Mbarton

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit I had a rush of glee at the announcement of the Golden Globes being nixed by NBC because of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, which I do support by the way.

I for one have never gotten much out of watching a bunch of over paid people get dressed up and walk a red carpet that ironically is just blocks from where people are living in abject poverty, some even on the streets.  And this coming from a person who is preparing for four red carpets as I type this (but they are for charitable causes, so that makes a difference!), lol.  There ain’t nothing charitable about spending thousands of dollars on dresses, tuxedos, shoes, jewelry, purses, and make up, only to sit in a room for four hours while patting each other on the back before dashing off to attend lavish parties where enough food to feed a third world country is served.

And while I believe in giving accolades for outstanding work, we’ve gone overboard on the awards and the shows.  I say send them their awards via the mail, C.O.D. of course, after all they make enough to pay for it and call it a day.

So with any luck, the Writers Guild of America strike will have the same impact on February’s Academy Awards and that would be just fine by me.

I think Americans could stand at least one year without all of the meaningless pomp and circumstance that these events have become.

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And who knows…the cancellation of the Golden Globes just might have saved one of those actors/actresses from drinking too much at one of the many after parties and then finding themselves in jail with a DUI and their mug shot plastered from here to there the next morning.  See, you always gotta look at the glass as half full.

I mean really, with all that’s going on the world, do we really need another awards show?