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Monday, February 23, 2015

A Night At The Oscars: NPH, LOL, and WTF

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:46 AM

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Each year we anticipate this show. We make seven-layer dip and come up with clever trivia games for our parties. We argue about who will win and who will lose.

And then it arrives, The Academy Awards Show, and it's always the same: duller than a mid-'60s student-made French art film. So dull, in fact, that the producer didn't even try to think out of the box at all this year and just went with Neil Patrick Harris (or NPH, as he is known, which admittedly sounds like a highway between West Hollywood and Venice Beach). Harris has hosted The Tony Awards a few times and is the perfect blend of ta-da and snark for such an affair. I'm sure some viewers thought this was a good carry over to the Oscars and found his song and dance number to be the cat's meow, the bees knees, or whatever else people over the age of 80 say these days. He did start off with a good joke though when he said the night was full of the "best and the whitest" — oops, he meant brightest. 

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