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The other night, as my spouse watched the Oscars, along with many, many other people across the nation, I hid myself away in another room and played "Go Fish" with my kids. Watching those award shows just doesn't sit right with me. I find them uncomfortably pretentious.

While I do agree with giving entertainers awards--we all need some diversion from our everyday challenges and thankfully, there are people who enjoy diverting us--the manner in which we give these awards makes their job seem somehow more important than it probably is.

Making the emotional adjustment to not earning a wage
It's super, it's simple, and it'll keep your teapot warm for hours
Taking oral histories of your elders