As Bill Maher introduced the Oscar for Best Documentary, he said the following:
“I know it’s a touchy subject, but someday we will all have to confront the notion that our silly gods cost the world too greatly.”
He said this after mentioning his own film Religulous wasn’t nominated for the award he was presenting.
I hope that quotation is accurate — I’m quoting from memory. I’ll get a clip up here when I find one.
I thought it was funny, for what it’s worth.
That said, what were your thoughts when you heard it? Was it appropriate? Was it unnecessary? Was it the only part of the Oscars you even remembered?
Hell, I’m watching the rest of the show as we speak, and I’m forgetting it as it happens. And I’m brown.
(Ooh… except for the “say-yes-to-gay-marriage” acceptance speeches. Those are pretty nifty.)