By Ward Anderson
Falling in love is like stand-up comedy. you should be loopy to do it...
Spence is a slapstick comedian whose declare to repute is a one-time visual appeal at the past due past due exhibit. 8 years in the past. in view that then, he's been dwelling at the highway, operating in golf equipment just like the Comedy Crib or The humorous Farm or The Laff Shack--if he's fortunate. in general, his agent lands him gigs in state western bars. On an exceptional evening, he will get unfastened beverages; on a foul evening, he offends the viewers with soiled jokes. Spence's ex-wife thinks he may still discover a great lady and calm down. His ex-wife's husband thinks he may still cease having his mail despatched to their condo. What does Spence imagine? That attempting to have a courting at the highway is not any giggling topic. in particular while he meets Sam...
She's clever, she's attractive, and she's Canadian--but she's no longer placing up along with his schtick. Sam wishes Spence to drop the jokes and be himself, that's difficult for a guy who's humorous for a dwelling. however the nearer they get, the extra winning Spence turns into. Can a stand-up comedian reside fortunately ever after with the woman of his dreams...without it finishing in a punchline?
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Thomas gawks at the guts of the toaster. And all at once he jerks his head back. Fastened between the now detached outer shell and the heating coils, on either side, is a thick packet wrapped in tinfoil and taped carefully together with clear, yellowed tape. At first he simply stares. Then he manages to pry them out. He hears Patricia’s voice approaching. Feverishly he stuffs the two packets under his shirt, then under the waistband of his pants. When she steps into the kitchen, he’s back to sitting over his work, replacing the screws in the tiny holes.
Why do you want that old piece of shit? ” “Am I harassing YOU? I think you’re harassing me. ” “Don’t waste your money taking it to the shop, that’s crazy. ” “He’s dead. ” “Should I hang up now? ” “Badgering me for money. ” “Only if you tell me why you’re so obsessed with it. Why didn’t you take a painting instead? ” 37 Naja Marie Aidt Patricia stands in the doorway, a stack of creased shirts over her arm, and looks at him sharply. Then she leaves. “Because,” Jenny sighs, her voice softening. “That is, because, you know, it meant a lot to me when I was a child.
Something seems to move at the outer edge of his vision, but when he turns his head there’s nothing. He stands. “Let’s go,” he says, panic-stricken, grabbing Jenny and towing her along, but she won’t come with him, she wants to return to the bunk bed. She says, “Stop it, Thomas,” and goes limp, holding onto first the bedpost and then the doorjamb. But he tugs, pulling her all the way into the hallway. Just as she’s about to stumble over the doorstep, he punches the door and kicks it. ” He kicks at the door again.