I have learned so much this week. For instance, Fug Nation thinks Gabby Sidibe is going to win on Sunday night — which I think would be FABULOUS — and is deeply torn about which movie featured the best sound mixing. I’m serious; it’s the tightest race of them all, in your eyes. Avatar and The Hurt Locker tied with 24 percent of the vote, and behind them, Inglourious Basterds and Star Trek were right behind them, each with 22 percent. Sorry, Transformers II: Revenge Of Michael Bay! You’re out in the cold. AGAIN.
Fug File: pools
Y’all also have incredibly strong feelings about fonts. One of you likened Helvetica to Cate Blanchett (in a complimentary way, in case anyone out there divergently thinks Cate Blanchett is, like, the Lucida Console of actresses), which may be the most eye-opening statement of this entire event, because I know nobody who feels that positively about Helvetica. That’s why you guys rule. You crack us up every single day. And, further, to our query about which font is harem pants if Papyrus is leggings and Comic Sans is jumpsuits: “Harem pants are obviously Wingdings: amusing at first, then making you want to lob your computer out a very high window.” That is a compelling argument.
HOWEVER: Here is your final Oscar ballot. Caveat: It looks terrible, because I had to throw it together super fast, and I didn’t have time to figure out why it was printing slightly blurry even though it looks fine on my computer and I optimized it for the Web. What can you do? I am an amateur at things. I used PAPYRUS, for God’s sake, people! I am a Philistine!
I bolded the things you collectively picked, but included all the percentages, just in case — GASP — our majority was wrong and you want to know by how much. And if you are in a minority that turns out to be correct, nothing is more satisfying than knowing how far out on a limb you went in the name of what I will call rightitude.
Enjoy! Hopefully we’ll at least score an A-minus on the big night. But one very important question remains, based on things that have made prominent appearances in the comments: