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I won’t be watching the Academy Awards on Sunday as my own personal form of protest over what I think is a complete and utter waste of time, money, and resources. 

Below are my top three reason’s why.  I have more, but I’ll spare you from having to read them all.

  • The Governor has declared that California is broke and will have to lay off teachers and shut down schools if money isn’t found in the budget to avoid doing so, doesn’t seem like the right time to be walking down a red carpet and patting ourselves on the back for three hours.

•  10,000 Pieces of Cutlery
•  528 Bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne
•  1,428 Bottles of Sterling Wine
•  300 Pounds of Wild Caught Salmon
•  1200 Pounds of Spiny Lobster
•  10 lbs. Fresh Farm Raised Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar
•  18 lbs. Black Winter Truffles from Burgundy
•  15 Whole Yellowtails
•  150 Pounds of Albacore Tuna
•  1200 Kumamoto Oysters
•  100 lbs. Black Farm Raised Mussels
•  150 lbs. Farm raised littleneck Clams
•  550 lbs. Snake River farms Wagyu Beef (American Kobe)
•  480 Antipasti Platters
•  3500 Pounds of Alaskan Wild Salmon
•  12 Gallons of Crème Fraiche
•  10 Gallons of Citrus Chili Dressing
•  7200 Individual Pink Shrimp from Oregon
•  20 Pounds of Holy Basil
•  3000 Black Mission Figs
•  100 Pounds of Laura Chenel Goat Cheese
•  80 Pounds of Organic La Quercia Prosciutto Americano
•  30 Cases of California Eggplant
•  3060 Wood Fired Flat Bread slices
•  4800 Pounds of California Grown Organic Asparagus
•  100 Pounds of Chickpea Salad
•  10 Gallons of Mustard Vinaigrette
•  200 Pounds of Carnaroli Risotto
•  150 Pounds of Chinese Broccoli
•  75 Pounds of Shiitake Mushrooms
•  200 Pounds of Sticky Rice
•  190 Pounds of Bay Scallops
•  250 Pounds of Wild Black Bass
•  25 Gallons of Cocktail Sauce
•  2000 Sesame Miso Cones
•  5000 Hand Cracked Eggs
•  400 Pounds of Organic Montana Wheat Flour
•  400 Pounds of Florida Crystal Organic Sugar
•  16 Pounds of Tahitian Vanilla
•  425 Pounds of Valrhona Organic Chocolate
•  200 Pounds of Short Lo Mein Noodles
•  100 Pounds of Tofu
•  15 Gallons of Plum Ginger Sauce
•  400 Mangoes
•  800 Roma Tomatoes

  • The amount of money it costs to put on the Academy Awards and the money advertisers are spending to be seen during the Academy Awards could feed a third world nation for at least a year.

I’m not particularly fond of Awards show, that’s no secret.  Most of the time the nominating committee gets it wrong anyway.  But if you just have to hand out awards, I say ship it COD and call it a night.  These folks have money and lots of it.