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Salient Point

Roger Simon makes one about Hollywood and the culture at large at the new Pajamas blog The Tatler.

One special note for conservatives: dissing Hollywood is easy to do (I do it all the time), but the wise person tries to take it over. This is our culture, molding the minds of the future. Turn it over to the other side, if you wish, but do so at your peril.

He wrote the above in reference to Ricky Gervais’ monologue and other jokes at last night’s Golden Globes. I have them on every year but usually as background noise to a book, blogging, playing a game with the kids or whatever… but last night I watched more closely as Gervais sliced and diced pretty much every heavyweight sacred cow that was there. He even did a Tom Cruise gay joke right up front. Don’t get me wrong — it’s not Tienanmen Square brave to be sure… but it was a nice tonic to the onanism that usually IS the Golden Globes.

And Nolte has a great piece on Gervais’ performance too.

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