… it seems there are still people reading my blog. So I thought I might as well throw these snip-its out there.
WOW! Where to start? It seems a bunch of overpaid, self-indulgent, self-important people of color from the world of entertainment are upset with a bunch of overpaid, self-indulgent, self-important people of non-color from the world of entertainment on account of, for the second straight year, no people of color were nominated for an Academy Award. Obviously, the first remedy that comes to mind is quotas. Maybe the rules should be changed to require that at least half of the nominees and half of the winners must be to people of color. It was reported that Chris Rock observed that the Oscars are the “White BETs.” Maybe that’s a better idea. We’ll have the WETs and the BETs. Instead of “Oscars” we’ll call the awarded statuettes the Berts and the Ernies. In any case I would suggest to all you pinheads in Hollywood that you both replace your current statuettes with a reproduction of the MLK sculpture in D.C. as a reminder that everyone should be judged on the content of their character (and the quality of a specific performance) rather than the color of their skin.