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It's that time again, and I'm back with Cousin Ray Sixkiller's take on the week's news.

I know I'm doomed in terms of equalling last week's web traffic because that polar bear cub in the Toronto Zoo was the best click magnet I've ever had, bar none.

The very rareness that makes the cub a click magnet means it can't be repeated very often.  Not complaining...I guess I'm just making advance excuses.

I thank you for your support, so does Cousin Ray, and we promise to bring another bear cub at the earliest opportunity!

Ramin Setoodeh, writing in Variety, agreed with my view that The Butler got shut out of the Academy Awards competition because Oscar has the attention span of a fruit fly. The earliest release date among the best picture nominees was October 4; The Butler was released in August. My Cousin Ray Sixkiller protested that my comparison is unfair to fruit flies.

The big news from the Academy Award nominations involved snubs on the level of Barbara Streisand’s failure to get nominated for 1991 Best Director for Prince of Tides. Rolling Stone nominated for Most Egregious Snub: Robert Redford for All Is Lost and Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips in the Best Actor Category. Oprah Winfrey for Best Supporting Actress in The Butler. Shutouts for Fruitville Station and Inside Llewyn Davis. Oscar, Cousin Ray agreed, “had his little gold head up his little gold butt.”


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