ROCKin' the Oscars

Admittedly, the Oscars are a lot of fluff and super elitist snobs, but that was exactly the reason why I wanted to watch at the very least, the opening monologue with comedian, Chris Rock to hear his commentary on the #OscarsTooWhite controversy, with no black actors being nominated in any of the major categories.  He delivered in a big way, in my opinion, with these two gems being my favorites:

– “Everybody went mad [this year] … Jada [Pinkett Smith] got mad. Jada said she’s not coming. Isn’t she on a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited.”

– “I understand you’re mad. I’m not hating. … Jada’s mad her man Will [Smith] was not nominated for Concussion. I get it … It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. You’re right. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West, okay?”

Another amusing moment for me was when Chris Rock brought out a slew of Girl Scouts to sell cookies to the folks in the auditorium, which made me laugh so
hard, as who hasn't had a co-worker's kid hit you up to buy something for fundraising?  It was hysterical to me to see that tradition of helping one's kids sell stuff in the workplace carried over into a hoity-toity "workplace."  They allegedly raised over $65,000 from the attendees for the Girl Scout cookies.

Seeing Hollywood starlets shovel Peanut Butter Patties in their mouth, made that bit even more enjoyable.

What was your favorite moment?  Drop us an email:  phil@kq98.com or jacklyn@kq98.com.