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A new drinking game

I’ve thought up a drinking game for Oscar night, and I’d appreciate hearing from anyone else who tries it out on Feb. 26.

The roots of the game lie in previous Oscar ceremonies, where the winners of golden guys for the films Forrest Gump and No Country for Old Men managed to thank enough people to fill the Beijing phone directory, but somehow forgot to mention the names of either Winston Groom or Cormac McCarthy. You know, the guys who actually wrote the books that served as the basis for the films that made those Hollywood types so much richer.

So on Oscar night, line up your favorite alcoholic beverage, take note of the winners of awards for films based on previously published works, and take a gulp whenever the author of the work gets mentioned.

I call it “The First Drinking Game for Teetotalers,” and any day now I expect to get an endorsement from Alcoholics Anonymous.

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