The Other Charlotte comments below on “Million Dollar Baby,” Oscar’s big winner last night, beloved of Hollywood, pretty much spurned by ticket-buying movie goers.

I fell asleep during the ceremony, coming to only at intervals. These intervals reinforced my feeling that the gulf between Hollywood and the rest of the country grows ever wider.

The best assessment I’ve seen this morning of master of ceremonies Chris Rock’s performance is from Little Green Footballs:

‘Chris Rock bombed (to put it mildly) with a classless performance, praising Fahrenheit 9/11 and mocking the military in an obvious, unfunny joke about rivalry between the Gap and Banana Republic. The crowd roared in approval, of course, and I sat there wondering what in the world could be going through their blow-dried heads.

And didn’t Rock’s “Sit your asses down” make you miss Bob Hope?