Monday, March 8, 2010

When Worlds Collide

So we're sitting home tonight, Mr. Muscato and I, watching that award-handing-out thingummy that y'all back there in civilization caught last night. Mostly what I'm thinking is, "Hmmm. Not all that interesting, the current crop of WAMPAS Baby Stars, are they?" Also, "What is George Clooney on and where can I get some?"

But they just did the criminally short bit assigned to this year's honorary award winners, and all I could do when presented with the spectacle of Lauren Bacall standing next to Roger Corman, the two of them being ovated by All Hollywood, was imagine what she was thinking: "What the f*** am I doing standing next to this hack, the Putz of Poverty Row? I've survived pictures from To Have and Have Not to Dogville - and he produced Attack of the Giant Leeches."

But he's thinking all "Yeah, whatever, Mrs. Bogie. At least I didn't make The Mirror Has Two Faces."

43 comments:

  1. Faster, Fancy Feast! Kill! Kill!

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  2. i will ever be confused by miss bacall's choices regarding her person. she usually looks like a bag lady, but when she does decide to clean up she walks out of the house like that?

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  3. They were both thinking "Where's my fucking drink?"

    I do like Bill's take on it.

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  4. I thought, Norma, that it was telling that she put much more of an effort into her appearance at the honorary awards dinner - at which she was a focus of attentino and actually looked pretty great - than she did for the main awards (at which she only had a cameo, as it were).

    But you're right - if she trots out that black dinner pantsuit one more time, it's going to start going to galas without her...

    That said, having glancingly worked with the lady back in my salad days, she's refreshingly un-vain for someone so known for her beauty. Demanding, yes, but not vain. She's a nice dame, all told.

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  5. Darling, just nod if you can hear me.

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  6. But imagine if he made "The Cobweb"!
    Where ARE you?

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  7. You're having some work done, aren't you?

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  8. I'd like to have some work done, perhaps we could get some sort of group discount rate

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  9. Yes - a void has opened it will be good to have you back

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  10. Every time I drop by I am greeted by Ms. Bacall. I can only wonder if she is responsible for your disappearance.

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  11. knock knock...
    you are missed!

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  13. It is now three weeks since signor Muscato's disappearance.

    Is he in hiding in a health spa in Harrogate, like Mrs Christie did many years before him?

    Does any of us actually have some news on signor Muscato?

    I had the impression that someone here actually knows him beyond the blogosphere.

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  14. What has happened to the cafe?!
    BB

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  15. Not good at all.
    Where are you?
    We are worried. Seriously.

    JD

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  16. I hope your not in the hospital, or forbid, worse.
    Whatever the case may be, it has been a pleasure reading your posts. Your wit and sophistication have consistently brought a smile to my face. You are a special person for that alone.
    All the very best to you, wherever you are...

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  17. Don't make me fly to Muscat girlfriend.

    we miss you

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  18. Muscato is still missing... almost 1 and a 1/2 months now...

    totally eerie...

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  19. Please, someone let us know what happened to great, fantastic, inspiring Mr. Muscato.
    Please, please.

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  20. yes, the longer time goes by, the worse it gets. i mean, gay man, somewhere in the middle east that has vanished? this isn't good.

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  21. Does Mr. Muscato not have the ability to update us? Is he in trouble too?

    this is so frustrating...

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  22. UD

    Agreed. There has to be some way to find out what is going on.

    Personally, there is no way I can see Muscato just upping sticks and leaving his readers in the dark.

    Come on! Someone must know!

    Muscato - if you are reading this, or if anyone who is in contact with you is, know that we miss you and we are here should you need some wasta.

    (Expats with wasta? Oh yeah!)

    JD

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  23. Dear friends in the Blog-o-sphere,
    Like you all, I have been concerned about our host on Cafe Muscato. I now have it on reliable information that he is alive and well, but is no longer living in Oman. This is all I know. I hope, like you all, that he will update us himself one day soon.

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  24. Thanks David! I have been so worried. I wish he would continue to blog or at least give us an update and a fond farewell.

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  25. Thank you for your update David

    At least signor Muscato is not lodging in the state facilities - although Baba will be disappointed

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  26. very sudden and his blogs will be missed

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  27. I knew it---he was deported! Well, I hope he's okay and knows he is loved and missed.

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  28. muscato, hope you are safe and well and you are missed....

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  29. we are all here today to mourn the early departure from the blogosphere of dear signor muscato

    what are you doing with yourself all day, signor muscato?

    aren't pangs of remorse biting at your loins at the thought of leaving us all here hungry for appetising niblets of humour and thirsty for effervescing drops of wisdom?

    on second thought, you are probably sun-bathing somewhere at the side of a swimming pool with a glass of champagne on one side and a cabana boy fanning you on the other with only koko biting at your toes begging for another sip of bolly

    darn the curse of living a fabulous life! one just does not have the time to blog!

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