27 February 2012

Today's news – the bloody Oscars

Here we are in a recession/depression and millions of people on the bread line, yet a disgusting amount of money is thrown at an event (and other similar events) to give awards to people who spend their lives pretending to be other people.
Actors. Hardly saving lives and planets are they?
Ooh darling... I am an actor you know.
Really? Like I give a...
And before anyone starts ranting back at me... I like films. I love films. I just don't see why all this lavish patting on the back is necessary. There may be awards ceremonies for bakers, nurses, charity workers, bomb disposal men etc. But these events are not on the news.
Go figure. Gold figure.
Clockwise from top left: Bank of England, Cockspur Street, Grays Inn Road, Haymarket, Victoria Palace, Oxford Street.


  1. I reckon you deserve a gong for services to London's most humble, neglected and forgotten landmarks.

  2. Hi Jane,

    I just found your site from Peter Berthoud's blog and I love what I see so far!

    I have to admit I did watch the first 3-4 minutes of the Oscars last night. I like Billy Crystal and wanted to see how he did. In his opening monologue he said something to the effect of "In these economic times, nothing makes you forget the stress more than watching millionaires give each other little gold statues and pat each other on the back, so sit back and enjoy the 84th Academy Awards." How true!

    Keep up the wonderful blog. One day I will win the lottery and when I do, I'm coming to London to explore!

  3. Thanks to both of you... (and Billy)

  4. I fully concur, but footballers are just as bad

  5. Footballers.. yes, them too... but that's another collection of pictures and another post... thanks for inspiring me ;-)


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