INTERIOR: Jonathan's Apartment - Day
Two things I forgot to mention in last week's web-log:
(1) On the blackboard in Jonathan's classroom, I wrote out two quotes since the blackboard looked so drab. The first was by Jean Paul Sartre: "Hell is other people." I usually don't believe that, but sometimes people can drive one mad and, if you think about it, little else drives one mad, except for other people. The other quote, which speaks a bit more to how I feel most of the time, was from Kurt Vonnegut: "We're here to fart around." I believe this is a shortened version of the quote, but pretty much captures its essence and is a good one to remember. That's not all we're here for, of course, we're here to be kind, loving, and to die, but farting around is definitely one of the main human activities.
(2) When Ray is being stepped on during the three-way, back-walk massage, he says, "Oh, yeah, that's the stuff." This was just a little improvised line from Zach Galifianakis, but it really stuck in my mind, especially after watching it in the editing room a hundred or more times. So what happened was that whenever I felt pleasure for the next few months, I would think to myself, "Oh, yeah, that's the stuff." I think it got embedded in my mind because Zach was genuinely feeling good as "Sunny" walked on him and that genuine relief shot right into of my frontal lobes and became my knee-jerk verbal response to pleasure and relief.
Okay, so now on to episode 8, our last of the season. My favorite moment in this opening scene is when Nina says, "...When I get going, I'm like a bee's nest." My whole purpose, more or less, for this scene, was for her to say that, because I liked the sound of it.