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Happy Jake Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 3:08 PM
Ah the annual Hollywood Self Aggrandizement Festival. Tied with the Music Industry Self Aggrandizement Festival (the Grammys); the Television Industry Self Aggrandizement Festival (the Emmys); the Soap Opera Cast and Crew Self Aggrandizement Festival (the Daytime Emmys); and the Leftist Self Aggrandizement Prize (the Nobel Peace Prize) as perhaps the biggest waste of time conceivable. At least actually watching TV or a movie or listening to a song has the potential to be entertaining or informative, even if totally by accident. I'd rather listen to the middle two hours of a NASCAR race on the radio than watch a bunch of elitist, 1%-er actors pat themselves on the back. ...
Happy Jake Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 3:10 PM
Do they deserve awards? Sure, fine, whatever. Any company worth the paper its charter is printed on awards its exceptional employees with meaningless trinkets (and sometimes even bonuses.) But that doesn't mean I have to think it's interesting.
Happy Jake Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 3:12 PM
(By the way, yes, I know I don't have to watch it, and I don't. My point is the same as Mr. Galen's, I, personally, find it mind-numbingly tedious.)

Let's start with my theory about the Academy Awards. I am not anti-Oscar. Neither am I anti-NBA playoffs. I want to know who won, but I don't want to sit through the agony of watching the process.

With that in mind, I am free to type this beginning at 7:30. I have closed Twitter for the evening while still wondering how Danica Patrick went from 3rd to 8th in about 50 yards on the last lap of the Daytona 500 yesterday afternoon.

Dear Mr. Mullings

Just to be clear, you are making a big deal about not watching the Academy Awards,...