I stoked! This is going to be a great night!
(That sounds convincing, right?)
Here is a list to get you started.
And remember even if you are watching by yourself, in a dimly lit apartment, just you and your six cats, you are really never alone on Oscar night. The whole world is watching.
In fact in year's past even the new president was an avid viewer.
What ever happened to the good old days of The Academy Awards. This show is an insult to the past, just plain bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2015
So I imagine that Trump will be watching right along with the rest of us, which is great since I think his name is going to be mentioned quite a few times.The Oscars are a sad joke, very much like our President. So many things are wrong!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2015
(Boy if he thought the White House Correspondents' Dinner was the lion's den, wait until he gets a load of tonight.)
You can also follow me on Twitter tonight, where I might have a few clever things to say. Though to be completely honest I plan to drink a little so as the night wears on they may only seem clever to me.
Update: For those who missed it here is Jimmy Kimmel's hilarious opening monologue.
After all these years I am still not tired of the Kimmel/Damon feud.
Update 2: Well Trump will be all over this tomorrow.
Good job CNN. That is all the ammunition the Right needs.