Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-25-2013, 03:34 PM
cmac2012's Avatar
Renaissance Dude
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 19,393
He saw your boobs

Jeez, what an avalanche of tacky humor. I've never been that crazy about MacFarlane's "Family Guy." The humor always reaching for some cutting edge, exploring new ways to push the bounds of taste.

What was Seth MacFarlane thinking with his Oscars boob? | Life and style | The Guardian

Much of what passes for humor on screen these days leaves me cold. I watched parts of a couple of '2 1/2 men' episodes and it was enough. Jeez it was bad. But being funny is not easy. I recall the famous last words of I forget who - he wasn't famous but his words are:

"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."

__________________
cmac

1986 300SDL, 351K
1984 300D, 133K
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-25-2013, 04:29 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,549
If the guy in the clip is Seth Mcfarland I found him pretty obnoxious. He really really thought he was cute too (he is but really!).
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-25-2013, 05:47 PM
Graplr's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,594
I thought MacFarlane did a great job hosting. He was funny enough, talented performer and poked just enough fun at actor's without being offensive. He definitely will host again.

I have always liked him though so perhaps I have a different point of view than the two of utes.
__________________
2009 ML320 Bluetec

Past Mercedes
1979 300TD
1982 300TD
2000 E320 4Matic Wagon
1998 E430
1984 300SD
1980 300SD
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-25-2013, 07:34 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,549
He made a tasteless joke about the killing of Lincoln.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-25-2013, 07:45 PM
Botnst's Avatar
What knockers!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: There castle.
Posts: 40,552
I am soooo glad I don't know a damned thing about any of this!
__________________
'Government is like a baby:
An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility at the other'
- Ronald Reagan
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-25-2013, 07:48 PM
kmaysob's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mesa az
Posts: 1,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
He made a tasteless joke about the killing of Lincoln.
did you drop your monocle in your glass of brandy when he did that? oh dear!
__________________
have no worries.....President Obama swears "If you like your gun, you can keep it
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-25-2013, 11:10 PM
cmac2012's Avatar
Renaissance Dude
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 19,393
The Oscars are bit of a blowhard exercise - OTOH, our cinema is one of our best exports. Our movie biz does a lot to improve our favorability around the world.

Billy Crystal was the best but he's not getting any younger and is only human. Even he can't nail it these days. Jon Stewart didn't fall on his face completely but didn't knock it out of the park either. MacFarlane did have some winners - I like the one where he said something about a character who was a raging alcoholic, sort of like he will be in about 45 minutes.

I thought the line about the 9 year old girl being 15 years old away from being too old for Clooney was really poorly advised. The boobs song was too frat boy. I've read that some actresses really struggle with the showing the boobs thing, and often do so only if it really is called for. I mean any talent-free porn actress can show her boobs and more.

One of his lines that was funny (and probably almost accurate) was that everyone from Whoopi on down to Ron Jeremy declined the gig. If Billy Crystal calls me and asks me to take it for him I'd do it. Probably a good payday.
__________________
cmac

1986 300SDL, 351K
1984 300D, 133K

Last edited by cmac2012; 02-25-2013 at 11:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-26-2013, 02:12 AM
Ara T.'s Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,075
On a related note.. so wrong Why The Onion's C-Word Tweet Was Well-Intentioned — But Wrong | Underwire | Wired.com

but i lol'd.
__________________
1985 CA 300D Turbo , 213K mi
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-26-2013, 02:13 AM
TylerH860's Avatar
KHAAAAAAN-gress
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Wichita, Ks
Posts: 5,187
James T. Kirk was the best host ever.
__________________
1985 500SL Euro w/ AMG bits 130k
1984 300SD Turbodiesel 192k
1980 240D Stick China 188k
2001 CLK55 AMG 101k
2007 S600 Biturbo 149k Overheated Project, IT'S ALIVE!!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-26-2013, 11:24 AM
Xlimodriver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Campbellford, On., Canada EH!
Posts: 37
I missed the Oscars, was watching something more high class.

__________________
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/10215953806_79192c9d7b_m.jpg
OLD & RETIRED
_.... Don't mess with old farts - - age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Bulls**t and brilliance only come with age and experience!____________
'96 E320
'79 450 SEL
'78 300 CD
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-26-2013, 11:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
He made a tasteless joke about the killing of Lincoln.
What? Too soon?

MV
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-26-2013, 11:41 AM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
What can you do about a broadcast tv show that has to slough through so many technical awards, that even though most of the geek stuff has their show at a luncheon, it still feels the need to recognize things like "hair and makeup" at the big show.

BTW, if you didn't see Wreck It Ralph in theatres, you missed "Paperman" that was shown as a short before it. It's online and worth it for animation fans, mixing digital and hand drawn animation. All it needed would be stop action for the animation trifecta.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-26-2013, 12:16 PM
Pooka
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 664
There is a word for McFarland's 'Boobs' routine and that is 'context'.

There have been a lot of routines that were in poor taste thrown out during the Oscars. This stems from the fact that there is always an opening act, but after there there is a team of Writers behind the scene that are writing jokes on the fly. Some of them work and some of them fall very, very flat.

'Capt. Kirk' tried to warn McFarland that he was the worst host ever since Kirk was speaking from his vantage point of hundreds of years in the future. When McFarland objected Kirk showed him just why everyone said he was a terrible host and then played the 'I saw your Boobs' routine. And yes, it was terrible and tasteless. That's because it was supposed to be, and if you watch it again please note that it is over the top bad in every way including the dance routine.

The actresses shown being upset in the clip were in on the joke.

After that dressing down by Kirk McFarland had no choice but to remain as classy as possible. If there were no opening number like this then McFarland would have been derided as being too 'safe' in his routines.

If you want safe then there is no better example than when Bob Hope would host. Everyone knew Hope could go Blue better than anyone, but it was the Oscars so he instead showed a lot of class. There is a time and a place for everything.

The most offensive Host I am aware of is Rosie O'Donald at the Tony's. She told jokes on live TV that would get me banned here. And it was material like that at which McFarland was poking fun.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-26-2013, 12:35 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
At the premiere of the movie "The Producers" an audience member reacted to the "Springtime for Hitler" scene the same way as some of the actors playing the audience in the movie. He got up, said "This is offensive" and stormed up the aisle. Mel Brooks as at the back of the theatre and met the guy, who said "I am Jewish and I was in WWII" . . . to which Mel replied "Me too, but I never saw you . . . where were you?"
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-26-2013, 01:38 PM
elchivito's Avatar
ĦAy Jodido!
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rancho Disparates
Posts: 4,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by Botnst View Post
I am soooo glad I don't know a damned thing about any of this!
Thought I was the only person in the country who didn't watch. Now I don't feel so all alone. (everybody must get...)

__________________
You're a daisy if you do.
__________________________________
84 Euro 240D 4spd. 220.5k sold
04 Honda Element AWD
1985 F150 XLT 4x4, 351W with 270k miles, hay hauler
1997 Suzuki Sidekick 4x4
1993 Toyota 4wd Pickup 226K and counting
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page