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9/17/2017

Emmys Open Thread

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:19 pm

Comment about how you, like me, are not watching.

Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.

73 Responses to “Emmys Open Thread”

  1. I’m not watching either.
    I’m listening to music by Mieczyslaw/Moisey Wienberg/Vainberg. (That’s what happens to your name if you jump out of the frying pan of Nazi-occuppied Poland into the fire of Stalinist Russia. But he managed to survive not only Stalin but the Soviet Union, dying in 1994.)

    kishnevi (a77570)

  2. I’m not watching it.

    nk (dbc370)

  3. I’m watching the Falcons dismantle my Packers.

    felipe (023cc9)

  4. From a snippet of a handmaids tale musical act, it appears to have been what vigons would consider entertainment

    narciso (d1f714)

  5. If not Emmys or Cleos, kudos for the Audi spots.

    Good television is rare.
    But it’s a very promising medium.
    Someday it will be well done.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  6. I stopped watching award shows years ago. It’s like Self-Absorption Season never ends. The Emmys, the Oscars, the Tonis, the People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, the Director’s Guild, the SAG Awards, the Grammys, the Country Music Awards…ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

    There is no industry which awards itself so often and so vociferously as the entertainment industry. If they were software engineers, they’d expect an award every time their program compiles correctly (note that I said “compiles” and not “runs” :) ).

    Chuck Bartowski (211c17)

  7. I watched the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War. So far lots of bias against the French.

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  8. @AZ Bob:So far lots of bias against the French.

    I should say so. The French should be the butt-end of any functioning moral compass.

    Frederick (80401a)

  9. I’m thinking since most of the best content now comes from the premium cable channels + Netflix + Amazon + Hulu etc., they ought to just combine the Emmy Awards, the Tony Awards, and the Oscars into a single yearly show, so that I can ignore them all just once a year for convenience. Throw in the Grammy Awards, People’s Choice, Cannes, etc.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  10. After looking at the Emmy “winners” one would think that this is a time when TV was struggling to find great shows, and that all that was on was depressing whinging and self-flagellation.

    The big winner? “The Handmaid’s Tale” which is supposed to be an allegory about President Trump’s throwback Christian theocracy or some such. I guess if your idea of morality is using a condom when you have sex with animals then pretty much anything looks like theocracy, but I’m pretty sure that Trump is not a committed Christian.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  11. i like that Nicole Kidman won but this was the only category i was kinda looking at this year it’s the best commercial emmy

    at the link you can see them all

    mostly the pussyhatters split the vote and JohnXHannes got recognized maybe on accident

    but it’s nice in particular 72andSunny lost i think

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  12. biggest takeaway from this year is the reminder about Fargo

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  13. It took the French about 40 years to conquer indochina originally, and 17 years for Algeria, the latter to teach the bey about poaching French ships.

    I didn’t recognize strahovsky who was playing dunaways role as the commanders wife, and needless to say moss is like a writ kitten compared to natasha richardson

    narciso (d1f714)

  14. This year, they didn’t have perky blinders, a midlands soprano or marseilles house of boulliabause on tap

    narciso (d1f714)

  15. plus no got too

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  16. also there really wasn’t any contender for the The Night Manager niche this year

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  17. Yes I hadn’t seen hiddleston in a heroic role ever,

    narciso (d1f714)

  18. My favorite TV show is “Phineas and Ferb” and here’s Little Pony Pinky Pie singing “Gypsy Bard”.

    nk (dbc370)

  19. lyrics help on that one

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  20. oh. they were right there on the youtube

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  21. I just walked outside and there was a praying mantis perched on my fence. It may be the first time I’ve seen one in person. It stayed there for about three minutes and then flew off. More interesting than anything on television.

    nk (dbc370)

  22. A member of the Paris, France prosecutor’s office, speaking on condition of anonymity, told me that the office’s counter-terrorism unit will not immediately assume jurisdiction of my praying mantis incident since it is not clear that it involved extremism.

    nk (dbc370)

  23. in south texas you can find these little fellers haven’t seen one in years

    they have their own sense of time

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  24. I did readthat the Emmys were yesterday night, but I didn’t watch it or even check the time it started. I neer wtch these things. Although maybe it might be interesting. You could learn something about television shows that were/are on.

    Sammy Finkelman (3bb022)

  25. 1. kishnevi (a77570) — 9/17/2017 @ 7:38 pm

    (That’s what happens to your name if you jump out of the frying pan of Nazi-occuppied Poland into the fire of Stalinist Russia.

    It’s the opposite. Nazi-occuppied Poland is the fire. Stalinist Russia is the frying pan. For most people.

    Sammy Finkelman (3bb022)

  26. I have some faint memories that I have seen those on a branch thinking they were twigs until they moved.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. Walking stick bugs — not displaced Poles.

    nk (dbc370)

  28. 11. Kevin M (752a26) — 9/18/2017 @ 1:25 am

    “The Handmaid’s Tale” which is supposed to be an allegory about President Trump’s throwback Christian theocracy or some such.

    How could that be? I think the book was written 30 years ago.

    It;s supposed to be acautionary tale of what could happen if Jerry Falwell’s “Moral Majority” – Jerry Falwell, Sr. – came to power or was the inspiration behind it. And besides that is based on earlier fiction, both about religious organizations and about end of the world type situations. THe portrait of the religious organization is driven in prt by certain beliefs about sexual peohibitions – that there shouldn’t be any – at least shouldn’t be any (in their universe, sexual practices that they don’t subscribe to, nobody wants to do in the first place, except for malicious reasons maybe.)

    It completely misreads evangelicals. There is no theology, anywhere, like this. You can invent one for fiction, but it doesn’t resemble anything real. and doesn’t even make sense as fiction. Its only problematical if someone takes it seriously, as a cautionary tale.

    Sammy Finkelman (3bb022)

  29. I just walked outside and there was a praying mantis perched on my fence. It may be the first time I’ve seen one in person. It stayed there for about three minutes and then flew off. More interesting than anything on television.

    nk (dbc370) — 9/18/2017 @ 6:19 am

    I played like a tree. I wasn’t hunting for otters. But I stood stiltill and stillteill and thi still. If I stood still the otters would mistake me for a tree.

    Sure enough.

    I did the same thing with a deer, who walked across my legs like they were the roots of a pine tree.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  30. i’m all about ott but hulu fell off my radar a long time ago now

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  31. I can’t say that I boycotted the Emmys (Emmies?) because I never watch those silly awards shows. The best part of those shows was the late Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police show the next day, trashing all of the bad gowns.

    The Dana who watches a lot of HGTV and DIY Network (e11fc4)

  32. I walkesd outside and saw a moth.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  33. Yes that is state creed u. The kingdom. And Qatar And iran and molenbeek St Denis and tower hamlet nothing to do with us though.

    narciso (d1f714)

  34. There’s a guy I’m reading now, Clayton Rawson, who was at heart a stage magician, you know, prestidigitator/illusionist/rabbits-out-of-the-hat, who set out to demonstrate with a series of short stories and novels that writing is “a trick” like a stage magician’s illusions. The author tricks you into taking his ink smudges seriously while, in reality, all that’s happened is that you have gotten distracted and (hopefully) entertained.

    nk (dbc370)

  35. Certainly let boi to has no need of his services

    https://mobile.twitter.com/OlivierGuitta/status/909764803782234112?p=v

    narciso (d1f714)

  36. reading a terrible book right now it got all these reviews bestseller etc and it’s so boring i can’t do more than a page or so a night

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  37. I gave up on him after v the next generation, a friend did recommend the luminaries by eleanor carton, a mystery set in gold rush new zealand

    narciso (d1f714)

  38. wary of booker prizewinners ever since nasty-assed Arundhati Roy won

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  39. Reasonable concern, marlin James seven killings was a little too full of itself

    narciso (d1f714)

  40. Greetings:

    Me, too, I’m not watching. Also, I’m disciplining myself to watch only one of the Church of the NFL’s Sunday offerings (complete with sermonettes and collectin plate passings.

    I’ve discovered lots of Asian movies and serial dramas (with subtitles) on the internet and seem to be enjoying them quite nicely. I’m still a bit amazed that even the Chicom ones seem to have a lot less prog propaganda than our American fare. Quite a number of the hoppy-choppy slicey-dicey movies seem to thematically follow the Westerns I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s. Most recently “& Assassins” seemed to follow “The Magnificent Seven” a good deal.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  41. #30:

    The people who praise the Handmaid’s Tale are acting out of politics. I saw the original move, and thought it nonsense. It depicts a society where a whole elaborate series of rituals have evolved to keep women down. And the problem was all the rituals — they were simply implausible, and a whole lot more work than the average man would tolerate.

    There is a place for speculative distopias, but unless they depict something recognizable from the current day, they should be left to the sci-fi sorts who attempt to make sci fi festivals all boring and woke.

    Appalled (d07ae6)

  42. Like I say appalled there is a world Like gilead in the present day, its too bad the last tycoon was too late to be nominated.

    narciso (d1f714)

  43. I may not build a pirogue. Now that I’ve figured out how to type in “row boat” into a search engine.”

    I still might. Because I’m bored.

    I find myself entertained by bad books. Or, rather, maybe they’re not bad.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1010966.White_Hunters

    I killed my elephant in 2009. You know who liked it? The black guys, who were getting robbed nightly and happen to live in Africa. They got the meat. But I can’t talk about it at cocktail parties.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  44. is elephant tasty?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  45. Yes, actually, very much. So is Zebra and Impala.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  46. Especially the trunk.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  47. the flesh of the elephant is extremely coarse, the foot and trunk are excellent, if properly cooked

    nota bene:

    I have frequently used the fat of the animal for cooking, but it should be taken from the body without delay; as, if left for a few hours, it partakes of the peculiar smell of the elephant, which no amount of boiling will overcome.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  48. Impala livers is f***ing good.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  49. I only killed the Impala because the tribal chieftain in Zimbabwe asked me to. It was independence day or some ****ing thing.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  50. Everybody comments yet nobody watches.

    Interesting.

    But if you had tickets to the Big Show, you know you’d go for the experience– and certainly not turn down any swag bag offerings.

    Having had some professional experience w/this from the inside, the thing to remember is these are little more than glitzed-up, annual ‘sales meetings.’ That’s all. They’re moved on from in a day and forgotten in two. The sucker bait is believing there’s more to it and becoming part of a ready-made audience for advertisers. The respective academies have already made a tidy sum on it selling the broadcast rights. You’re invited to listen or watch for free as the broadcasters make a buck peddling ads to reach a ready-made audience.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  51. Living in LA, I remember a friend who is gay telling me the prices for “underage looking” male prostitutes went through the roof during Oscars and Emmys weeks.

    harkin (b6b19d)

  52. I seaz nothing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeMtEa5QhcA

    Riff Cohen – A Paris – Official Video

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  53. https://www.youtube.com/user/TvPerola

    I like girls. It’s probably going to be the death of me yet.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  54. ^when you turn your head to look at a Brasilena, thank an Angolan!

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  55. There’s one person who thinks they were at least bit too favorable or friendly to Trump at the Emmys.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/opinion/the-shameful-embrace-of-sean-spicer-at-the-emmys.html

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  56. The Emmys? Were those on yesterday?

    Ingot (e5bf64)

  57. Some get drunk in the afternoon

    Ben burn (f82387)

  58. The orville rips off galaxy quest poorly,

    narciso (d1f714)

  59. Seth is unfunny like Dennis Miller.

    Ben burn (f82387)

  60. I like 100 ways to die in the west.

    narciso (d1f714)

  61. @53. That’s probably not an exaggeration. Astonishing how many are light in the loafers around Tinseltown -famous and not-so-famous; and how many women have more plastic in them than a Barbie doll. Truly a town of make-believe– and it is a ‘town’- not a city. Think of every stereotype you’ve heard over the years– it’s likely the only industry where 90% of it is reasonably accurate.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  62. 69th Annual Emmys nearly tie for all-time lowest ratings

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/18/media/emmy-ratings-cbs-stephen-colbert/index.html

    Roll credits… and–fade to black.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  63. 69th Annual Emmys nearly tie for all-time lowest ratings

    this isn’t really how it works picklehead

    you measure it by what happens to the ratings of the winners

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  64. The antiTrump patter was apparently so overdone that even CNN2 was making fun of it.


    Quite a number of the hoppy-choppy slicey-dicey movies seem to thematically follow the Westerns I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s. Most recently “& Assassins” seemed to follow “The Magnificent Seven” a good deal.

    That’s only fair, since Magnificent Seven was a remake of Seven Samurai.

    kishnevi (1f8073)

  65. How could that be? I think the book was written 30 years ago.

    Sammy, you haven’t heard the way Trump haters talk about THT, and Trump. They DO see it as a direct attack on his beliefs. You say that’s crazy, and yes it is, but what is your point?

    Kevin M (752a26)

  66. reading a terrible book right now

    Why? Are there no other books?

    Kevin M (752a26)

  67. Kevin M (752a26) — 9/18/2017 @ 7:19 pm

    but what is your point?

    That’s crazy, and it is wrong.

    I suppose the notion is, both the story and Donald Trump are (or can be said to be) anti-feminist so the re-make could be an attack on Trump, because it’s an attack on anti-feminism, and all anti-feminism (in their view) is the same. (Trump’s an anti-feminist because he leered at women and tried to seduce them too often)

    Sammy Finkelman (cfaf24)

  68. Yes Ken Johnson who wrote for eveythng from six million dollar man to alien nation, WA good once upon a time

    narciso (d1f714)

  69. You might as well say that Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar was really about Trump.

    Sammy Finkelman (cfaf24)

  70. A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Trump as Bottom?

    nk (dbc370)

  71. Why? Are there no other books?

    it’s good discipline to read stuff you don’t like

    I just need to buckle down and knock it out

    happyfeet (28a91b)


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