I never do, but my newest excuse is to boycott such displays of excess and debauchery when there is so much misery and want lurking in the shadows cast by the klieg lights.
Of course, I know I’m missing something:
But I can’t ignore the cruel reality:
Why should there be Hollywood millionaires when as many as 5,000 people might have been exposed to a new strain of TB unique to Los Angeles?
Does Steven Spielberg have no heart? Why does Jeffrey Katzenberg hate poor black people? Do George Clooney, Anne Hathaway, and other Beautiful People even bother to pee on the homeless as they walk by? Or do they not even see them?
Here’s another picture for them:
Love ya, Halle, mean it—but I can’t get romantic with you while so many people are suffering on the streets of Los Angeles.
PS: The Wikipedia page refers to “one of the largest stable populations of homeless persons in the United States”, but isn’t that an oxymoron? How can the homeless be described as stable? Isn’t the very idea monstrous?
Now, don’t give me that come hither look, Salma! A man’s got only so much will power.