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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wait. Isn't this a movie already?

Well, you may recall my good friends Heath Corson and Richie Keen put together a great little comedy called Hooked, about a hard-working schmoe who lucks into a pair of tickets to the Academy Awards, and then has to find a date to go with him. It's a great premise, with a outstanding cast including Jeff Garlin, Zach Braff and Rebecca Romijn, and it did well last year at the film festivals.

That's it, right?

Interestingly enough, no! In a classic case of life imitating art, there's now a guy on Craigslist who claims to be in the same situation, and he's looking for a date for the Academy Awards!

Here's his posting:

Reply to: pers-280353013@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-02-17, 2:44PM PST


Hello,

It looks like due to a huge screenwriting windfall they want to give me 2 tickets to the Oscars. Being single right now means, yes, I need a date. So I thought I'd try to find a "real" date with someone outside my ususal circle of friends.

I'm 38, successful, I'm told I'm good looking, blondish hair with blue eyes, 185 pounds and 6 feet tall. The only thing I ask is that you can be discrete when staring at celebrities, and of course don't be embarrassing while we are at the after-parties. Drunk is fine (and fun), embarrassing is not.

I'd think we should meet up before for a drink and see if we hit it off. Please send a couple pictures when you reply, not just asking me to send one first. I posted this weeks ago and ended up with someone who flaked.

Thanks!


I'd now like to say that I don't know this guy, I have no idea if this is actually real or not, I make absolutely no guarantees whatsoever about any of this.

But if you wanna go, you might wanna send an email and then get those gowns outa storage, girls!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Alex said...

Maybe I should go with him, That way I wouldn't have to decide about what to do that night.

2/22/2007 11:40 AM

 
Anonymous rkeen said...

As the co-writer and director of "Hooked" - let me just say my mind is offiially blown!

2/22/2007 10:51 PM

 
Blogger Heath said...

I met with the guy for "drinks" to see if I was "good enough" to go to the "Oscars" with him...And let me just say, I don't think that guy even HAS tickets. And he didn't call. Or cuddle. Now I'm depressed.

2/23/2007 9:01 AM

 

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