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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Chris Rock, Jack Benny, And Late Breaking News

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
March 2, 2012

First up this week, we check in on the Oscar telecast, with Trey and I still bleary-eyed from being up way too late covering it. Hear about a million montages saluting the movies! Listen to us consider the performance of Billy Crystal! Consider how sorry we feel for Colin Firth having to stand there and slavishly praise people in words that didn’t seem entirely natural! Evaluate our choice for the night’s biggest comedy hero! (Hint: It’s Chris Rock!)

After that, we move on to a topic called Late To The Table — another opportunity for us to tell the origin stories of how we found things, in this case perhaps after everyone else already knew how good they were. Glen definitely has the most uproarious contribution, although it’s not his real contribution (oh, you’ll see). Trey has the classiest contribution, so naturally he is punished with sarcasm. (Sorry, Trey!)

And finally, as always, we will talk about what’s making us happy this week. Saturday morning cartoons! The Austin 100! (Seriously, listen to Stephen explain this project, and you will understand why he’s punchy at times.)

We also have an announcement about how we’re going to tide you over while a bunch of us are in Austin over the next couple of weeks, so take note of that, too.

Leave us your thoughts, or find us on Facebook. Or, of course, follow us on Twitter: me, Stephen, Trey, Glen, and Mike. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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