Originally Posted by Marge
See there you go with this elitist thing, what is up with that? I am a working stiff, a regular joe. I meant you didn't see THIS movie, I wasn't commenting on your intelligence as a person so I really resent your accusation that I am that shallow.
Actually, that comment wasn't directed at your posts, Marge.
You're right, this is getting silly. If for no other reason than we all know that everyone here is fairly intelligent. I'm sorry for being snippy earlier, but honestly I was rather offended at being told I can't have an opinion because I haven't seen that movie. Like it's required viewing to be part of the human race or something. Perhaps it was also a delayed reaction to the last time I was told (here, no less) that same thing, only more vehemently.
As Earl was trying to point out, in this day and age you don't have to view the piece in question to be informed about the content. I mean, it was only plastered everywhere for how long? Discussed and debated and dissected on every major media outlet, political website, etc. ad nauseum.
Back to the actual topic of the thread....the reason I take all of the People's Choice Awards with a helping of salt is the same reason I take any online poll/voting with a helping of salt. Look at the pre-election polls on the major cable networks. By CNN's polls you would have thought Kerry would have won by a landslide. Any group can decide to launch a "campaign" of sorts to get their favorite *whatever* to win, sometimes organized and sometimes not. Look how many times people post here "Vote for my Cat!" Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it isn't necessarily a fair representation of the general public. I say the same thing about The Passion of the Christ. I wouldn't be surprised if Christian groups had their own campaign to make sure it won.