This was just passed along to us. It comes from Randy Alfred, an editor and software consultant. He writes:
This year, the Oscar nominations and the State of the Union Address fall on the same day. It is an ironic juxtaposition. One involves a globally influential company town touting itself with unrestrained backslapping and hollow promises. The other involves movies.
Alfred says his pensee
was inspired by Air America
which observed in 2005, when the State of the Union Address fell on Groundhog Day: "It is an ironic juxtaposition: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication, and the other involves a groundhog."