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Old 03-03-2014, 03:05 AM
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Anybody catch him on the Oscars tonight? WTF? Strangest acceptance speech I've ever heard.

He lost something like 50 lbs to play that role. Holy crap, yeah that takes some serious discipline but I have to wonder if you just spring right back from something like that. He looks a bit gaunt and aged ever since IMO. Not that I follow him closely. I've seen him in a couple of good films. Oh well.

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He's been "the one" for my wife for years. She knew he was a bit of a dim bulb but his speech at the Oscars pushed him over the edge. The fantasy shattered as he prattled about worshiping make believe people in the sky and then topping that with the ultimate... "my hero is me ten years in the future." Dumb, delusional and an egomaniac. He should run for President!
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How big is my wife's crush on him? She thought his speech was good.

She took away that he's always trying to improve and will never be satisfied with what he's achieved. While that's probably what he was getting at, when I mentioned it was weird he didn't thank a bunch of people like everyone else who won, I just received a shoulder shrug from the Mrs.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:58 AM
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How big is my wife's crush on him? She thought his speech was good.

She took away that he's always trying to improve and will never be satisfied with what he's achieved. While that's probably what he was getting at, when I mentioned it was weird he didn't thank a bunch of people like everyone else who won, I just received a shoulder shrug from the Mrs.
My wife held out hope that that 25 year old version of himself would answer the fake question a new way having learned you can't idolize yourself. But that didn't pan out. She always called him her "empty, simple vessel." Turn outs he's not empty, but rather full of himself.

Our Oscar party had a grand time mocking his speech. We're still getting emails and tweets from people making fun of it. If his nonsense about being his own hero doesn't turn into a meme...
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:34 AM
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I've never watched the oscars nor know who he is.
(and yes, I'm actually a little proud of that.)

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:53 AM
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At least his speech was some what entertaining, the other 99% were boring as hell!
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At least his speech was some what entertaining, the other 99% were boring as hell!
Entertaining but for all the wrong reasons. While the other people babbled with thank yous, he got up and talked spiritual mumbo-jumbo, mentioned a dead parent living in some fantasy with gumbo and a miller lite and then topped it all off by declaring himself his hero.

That was the most meme worthy speech ever.


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my wife held out hope that that 25 year old version of himself would answer the fake question a new way having learned you can't idolize yourself. But that didn't pan out. She always called him her "empty, simple vessel." turn outs he's not empty, but rather full of himself.

Our oscar party had a grand time mocking his speech. We're still getting emails and tweets from people making fun of it. If his nonsense about being his own hero doesn't turn into a meme...
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I've never watched the oscars nor know who he is.
(and yes, I'm actually a little proud of that.)
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Def never watched the Oscars- or any of the hundreds of awards shows that offer the chance for a bunch of idiots put themselves on display.

But I do know the name Matt M bc of some distant memory of a movie I saw that might've had him in it. If it was him, the guy had a bad southern accent. That's all I remember.
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He was great in "Dallas Buyers Club", but Jared Leto was outstanding - both deserved Oscars. The academy got it right for a change
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One wonders if Academy voters in the future will think about hearing another MM speech as part of their decision.
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Def never watched the Oscars- or any of the hundreds of awards shows that offer the chance for a bunch of idiots put themselves on display.

But I do know the name Matt M bc of some distant memory of a movie I saw that might've had him in it. If it was him, the guy had a bad southern accent. That's all I remember.
He's from Texas so that bad accent is one a bunch of folks share.
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I've never watched the oscars nor know who he is.
(and yes, I'm actually a little proud of that.)
*coughcough*bullshlit*coughcough*
He was the coach in We Are Marshall. You know who he is, since you are a football fan, so you've seen that movie.
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*coughcough*bullshlit*coughcough*
He was the coach in We Are Marshall. You know who he is, since you are a football fan, so you've seen that movie.
I love football and usually avoid all movies about it. Definitely never went near that movie. The story seemed like Hallmark Hall of Fame stuff my mom and dad would watch. Like Rudy and Remember the Titans, I avoid any football movie that looks like it's about something emotional or powerful (they never are). If the words "based on" or "inspired b" true events is mentioned, all the more reason to avoid it. My wife got me to sit down for a few minutes of The Blind Side. While the book was poorly written, the movie can be generously called a whitewash. They made it seem as if Oher was a football/sports neophyte. Unbearable.

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I'm going to have to start posting something like this in various threads:

"I don't know anything about the topic, have never been attracted to it, and have no plans to learn anything about it."

Sort of 'golly gee and all, thanks for sharing.'
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He's from Texas so that bad accent is one a bunch of folks share.
I was thinking of The Firm. Who was the guy who was the brother of the main character? I remember him saying something about a girl's crooked little mouth in that movie while they were at, on, or maybe just near a boat.

Now I have to go see who it was. Looks like David Strathaim (?). Not Matt M. Just as well. That's someone I have *really* never heard of.

I thought for a second it was Field of Dreams. But that was what's his name from Dances with Wolves. Wasn't it?
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I'm going to have to start posting something like this in various threads:

"I don't know anything about the topic, have never been attracted to it, and have no plans to learn anything about it."

Sort of 'golly gee and all, thanks for sharing.'
That hurt. I mean, that really hurt. I mean you asked if anyone caught it? I didn't. And let you know I think actors giving themselves awards is rather conceded.

Here, I made a special 47 section video for you.


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He was the coach in We Are Marshall. You know who he is, since you are a football fan, so you've seen that movie.
I looked up his movie background, I've not seen one of his movies.

We are Marshall...sounds like a B-movie.

I almost rented Lincoln Lawyer but it was too long for my tastes.

Edit: I *did* see U-571, the movie, in 2000. I don't recall what role he played though.

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I looked up his movie background, I've not seen one of his movies.

We are Marshall...sounds like a B-movie.

I almost rented Lincoln Lawyer but it was too long for my tastes.

Edit: I *did* see U-571, the movie, in 2000. I don't recall what role he played though.
The lead.

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BTW, why is it nobody at the Oscars thanked AIDS, alcoholism or slavery? Without those they wouldn't have received Oscars.
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BTW, why is it nobody at the Oscars thanked AIDS, alcoholism or slavery? Without those they wouldn't have received Oscars.
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I'm going to have to start posting something like this in various threads:

"I don't know anything about the topic, have never been attracted to it, and have no plans to learn anything about it."

Sort of 'golly gee and all, thanks for sharing.'
... and then boast to everyone how "proud" you are to not inform yourself on one of the most important and historically significant mediums used as a reflection of the cultures and values of every country and almost every continent on the planet over the last 100 plus years ..

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BTW, why is it nobody at the Oscars thanked AIDS, alcoholism or slavery? Without those they wouldn't have received Oscars.
Actually, the acceptance speeches were very good - that tricky issue was addressed with great sensitivity ... did you watch the broadcast?
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