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Award Shows: Fashion or Political Commentary

I’m certainly no fashionista (I can’t believe I just used that word), believe it or not, this word was coined in 1993. I’m not a “Sharp Dressed Man” either “ZZ Top”. I’m more of a “Hip to Be Square” Guy, “Huey Lewis”. I wear jeans and a Polo T-Shirt to work. Getting dressed is a pair of dockers, a casual Polo, or maybe a button-down shirt. If I’m in a suit, somebody died or got married. It is just not my style and it does not fit into my way of life. Don’t get me wrong, I do recognize the need for a nice suit, but opportunities for me to dress like that are few and far between. I’m not a Neanderthal, but my wife does call me Shrek.

Having said that, after watching the Golden Globes, I must wonder what the hell some of those people were thinking. Why would anybody wear a suit with sneakers? Even I know that looks ridiculous. That was minor in comparison to some of the dresses. Jennifer Lopez looked like a Christmas gift in crappy paper with that bow. This guy was all in white, and it looked like he wore a skirt of feathers. I think that was insulting to birds.

Many people attended the event well dressed for the occasion, but there are always those few self-promoters and the hosts fawn over all these clowns like they are special. They are actors for the love of God, they are not curing cancer or splitting the atom.  Look, well dressed, classy, and a great speech.

I watch a show like this, to find shows that might be out there, that I have not seen. I make a note to go check them out. I might have to give “Flea Bag” another shot. The crappy clothing is just an added bonus, for a good laugh. I don’t really want to hear opinions or political commentary, it is not the place. Your talents are to entertain, even if I agree with your position. Little pins are fine, speeches or lectures are not, in my opinion. Ricky Gervais said it well, “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything”

If you are going to an event like this, do it well, with class. Stop always trying for a buzz or self-promotion. It is more than being just about you. Everything today is about how many likes people get on Facebook or Instagram. More people will talk about that ridiculous feather skirt on a man, and ding his social media than will read the blogs or the news that takes real thought. Society continues to focus on more nonsense, day after day, than something that has meaning. What does that say about the direction we are going in as a society?

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