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Monday, October 22, 2007


Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Casablanca

Scott is rifling through the mail on the counter, and picks up the newly arrived Netflix envelope. He opens it, glares at it, and walks into Ann's room.

Are you responsible for this?!” Scott says, holding up the envelope.

I haven't touched the queue in a while, why what is it?”

Casablanca? It's a zillion years old. I bet there are no explosions either.”

I doubt it. Special effects weren't quite up to snuff back in 1942.”

Maybe Sara did it. I'll go bug her.”

You go do that. We could always watch something else tonight, but maybe you'll like Casablanca.”

Scott makes a snorting noise, and heads over to Sara's room.

Sara! Are you responsible for this?” Scott asks, waving Casablanca at her.

Casablanca? No, not my type of movie. I put swordfish on the queue, but I didn't check what was coming next.”

Tabitha! It must be her then!”

We're watching Casablanca tonight then? We might need some caffeine to get through that.”

You're telling me.”

Scott heads back to the living room where Tabitha is and tosses the envelope at her. “This is all your doing! How could you do this to me?”

Huh? No, I didn't do this. I've seen Casablanca already. It's been a while though, I wouldn't mind watching it again.”

What? It had to be you. Who else could it be?”

Who else could what be?” Billy asks from the kitchen.

Someone put this freaking movie on the queue.” Scott says, flinging Casablanca at Billy.

Oh! It came. I've been wanting to watch this.”

What? You pussy. Why would you want to watch that?”

It's a classic. It's one of those classic movies that everyone has seen.”

Classic is just French for bad.”

I don't know if it's French, but generally classics are movies or books that everyone wants to have read but no one actually wants to read.”


Well tough luck. We've already watched the other Netflix and sent it back. So Casablanca it is!”

That night...

Scott is in the kitchen mixing himself a drink and everyone else is around the television. Billy walks in and grabs the Netflix envelope.

Casablanca time!”

Scott pours some more vodka into his drink and heads over. “Okay..let's get this over with.” Scott says, taking a big sip of his drink.

Shit, it's broken!” Billy says, holding up the disc and showing Scott the crack in it.

You and you're flinging it all over the place.”

I was careful! I didn't do it!”

What are we going to watch now?”

Die Hard?”

We've watched that a billion times Frank.”

Die Hard for the millionth time is better than Casablanca for the first.”

Amen to that.”

I've got Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in my room that I haven't watched yet.”

Better than nothing. That movie's a little weird though.”

I don't think anyone else has seen it.”

Tabitha goes to get the movie, and Frank starts singing. “Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling..”


A Margarita said...

I put Casablanca on my Netflix queue too for the exact same reason as Billy. It was definitely a letdown; my attention kept drifting. Oh, and there is an explosion, if I remember correctly, but nowehere near as impressive as Die Hard's.

Brave Astronaut said...

Good for you, going for the classics. Scott, don't give up, it's a good movie. And at least you don't have my father around to comment on the inaccuracies of the Nazi uniforms.

My father walked into the room one day, looked at the television (which showed two or three soldiers in a tropical locale, in the World War II era, in front of a PT boat) and said this must be "PT 109" because "They Were Expendable" was in black-and-white.

It's no fun watching war flicks with him.

Starr01 said...

All in all though I love Netflix.
So much easier than going to a video store.
Funny note (to me anyway): One time a Netflix came and when I went to watch it discovered it was an audio CD of Creedence Clearwater Rivival! Not my favorite but I downloaded it and sent it back!

Sara said...

Interesting starr01. Guess someone kept the dvd and put in a cd or something?

Casablanca's not on the top of my list to see, but since our copy was broken, Billy's determined to either move it back to the top of the Queue or rent it on his way home this week.

true, astronaut, just the six of us watching it and none of us have any real extensive knowledge of things like uniforms from 60 years ago.