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(Gizmodo)   The Samsung shilling is so ridiculous at the Oscars that Ellen DeGeneres is using an iPhone backstage   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 68
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2014-03-03 12:40:09 AM  
What does she do for a living?
 
2014-03-03 12:41:49 AM  
Can you believe that people actually watch Ellen DeGeneres?
 
2014-03-03 12:42:40 AM  
no1curr.jpg
 
2014-03-03 12:48:29 AM  
Duh.  The Oscars isn't an event.  It's a commercial.  It's a bloody long, boring commercial where random things are force fed to you in the hopes you'll buy some of their other stuff.

Gonna go with spiralscratch here.  no1curr.jpg x2

Wake me when the TV decides to put on actual content.
 
2014-03-03 12:55:10 AM  
Hey, it's that thing that everyone is forced at gunpoint to watch.
 
2014-03-03 12:55:27 AM  
she did a terrible job because she wouldn't stop mucking with her goddamned smart phone.

/at least seth macfarlane was entertaining
 
2014-03-03 01:00:05 AM  
Apple fan boys complaining about paid product placement in hollywood.....   Irony?
 
2014-03-03 01:10:48 AM  
Tried to feel the outrage. Couldn't.
 
2014-03-03 01:15:09 AM  

germ78: she did a terrible job because she wouldn't stop mucking with her goddamned smart phone.

/at least seth macfarlane was entertaining



Ugh - my wife and I usually agree on what to watch but I couldn't convince her to turn that 3 1/2 hour long commercial off.  The pizza part was especially brutal.
 
2014-03-03 01:17:39 AM  
Jesus wept. Who gives a shiat?
 
2014-03-03 01:24:57 AM  
Ellen won't be back. You don't insult the president of the organization you're hosting for. At least twice, by my count.
 
2014-03-03 01:25:20 AM  
People that get upset about the Oscars on any level really need to check their priorities.

OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!

Yea, we know. To quote a philosopher. no1curr.jpg
 
2014-03-03 01:37:11 AM  

Car_Ramrod: People that get upset about the Oscars on any level really need to check their priorities.

OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!

Yea, we know. To quote a philosopher. no1curr.jpg


QFT.
 
2014-03-03 01:42:03 AM  
Oh dear god. Someone alert the Pentagon. This is sers.
 
2014-03-03 02:05:43 AM  

germ78: she did a terrible job because she wouldn't stop mucking with her goddamned smart phone.

/at least seth macfarlane was entertaining


Seth MacFarlane was obnoxious, just like Ricky Gervais was. Yes yes, they were speaking truth to power. Guess what? They were speaking truth to power at the goddamn Oscars. Way to be revolutionary there, guys. You really stuck it to those famous millionaires. Can't we just have 1 night where people can just chill the fark out?
 
2014-03-03 02:22:18 AM  

germ78: she did a terrible job because she wouldn't stop mucking with her goddamned smart phone.

/at least seth macfarlane was entertaining


Well, at least we didn't see her boobs.
 
2014-03-03 02:26:24 AM  

Car_Ramrod: OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!


It is also about honoring excellence in the Motion Pictures Art and Science.
 
2014-03-03 02:35:13 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Car_Ramrod: OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!

It is also about honoring excellence in the Motion Pictures Art and Science.


Let's be honest.  It's more about selling product placement and advertising space in a thing they managed to dredge up a high viewership count.  The titles mean little and how they determine who gets what means even less.  If the Oscars were about EA, in example, we'd get to watch all the awards the new SimCity got.
 
2014-03-03 02:36:27 AM  
Dammit.  Cpl.D, now 20% less coherent!

I mean to say, "If the Oscars were about video games, in example, we'd all get to watch EA accept all the awards the new SimCity got."
 
2014-03-03 02:48:23 AM  

Cpl.D: Harry_Seldon: Car_Ramrod: OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!

It is also about honoring excellence in the Motion Pictures Art and Science.

Let's be honest.  It's more about selling product placement and advertising space in a thing they managed to dredge up a high viewership count.  The titles mean little and how they determine who gets what means even less.  If the Oscars were about EA, in example, we'd get to watch all the awards the new SimCity got.


It it extremely expensive to produce a world class television event. Currently, the Academy Awards show is on broadcast television, so there are commercials, and product promotion. It is also seen by a billion people because the audience is interested in American movie stars, the awards competition, but we also watch for the entertainment value. People have mixed motivations, we aren't nearly so one-dimensional as the characters in a bad movie plot.
 
2014-03-03 02:53:03 AM  

Harry_Seldon: It it extremely expensive to produce a world class television event. Currently, the Academy Awards show is on broadcast television, so there are commercials, and product promotion. It is also seen by a billion people because the audience is interested in American movie stars, the awards competition, but we also watch for the entertainment value. People have mixed motivations, we aren't nearly so one-dimensional as the characters in a bad movie plot.


Oh, sure.  I don't disagree with you.  I won't even hate on you if you like the Oscars.  I really hope you enjoyed it.
 
2014-03-03 03:01:17 AM  

Cpl.D: Oh, sure.  I don't disagree with you.  I won't even hate on you if you like the Oscars.  I really hope you enjoyed it.


I liked last years show much better. Seth MacFarlane was awesome. Not a big fan of shoving Samsung down our throats. It was a little to obvious. It was almost as bad as Heroes Season 2 Episode 1 where Noah gives Claire the keys to the Nissan Rogue.
 
2014-03-03 03:10:11 AM  
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2014-03-03 03:17:42 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Car_Ramrod: OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!

It is also about honoring excellence in the Motion Pictures Art and Science.


Message reported to the Academy for infringement.
 
2014-03-03 03:28:20 AM  
HTC One.

u mad, Hollywood?
 
2014-03-03 03:48:50 AM  
Can we at least agree that this was the best part of the Oscars?
 
2014-03-03 04:28:31 AM  

demonfaerie: Can we at least agree that this was the best part of the Oscars?


Having not watched the Oscars some context would have been nice.  "We forgot one, Harold Raimis for ...."  Forgot one what?
 
2014-03-03 04:41:57 AM  
The Samsung shilling?  What about the Blackberry tuppence?
 
2014-03-03 05:16:53 AM  

jeanwearinfool: demonfaerie: Can we at least agree that this was the best part of the Oscars?

Having not watched the Oscars some context would have been nice.  "We forgot one, Harold Ramis for ...."  Forgot one what?


Doesn't matter. Not the point. Murray was presenting an award and wanted to have some fun and honor his old friend who died, so he found a funny way to mention him and get a round of applause.

But if you must know, he was presenting for Cinematography, so "We forgot one" would have been in reference for a forgotten nominee - which Ramis wasn't. It was just a joke.
 
2014-03-03 05:17:59 AM  

albert71292: [img.fark.net image 561x629]


Yes, because I'm sure it's Ellen DeGeneres personally tweeting from her show's @ID.
 
2014-03-03 05:34:38 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: jeanwearinfool: demonfaerie: Can we at least agree that this was the best part of the Oscars?

Having not watched the Oscars some context would have been nice.  "We forgot one, Harold Ramis for ...."  Forgot one what?

Doesn't matter. Not the point. Murray was presenting an award and wanted to have some fun and honor his old friend who died, so he found a funny way to mention him and get a round of applause.

But if you must know, he was presenting for Cinematography, so "We forgot one" would have been in reference for a forgotten nominee - which Ramis wasn't. It was just a joke.


Ahh got it.  Thanks.
 
2014-03-03 06:26:25 AM  

Harry_Seldon: It is also seen by a billion people because the audience is interested...


This is demonstrably untrue. It may be shown in a number of countries, but that would require something like 70% of the TV owning public worldwide to be watching it, when less than 20% of America are watching it.

You'd literally need every single person with a TV in the English speaking world to be watching it, and most of the people who speak English as a second language, and that's when the rest of us don't even know these people's names.

It's a heartwarming thought for those on stage, but no one really cares except the US, Canada, and maybe the UK. For everyone else, it's pretty much limited to the entertainment reel for the next day's news.
 
2014-03-03 06:32:40 AM  
The hypocrisy in this thread is stunning.

"It's one big crappy commercial."

"Not that many people watched it."

"Waaah, Ellen sucks, who watches her anyways?"

... and yet, most every one of you watched it.  Probably stayed up past your bedtime to see who won.  And if you truly are one of the few who's sticking to their guns and claiming you didn't watch it?  You're going to be hitting youtube to see what everyone is talking about, so you can at least fit in at the water cooler at work.
 
2014-03-03 07:02:22 AM  

Saiga410: Apple fan boys complaining about paid product placement in hollywood.....   Irony?


That's payback for I Robot, and Wall-E, both movies that were ENTIRELY too long as far as Apple commercials go.
 
2014-03-03 07:03:18 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: The hypocrisy in this thread is stunning.

"It's one big crappy commercial."

"Not that many people watched it."

"Waaah, Ellen sucks, who watches her anyways?"

... and yet, most every one of you watched it.  Probably stayed up past your bedtime to see who won.  And if you truly are one of the few who's sticking to their guns and claiming you didn't watch it?  You're going to be hitting youtube to see what everyone is talking about, so you can at least fit in at the water cooler at work.


It's cute that you think you're special.

/Seriously, all I've gotten from it is what Takei's posted on FB.
 
2014-03-03 07:24:34 AM  
I would've put it on as background noise, but I didn't even know it was on tonight. Besides, it was bowling night and sunday funday. Anyways, it's something to listen to if there is nothing on. Who really cares who won what or what movie is this or that? I mean, if this is how you justify your opinion of enjoying something, just because some folks voted it best, then why bother? Just wait, let them decide, and then like it. Otherwise, enjoy the movies and actors or actresses that entertain you.
 
2014-03-03 07:42:58 AM  
I'm not shocked someone provided Ellen a pre-setup phone for the twitter and samsung product placements.  When I'm asked to demonstrate phone features to new employees and clients, I don't use my personal phone either.  I don't need to accidentally have my wife message me to pick up tampons while I have 3-4 people looking at my screen.

I was more bothered by the constant "Let's Twitter" crap than the phone itself.  I don't recall them mentioning "Let's Twitter with the new Samsung S4."  All I kept hearing was "Tweet" and "Twitter".

/Never been to the site
//Not so sure why it bothers me so but I detest the company and cringe when I hear "Tweet".
///Those that like it and use it, feel free to keep doing so.  No need to say "Stop hating what I like!"
 
2014-03-03 07:52:36 AM  
Do ford owners get upset when they see Chevy ads? No. Do Pepsi drinkers get in a twist when a movie star drinks a coke? No.  Why do phone fanboys get so pissed about seeing the rival product placed? Grow up.
 
2014-03-03 07:59:40 AM  
Never even bother to look at what phone people are using anymore since they are basically all the same these days.
 
2014-03-03 08:11:19 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Car_Ramrod: OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!

It is also about honoring excellence in the Motion Pictures Art and Science.


The same way the Pro Bowl is great competitive football game.
 
2014-03-03 08:15:24 AM  
I always get the best phone

/the cheapest smartphone when my plan was up
//free iphone from Verizon this time...
 
2014-03-03 08:16:25 AM  
Ah, entertainment and celebrities. Something big and seemingly important to care about for people who literally have nothing else to care about in their life but also don't understand sports.
 
2014-03-03 08:27:56 AM  

Otto's_Jacket: germ78: she did a terrible job because she wouldn't stop mucking with her goddamned smart phone.

/at least seth macfarlane was entertaining


Ugh - my wife and I usually agree on what to watch but I couldn't convince her to turn that 3 1/2 hour long commercial off.  The pizza part was especially brutal.


When she passed the hat to pay for the pizza, the first guy threw in 200 dollars....and she kept collecting money. I told my wife, "these people have no idea how much a pizza costs, do they?"
 
2014-03-03 08:33:05 AM  

ChrisDe: Otto's_Jacket: germ78: she did a terrible job because she wouldn't stop mucking with her goddamned smart phone.

/at least seth macfarlane was entertaining


Ugh - my wife and I usually agree on what to watch but I couldn't convince her to turn that 3 1/2 hour long commercial off.  The pizza part was especially brutal.

When she passed the hat to pay for the pizza, the first guy threw in 200 dollars....and she kept collecting money. I told my wife, "these people have no idea how much a pizza costs, do they?"


We just have no idea what people like these normally pay for their white truffle pizza.
 
2014-03-03 08:36:33 AM  
Just wondering, if you run the Twitter app on an iPad, does it post as "Twitter for iPad", or still "Twitter for iPhone"?  Maybe she's just that jerk, taking photos with her iPad.
 
2014-03-03 08:38:28 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Cpl.D: Harry_Seldon: Car_Ramrod: OMG it's self-congratulatory bullshiat aimed at selling a product! LOLZ!

It is also about honoring excellence in the Motion Pictures Art and Science.

Let's be honest.  It's more about selling product placement and advertising space in a thing they managed to dredge up a high viewership count.  The titles mean little and how they determine who gets what means even less.  If the Oscars were about EA, in example, we'd get to watch all the awards the new SimCity got.

It it extremely expensive to produce a world class television event. Currently, the Academy Awards show is on broadcast television, so there are commercials, and product promotion. It is also seen by a billion people because the audience is interested in American movie stars, the awards competition, but we also watch for the entertainment value. People have mixed motivations, we aren't nearly so one-dimensional as the characters in a bad movie plot.


For comparison, the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special was seen by 77 million people around the world, but it was shown in over 90 countries.  The Oscars definitely aren't THAT popular.
 
2014-03-03 08:57:54 AM  
Hardly the first time...

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2014-03-03 09:02:45 AM  
Egoy3k: Do ford owners get upset when they see Chevy ads? No. Do Pepsi drinkers get in a twist when a movie star drinks a coke? No.  Why do phone fanboys get so pissed about seeing the rival product placed? Grow up.

Having been raised in Ohio, I can say that, yes, they do. It's usually followed by cursing, spitting, and a tale about towing some poor jerk in the competing brand of truck out of the mud.

Other than that, I agree completely with your sentiment.
 
2014-03-03 09:17:02 AM  
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2014-03-03 09:34:59 AM  

bakarocket: Harry_Seldon: It is also seen by a billion people because the audience is interested...

This is demonstrably untrue. It may be shown in a number of countries, but that would require something like 70% of the TV owning public worldwide to be watching it, when less than 20% of America are watching it.

You'd literally need every single person with a TV in the English speaking world to be watching it, and most of the people who speak English as a second language, and that's when the rest of us don't even know these people's names.

It's a heartwarming thought for those on stage, but no one really cares except the US, Canada, and maybe the UK. For everyone else, it's pretty much limited to the entertainment reel for the next day's news.


I was watching last night because I was really hoping the Broken Circle Breakdown would win, but alas no such luck. Turned off the tv right then and went to bed - at 4 AM. I don't imagine a lot of other people here were watching at that time.
 
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