Thursday, 4 March 2010

Oscar's Oscars Night: OO=^v

'A Tar-studded Event' - Leading dry cleaner

'Tux Among the Trucks' - Leading lorry driver from Brussels

Stephen Fry,  Cheryl Cole, Sharon Osbourne, Julia Roberts and Simon Cowell were among scores of glittering A-list celebrities who were absent on the red carpet at last night's  prestigious Oscar's Oscars award ceremony at the luxurious and world-renowned Scratchwood Service Area. In fact the red carpet was also absent, having been repossessed on Wednesday morning by my Aunt Elsie and replaced in her hallway. This minor glitch did nothing to detract from the warmth and sincerity of the moving ceremony. It had to be a moving ceremony because the security guys claimed we were causing an obstruction, but I've worked around this problem for next year. I'll hold the ceremony on the M25 in the rush hour, which will give us much more time to socialise without fear of being moved on.

Press Release

I'm calling this a Press Release because nobody has volunteered to report on the event (or to accept the awards, for that matter) so I'm having to press the lot on whoever I can and not release my vice-like grasp until they agree to my reasonable demands.

I'm frequently asked to explain the meaning of the formula: OO=^v. Frequently... I just thought you might like to know that.

I also sense other unasked questions: 1) Why Oscar's Oscars? and, 2) Who the hell do you think you are? Well, to tackle those tacit questions in order: 1) Oscar is my name, so calling them Arthur's Oscars would be disingenuous; 2) I think I'm Oscar, but if you know otherwise, please do inform me. Thank you.

For the record... or should that be: For the CD/MP3, nowadays? Well, whatever, like so many things I've done in my life, Oscar's Oscars began as a spontaneous piece of silliness. It would have remained a piece of Friday silliness, in isolation, had it not been for a couple of acquaintances finding it amusing... If you've got children you'll have heard the plea many times, especially in connection with boys: 'No. Please don't laugh, it will only encourage him.' Yea, well. Right. Who says men never grow up? Right again. So here we are.

What's it all  about?

Nothing more than me - Oscar - giving people I like and/or admire a hi-five (there you are), and sometimes... just  sometimes, doing a leeetle bit of creeping. This is the inaugural annual ceremony, but Oscar's Oscars are also presented on an ad hoc basis, and when I feel like it, too.

Anyway, the full list of 2010's annual awards will be published, and no doubt ignored, on Friday 5th March 2010.

Please do turn out the lights when you leave, after paying for all these expensive awards I really can't afford enormous lekky bills.

Bye for now.


  1. I'm honoured to accept this award. I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me. Thank you to my loving family, my supportive friends, my non-existant agent ... but especially the English teacher who once called me, "Thicko" in front of the whole class. What an inspiration!

  2. Thanks for accepting the award, Greg. I'm having fun here, of course, but the Hi-Five is sincerely meant. You're doing a fine job. Good fortune with sales of 100 Stories for Haiti.

    Oh, and if you'd like to use my Hi-Five Oscar pic, you are very welcome.


    ;) scar

  3. Hi Oscar,

    I did an acceptance tweet but thought I would accept here too, and anywhere else that will listen cos I like the sound of my own typing!

    So, I am most surprised and flattered by this prestigious award and am happy to see that my writing and disarming smile are reaching such far flung places.

    I whole-heartedly Hi-five you right back of course and remain truly inspired by your work.

    I'd like to thank my mum for making me just a little bit odd and bringing me up in a world that was sufficiently inspiring to make me enter my own head whenever possible.

    But all my thanks go to Libertine, she is my hero.

    Oh, and to my future agent, don't worry, it's not your fault you don't know how good Libertine is yet. But you will... 8-D

    Virtual hugs and air kisses

    Sandra Norval
    (Never miss an opportunity!!)

  4. Thank you for your formal acceptance, Sandra, Twitter is cool but so ephemeral.

    There's nothing in the least bit odd about you, you are unique, and lovely with it.

    Good luck with Libertine, may she take you where you want to be.

    VH & AC right back at you.