Monday, March 06, 2006

The rising price of material

Jon Stewart at the Oscars:

Stewart returned to some political jabs as the evening wore on, asking the cameras to point to a huge statue of the Oscar image above the stage.

And, in obvious reference to the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in the days after U.S. forces entered Baghdad in the spring of 2003, he said, "Do you think if we all got together and pulled this down, democracy would flourish in Hollywood?"

And he could've asked whether or not the civilian casualties were 20k or 100k, prior to the outbreak of a civil war. That would've been heaps (as in big piles) funny.