Monday, March 06, 2006

And they're boring

If the newsfeeds are to be believed, I am the only person in America who isn't fascinated by entertainment award shows. In fact, I find the idea that I should be entertained watching the entertainment industry give awards to itself repulsive.

1. Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
2. Vain, ostentatious display.
[Middle English vein glory, from Old French vaine gloire, from Latin vāna glōria, empty pride : vāna, feminine of vānus, empty; + glōria, glory, pride.]
"vainglory." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 06 Mar. 2006.

The solid waste industry has more impact on my life, but they don't ask me to watch their awards. (Horrifying solid waste statistic from above link: In the United States in 1996, nearly 210 million tons—about 4.3 lb. (2 kg) per person daily (up from 2.7 lb./1.2 kg in 1960)—were collected and disposed of by municipalities.)