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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Mike Penner -- Also An Idiot

I'm not even going to link to it. You'll just have to take my word for it.

2 Comments:

  • I like Mike Penner--his coverage of the last World Cup was terrific in every respect--but I can't defend this, nor would I want to.

    How is such a comment possible from an otherwise sentient and supposedly intelligent being? There can only be one explanation...
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    (INTERIOR - TIMES SPORTS OFFICE - DAY)

    (Reporter STEVE HENSON [SH] is at his desk, on the phone and busily taking notes. Fellow reporter MIKE PENNER [MP] shuffles over, glassy eyed and with a distant, almost pleasant look on his face)

    MP: Steve?
    SH: (still busy but not wanting to be rude) Hey there, Mike.
    MP: Steve?
    SH: I said "hey", Mike.
    MP: Steve?
    SH: (noticing for the first time his colleague doesn't look himself. He puts down the phone) Jesus, Mike, you okay? You don't look good.
    MP: (leveling his eyes on his friend) I bought you a gift, Steve.
    SH: (a little wary) What are you talking about? What's going on?
    MP: (giving him what looks like a plant) Here it is, Steve.
    SH: Oh. Um, thanks.

    (long pause)

    SH: Mike, not to be ungrateful but, uh... what is this?
    MP: It's a pod, Steve. Bill and T.J. gave one to Tim, Tim gave one to me and now I'm giving the gift to you, Steve.
    SH: It's a pod?
    MP: It's a gift, Steve. Will you keep it on your desk? The guys say it grows best if you keep it on your desk.
    SH: Um, sure. Thanks. (pause)
    Look, Mike? Thanks for this, really, but I gotta get back on the phone. You sure your okay?
    MP: (while wallking away) Never better, Steve. Never better. Keep it on your desk, Steve. It grows best on your desk.

    (FADE TO INTERIOR--TIMES SPORTS OFFICE--DAY)

    (It's the following morning. SH shuffles to the desk of J.A. ADANDE [JA])

    SH: Josh?
    JA: Don't call me, Josh, Steve. We talked about that.
    SH: Josh?
    JA: (sigh) What?
    SH: I got you a gift, Josh.

    (CUE OMINOUS MUSIC--FADE TO BLACK)

    By Blogger Mr. Landon, at 4/21/2005 10:44:00 AM  

  • ROFL....oh Lord that's classic! very nice SB....rgds, will

    By Blogger walbers, at 4/21/2005 11:25:00 AM  

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