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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Does Anyone Really Care About The Oscars?

As a young child I remember watching the Oscars each year. My grandparent's had a color TV, so we usually watched from their living room. Not since the early 1980's have I even remotely cared about watching the parade of stars and starlets that disgrace the red carpet. I hate hearing about who's wearing what designer, and has borrowed very expensive jewelry ... and let's not forget what after awards party and which "Hollywood" chef is hosting a backstage bash these people attend. Do we really need a weeks worth of seeing so-and-so getting primped for the event. Do I really care what type of shoes or handbag are being worn? And then there's a week of post Oscars news to start flipping through on the TV. I may have to pull the TV plug for the next week lest I get a migraine from boring old Hollywood. Does anyone even know what movies are up for awards? Or best actress or actor awards? I haven't a clue ... do you?


Pat said...

When I saw it was Oscar time again, I thought nuts - boring tv time again. You can also have Joan and Melissa Rivers.

Saija said...

just think of it this way, since you will be moving soon - you probably don't have much time to watch tv anyway ... :o)

blessings on ya!

Terry said...

Hey everybody...Something way more important to talk about than the Oscars today..It is Mrs. Mac's birthday!!

Happy Birthday you little sweetheart , you!!...Love Terry

jel said...

A beam of sunshine, say it was your Bday , so Happy Birthday, to ya! would sing to ya, but i want ya to have a good day! :)

Sara said...

happy birthday! now that's worth celebrating! by the way, what kind of handbag are you carrying?

Mrs. Mac said...

Sara, I'm so glad you asked about the handbag ... it's from Payless Shoes :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes everybody :)

Pat said...

Happy Birthday to you!
February's worth celebrating after all!

Phil said...

Happy birthday!

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a movie director (like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg), so I loved watching the Academy Awards even if I didn't know half the movies. To my youthful brain it all seemed so fantastic.

But as I got older I realized that it's just a popularity contest and these so-called "stars" are mostly troubled snobs.

I still love movies, but I just don't see the point of "celebrating" them as the Oscars do... The industry acts as if what they do is the most important thing in the world.

susanwalkergirl said...

Hey Mrs. Mac...a belated Happy Birthday wish to you...and blessings in the new year.

Here, here on your observation on the Oscars. I haven't watched them for quite a number of years now. When I was growing up...it seemed like such a big event. Now...I couldn't care less.

In part because of the values differences between the Hollywood elite and middle America. Especially faith based people.

Margie said...

Happy Birthday!!

gramma_s said...

O, me I'm always a day late and a dollar short. A Belated Happy Birthday, February 24, 19?? :-) I must do better next time. I mean it. I hope you had a great Birthday. O, dear I'm 4 days late.
Happy Birthday to you
To Jesus be true,
May God bless and keep you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Sung to the tune of Happy Birthday.