Was Al Gore Announcing His Intention To Run For President? Was He Kidding? We’ll Never Know Because Of That Irritating Oscar Orchestra! Damn You, Man With The Stick!

February 26th, 2007 // 8 Comments

So during last night’s Oscar telecast, Al Gore was on stage with DiCaprio and they were doing one of those uncomfortable Oscar presenter/nominee bullshit exchanges , and Leo said something about Al making an announcement and Al pulled out a piece of paper and it sounded like he was going to announce his intention to enter the 2008 presidential race. We’ll never know, cuz’ of that damn you’ve-been-talking-too-long orchestra-cut-off thing. Ok, we probably will know because he’ll get around to it if he’s going to. Look, it was a boring ceremony and we’re begging for scraps here.

Queried on stage by actor Leonardo DiCaprio whether he had a “major, major announcement to the world here tonight,” former vice president Gore, whose film “An Inconvenient Truth” is nominated for an Academy Award, hesitated, and then pulled out an apparent statement to read.

“Since being up here, you’ve been very convincing,” the Democrat told the audience.

“Even though I honestly had not planned on doing this, I guess with a billion people watching, it’s as good as time as any. So, my fellow Americans, I’m going to take this opportunity right here and now to formally announce my intention…”

But suddenly the Oscars orchestra struck up its keynote tune, signalling that Gore and DiCaprio had overstayed their time and had to leave the stage — and leave the mystery of Gore’s intentions for the 2008 race still unanswered.

Didn’t he already win once?

UPDATE: Ease up, bitches. I realized he was kidding. Jesus Christ, I’m just reporting. Relax. God, take a muscle relaxant. Everyone’s all bitchy from their post-Oscar hangovers. ..

By J. Harvey
  1. LRM216

    Please tell me you are only kidding – you didn’t really think that was real and not staged did you???

  2. SRTH

    Umm, it was a JOKE! Apparently a little too subtle for some of us.

  3. Jerry

    What, are you all morons? The Gore, DiCaprio exchange was an attempt at comedy. There was no intended “announcement.” Stop trying to read into every little move an over-glorified cleberity/politician makes.

  4. OOOB

    I enjoyed the entire exchange…especially since
    is was intended to be HUMOROUS! Was that lost
    on J. Harvey?? Yikes.

  5. So Sad!

    Apparently you have no sense of humor and are too dense to get a freakin’ joke.

  6. sandy

    Last nite’s show was the 3rd lowest-rated Oscar show ever. The ratings were a disaster. I was bored into oblivion.

  7. Ldysunfyre

    Damn you, J. Harvey! I wanted to jump on the hate on J. Harvey bandwagon! Fucking disclaimer bullshit! There, I’ll hate on you for your Update/disclaimer. Hate hate hate.

    Love,
    Ldysunfyre

  8. EraserFan

    Don’t hate J.Harvey because he’s too much of a simpleton to get an Oscars joke. Leave him alone! Look past the fact that he’s a middle aged housewife in an almost middle aged gay man’s body. Look past the fact that simple arithmetic gives him the shakes. Look past it all! J.Harvey, day after day, puts up with all the comments on this board of people who just plain miss his sarcasm. Fortunately for me, my delicate sensibilities allow me to catch even the most subtle of jokes. For that, I rule.

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