If you love all things shallow — as we do here at The Sticky Egg — plump up your couch cushions and get comfy.
Shallowness is being serenaded, crowned and presented with sparkly awards this weekend on TV.
It begins Saturday night with the 2011 Miss America pageant — LIVE from Vegas! — and wraps up on Sunday with the ever-entertaining Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais.
If you think about it, these two programs are a lot alike.
Both get their fair share of criticism. Miss America because it’s a pageant, which many feel is an antiquated idea in this day and age with its swimsuit competition that displays the contestants’ “good health and fitness.”
And then, the Golden Globes, whose nominees are voted in by the Hollywood Foreign Press, which consistently selects those actors and projects who launch the most effective (translation: swaggeriffic) campaign.
Both programs also seem a bit dated. Miss America‘s production values have always been a tad behind the times — far less glitzy and polished than the Donald Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe. And the Golden Globes still features a sit-down dinner at their show, which most other awards have abandoned due to the danger of mixing celebrities, alcohol and live television.
Personally, I’ve always found the folksiness of the Miss America broadcast to be part of its charm. I like making fun of the contestants and the show.
If it gets too slick, where’s the funny in that?
Same goes for the Golden Globes. The stars drinking at the show practically guarantees that something is going to go wrong on live television, which is way more interesting than the overly-produced Oscars.
So, pull up a chair — or your DVR — and watch all the beauty queens and movie stars put themselves out there for crowns and trophies. There will be tears. There will be joy.
And there’s bound to be a bobble or two — do you really want to miss that??