Well what a night.....one that was a bit uneventful until the last minute. I'm sure you've all seen the footage of the fluff up, if you haven't then you must be on a different planet. Hello and welcome to all aliens on other planets (just in case).
Can you imagine if there really were other life forms on another planet, watching us like on Big Brother. Some people have quite dramatic images of what they think aliens would look like. I always imagine them to be like the happy little metal dudes from the SMASH instant potato adverts in the 70's.. They fall over in fits of laughter for us eating instant potato so goodness knows what they would make of us today. Sometimes thats what I feel like doing when I try and make sense of this world. If you haven't seen those adverts they must be available on You Tube.
The wrong envelope, that's all it came down to. One person handing the correct envelope to the presenter, one job to do and it was really not the time to get it mess up. I wonder if they passed it over and then realised shortly after, you know that feeling when you've sent a text message to the wrong person and you can't get it back. What makes me laugh is that Warren Beatty realises it's not the correct card and passes it to Faye Dunaway for confirmation to check it out but no she just goes and announces it. Boom! the message sent and now its got to be retracted. The crowd were stunned, the organisers stressed and people watching at home have just woken up as it just got exciting.
The media world goes crazy, people love a big mess up don't they? It's a bit like Madonna when she fell at The Brit Awards, we talk about it for days and all of a sudden become the worlds experts in tv investigations. I suppose thats the wonder of live television, it's unpredictable and no amount of preparation could have prevented a mistake like last nights. I think it's quite reassuring when things like this happen, not for the people involved as it must have stirred up all sorts of emotions and anxiety but it shows we are all human and can make mistakes even in La La Land where even the best plastic surgeon couldn't have covered that up. But hey, no one died and everyone went away to face another day, even Warren Beatty who will from now on check every envelope he is given for evermore, probably even question his post.. Imagine the postman just hanging around after passing the post over, 'would you just like me to wait while you check that Mr Beatty.'
Anyway I think we can leave it there, put it to bed now, goodness knows I've seen the footage more times than I care to say. It's maybe not over for the envelope passers, got a feeling they may have been dealt with their notice, hope it's in the right envelope!! The Oscars, created more drama than the films they were awarding......
.....so onto another day tomorrow.....my award will be going to.....
catch ya then.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.