Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SIN OF OMISSION

I wasn't going to blog about the Oscars today …
It’s just so “yesterday.”
But a few things astounded me.
The first was that Farrah Fawcett was not mentioned in the memoriam tribute montage.
Here’s the weak explanation Bruce Davis, the executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, gave, "It is the single most troubling element of the Oscar show every year. Because more people die each year than can possibly be included in that segment. You are dropping people who the public knows. It's just not comfortable."
Really?
He thought that boring dance sequence near the end of the program was more important?
And specifically this part of his quote bothers me, “who the public knows?”
Sorry Mr. Davis, I didn’t know (and I’m sure most of the view audience didn’t either)
Many of the people you included in that montage.
But you thought it was OK to dismiss someone as important as Farrah? Or Bea Arthur? Or Ricardo Montelban? Or Henry Gibson?
Just put your big boy panties on, suck it up, put your ego on the shelf and apologize.
I mean, Jane Fonda even tweeted about it, "And where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included," Jane tweeted. 
And that was the other thing that astounded me …
Jane Fonda tweets!
Recently, during coffee with some of my fellow writers …
And more specifically my fellow writers from MVRWA…
We were pondering the merits of tweeting.
Do we have time to learn yada yada yada.
Well, I think it’s time I learn to tweet.
I mean, if Jane learned to tweet…
I need to put my big girl panties, suck it up and ...
Learn to tweet too.

Always, Em-Musing

DISCLAIMER: There are some members of MVRWA do in fact tweet. I wouldn't want to sin by omission.

2 comments:

Sloan Parker said...

You go, girl...Tweet away!! Seriously it's not hard to get started and can be something you fit in when you have time. Don't stress about it and have fun.

Breeze said...

I missed the Oscars :)

Just wanted to thank you for the comment on my blog. I forgot to mention in my post that my book is going to be published :)

Breeze