There’s something about a man in uniform
Quick quiz: The resplendent full dress uniform seen above, with blue lapels, gleaming buttons and rank stripes on the sleeves, will be worn by…
a) the commander of the Sri Lankan navy.
b) members of the Raccoon Lodge.
c) Britain’s Prince William at his upcoming wedding.
d) waiters at a party for the Oscars.
Don’t feel bad, this one fooled me, too. These are indeed specially designed uniforms for waiters at the Governors Ball, part of the Academy Awards festivities.
At first, I wondered why they NEED special uniforms.
I mean, if I’m at that party and there’s a guy I haven’t seen in a movie and he’s carrying a tray of pigs in blankets, I’m going to figure he’s a waiter, right?
But then I remembered all those other stupid little Oscar categories that nobody cares about at all.
Readers, if you go to the ball, print out this photo and take it with you. It may save you from ordering a Harvey Wallbanger from some bozo who just won Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Top: A specially designed waiter’s uniform is displayed at a preview of the Governors Ball for the upcoming 83rd annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, February 9, 2011. REUTERS/Phil McCarten
Right: Photo from “The Honeymooners”
Left: Vice Admiral TSG Samarasinghe (L), commander of the Sri Lankan navy, speaks with Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa during ceremonies in Colombo, December 9, 2010. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte