A MESSAGE FROM THE BANNER BARON
Think you’ve heard everyone’s take on the Oscars? Well now, here is mine, a few days after the fact. I’m not sure that we needed to see host Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear, but if I had a physique like his, I’d dress that way for work, too. Exact same outfit, every day, with a jacket and cowboy boots when it’s cold. Michael Keaton’s open mouthed gum chewing on WORLDWIDE television? I’ll blame that on the cameraman and use it as a teaching lesson for my kids. Lady Gaga rocked, as did the Glory team John Legend and Common. I cheered for her, got a lump in my throat for them. And how about their “marching chorus”??!! Brilliant and moving. But when you talk about moments that really hit home—in addition to those powerful musical numbers—you gotta hand it to Best Supporting Actor winner J. K. Simmons who reminded everyone to call their parents. So, let’s all do that, if you are lucky enough to still have your parents in your life. And that’s my sales pitch today. Call mom.