1. What was the biggest travesty of the 80th annual Oscars? Did your movie get nominated and then doinked? Or perhaps it never made it to the show? Or maybe a character portrayal left you stapled to your seat, but never gained traction in the awards narrative?
—David Carr “Kvetching Toward Bethlehem” The Carpetbagger Blog New York Times, February 26, 2008
2. Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers—the rich.
—Stephen Bayley “Interiors: Vacuums of Taste” Taste (1991)