Sunday, February 27, 2011

Quote of the Day

. . . Who in the [entertainment] industry wouldn’t be proud if Oscar broadcast participants showed solidarity with the working people of Wisconsin? Year in and year out, on the red carpet and onstage at the Kodak theatre, we see red AIDS ribbons on gowns and tuxedo lapels. On Sunday, why not the clenched fist symbol, which supporters of Wisconsin’s municipal employees have adopted in homage to the early 1980’s Polish shipyard workers movement?

Every time people watching the 83d annual Academy Awards laugh at a joke, they’ll remember it was written by a member of the Writers Guild of America... that every tune they enjoy is played by members of the American Federation of Musicians. . . .

– Michael R. Miller
"83rd Academy Awards: A Clenched Fist on Every Lapel"
February 26, 2011

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