Friday, June 11, 2004

I watched the MTV Movie Awards last night, and I can only ask myself, WHY? Why do I always watch this horrible show? It was bearable only because I was watching it with Terri R., but I am constantly disappointed by this hideous charade every single year--yet I cannot turn away. None of the nominees gives a fig if they win (why should they?); the jokes are terrible; the presenters stilted and uncomfortable; and this year the little lead-ins to each award were nightmare-inducing and unfathomably hideous. They seemed to be parodying something of which I am not aware--I am way too old to be watching this show, apparently---a computer-generated horror movie? A video game? They were a fright. There was also a poor, tiny midget pitifully dressed as some kind of monster, kept inside a barred CAGE under the podium, who gave the actual awards out. It was an awful, demoralizing sight. God, I know I sound like an old fogey, and usually I am the first one to see that EVERYONE loves a midget, but maybe seeeing "The Station Agent" has changed my views on little people, and I found it highly exlpoitative--and NOT amusing at all.

The only funny thing in the whole deal was the very first sketch, with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn pitching a sequel to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy to Peter Jackson. That made me giggle. But even Will Ferrell, who usually can make me laugh just by standing there, wasn't very funny in his "Anchorman" sketches, interviewing Jim Cavieziel and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. When Will Ferrell isn't funny, you know you are in for a rough ride. Sigh.

I complain, and yet where will I be next year at this time? Right back at Terri R.'s, watching her MTV--hopeful, eternally hopeful, that THIS time it will be fun.

In other news, Nordstrom's is having a sale. Shoe-a-holics, you have been warned.

Also, I found a 'Best of Elvis Costello Video Collection' at the thrift yesterday--who knew Elvis had made 22 videos by 1985? Not me.

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