Dave BarryDave Barry, the funny every-man (but I've never really been that into him), writes about his experience at the Academy Awards as a writer for the show:

I was there for the Academy Awards. The host, Steve Martin, had asked me to be on the team of writers working with him; apparently he felt that what was needed, to lend just the right tone to Hollywood's most glamorous night, was booger jokes.

So I went to the Oscars, but that wasn't all: I also stayed at Steve Martin's house, which is very tasteful, unless you count the giant arrow through it.

Hee. He also has a blog! Gothamist doesn't think Dave Barry is related to Todd Barry, but we'll check into it.

Gothamist's meticulous commentary of the Oscar telecast.