Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This Is What I Know Instead of Things That Are Important: A Dialogue in One Very Short Act

Bedroom.  The couple lies together in the dark.

Him:  Who is that actress from "Friends?"

Her:   Jennifer Aniston.  Courtney Cox.  Lisa Kudrow?

Him:  Yeah, the spacey one.

Her:   Lisa Kudrow.

Him:  What was that movie she was in, about high school . . . .?

Her:   Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion.

Him:  Yeah. God, you're good.

Her:   Yeah.  This is what I know instead of things that are important.

Him:   Which one was she--Romy?  

Her:   She was Michelle.  Mira Sorvino was Romy.  God.

Him:   And she's related to Nicolas Cage?

Her:  No, she's Paul Sorvino's daughter.

Him:  Where do I know him from, again?  The Godfather?

Her:  Goddamnit.  Goodfellas.  <sighs impatiently>  

<long pause>

Her:  I could have cured cancer with this mind.

<fade to black>

I fantasize that there will come a day when a terrorist takes an office building hostage and the only thing that will save them is whether someone in the group knows who did "Dancin' in the Moonlight."  And I will come forward and say "King Harvest."  Roll credits.

Let's make it a true Daily Double, Alex.


  1. and dont forget billy dont be a hero... welcome to blogging KC from SociallyUnattractive! but dont forget to dance when coming forward with the answer for the terrorists! lol