Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This REALLY Gets On My Nerves For Some Reason

Yes, I watched the Academy Awards last night. And at least twice last night, that I recall, presenters said Avatar is the top grossing movie of all time.  As I've written before, if you adjust for ticket price inflation, Avatar is nowhere near the top.  When you adjust for ticket price inflation you get a number that at least approximates the number of tickets actually sold.  And that means Avatar (Dances With Blue Aliens) is at best number 11 when adjusted for ticket price inflation.

Why do I dislike Avatar?  Because I dislike James Cameron.  Why?  Because I blame him for bolstering the career of one Celine Dion (cue the song from Titanic in your head, "Near, far, wherever you are...").  See, you don't like it either.

I'll leave you with this.  Celine Dion walks into a bar, the bartender says, "why the long face?"