Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Oscar Experiment

 For the first time in a long time, I’ve been so busy that movie-watching hasn’t been in the cards. As a result, I haven’t seen a single one of the films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. I spoke with my friend Crint about our annual wager, and had offered to concede. Crint, of course, has seen all the films.  He would not accept my withdrawal from this year’s wager so….the wager stands.

Here’s the plan. We’ve decided to try a little experiment. Again, Crint has seen all the films. I have decided to not even try to see any while there’s still time. Instead, he will make his picks based on his informed viewings. I, in turn, will make my picks based on pure gut and historical know-how. 

We have until the end of this month to complete and compare our makeshift ballots. I’ll report back with my picks and review of the ceremony.

Let the games begin!