Captain’s Log 6,144
So there I was like an angry chicken waiting for the damn Oscars to END so I could watch Downton Abbey last night! And it turns out it did not air last night because it didn’t want to compete with the Oscars. Oh fie! I worried for nothing!
Maggie Smith – how I will miss your zingers! Thank goodness you will be back next week to make me shake my head in disbelief.
Back to the Oscars…….Chris Rock was tasked with the onerous job of talking about the diversity elephant in the room. He did okay. I don’t personally think he was great. The whole show seemed weirdly disorganized even though they tried desperately to make it more like an “adventure” of how films are made. It missed the mark.
Three highlights of the evening for me (in no particular order)……..
Three hot mess moments of the evening for me (in no particular order)…..
Sam Smith’s terrible song and totally awful acceptance speech
That weird Stacey Dash thing
Too much Disney marketing
And what was up with the whole Mad Max thing?
Hannibal Lecter as a figurehead on some sort of flaming desert vessel with a garden rake in his eyes? WTF is this????? I don’t go to shit-ass movies like this and I am glad.
With Donald Trump climbing in the polls, I have no need to make myself even more scared. What scares me more is the fools who believe in him and have jumped on his bandwagon. One of our docents brought his Donald Trump baseball cap into the museum on Thursday. He had the sense to leave it at the desk and not wear it while he was on the floor, but when I walked past, I literally felt tears spring into my eyes. I felt like I was looking at a Nazi flag.
Hitler started this way too. We must never forget that.
On that happy note, I am going to work. Two weeks of hell await me.