Fascinating Rhythm dialogue from Thursday:
Customer: Do you know where the nearest public washroom is?
Me: The bakery or the library.
Cust: I’m wearing sweatpants. I don’t want to have to pull them down all the way and bare-ass it in front of people to go pee–
Me: Well, the library–
Cust: [pulls sweats down part way] I had to do that at Woodgrove the other day. Someone was in the stall. So I had to drop my pants at the urinal–
Me: Yeah, or the bakery–
Cust: In front of people. I don’t want to have to do that.
Me: Yeah, no. The bakery has a washroom.
Rough day at the magazine. The discs we sent on Wednesday to the printers in Toronto were corrupt. So Jolene sent replacements yesterday but Purolator put them on the wrong truck. So they’re in some small town in Ontario now. This was a problem because we needed to get the bluelines couriered to the editors in Mexico by today but now they won’t get them until wednesday. Tuesday is our last day in the office.
Not that interesting a story. Perhaps because I left out the part where our receptionist asked the Purolator dispatcher if they smoked a bunch of crack before loading the vans and if they just mixed the packages up in a big vat with a stick. He blamed it on God.
Notes on Harry Potter.
I think it’s a fair cinematic rule that if you’re going to kill off a character and intend it to have any emotional resonance with the audience, said character needs to have more than four lines of dialogue leading up to his death. Seemed like a decent guy, can’t say, never got to know him.
The feud between Ron and Harry seemed ridiculously abbreviated. Ron seems to go from being mildly peeved to not speaking to harry with no intermediate stage or conflict. I suspect there is a lot of dialogue on the cutting room floor.
The sudden addition of more diverse cultural backgrounds for the students was laughably obvious. Especially adding an asian character and Irish character in one student.
They need to explain what happened to Voldemort’s nose and why, when he was regenerated, his nose wasn’t. I assume his DNA contains biological data for a nose. Unless he lost the nose in a magic battle that altered his DNA.
An why doesn’t Harry mention to anyone Lucius was in the Graveyard. Seemed significant to me. I guess should just keep my nose out of wizard business.