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For Gil, because he asked

... overheard at various Oscar after-parties:

"I may have to re-think that whole 'I'm not going to do Daredevil 2' thing."
-B.A.

"Why is it so cold in here?"
-H.S.'s ass crack

"Mr. Hoffman, are you sure you want a fourth? The awards aren't even over yet."
-Kodak Theatre bartender

"Right off-stage was a pretty good place to watch. Yeah, we had the heart equipment with us. Those old timers can go at any time."
-On call paramedic

"Have you seen Lumet's daughter around?"
-every hetero male

"Fucking Kevin Costner. Who even remembers Dancing Wolves these days? They should make him give it back after The Postman"
-M.S.

"Nah, it's cool. I'm not bitter. At least I'm not Martin Scorsese. That old bastard must be going around the bend right now."
-P.G.

"It feels beyond good, what do you think?"
-M.F.

"What? Do something? Fuck-off! I'm off duty."
-A.B.'s face

"Could be worse. We could be treated like writers."
-Nominees and winners for Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects, Art Direction, Makeup Design, Costume Design and those made-up short film and documentary categories.

Comments

Damn, reading these makes me wish I watched the steaming pile of award show!

Well done.
Latigo Flint said…
¡Escupo en su cara Carlos para la deshonra que usted ha hecho la fabricación de mí acompaña a este derrochador pompous screeching! Putuey. Putuey.
-C.S.'s Guitar
darthmoridin said…
I would give away several vital organs to obtain a PRS guitar like Carlos has. Not my own, mind you. I own the rights to several good ones that are currently in someone else's body. Takers?

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