Monday, March 8, 2010

And The Winner Is....

Who gives a sh*t? Last night, Baldman continued his lifelong streak of never watching the Oscars. Ever. The reasons are several:

1) I never understood the American fascination with actors & acting. I don't think it's that hard to do. You wear a costume, and you say words that are written by other people. They even give you cue cards, or a Obama-styled Teleprompter, so you can read the words and then speak them. You don't even have to memorize them. When you think about it, acting is like being a puppet without strings. Someone else provides the content, and the actor just mouths the words. Very puppet-like. And this "talent" is worthy of awards?

2) And award it we do. Is there any other industry that pats itself on the back and self congratulates as much as the movie industry? The Oscars, Golden Globes, various critic awards-every week it seems there is another awards show that celebrates the same thing-movies. There are so many awards shows, that last year, I went to a friend's wedding & his wedding video ended up being nominated for Best Picture. Enough already.

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