McConaughey Hasn’t Been this Happy Since VY took it in on 4th and 5

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Ellen’s best joke from the Oscar’s last night was that the nominees had 1,400 films between them and six years of college.  Two thirds of those years are held by last night’s Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey, a graduate and unofficial roaming ambassador for the University of Texas at Austin.

So Jay and Greg, how long has it been since your eastern seaboard finishing schools for global technocrats graduates won a Best Actor Oscar?  That’s what I thought- SCOREBOARD! Don’t bother bringing up those Nobel Prizes because we all know those things are totally overrated.

McConaughey snapped this pick on his iPhone and whispered to himself “Eat your heart out Krugman!”

Matthew McConaughey has slowly but surely become a more accomplished Dean Martin of the early 21st Century. Whether he’s getting into minor incidents with the Austin police for playing a bongo or winning an Oscar, dude is having fun whether you are or not.  Keep it up MM and



7 Responses to McConaughey Hasn’t Been this Happy Since VY took it in on 4th and 5

  1. Greg Forster says:

    Wow, have you ever embarrassed yourself. Yale Drama School counts among its graduates Paul Newman, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Elia Kazan, Lewis Black, Chris Noth, Dick Cavett, Charles S. Dutton, Frances McDormand, Liev Schreiver,

    . . . Meryl Goddamn Streep . . .

    . . . and oh by the way Henry Winkler that’s right the goddam FONZ, MOTHERLOVER!!!!! Eat that!

    “The Fonz attended my college; your argument is invalid.”

  2. matthewladner says:

    C;mon Fonz peaked with the Waterboy. Giamatti though is undeniably awesome.

    Playing the Streep card is just UNFAIR, but my director trio of Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriquez helps me to survive the onslaught.

    Plus Tsui Hark baby! Meryl Streep has never done any kung fu, and Hark was a major figure in the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema!

  3. Greg Forster says:

    Oh, wait, hold on, Sigourney Weaver’s on my cell. What is it, Sigourney?

    “I say we take off and nuke the entire state of Texas from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

    Sorry, Aliens > Kung Fu.

  4. matthewladner says:

    Private Hudson unleashing some wire-fu on the Aliens would have made that movie even more awesome. Plus don’t forget Aliens 3, that is right down there with Star Trek 5 and Highlander 2 as a competitor for Worst Sci Fi ever. It was so bad I was afraid to watch Aliens 4.

    • Greg Forster says:

      Oh, so we’re going to bring in the bad movies now? Where will that leave you and McConaughey?


      • matthewladner says:

        Careful with that! Jodie Foster went to Yale!

      • Greg Forster says:

        Challenge accepted! Silence of the Lambs, voice of Maggie Simpson, and guess what? She was in the original Kung Fu series. You ready to mess with David Carradine?

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