Sunday, February 28, 2016


My Facebook trending items widget is filled with items about the Academy Awards presentation tonight. Some of the items are essentially useless but are also the point of the proceedings -- such as the actual awards themselves, when we learn which entrant in a particular field had more votes than the others in a highly specialized opinion poll.

Some of the items are essentially and functionally useless, such as the endless list of what dress a particular actress or presenter is wearing.

The stream has served one useful purpose, though. It has confirmed that my decision to ignore the telecast was the right one, and so I now descend into a flurry of self-congratulation...Darnit, you won again, Oscar!

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