Sour Milk

Feb 23, 2009 | Pop Culture/Politics | 18 comments

No, we don’t have cable but we do have an antena and we use it for the NASCAR races.  Last night we used it to watch the Academy Awards.  Ugh,  what a nightmare.

I used to love the Academy Awards.  In fact, we would have a big party every year with contests of who could guess the most winners, life size stand up posters of Scarlett, Marilyn, Chaplin…it was so fun.  Not anymore.
Hollywood can barely keep my attention these days.  I still really like Nicole Kidman and I like Kate Winslet (when she is acting) and that is about it.  Everyone else and their political posturing, their condescedning views of the rest of us, the fact they think we all live on Revolutionary Road makes me sick.
Hugh Jackman was a delight, I thought he was very entertaining but was it just me or is it hard to take an establishment serious that would nominate “Kungfu Panda”???  And Beyoncé?  Oh, there is a reason I thought that  Etta James clip I posted a few weeks ago was so funny.  Girlfriend, those of us with “junk” should not be running around stage in barely there red sequins.  It was painful.
The main reason I would watch anything like this is for the fashion.  Goodness, can you imagine the clothing at these women’s disposal?  Oh if I could get my hands on some of those selections!!!!  
Reese Witherspoon looked like she was in a Good Will prom dress from 1993.
 Jennifer Aniston’s dress?  BORING!  
Woopi Goldburb?  That dress was supposed to be funny right??  
I’ll tell you what though, I think Amy Adams was exquisite!! 
Of course, I was stupid and subjected myself to the entire debacle (including that blasphemous Bill Mayer!  I swear, when he talks I hold my breath just waiting for a lightening bolt to come down from the heavens!!), no, I take it back, after Sean Penn I went to brush my teeth.  I tell you what, that smug, floppy haired punk who keeps company with the likes of I’m-a-little-nutjob in Iran, Castro and Hugo Chavez…this guy has the nerve to lecture America about the shame they are going to inflict on their grandchildren for voting for prop 8?  Who does he think he is?  What about his grandkids, do you think they may feel some shame that Grandpops was flitting all over the world butt-kissing a bunch of horrible dictators!??  I find the entire thing so irritating.
BTW, MILK, Sean’s movie made 28 million with a 20 million dollar production budget – in other words, it flopped.  Hollywood is out of touch with what America want’s to see and for me, they’ve added the Academy Awards to the list.  
I actually got kind of sad last night, realizing there was no way I was every going to be able to enjoy the awards with my daughter, the stuff she would be subjected to between Goldie Hawn’s boobs and guests announcing there is no God…she is already a little fashion plate, wearing my shoes and jewelry and carrying my purses around the house.  We’ll have to find another way to enjoy fashion together…Too bad… In the meantime I am going to have to find another way to get my fashion fix too – at least next Month’s In Style magazine is right around the corner!
Who were your picks for worst and best dressed??


  1. Berlin Deluxxe

    Look at the bright side, you baby girl has a wonderful mommy to look up to, we don’t need Hollywood!

  2. Stephanie H.

    I totally agree about Amy Adams. Her dress fit so well, the color was beautiful and that necklace was stunning. I also liked the vintage dress worn by Penelope Cruz. I love her accent!

    I liked Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress too.

    Sean Penn’s speech was crazy. Earlier this week I caught a glimpse of his Spicoli role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High while flipping channels. I love how that is immortalized forever. Sean Penn acting like a total fool when he’s got such a serious bug stuck up his rear now. He needs to get over himself.

  3. Farmgirl Cyn

    Quite frankly, I couldn’t bring myself to watch it, for all the reasons you mentioned. I also used to love looking at the fashion and picking my own best/worst dressed. Now I find it all a bore.

  4. cityfarmer

    actually Ms Cyrus’…the best dressed I thouht. A touch of vintage and a touch of bling…love dresses with layers….youthful.
    She claimed that it was off the rack and that charmed me in the target jammies I was wearing.

    …and they (jammies) looked better than most of the dresses

    …Angelina’s earrings looked they were made in a shake and bake oven….and some one (Marisa, I think) actually professed that her dress hadn’t arrived til the morning of….it truly looked like she had just taken it out of a suitcase….some one shoulder action gone bad.

    What’s with red carpet…it’s become a red soapbox…

    Give me Jr. in a jumpsuit anyday.

  5. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    I did like Reese’s dress…I guess, for the first time, we will disagree with one another. *Ü* I think I liked it maybe just because I like HER! But the rest of the bilge spewed at the ceremony was absolutely revolting. And the whole set up of the thing just was horrible.I may not ever watch again….it almost made me throw up!

  6. Anne Marie

    Hey there….I used to watch them, but with 5 kids all staring at (you cracked me up with Goldie’s boobs) “women” of hollywood….and after the new Tom Hanks movie coming out about a gay Christ, well, I am boycotting Hollywood…it’s the only right thing to do as far as I’m concerned…….
    Besides, we don’t even have a tv for shows, just hooked up to the DVD player….
    it’s a shame though…love the dresses!!

  7. Victoria

    Like you, I used to watch it, now it makes me seethe, so I stay away. I will look at the dresses on though.

    BRILLIANT IDEA ALERT! How about an annual family fashion show/party? We can all bring several fun outfits we love but never get to wear! Or, we can just impress each other with our glowing inner beauty! I’d love to have a “dress up” day again sometime..

  8. Joannah

    I can’t even bother to watch anymore. Hollyweird just bugs the cr@p out of me. It’s in my backyard and it’s so interwoven into our news here I’m just inundated with it all, and I hate it.

  9. Faith

    Oh, I used to love watching it when I was younger, but not anymore. Like the rest of you I can’t even stand it anymore and I haven’t seen pics of any of the dresses to comment but I LOVE Amy Adams and Reese Witherspoon in general.

  10. Amanda @ Serenity Now

    I couldn’t watch it either. If I want political commentary, I go to FoxNews. I thought Amy Adams and Anne Hathaway both looked so pretty. I only care about what the actresses are wearing anymore. The Academy is so out of touch with mainstream America….

  11. Bama Grits

    I totally missed it but after reading your comments, I’m glad I did. Just wanted to let you know….I received my “spring” fix looking through your garden pics. Simply lovely! How old are the gardens? Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Manic Mom

    I’ve never been into watching all that “fancy TV”. HA HA
    I’m not into fashion, trust me you should see me on any given day. Just remember she will grow up seeing what her mother does, says, wears. And from what I have read you are a perfect role model. Hugs!!!

  13. English Cottage in Georgia

    Glad to read a write up of the awards…I did not watch,knowing that it would push my blood pressure up.
    So refreshing to find another “like mind”.

  14. SK and Family

    Watch it in mute? 😉

    I agree with so much of what you stated. I did not want to watch the actual show, so I looked at pictures and clips on-line…

  15. RobinfromCA

    I chose two blogs today to “roam” through completely to read past posts and look at links – hence a comment on a 3 month old post.

    I gave up the Academy Awards about 8 years ago. I just can’t abide Hollywood and their self-serving attitude. The Oscar’s used to be about talent but now, if the movie or it’s star don’t have the proper political statement the nominations aren’t forthcoming. If a movie isn’t rated “R” it’s not a serious consideration. As for the fashion – I’m afraid I can’t find any in this trend of gownless evening straps.

    What will you watch with your daughter? Show her the beauty and style of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly through old movies. Maybe she’ll be her own trend setter!

    I’m having so much fun traveling through your blog. Love the Black Sphere! Can’t believe I never read that before! And your garden (jardin) makes me feel the need to spruce mine up a bit!

    I hope you had a great weekend!



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