the forward thinking man has one eye on the prize
and one eye on his nuts
for what use is the price if you have nothing
nothing at all
to enjoy it with
the forward thinking man has two eyes on the prize
for he reasons that everyone else
will be too busy watching their own nuts
to go for other people's
So. It's been a while. But I need these breaks otherwise I'll stagnate and I might write scripts about the same things over and over. Any this next one involves a certain snake-themed superhero we all know and love I'm just kidding jesus you guys.
eh? what are you guys like.
Author feat Author
The lobby of a publishing house. Allen Bigsby is an author and is waiting. Cindy is a receptionist and Cranston Humberbatch-Potts is in his office.
Cindy: Mr Humberbatch-Potts will see you now.
Allen stands up and goes into the office.
Cranston: Mr Bigsby? How do you.
Allen: Just fine, Mr Humberbatch-Potts.
Cranston: Please that's far too unwieldy a name. Call me Cranston.
Allen: Sure sure.
Cranston: So. Otter and Castle Publishing House is very happy to be working with you.
Allen: I'm pleased. You liked the submission?
Cranston: Yes, very much so.
Allen: Just to go over it again, it's a murder mystery-
Cranston: I love it already!
Allen: You've already read it though.
Cranston: I read so many things. But not all of them by up and coming new authors like you!
Allen: [coughs] So. It's about a family who's father is murdered. It's about the relationships between the father and the rest of the family. [Cranston looks bored.] It's got a lot of uh...sexual tension.
Allen: Racial...racial tension?
Allen: Racially sexual tension? Does that...does that work for you?
Cranston: Is this your first time working with a publishing house?
Allen: Well, an up and coming author has to surface somewhere. [nervous laughter]
Cranston: Quite. Well, I know that the houses you see on TV and all that portray our business in a certain light, yes, and that's all well and good. But here at Otter and Castle Publishing we generally don't have authors write an entire book their first time. We've always seen it as a little harsh asking someone to come up with a whole book at once. I mean a whole book! Who would ask for that?
Allen: I think in the past-
Cranston: Yes, but we mustn't dwell on the past! Now, we're going to bring in another literary genius like yourself to help you write your book.
Allen: So...so will he write murder mysteries?
Cranston: You could say that. You could very well say those words without it necessarily being true.
Allen: So this author knows about murders?
Cranston: He knows a lot about the "murders" of bad bicycle repair. So he "solves" these murders by writing books about bicycle repair.
Allen: Well in my book it's a father that gets murdered-
Cranston: It could be a bicycle!
Allen: Bicycles...I don't know how to make this clear without sounding patronising. Bicycles can't die.
Allen: Or indeed, be killed.
Cranston: You'll have to talk about this with Yusef, your new writing partner.
Allen: Where will-
Cranston: My secretary will give you all my details. Now I have a very urgent meeting with a lady author! Going to write a book about sex. Sex? From a woman?
Allen: I hear they're often a big part of sex.
Cranston: Have fun with Yusef.
The next day, at the writing meeting with Yusef. They are together in a small room sitting opposite each other over a table.
Allen: So. You write books about bicycle repair?
Yusef: I will answer none of your questions.
Allen: Why no-
Yusef: Not unless you address me as the "Wordsmith Victorious".
Allen: You write books about bicycle repair, wordsmith victorious?
Yusef: That is the dream, Mr Bigsby.
Allen: So, do you know much about murder mysteries?
Yusef: I don't know, you didn't use my name.
Allen: You know much about murder mysteries, wordsmith victorious?
Yusef: Well I have only completed one.
Allen: You've only read one murder mystery book?
Yusef: I've only murdered one person.
Allen: That's uh
Yusef: A lot of people would judge me. Thanks you Mr Bigsby. You are a kindly soul.
Allen: Are you going to kill me?
Yusef: Only if this book is not entirely about bicycle repair.
Allen: I'll leave you to your work.
Anyway, the good part of this script was co-written by Paul Karl King, the sexiest beat poet in all of the frozen wastes of Canada.
The rest was written by John who got drunk and tried to get a girl at a party by shouting about nihilism. Life equals zero please sleep with me