The High Priest Algore

I tuned into the Oscars towards the end last night just because I couldn't resist seeing Algore get his Oscar (although someone pointed out that he isn't listed as a producer of An Inconvenient Truth, so it's actually not his Oscar. He has a thing about winning without winning, I guess). Anyway, putting aside the fact that I don't believe in man-made global warming, I didn't find Gore's comments offensive...but the panning of the audience was unbelievable. Did you see the looks of adulation on the stars' faces? They look at him the way I might look at the Vicar of Christ. It really is a religion. I mean, even if all they believe about global warming is true, why not just be matter-of-fact about it? What gets them so emotional and spiritual about it?

And I noted that two of the competing documentaries were about Iraq. One of which I've actually seen (so I did see an Oscar-nominated movie this year after all), and feel confident in saying is better qua documentary than Truth. Hollywood: always carried away by the supernumerary issues of the day.

UPDATE: Heh. Algore's manse uses more kilowatts in a month than the average American household does in a year. What of it, say I. The temple must pay fitting tribute to the god; it's like all that treasure horded in the Vatican museums.