https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G2jMY3j3mMThe Golden Globes are this Sunday. I know I’ve been rough on award shows. We have one for everything now: Emmys, Oscars, tonys, ESPYs, Golden Globes, People’s Choice, Critic’s Choice, Image Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, SAG Awards, Kid’s Choice, VMAs, CMAs, and of course, the Christian version – The Dove Awards. It is no longer enough just to write a book, make a movie, star in a musical, write a play, or sing a song; you have to win a contest over everyone else, right? That’s the pinnacle in our society. It seems a bit lacking in artistic or poetic beauty doesn’t it? Seems to me the way we celebration imagination in our culture should involve a little more, I don’t know… imagination.
This is a clip from last year’s show, where two great sketch comedians – Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig – do their thing. Can’t figure out why Tommy Lee Jones was so cranky about it. Anyone?
Happy Friday, my people. I hope your work day is productive and short!