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An Oscar acceptance speech for all the outcasts, from Selma to Mars.


Ladies and gentlemen, members of the academy – I think it was some Taoist scholar who said ‘to be honored in a corrupt society is a disgrace.’ And tonight is the greatest disgrace of my life.

Self-plagiarizing Taoist philosopher Jeff Dorchen accepts the Academy award on behalf of the snubbed, the ignored, the non-white, and his favorite Martian.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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