I recently saw a great comment on a Jezebel article, where a user named The Real Janelle said “The Academy Awards are like the Who’s [sic] Line Is It Anyway of award shows; the points don’t matter and the answers are made up.” I mean DAMN. Truth, son! The Oscars have done the inevitable, following all other award shows and becoming parodies of themselves, of Hollywood, of the whole movie industry and its old-fashioned, out-dated gatekeepers. Like any award show for any sort of art or really for whatever, the winners aren’t necessarily the best; they are just whoever was most popular and seen as least threatening in certain ways at the time of voting. While of course I would like to think that the Academy Awards are somewhat above that, I know it’s just wishful thinking. But, even so, I love this particular popularity contest and I will continue to hold out hope that this year was just a fluke, an outlier in its continued march towards acceptance and growth and diversity that we will see in years to come as it becomes a reflection of what happens more and more in the industry. I have big hopes.
Several nights ago, a horrible excuse for a sack of meat, let alone a human, won a presidential primary mostly based on his extreme racist beliefs. He believes it’s totally okay to ban all people with a certain religious and ethnic background from entering the USA, and that we should register and track such people already in the country. He, and every other leading Republican, thinks it’s okay to have a ‘total and complete ban’ on millions of people because of racism, prejudice, and idiocy. Equally disturbing, he said he might have supported Japanese internment camps during World War II, obviously, because that’s the kind of thing he still wants to do to people for no good reason.
Fox has entered the modern era of televised live musical productions, and not only did it raise the bar, it set the bar aflame and made a new one out of the tears of unicorns and placed it out of ordinary sight. “Grease” Live was that good y’all. I know it was TWO WHOLE DAYS AGO, but I don’t believe in fast journalism. I think that is the downfall of modern society. No I just had to watch on DVR and shit’s hella long and I just got around to it. I mean but journalism too.
I <3 Diversions
Entertainment is a ridiculously big part of my life. I grew up in movie theatres, so in my family you have to see pretty much every movie to make it in conversation. This pop culture knowledge has extended to television, music, and, for me, the theatre. To quote Abed, I like liking things, so there's that.