Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Which is more ridiculous?

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, or Michael Jackson's five AMA nominations, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year?

Both artists promised big things this year, but failed to deliver.

Obama may yet deliver on his foreign policy initiatives (which may or not actually bring peace if he does manage to deliver on them).

Michael Jackson has already been given these honours at countless award shows over the past 30 years, and these new nominations have a whiff of double jeopardy about them.

The recognition given to both men is horribly misplaced, in the sense that the methods chosen are poor ways to "honour" them.

The decision is left as an exercise to the reader.

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