I'm originally from Los Angeles and reside in Baltimore town because I like my cities like my cereal: Crunchy! I'm always on the lookout for intelligent, humorous, and witty content and appreciate those that can tender a fresh perspective.
"Hollywood’s bell curve is inverted—it’s high at the ends of rank commercialism and utter eccentricity, with a deep dip in the middle where the mainstream blend used to be. So it is with the Oscars, as well, where the ceremony went to the far side of blatantly meretricious blandness and made no pretense about its safe and self-protective conservatism. The shticky suffusions of show-biz tradition were replaced by a rigidly plasticized shell of industrial defensiveness that wore its bank-vault-like mentality up front. The order of business allowed spontaneity terribly narrow grooves to rattle in and seemed calculated mainly to avoid the occurrence of anything untoward, anything substantially unforeseen or even unforeseeable. It was planned and managed to yield platitudes. The event was, in several senses, a corporate retreat, a gathering-in away from any edge of new ground—a quest for invulnerability in the age of the instant Internet gotcha, even at the risk of an air of mortal stasis."