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Toasting the Oscars: A Drinking Game

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It's nearly zero hour for the industry love fest -- better known as the Academy Awards -- and many Oscar get-togethers, soirees and partaaays are just revving up. To help dull the pain of spending three hours plus in front of the boob tube, LAist highly recommends the use of alchohol (responsibly, of course). So without further ado, here are some rules to add to your homemade Oscar telecast drinking game:

- When the Hollywood Sign is shown - drink
- If someone mentions the Kodak Theater - drink
- If Drew Barrymore appears braless - drink
- When a winner whips out a list of names - drink
- When the band ushers a winner of the stage - drink
- When the camera shows George "It's good to be me" Clooney grimacing - drink
- If Munich wins anything - break open the Manischewitz and drink
- When someone describes Brokeback Mountain as "the gay cowboy movie" or "forbidden love" - drink cosmopolitans
- If Crash wins best picture - drink Red Bulls and vodka (does any other drink say LA right now?)
and
- if Philip Seymour Hoffman wins for Capote, or if it gets best adapted screenplay, drink like a famished water buffalo. (We're pretty sure at this stage of the game, many folks will be talking as funny as Capote did, anyway.)

Feel free to add your own house rules.