posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 11:25 AM
My husband has the Bloomberg Channel on every trading day, so I end up watching it whether I like it or not. The morning anchor, Margaret Brennan,
had different guests on speaking about the various Oscar-nominated films. A few were there to tout how a film being nominated makes its sales
skyrocket, others were blathering about how "exciting" the Oscars are.
At the end of her broadcast, she lamented that almost nobody was twittering about the Oscars. She seemed stunned and asked, "Doesn't anybody out
there care about the Oscars anymore?"
It was my turn to be stunned. How out of touch do you have to be to whine about the fact that people aren't twittering about the Oscars? With
record unemployment, record debt, gas prices shooting up, and war rumbling on the not-so-distant horizon, how many people care about a show in which
there are a bunch of self-indulgent, self-important, spoiled fools who prance and preen for the public? I never watch the Oscars, I don't give a
damn. It's like watching a high school show in which the popular kids vote on which popular kid they all like the best. *YAWN*
How many people can afford to go to the movies these days? It costs a small fortune to take your family to the movies now. Ridiculous ticket prices,
and then the concession stand prices are a crime. Even the DVDs, when they come out, are still around $20. Might as well wait until the movie is
shown on the movie channels on cable or satellite.
People have more important and tangible things to be concerned about, such as groceries, a tank of gas, paying the electric bill, finding a job, or a
potential world war, to care about movies. Don't get me wrong, I like movies. I just don't like the demand for worship this industry seems to
So, ATS, what say you? Am I just a nasty old hermit, or am I more in touch with what is going on in America than Ms. Brennan on the Bloomberg