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Holy guacamole Fatman! Harry inscribes

pizzasmg.jpgO’er at ScreenGrab, Bilge Ebiri trawls for Harry Knowles’ liveblogging the Oscars: : “Shadow Oscar is fucking Creepy! …I want an iPhone …Will Ferrell – A Comedian at the Oscars… heh… THIS FUCKING RULES!!! LOL — I’m gonna beat you down with my Nick award. Heh. John C Reilly from the audience… The Quadraplegic Hamlet Teacher starring Will Ferrell would be the funniest fucking film ever. This is the sort of musical number that I wanted!!! … And the Oscar Goes To: MARIE ANTOINETTE. Oh I love this winner – very nervous – very cute. She’s married to the owner of the Kuato belly!!! … And THE WINNER IS…. PAN’S LABYRINTH — Mexican Flags in the Audience!!!! THat’s awesome!!! … PIZZA ARRIVES!! What a great moment” [This pizza is from Fricano’s.]

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