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Last evening my wife commandeered my usual TV to watch the red carpet parade at the Academy Awards. Since I was to lazy to move away from this situation, I happened to catch several of the interviews with this year's batch of lovelies. Now maybe it was "lowT" or some other health issue but I found the women on display to be in the "nice looking, but no cigar" category rather than the "vava-voom!" category of some years past. Now I am no avid watcher of this annual Hollywood public relations fest, but on those occasions when I have sat through at least part of these usually hum-drum affairs I have at least been titillated by some pretty fine looking women. Not so last night, it was one lady after another who looked as though she had forgotten something, something to perk up her otherwise dull dress or in some cases "misadventures" in fashion.

I am not fan of the snotty Lara Spencer ( recently re-elevated from the "Antiques Roadshow" to "Good Morning America." but I have to admit she was about as good as it got last night. For goodness sake, some of the male talents mothers were better turned out and made a better impression than the lackluster candidates for Oscars!

After about half an hour of this mediocre show of Hollywood's pulchritude I got back on the web hoping that my pulse would get back up to normal.

I was interrupted about 10:30 EST when my wife came in to tell me an old friend, Hal Needham, had been honored with an Honorary Oscar" for his lifetime contributions to the industry. About time, he was the most profitable Director in Hollywood during the late seventies and most of the eighties. His movies may not have been artistic triumphs, but they sure raked in the cash and didn't cost much to make. A lot people don't know of all the technical developments that he either developed or underwrote, not just in the area of stunt work but in the areas of camera platforms and lighting. So my congratulations to Hal, an honor much deserved!
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Okay, I am going to be honest here.

I have no idea what the Academy Awards are, but after reading about your opinions of [unknown celebrity from Antiques Roadshow that I have already forgotten the name of] and the appearance of whomever else was present, I feel my response from your thread about the American Olympic Team's uniforms applies here and thereby have dug it back up via google search of "CadillacForums Olympic Uniforms" to borrow the same photograph.

Whatever these Academy Awards are, this would make them far more worthwhile. I may even know what they were!
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No, I just have far more important things to worry about than what the Academy Awards are.

Turns out whatever it is does not directly affect my existence. This makes knowledge of it's existence rather wasteful and without benefit to my own.
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Ahh, there it is. See, this is why I have no idea what these Academy Awards are.

American Pop Culture is hardly my strong point.

I couldn't tell you precisely what the other aforementioned award shows are, but I believe the Grammys (Possibly Grammies) are musically-themed, because the word is potentially derived from "Gramophone" but given basic Greek, the name seems to more heavily imply it is a television award special for fantastically written artistic pieces. I believe I once heard that they issue trophies shaped like Gramophones, but aside from that, one would simply presume the former, because general Americans as a whole do not embrace artistic writing enough to have such a grande ceremony for it and quite frankly, they're more likely to name the Grammys after Gramophones than Gramma, because few of them speak Greek any more.

I doubt many people know what Gramophones are anymore though, so I could be wrong still.

The Oscars...I have no idea what that's for, but isn't it the one with the little trophy shaped like a man? I presume they are named for someone named "Oscar"...or after the fish. Oscars, I hear make good pet fish and as an equal opportunity believer, I feel pet fish certainly deserve an award show as much as modern TV celebrities.
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^Wanna know something frightening? Like, something that literally scares me, to the core of me?

The fact that you probably actually know what these events are...and it's considered normal of you. That is creepy as ****. I've attended exorcisms less unnervingly eerie than that.
Your the one giving everyone here the history lesson on U.S. award shows in post #22.
Now how can I give a history lesson on something I've only just heard of? :bigroll:

Get serious.

In your defense though, upon review of post #22, which was a speculation of a possible origin of the name "Grammy" (which I naturally now suspect I was wrong about, given the response it is getting) I can see how it could be called a lessen in perhaps the Greek influence of the English language. So one could claim that your statement is half correct.
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