I have not thought about "lemons and lollipops" since my senior year at MAA. Every edition of our school paper contained a section called "Lemons and Lollipops".
For one dollar, a student could "buy" the right to have a line published in this section. A senior might plunk down a buck to say..."A Lemon to Sister Sandra for scheduling a test the first day back from spring break". Or, a freshman might drop a dollar on the chance to say..."A lollipop to my big sister Susie Q for making my first semester in high school easier".
During the holiday season money was exchanged for "Candy Canes and Coal"...the spring thaw brought "Flowers and Dandelions". I am sure you get the idea.
Last night's Academy Awards Telecast brought me back to the immature nature of high school. The entire evening reminded me of a very poorly-put-together school play. And, the underlying theme of "awards" made me think of "Lemons and Lollipops".
So, in today's blog, I'll award my own Lemons and Lollipops based on what I viewed last night. As painful as it was, I did manage to find a few highlights...as few and far between as they might have been.
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