Lion of the Blogosphere

What REALLY happened at the Oscars

with 35 comments

There’s a Managing Partner from PwC on each side of the stage with a briefcase of envelopes. The purpose of this duplication is so that regardless of which side of the stage the presenter enters, there’s a Managing Partner there to give him or her an envelope.

If there had been only one Managing Partner with one set of envelopes, then the envelopes could be arranged in the order that the awards are presented, and the Managing Partner would just have to take the top envelope off the stack.

With two Managing Partners and two sets of envelopes, this requires each Managing Partner to pay attention to what’s happening and select the correct envelope for the situation. However, Managing Partner Brian Cullinan, instead of paying attention, was busy taking pictures with his cell phone and posting them on Twitter.

Cullinan then attempted to delete the evidence of his malfeasance before anyone found out. But stuff you post on social media has a permanency, in situations like this, that exceeds the power of the delete button.

Perhaps in the future, PwC will assign envelope holders who are more junior members of the firm but are more capable of keeping track of a stack of envelopes. As you know, people get promoted to Managing Partner because they are good at politicking, schmoozing, rainmaking and sucking up to their bosses, and not because they are good at doing real work like keeping track of a stack of envelopes.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Posted in Movies, News

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  1. So Cullinan has to be fired, right?

    ScarletNumber

    February 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm

  2. Beatty had a chance to bail out the suit but he flubbed his ad lib.

    Retired Man

    February 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    • Right – he should have known about the duplication and realized something was amiss.

      He’s a movie actor and not accustomed to being on a stage. Does anyone remember the stage presence that Charlton Heston had? Because he had stage experience!

      Also, it’s shocking how many people just don’t read well. They miss key things.

      I have mixed feelings about the f-up. On the one hand it was a debacle. On the other, it made the Oscars truly memorable. I don’t even remember who won Best Picture last year. I’ll remember this forever.

      gothamette

      February 27, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  3. This is great press for the Oscars really. Nothing like good ole fashion organic harmless outrage.

    Kaz

    February 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    • They should make a movie about this. Ryan Gosling plays the drunken Irish frat boy who screws up, Emma Stone plays the nice white girl who works for an African NGO. The NGO gets into financial difficulty because evil Trump persecutes them through the IRS. Gosling redeems himself by saving them via a loophole.

      gothamette

      February 28, 2017 at 11:29 am

  4. This is why Trump is going to fail (assuming he even wants to deport illegal immigrants) I guess he’s too stupid or too ideological to go for self deportation instead.

    Magnavox

    February 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    • WNs and the legions of proles, including those from Staten Island would disagree with you.

      Maybe I should say something good about America once in a blue moon.

      I’m all for the purging of riff-raff and the self annihilation of imbeciles with lower IQs and low impulse control, regardless of race. The world will not miss them.

      JS

      February 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      • The world is really about smart people riding of dumb people — if you look at the big picture.

        JS

        February 27, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      • ****ridding of imbeciles

        JS

        February 27, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    • What a ridiculous sob story. Oh, and the great Juan Carlos has “blessed” America with his three anchor babies! Yay, team! And his two drunk driving convictions.

      These types of stories are designed to influence women and sentimental fools.

      peterike

      February 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      • Of course it’s a sob story but you don’t think it will work? And that it wouldn’t work nearly as well if his employer was fined and he was fired and he chooses to leave the country instead of being removed by force?

        Magnavox

        February 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      • Right, they can never find a clean story. A “pillar of the community” with not one, but two drunk driving convictions.

        That said, people, even relatively low IQ whites, are able to grasp that NAMs as a group can be trouble, while allowing for a particular one to be “one of the good ones”. This is an old trope, historically accepted by the large majority of people who actually had contact with other races and realized that individuals differ greatly within any tribe, race, or nation, but at the same time there are tendencies within each group.

        I don’t think the Left is even able to recognize this anymore — they think that by demonstrating the existence of a “good” Mexican (even if he’s a criminal), then people’s eyes will finally be opened. They think that racists must believe all Mexicans are terrible always.

        Of course, college-educated whites have bought into the propaganda more fully than the less educated, as Sailer’s recent table illustrated:

        http://www.unz.com/isteve/asians-are-most-realistic-about-white-black-iq-gap/

        Non college-educated whites estimate the white-black IQ gap to be double what college-educated whites think. Every group massively underestimates it.

        Wency

        February 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    • It’s the NYT you Paleocon scumbag.

      I don’t care what some backwoods hicks say about one of their pet immigrants. They will all show up to vote for Trump in 2020 regardless. Everybody knows that amongst the illegals there are some “good ones”, but now we are going to start enforcing our laws. The mass deportations will ultimately have a self deportation effect, and indeed immigrants have been leaving at increasing rates since Trump took over.

      Otis the Sweaty

      February 27, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      • Nothing like a good Oscar whuppin’. The Sweaty one should be running the Academy!

        gothamette

        February 27, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      • Certainly not paleocon. As far as I can tell the problem is that Trump is too paleocon and doesn’t believe in governmental regulation no matter how destructive a companies practices are.

        Magnavox

        February 27, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    • Even the hardliners at the Daily Shoah, who apparently know some people within DHS, say that the changes Trump has made to the internal enforcement policies have real teeth and are beginning to make a real difference. As of last week, they think things are going pretty well on this front.

      Andrew E.

      February 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      • We’ll see. Daily Shoah looks like dedicated anti semites who after years of studying and researching jewish influence still don’t even know which prominent people are and aren’t jewish, AKA morons.

        Magnavox

        February 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      • Ann Coulter gives Trump an A+ thus far. And the only issue she cares about is immigration.

        Andrew E.

        February 28, 2017 at 12:25 am

      • I was listening to NPR last night and they were discussing how Trump is now allowing ICE to make arrests based on immigration status (which was prohibited under Obama). So, now the canard about Obama “deporting more undocumented etc.” is being exposed as the misleading statistic it always was.

        Obama was never very serious about enforcement.

        SPWL2

        February 28, 2017 at 8:55 am

      • Lion –

        Always nice to know what the “gentlemen” at the Daily Shoah think! (Translation: what am I doing here?)

        Anyway, here’s the thing, I don’t think we know at all what’s really going down. Forget the MSM. There are zero facts to be found there. But I’m not yet in Infowars territory yet.

        Truth, like shit, happens.

        gothamette

        February 28, 2017 at 8:56 am

    • Two drunk driving convictions? This guy is a murderer and should be deported immediately. ASAP!

      Yakov

      February 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    • Magnavox, you are a Trump hating dirtbag no less than the New York Times is.

      Illegals need to go bye bye.

      Hello robots and better paid Americans!

      Notice how The Times focuses on the sob stories and not the crime stories or the welfare parasite stories involving illegal aliens.

      Rifleman

      February 28, 2017 at 4:15 am

      • Did you read Sailer’s The Scramble for America? Are you scared? I am. I don’t think enough Americans are gonna get woke in time. Flooding the country with illegal Hispanics is bad enough, but with a billion Africans…..

        gothamette

        February 28, 2017 at 11:33 am

  5. Nasty war on NeoGaf over the Ellison v Perez thing. Not nearly as bad as during the primaries but still bad.

    The Ellison people feel like the establishment basically selected Perez over the wishes of the base. It isn’t that they don’t like Perez, they don’t like the way that he was forced on them. The Hillary supporters, and that is the bulk of NeoGaf, on the other hand wanted Perez and are happy that Ellison was defeated. This is even true for the black Hillary supporters. They don’t hate Ellison as much as they hate Bernie, but they do dislike him. They want only pro Wallstreet corpo-dems .

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 27, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    • I just googled neogaf and it’s a gaming forum. Am I missing something?

      Magnavox

      February 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      • Left wing gaming forum famous for banning anyone who expresses an opinion even slightly to the right of Trotsky.

        PerezHBD

        February 27, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      • Yes you are. From an earlier post:

        “What, exactly, is NeoGaf? Is it a video game forum with a politics discussion board?”

        Yes, but the politics and gaming boards might as well be totally separate websites. The “Off Topic” NeoGaf board is the number 1 English language site of the “woke” left. In fact, I believe that during the election, NeoGaf Off Topic had the most links to HillaryClinton.com of any website.

        NeoGaf is different than DailyKos. DKos is 95%+ Americans, 95%+ white, disproportionately Jewish, well mixed between men and women, and the average age of the poster there is probably in their 50s. NeoGaf Off Topic is dramatically different: probably only about 50% white with a huge amount of liberal Muslims, latinos and (especially) blacks. Not many Jews. At least 20% non American and probably more than that. There are female posters on NeoGaf, but there is a clear male majority. The average age of an Off-Topic NeoGaffer is probably late 20s.

        NeoGaffer’s politics are basically the stereotype of what we on the Right have of Lefties: openly anti white, BLM is awesome and the police are waging a racist war of extermination against blacks, the WWC are scum (several have openly admitted that they outright hate the WWC), extremely globalist while being unapologetically for open borders to the point that several of them stated during the election that their dream was the dissolution of the nation state and a single world government. They are also fairly right wing economically, they are fanatical about free trade and were devastated when TPP was shelved. They like Wall Street and Corporate America and love big media. They think that corporate power is good because corporations are good as spreading the left wing agenda. They LOVE Evan McMullin. Some have even suggested making him the Democratic party nominee in 2020.

        NeoGaffers make heavy use of black/urban/hipster slang. They won’t say that somebody is a good guy, they will instead say that he is “good people”. They won’t say “black people”, they say “black folk”. When somebody has made a comment about somebody else that they think is devastating, they will say that the person on the receiving end has been “ethered”. They also like phrase “throwing shade”, which means disrespecting. If they don’t think somebody can or will do something, instead of saying that they will say, “he ain’t bout that life”.

        They also don’t have a very strong grasp on reality: an increasingly large number of them are advocating civil war to take down Trump. They think they will win such a war because they think that the army will take the side of “the people”; they honestly believe that the Trump voting white boys that make up the majority of the military’s rank and file will side with liberals and minorities over their own family members because “they have taken an oath to protect the Constitution”. Their level of delusion is getting worse with time and just yesterday they were saying that the Courts would step in to force Trump to allow news orgs like CNN and the NYT back into WH press conferences.

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 28, 2017 at 12:04 am

      • Otis, do you ever think that there are leftists discussing your crazy comments on their forums?

        Magnavox

        February 28, 2017 at 1:56 am

  6. OT, but I’m hugely disappointed in Tucker Carlson. Tonight he was debating a particularly smug and smarmy old hippie in a bow tie about climate change, who was doing the predictable argument by assertion – “settled,” “overwhelming evidence …” I figured Carlson was smart enough to ask the guy what state of facts would falsify his position, but no, he couldn’t manage it.

    Explainer 21

    February 27, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    • That’s a good point. Write to Carlson. Be nice & tell him that this is constructive criticism. Any true scientist should be able to do that.

      gothamette

      February 28, 2017 at 8:58 am

  7. Why? Why did they make the words “Best Actress” so small on the card? “Emma Stone” & “La-La Land” were in nice big letters.

    Greg Pandatshang

    February 27, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    • Because the idiot holding the card is supposed to read Emma Stone and La La Land. Best Actress will be on the teleprompter.

      massivefocusedinaction

      February 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

  8. It seems from his various pics of celebrities that he was too starstruck and distracted by the gorgeous Emma Stone to maintain focus. Understandable. They should get someone who doesn’t care about the Oscars to handle the envelopes.

    Observer

    February 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm


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