Put me down as one of those who did not watch the Oscars. There are lots of us because the Academy and ABC are not happy with the TV ratings!
Among the celebrated films this year was "The Motorcycle Diaries", a romantic recollection of Che Guevara's life.
I can't wait for a French producer to give us "The Saddam diaries", the charming story of an Iraqi young man who rode his camel all over the Middle East saving the poor from the Bush family!
Let me recommend Che's real diary, the one he kept by hand and was found in Bolivia after his death.
You will discover that the great revolutionary was an utter failure at revolution. It was the Bolivian peasants who turned him over to the military.
In the end, the great revolutionary was running around the Bolivian jungles without indigenous support.
Che Guevara is one of the great failures of the 20th century. But the left can't get enough of him. Why? Because the international left can't get enough of someone who hates the US.
P.S. I may watch the movie about Ray Charles. Why? The author is a decent young man from nearby Terrell. And I loved Ray Charles' version of "America".