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A Governor of the Motion Picture Academy crams for the Oscars

I love this one. Om Malik of Business 2.0 lambastes the Academy Awards with a completely incorrect (but pretty accurate) admonition : Oscar Academy: Go Back to School. Post is here.
Yes, he means the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And no, it’s not a school, it’s a professsional academy, as in an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature. But his thrust is to highlight to the foolishness of the Academy’s demanding that YouTube remove clips of the broadcast from the site.

Don?t they realize that these clips are like milk left on the counter top for too long, and will go sour soon? Don’t they realize that in this era when people are short on time, the three-hour overproduced crap that passes off as the Oscars broadcast is not needed? Why not work with YouTube and give people what they want?

Right on Om.
I’m off to TV school now – my Spelling prof’s a ballbuster.

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  1. Old Man Crunkie says:

    Well said. The awards were a train wreck this year. Note to Academy, fire Ellen and hire a ?real? host who is funny.

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