Monday, March 24, 2003
Mike's in the Trunk

From today's New York Times (registration required) coverage (here) of last night's Academy Awards ceremony:
But Michael Moore, who won for best documentary for "Bowling for Columbine," asked the four other nominees in his category to come up on stage with him. "They are here in solidarity with me because we like nonfiction, and we live in fictitious times," Mr. Moore said.

Scattered applause was drowned by a chorus of boos that echoed through the auditorium as Mr. Moore derided President Bush -- "we are against this war" -- and the catcalls continued until he disappeared.

"It was so sweet backstage," Steve Martin, the host of the ceremonies, said a few minutes later. "You should have seen it. The Teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo."