seeing as how crash just won for best picture, i'd thought i'd take this opportunity to point out to everyone yet again, how america just doesn't understand race in america.
this past saturday, natalie portman hosted saturday night live and one of the skits featured her laying down some hard core gangsta rhymes. this from the same people who brought you one of the most overhyped internet clips ever, lazy sunday.
anyways, as you can probably see, on the surface, it's slightly amusing. but if you think about it, the whole "white people acting like black people" is not only not that funny, but it's also kind of racist. but i actually don't want to harp on the racist part. i'd rather just say that not only was this gag tired when they did it with lazy sunday, it was double tired when they did it with natalie portman. why don't they just do a rap parody anytime a white person hosts saturday night live? ha ha, look, neil patrick harris is rapping, how funny. this is comedy at its laziest.
there are two things that really bother me about this. one, the powerhouse comedic personality behind this, andy samberg, is now really popular with the college kids. of all the people who really don't know shit about race, but think they know shit about race are college kids. and in their idiocy and internalized racist ways, they'll make a hero out of someone who is basically doing blackface.
second, the internet is full of this crap. it's like the 6,001 brokeback mountain parodies that are out there. i wish people knew how to quit...godammit, never mind.
p.s. crash is the worst movie to win best picture since shakespeare in love. even though i won my oscar pool, i want my money back.