Stuff I hate (part 2 of a series)

Awards.

A for instance: After Goodfellas, The Last Temptation of Christ, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, King of Comedy, and more, Scorcese gets a directing Oscar(TM) for a tedious and ridiculous self-parody “The Departed” with featured an embarrassing performance by Jackie “The Joker” Nicholson, denouement of bullets-to-the-head that is executed (excuse the pun) seemingly without the slightest awareness of its own absurdity.

So that two things I hate. Awards (because they are often for something else — which will be the case if Chabon wins the Hugo this year) and “The Departed.”

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2 thoughts on “Stuff I hate (part 2 of a series)

  1. Fred says:

    I hate awards of all kind because I hate competition. Usually people are afraid to say that because most people are afraid that the winners of said awards will call them losers. Well, whatever.Awards for art is retarded. I can see people getting an award for a footrace, the winner is clear, the athlete who took the most steroids.How do you measure steroid levels in works of art? Each piece of art is doing a slightly different thing or in the case of a great work of art, a completely new thing. How to compare a foot racer vs. a hang glider? It doesn’t even make sense.It is ridiculous to think band can battle it out unless they slap each other around with their bass guitars.So I hate awards because they are stupid and don’t make any sense unless it is for biting someone’s ear off.I also think that awards increase contention and unhappiness. I am also a cranky, old bastard.Lao Tzu Agrees:”Not to honor people of worth will keep the people from contention”Fred

  2. Fred says:

    >I hate awards of all kind because I hate competition. Usually people are afraid to say that because most people are afraid that the winners of said awards will call them losers. Well, whatever.Awards for art is retarded. I can see people getting an award for a footrace, the winner is clear, the athlete who took the most steroids.How do you measure steroid levels in works of art? Each piece of art is doing a slightly different thing or in the case of a great work of art, a completely new thing. How to compare a foot racer vs. a hang glider? It doesn’t even make sense.It is ridiculous to think band can battle it out unless they slap each other around with their bass guitars.So I hate awards because they are stupid and don’t make any sense unless it is for biting someone’s ear off.I also think that awards increase contention and unhappiness. I am also a cranky, old bastard.Lao Tzu Agrees:”Not to honor people of worth will keep the people from contention”Fred

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