When the meta and the self-conscious merge
You get this line from Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres (who I always thought was one of the best female stand-ups) at last night’s Oscars, which I didn’t watch — ironically and precisely for the very reason that is hinted about in the joke:
“Possibility No. 1: 12 Years a Slave wins best picture. Possibility No. 2: You’re all racists. And now, welcome our first white presenter, Anne Hathaway.”
Luckily, no one in the academy is racist. Though despite granting both major male actor awards to the AIDS movie, they are, as it turns out, wretchedly homophobic.
Sometimes I find my life so recursive that I fear one morning I’ll wake up if not a giant cockroach, then at least completely inside out.