If you thought the Frost affair this week was interesting, wait until this goes down:
Will Al Gore add a Nobel Peace Prize to his Oscar and Emmy honors?
Film and TV projects associated with Al Gore have won two Oscars and an Emmy award.
“An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary featuring the former vice president captured two Academy Awards in February. The film focuses on Gore and his worldwide travels to educate the public about the severity of global warming.
Last month Gore picked up an Emmy — the highest award in television — for “Current TV,” which he co-created. The show describes itself as a global television network that gives its viewers the opportunity to create and influence its programming.
On Friday, Gore finds out if he’s the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
I still haven’t seen the damned movie, and still don’t care much for Gore (at this point, were I beamed back in time, I sure as hell would vote for him), but I am sure looking forward to the collective freak-out if he wins. There is the distinct possibility that the MRC, newsbusters, and Michelle Malkin may implode, so I would warn everyone to ‘get tha sawed off Glock and tha rest of tha gats.’
The movie really is interesting, you should force yourself to watch it once.
I’m one of those who really loved Gore from way back, but I have a soft spot for geeks.
My iPod is poised and ready.
Of course, the wingnut response will be to point out that the worstest person evah won the noble peace price (Jimmy Carter) and also a terrorist (Yassier Arafat), so Gore fits right in.
I totally thought you were working the “Insane in the membrane, insane in the brain” angle with the Cyp Hill ref.
I suppose their song “Real Estate” is also apropos nowadays, too.
Well according to the New York Sun, General David Petraeus ought to be awarded that prize.
Read the following at your peril if you are eating – you might snort liquid out of your nose.
The Next Nobel
I was surprised and delighted to see that Doris Lessing won for Literature. She’s a difficult and challenging writer but well worth it. Her space fiction Canopus quintology alone would be worth it, particularly the last book, which is perfect satirical critique of our own politics. She was a student of Idries Shah and has been greatly influenced by classical and modern Sufism.
I caught part of Inconvenient Truth and liked it. Gore was more animated, enough so to make the movie interesting and not put one to sleep. Of course it also pissed me off to no end so that may have been what kept me awake to.
Yup, me too. Gore doesn’t much matter to me, but his ability to make wingnuts freak out like they ate the brown acid is fantastic.
Wasn’t it Tom Lehrer who said “any world in which Henry Kissinger can get the Nobel Peace Prize has no need for me” ?
Actually, because they never award a Nobel to more than 3 people collectively, that’s why no physics prize has get gone out for Quantum Chromodynamics. The scuttlebutt is that they’re waiting for enough of the seminal workers in the field to die off that they can award it to the three remaining….
BTW, if you want to read a great play about the awarding of the Nobel laureates and what does discovery really mean, anyway?–go read “Oxygen” by Roald Hoffman (a Nobel laurate himself) and Carl Djerassi (inventor of the birth control pill.)
Looking at you, Cypress Hill…
Some nitwit nominated Rush Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize (or so I saw on one of the news channerls).
Rush has stated that if Al wins, he’ll lawyer up and complain that Al corrupted the process through shameless ‘campaigning’. Who knew Al Gore had such a talent for wrecking international institutions?
Get ready for the “Yasser Arafat got a Nobel, too” shreiks.
As for Rush Limpbaughs, the right wing entity which “nominated” him wasn’t accredited to do so, so he was never officially nominated. It was just another right wing circle jerk.
I promise that if he we wins, suddenly every nut on the right is going to be a global warming expert.
Remember when the tighty-righties freaked out over Harold Pinter winning a Nobel because he had the temerity to speak out against Bush (and was an Englishman to boot)? And that outrage was manufactured by the rightwingers who can read and know who Harold Pinter is — maybe five or six folks, tops.
Well, now imagine that boomlet of inchoate rage times the anger at fact that a family of six making 45K might be eligible for government-paid health care, multiply that by elventy-squijillion (don’t forget to carry the 1) and that’s roughly half of what we can expect from the Rageoholics drunk of a billion-proof Rageohol if Gore wins the Peace Prize.
If the wingnuts thought like committed pacifists, a few may protest the Gore award by a very public act of self-immolation, but because they are both cowards and wingnuts, they’ll just set homeless people on fire or something.
a scrawled letter in crayon on wax paper is not a nomination.
If Gore wins, watch the Right try to get the Supreme Court to take it away and give it to Bush.
I look forward to all the “scientism” the righties will start churning out to match their “journalism” as performed debunking everything about the Frosts.
Oh wait, that’s not what happened? Everything the Frosts said was true and the righties looked like unhinged idiots with a mean streak?
OK then, sign me up. The best cure for Republicanism is clearly daylight (or a stake through the heart/silver bullet).
is there a logical rationale behind this or is it more gut feelings?
Cypress Hill and Voltron in the same week. Man, I love this blog.
Here’s an even better scenario for you: Gore wins the prize on Friday, and in the first tv interview asking him about it, announces he’s seeking the Democratic party nomination for President. The Nobel would make Rudy’s 9/11 moments look like a booger.
It’s the politics that caught my eye, but the subtle simpson references that keep my coming back.
grrr. me coming back.
Picked up elsewhere…
Harvard grad, Vietnam vet, reporter, US Congressman, US Senator, Vice-President of the USA, Academy Award winner and Nobel Prize winner.
but but but
Blowjobs, Socialism, Internet…
Whatever, I just can’t wait to see the explosion. The Internet may actually shudder under the load of bulls*** being typed into it.
My last act as a Republican was not voting for Gore in 2000 (voted lib), biggest mistake I made. Of course I was voting in Sugar Land (Delay Land at that time) so it wouldn’t have made any difference.
Heck, I now live in Ron Paul territory, and had to vote against the only Libertarian out there so I could try and get a Democratic majority (obviously, we didn’t kick Ron Paul out.)
You would enjoy “An Inconvenient Truth.” One of my most conservative friends admitted that she watched it and thought it was pretty good. She still couldn’t stand Al Gore, because he was, in her words, “just so Al Gore.”
There will be no need for that; as in the case of the Frosts, discrediting the messenger is easier than debating the message. We’ll hear endless stories about how Gore is a complete hypocrite who guzzles jet fuel and lives in a mansion that produces a bazillion tons of carbon dioxide, so therefore nothing he says has to be taken seriously at all.
Who knew Al Gore could effectively campaign for anything?
I like Al Gore – actually, I’ll go further and say that when he got shut out in 2000, the country not only lost out through getting the “But it worked so well for Polk” administration instead, but because we lost the opportunity to have some truly inspired and intelligent leadership. The press would have been vicious to him, no doubt, but we’d have been spending the last six years working on putting the breaks on global warming instead of playing around in other people’s sandboxes. It’s a shame.
The Surgeon General of the US advises you to keep a brick wall between yourselves and any fringe loons in the vicinty. If Gore gets a NPP the air will be thick with shrapnel from rock-hard fRighty skulls going Boom!
But once they recover they’ll point out that only nerds, terrorists and hippies ever get the prize so who cares.
“If Gore wins, watch the Right try to get the Supreme Court to take it away and give it to Bush.”
This one deserves a prize of its own!
And instead, look who you guys have as President…
Makes you weep, doesn’t it?
Let the freakout begin.