Saturday, February 28, 2009

Let them eat cake....

 
I'm getting to the point where it is getting far too painful to listen to the daily news; not a day goes by when you don't hear about another business closing down and unemployement numbers go up higher and higher! Talk about the birth of the Blues! Last Sunday I attended the Oscars ( not that I move in the company of film stars, I just know people who are Academy members and some were up for awards you don't have to be a director or an A-list actor to get an Oscar). One thing I did notice, was the fact that this year there wasn't as much bling-bling on the actresses. However, one actress from Slumdog Millonaire wore a necklace that would blind you. Ironic, that a woman from the poorest country should wear the most expensive bling-bling! Still, the fashions were outrageous and the parties were over the top, you would never know that our country is in near it's breaking point. Let's fiddle around while Rome burns! What do those actors who earn million of dollars a film care if half of America aren't working. Well, they will care when those Americans can aford the over-priced tickets for their movies! And let's face it ladies and gents most Hollywood films are awful! The last film that took my breath away, was the film version of Neil Gaiman's enchanting children's book "Coraline". Yesterday I heard that "Zales" the diamond store is going out of business, so guys who are sitting on the fence, it's a good time to buy that engagement ring for real cheep! Drinking to the madness! Brother can you spare a dime!
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5 comments:

Aggie said...

I didn't even bother to watch it on TV. I think it is all just too OTT at the moment. And you are quite right ... what will they do when folk stop buying movie tickets.

Ash said...

So you attended the Oscars ? Wow!

I thought Anne Hathaway wore the most expensive bling...

Bridget Jones said...

I only watched the last 1/2 hour. Can't stand the news either. The economic stuff is the worst, and for some reason murder seems to be taking off here. Robberies also. I keep wondering where the bottom is, and we keep going lower.

Hammer said...

When the elite start hitting the pawnshops then it's time to worry.

And the financial companies that made this mess with their greed and faulty sub prime loans are getting millions in bonuses.

Canary said...

We, far here in India, are equally impacted... though buying a diamond ring for super cheap sounds like a plan :)
Long since you dropped by?