"How come when I talk to you I feel like I'm talking to myself?"
"These are just exercises. You're shaping yourself up for the Olympics. The Big Time. Literary MTV. Have you heard of that new band called Ernest Heminway? Their first CD's called 'Where's the G?'"
"Well, apparently Hemingway wrote a book called 'Scilent Topos' without using the letter g. It was one of his latter-day experiments. The manuscript was supposedly lost at sea but recently resurfaced at some garage sale in Dayton, Ohio. And now we're going to turn it into a live multi-media broadcast over the Net."
"I think I read about this."
"Was it in one of those funny papers?"
"Yeah, the funny papers. It was in all of them."
"I think I read it too. Actually, I wrote all the press releases myself. Walt Whitman used to do that too. He would write reviews of his work under pseudonyms and get them published all over the place. He did this all throughout his career. Something about the Body Electric being The Public Domain. Literary MTV."
"It seems so unreal."
"Reading. It's like doing math."
"Especially when it's formulaic!"
"That's interesting. I don't think I ever thought of it that way."
"You wouldn't of."
"Something about the degree to which you involve yourself in human occupation."
"That's an interesting way of putting it. Especially since you don't even know me."
"Everything's interesting to you."
"Not everything. Making her toss about the room in a sexual frenzy. Now that's interesting."