Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Quality of Cool
The Oaf: It's not fair. I've been cheated.
The Missus: What now?
The Oaf: Okay, I'm brilliant, right?
The Missus: Well, yeah.
The Oaf: And I'm intense, right?
The Missus: Oh, yeah.
The Oaf: I'm moody! I'm a sensitive brute with a dark side, for chrissakes! I've got all the ingredients, but I'm just not cool.
The Missus: You don't think you're cool?
The Oaf: Listen, would you ever, in describing me to a third party, use the word cool?
(At this point the missus betrays a shy and wistful smile.)
The Missus: Weeeeelllllllll....... You're just too dorky.
The Oaf: I've been ripped off.