I'm home from just returning my rental car from the weekend at Budget in Hollywood which is right across the street from the Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak Theatre a.k.a. where The Oscars are held now.) I thought I'd share a couple of photos that I snapped while walking down Hollywood Boulevard.
The photo with the bleachers is from Thursday morning. The other two photos are from tonight at 5 p.m.
It's a Traffic Hell for folks in the neighborhood and anyone who has to go anywhere near Hollyweird at all the last week. Businesses are forced to close on Sunday (without compensation for the employees.) Forget it if you want to get in or out of Budget. I start waving my rental contract as soon as I make eye contact with security. It's fricking insane!
I didn't watch The Oscars this year but David taped it so I watched the couple of clips that he said were interesting (the Tim Burton commercial, Ted opening the envelope (neat how they did that though I don't think that he was funny at all) and my favorite sequence that I like to call "I didn't know that he/she died!"
Folks keep complaining about how bad MacFarlane was but the Oscars haven't been good in years (decades and decades!) I thought MacFarlane was an odd choice from the get go and never had high hopes but than again I haven't had much hope for the Oscars in a long time.