Tuesday, February 24, 2009
HOLLYWOOD, CA - After sporting white ribbons in honor of gay marriage, the Motion Picture Academy has announced that 2010 Academy Award attendees will have the option of wearing full-sized blue ribbons, commemorating County Fair Awareness. According to academy spokesperson Darci North, "We ordered taupe ribbons, standing for universal fairness and tolerance. But somehow the ribbon company misunderstood and delivered thousands of blue ribbons commemorating first prize in a pie-eating contest. Given the cost and the economy, we decided to keep the ribbons, come up with a cause, and offer them to members next season." North was philosophical over the mix-up, "When you think of it, a lot of Hollywood people eat like hogs and need to be hosed down afterwards, so I guess it's Okay."