If you were to judge the importance of an event based on the amount of play it gets in the national news, on facebook, twitter, and the like, you might think that the 90th annual Oscar Awards in Los Angeles were more important to the public than the latest North Korean missile launch, the opiode crisis or virtually anything else you can name.
I know the entertainment world is all abuzz with comments on the winners, who should have won, the positions various presenters took on the issues of the day, etcetera.
But I really wonder how many folks here in fly-over country really give a rip.
My record of not spending a dime to attend showings of any of the Oscar nominated flicks, which started about 10 years ago, remains unblemished.
Fact is, I had to look at provided pronunciation guides to know how some of the nominees names were pronounced, just in case I’d have to say their names on the air.
One of the advantages I enjoy, as I see it, is that I don’t have to care about celebrities, their accomplishments, or their opinions on how I should think.
I don’t think my lack of interest in awards shows has anything to do with being closed-minded or any other disorder.
It’s just that I’m too busy living life to be interested in doing anything other than living it.
That’s the way I see it.