Understand, I don't hate Avatar. I just think it's completely undeserving of Best Picture.
And then there was this from weeks ago...
Last night even James Cameron himself seemed genuinely surprised that the awards given to Avatar did not instead go to Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker. I don’t even think The Hurt Locker was the best film of the year, but I do think it’s far better than Avatar and certainly more deserving of a Best Picture win.
I did not bring up the word deserve, it's no bait, it's a legitimate concern.
And that final comment you say it should go to the best picture that has a shot. Which implies, along with the rest of what you had said, that film is The Hurt Locker, right? Admitting that it's already a two horse race despite having ten nominated films, at least three of which you consider to be better, shows an awareness that calling it Best Picture certainly does not mean that it is an award designed to recognize the 'best' picture, or so it would seem that way.
iKeith! has it right.
This argument has no possible end FLY.
Care to wager? I will take THL and you Avatar?
What are we wagering? Also, I want Up in the Air as well, and you can have An Education.
Money what else.
I don't want An Education, it has no chance of winning. I'll take THL you take Avatar.
So then you are just empty talk?
I don't like dealing with online money when I don't have to, Paypal and that stuff is a needless hassle for me and I'm not going to mail something to Canada if I lose, and I don't want any mail if I win. I'm perfectly willing to make gentleman's bets where one of us will have to watch a film for the other person or something, but I'm not in the market of betting money. I'd even be willing to gift something of $20 max from Amazon, but then I have to deal with shipping and conversion rates and stuff, I think, which is also a needless hassle.