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I would like to express my heartfelt support for Muntadar al-Zeidi. A world in which this sort of outrageously conscientious behavior is possible exactly the sort of world I want to live in.
Thank you, Muntadar, for making my year.
“THE JOB INTERVIEW”
In which Eric introduces Reginald to the concept of the Platonic Donut
ERIC: Here are my credentials.
REGINALD: Where is your résumé?
ERIC: Oh, nothing.
REGINALD: But this is just a donut.
ERIC: So you eat the donut, and you are filled with a cosmic happiness.
ERIC: You are infused with the knowledge that the Earth is a good and helpful place, and that each person is but a tiny, insignificant speck in a full-fledged world-machine capable of imagining any dimensional instance.
ERIC: …and then you hire me.
Eric stares at Reginald, unblinking, for a full half-hour.
REGINALD: You’re hired.
ERIC: I quit!
Feast your eyes on the spectacular visual explosion that is MGMT’s video for Time to Pretend, directed by Ray Tintori:
[High-Resolution QuickTime] (yes, it’s also on YouTube, but I’m not even going to link to it there because you HAVE to see it in high resolution to get even the slightest idea what is going on in the video)
See also Eric Wareheim’s video for MGMT’s The Youth:
And if you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and go check out Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! on Adult Swim.
Sometimes a dramatic monologue gets away from me and it becomes too long-winded to incorporate in pretty much any script (due to the old axiom about showing a character’s transformation, rather than telling it). Here, then, is one of those monologues, repackaged in prose form:
Charles, having been presented with a bully pulpit for the first time in his life, felt the best course of action was to be broad.
This then, in its entirety, was the speech he gave, carefully transcribed by hand from a videotape recording:
“I am confused. And I am angry. There is so much wrong in this world!