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This year’s Oscars was the biggest gathering of smug

#1  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 01, 2016 12:16 pm

This year’s Oscars was the biggest gathering of smug, self-important asses in living memory


The American comic Toby Muresianu put it best: last night’s Oscars felt like ‘three hours of being told to eat your vegetables’. If there has ever been a more grating gathering of smug, self-important asses keen to educate the TV-watching blob about Serious Stuff, then I’m struggling to remember it. Hollywood has clearly forgotten what its job is: to make us squeal and swoon, not raise our awareness about rape and paedophilia and the heat death of the planet and all the other misanthropic bilge the beautiful people spouted last night.

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Re: This year’s Oscars was the biggest gathering of smug

#2  Postby Animavore » Mar 01, 2016 12:27 pm

Couldn't get by this bit.

‘Climate change is real, it is happening right now’, said Leo, to vigorous applause, of course, since believing in climate change is to the 21st century what believing in God was to the 14th: do it or you’re screwed.


Ignorant tripe.
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#3  Postby Sendraks » Mar 01, 2016 12:30 pm

Yup, ignorant tripe. More power to celebrities for leveraging their position as someone the average member of joe public will pay attention to, in order to get important messages across.
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#4  Postby Briton » Mar 01, 2016 12:31 pm

Animavore wrote:Couldn't get by this bit.

‘Climate change is real, it is happening right now’, said Leo, to vigorous applause, of course, since believing in climate change is to the 21st century what believing in God was to the 14th: do it or you’re screwed.


Ignorant tripe.


The author of that piece is in no position to accuse others of dimness.
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#5  Postby Animavore » Mar 01, 2016 12:33 pm

Over the last few years, DiCaprio has steadily donated his celebrity - and at least $30m in funding according to his foundation - to help advance the United Nations climate negotiations, protect coral reefs and tigers, and spread public awareness about the dangers of climate change.

The actor has become a fixture at events focused on global challenges since 2014, dropping in at the Davos economic forum to pick up an award last January, and holding a private chat on the sidelines with Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary general, on the sidelines of the Paris climate negotiations last December.

DiCaprio marched with 400,000 through the streets of Manhattan and addressed the United Nations about the dangers of climate change in 2014, and has had private tutorials in climate science from some of the world’s best researchers.

[underline mine] http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... campaigner

Sounds like someone who understands the situation perfectly well, but according to the writer of the trashy article above...

Leonardo DiCaprio did his best impression of an earnest but dim sixth-former in his infantile speech about evil polluters plotting against poor Mother Earth.


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#6  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 01, 2016 12:39 pm

Sendraks wrote:Yup, ignorant tripe. More power to celebrities for leveraging their position as someone the average member of joe public will pay attention to, in order to get important messages across.


You are joking. Celebs are just that. What important message are they trying to get across? The one their PR man gave them on a piece of paper as they went on stage.

Leonardo DiCaprio did his best impression of an earnest but dim sixth-former in his infantile speech about evil polluters plotting against poor Mother Earth. That he did this while accepting the Best Actor gong for a film that is literally all about how mental Mother Nature is — The Revenant — confirmed that he really is just a pretty face.


Do you really think they care? :whistle:
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#7  Postby Animavore » Mar 01, 2016 12:40 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Sendraks wrote:Yup, ignorant tripe. More power to celebrities for leveraging their position as someone the average member of joe public will pay attention to, in order to get important messages across.


You are joking. Celebs are just that. What important message are they trying to get across? The one their PR man gave them on a piece of paper as they went on stage.

Leonardo DiCaprio did his best impression of an earnest but dim sixth-former in his infantile speech about evil polluters plotting against poor Mother Earth. That he did this while accepting the Best Actor gong for a film that is literally all about how mental Mother Nature is — The Revenant — confirmed that he really is just a pretty face.


Do you really think they care? :whistle:


Lol. I literally just debunked that in the post above.
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#8  Postby Briton » Mar 01, 2016 12:45 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Do you really think they care? :whistle:


I think DiCaprio does care, yes. He created his foundation almost two decades ago.
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#9  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 01, 2016 12:46 pm

Animavore wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Sendraks wrote:Yup, ignorant tripe. More power to celebrities for leveraging their position as someone the average member of joe public will pay attention to, in order to get important messages across.


You are joking. Celebs are just that. What important message are they trying to get across? The one their PR man gave them on a piece of paper as they went on stage.

Leonardo DiCaprio did his best impression of an earnest but dim sixth-former in his infantile speech about evil polluters plotting against poor Mother Earth. That he did this while accepting the Best Actor gong for a film that is literally all about how mental Mother Nature is — The Revenant — confirmed that he really is just a pretty face.


Do you really think they care? :whistle:


Lol. I literally just debunked that in the post above.


You call that debunking? A PR job?
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#10  Postby Animavore » Mar 01, 2016 12:46 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Animavore wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Sendraks wrote:Yup, ignorant tripe. More power to celebrities for leveraging their position as someone the average member of joe public will pay attention to, in order to get important messages across.


You are joking. Celebs are just that. What important message are they trying to get across? The one their PR man gave them on a piece of paper as they went on stage.

Leonardo DiCaprio did his best impression of an earnest but dim sixth-former in his infantile speech about evil polluters plotting against poor Mother Earth. That he did this while accepting the Best Actor gong for a film that is literally all about how mental Mother Nature is — The Revenant — confirmed that he really is just a pretty face.


Do you really think they care? :whistle:


Lol. I literally just debunked that in the post above.


You call that debunking? A PR job?


Lol.
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Re: This year’s Oscars was the biggest gathering of smug

#11  Postby Macdoc » Mar 01, 2016 12:50 pm

I'd say the OP gives more insight to the poster's deficiencies than the celebs efforts.

Perhaps he was upset at the Best Picture award
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Re: This year’s Oscars was the biggest gathering of smug

#12  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 01, 2016 12:51 pm

Animavore wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Animavore wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:

You are joking. Celebs are just that. What important message are they trying to get across? The one their PR man gave them on a piece of paper as they went on stage.



Do you really think they care? :whistle:


Lol. I literally just debunked that in the post above.


You call that debunking? A PR job?


Lol.


He just loves awards. :lol:
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#13  Postby Sendraks » Mar 01, 2016 12:54 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Animavore wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Animavore wrote:

Lol. I literally just debunked that in the post above.


You call that debunking? A PR job?


Lol.


He just loves awards. :lol:


Always easier to laugh things off than admit you're wrong. Animavore debunked your nonsense position comprehensively. But, if you want to live in a bubble of your own delusions, we can't stop you.
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#14  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 01, 2016 1:01 pm

Sendraks wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Animavore wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:

You call that debunking? A PR job?


Lol.


He just loves awards. :lol:


Always easier to laugh things off than admit you're wrong. Animavore debunked your nonsense position comprehensively. But, if you want to live in a bubble of your own delusions, we can't stop you.


He debunked nothing.

The actor has become a fixture at events focused on global challenges since 2014, dropping in at the Davos economic forumto pick up an awardlast January, and holding a private chat on the sidelines with Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary general, on the sidelines of the Paris climate negotiations last December.


A PR stunt.
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#15  Postby Sendraks » Mar 01, 2016 1:06 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:He debunked nothing.


Blind counter-factual assertion.

Scot Dutchy wrote:A PR stunt.


More blind counter-factual assertions.
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#16  Postby Animavore » Mar 01, 2016 1:06 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Sendraks wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Animavore wrote:

Lol.


He just loves awards. :lol:


Always easier to laugh things off than admit you're wrong. Animavore debunked your nonsense position comprehensively. But, if you want to live in a bubble of your own delusions, we can't stop you.


He debunked nothing.

The actor has become a fixture at events focused on global challenges since 2014, dropping in at the Davos economic forumto pick up an awardlast January, and holding a private chat on the sidelines with Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary general, on the sidelines of the Paris climate negotiations last December.


A PR stunt.


So you're saying that he set up a foundation to help combat climate change two decades ago, to which he has put 30m so far of his own wealth, and received private tuition off top climate scientists just so he could pick up an award he couldn't possibly have known he would get around 20 years later?
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#17  Postby Sendraks » Mar 01, 2016 1:07 pm

Apparently Leo is psychic. Who knew?
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#18  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 01, 2016 1:14 pm

Animavore wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Sendraks wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:

He just loves awards. :lol:


Always easier to laugh things off than admit you're wrong. Animavore debunked your nonsense position comprehensively. But, if you want to live in a bubble of your own delusions, we can't stop you.


He debunked nothing.

The actor has become a fixture at events focused on global challenges since 2014, dropping in at the Davos economic forumto pick up an awardlast January, and holding a private chat on the sidelines with Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary general, on the sidelines of the Paris climate negotiations last December.


A PR stunt.


So you're saying that he set up a foundation to help combat climate change two decades ago, to which he has put 30m so far of his own wealth, and received private tuition off top climate scientists just so he could pick up an award he couldn't possibly have known he would get around 20 years later?


Everybody likes a good guy. What is $30 million to him over 20 years? Just call me sceptical; it was a good option.
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Re: This year’s Oscars was the biggest gathering of smug

#19  Postby tuco » Mar 01, 2016 1:14 pm

This year? Every year, that does not change. What changed is that what thought to be eco-terrorist ideology is now popular fact.
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#20  Postby Animavore » Mar 01, 2016 1:19 pm

tuco wrote:This year? Every year, that does not change. What changed is that what thought to be eco-terrorist ideology is now popular fact.

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