Prior to the start of last night’s New York Film Critics Cicle awards dinner (l. to r.): Inglourious Basterds costar Michael Fassbender, possible agent (someone send me his name?), Hollywood Reporter columnist Roger Friedman, locked Best Supporting Actor contender Christoph Waltz (also of Inglourious Basterds). Much of a three-way conversation I had with Waltz and Friedman was about how to deal with old sick pets who are near the end.