Oscar Fever

If you want to read a serious consideration of the impact of Hollywood on our culture, try JG Ballard’s fascinating review of David Thomson’s The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood.. But if you want frivolity.. Hello!! As the 77th Academy Awards approach, the Guardian has a couple of relevant quizzes.. Oscar trivia fans should try this one.. while those looking for a humorous distraction for a few minutes should try this red carpet quiz.. and the winner is..

  • Emily

    If you think the Oscars are frivilous, you’ve obviously never had to navigate your way through traffic within 15 miles of the bloody Kodak theater while they’re happening. It’s a mess.

  • peteb

    Now, Emily, that would be a misrepresentation of my post – understandable though, given the order in which I added the links – the frivolity was intended to refer mostly to the quizzes.. and, in particular, to the red carpet quiz.

  • peteb

    but, you’re quite right, Emily, I’ve never had to navigate my way through traffic within 15 miles of the bloody Kodak theatre while their happening.. although that doesn’t necessarily lessen the frivolity factor of the Oscars themselves..

  • JD

    Aw, there was me thinking that this was a thread about the only Oscars that count: Oscar Wilde and Oscar the Grouch.

    Talk about the rage of Caliban.

  • peteb

    And how far into reading the post did you realise your mistake, JD? πŸ˜‰

  • JD

    Far enough to chance a lame joke?

  • peteb

    heh heh

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, JD. It wasn’t that lame a joke πŸ™‚

  • Emily

    What about Oscar Madison?

  • peteb

    Now that is edging towards lame joke territory, Emily.. πŸ˜‰

    “Life goes on even for those of us who are divorced, broke and sloppy.”

  • Vera

    Oscar Mayer. You need some meat to go with that red carpet cheese.

  • Emily

    I was dead serious, Pete. How can you make a list of important Oscars and not include Earth’s biggest slob?

  • peteb

    Emily

    Absolutely.. If I was making a list of famous Oscars.. he’d be there.

    Vera

    I googled *hangs head in shame* but I found it – the Wienermobile