For pop culture aficionados, it’s become a cherished ritual that must be observed around the biggest broadcast events: the TV drinking game.
For Sunday’s Hollywood edition, Times-sanctified enablers have gone beyond boozy suggestions and conjured up a list of prompts to maximize your enjoyment of – while perhaps minimizing your sobriety during -- the 85th Academy Awards.
Some suggestions ...
* Every time Seth MacFarlane makes a self-serving reference to one of his TV shows or movies: Take a shot of cheap tequila.
* Any time the camera cuts to Anne Hathaway making her signature I’m-crying-with-my-eyes-while-laughing-with-my-mouth face: Gulp one half-pint of 180-proof Everclear.
* Any time a winner thanks a CAA agent: Make a $100 donation to the American Red Cross.
* During any standing ovation for Barbra Streisand: One discreet sip of Dubonnet over ice (her character’s favorite libation in “The Way We Were”) for every second the ovation lasts.