Such a day of competition today. February 27 will go down in history as the day of the great showdown. Who will it be?
Now the intro to this post is deliberately vague, as I wanted to allude (I’m trying to be clever) to the competition of the Oscars or maybe the competition between Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to see who will be Australia’s Prime Minister.
One competition has much better PR that the other. The Oscars have had hype and lead in and “I don’t care if I win, it’s an honour to be nominated”. The PM race, not so civilised. And the Oscars have much better dressed people.
So who do you think will win? Either competition? I’m not fussy. Don’t really care about either. Usually I do care about politics and movies, but I find my interest waning.
Take the Oscars for instance. The Artist will win. A silent black and white movie. Apparently people in London were asking for their money back half way through the movie because they did not realise that it was silent and sans colour. Obviously those people were quite stupid. I would never do that because I would never go and see a movie made in 2011 that is silent and in black and white. It’s the 21st century. The silent film had its day with Charlie Chaplin, but that’s just me. Anyway I suspect The Artist falls into The Piano category. The Piano won an Oscar in 1994 and that’s been my litmus test of a shit movie since. The winner of The Most Likely to Bore Me Enough to Want to Jump Out of a Window category.
The PM leadership is much the same. It also makes me want to jump out of a window. Not because it’s boring mind, no it’s quite interesting with all that airing of dirty laundry and name calling. It’s more that it’s just plain undignified.
Anyway good luck to the competitors. I won’t say may the best man/woman win. Kev and Julia definitely don’t meet the criteria. Anyway as far as the Oscars go, I’m backing Meryl Streep for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, ironicially another female Prime Minister. Image