Delusional People

Past Imperfect – #525

Director: “Greta, dear, it would be really swell if you could get off this couch and report to the set. Because making movies works best when the actors actually do that. Are you following me?”

Greta: “Following you? Are you talking about SpaceLook? You know I don’t do social media. It’s all so… banal. How can one be taken seriously when they post an image of themselves buying a cappuccino?”

Director: “Well, I can’t really speak to that, what with this being Germany in 1925 and the wi-fi signal is essentially negligible. What I can grasp is that, if you don’t get your melodramatic ass moving, we are in violation of our respective contracts and nobody is going to make any money on the back-end.”

Greta: “Money means nothing to me, just as my eventual superstardom pales in comparison to what I am seeing on this television right now.”

Director: “Television? Yet another thing that does not yet exist anywhere on this planet. So, share with me, Anointed Sybil, what your drugs are telling you that you are seeing?”

Greta: “CNN is reporting that Donald Trump is a clueless idiot who could easily kick off a third world war with his immense ineptitude and self-stroking ego.”

Director: “Oh, that. Well, this should come as no surprise to anyone with an ounce of intelligence.”

Greta: “Are you saying the 60 million Americans who voted for him didn’t know what they were doing?”

Director: “Oh, they knew exactly what they were doing. Which means that everything that happens from this point forward is squarely on them.”

Greta: “True enough. Still, it’s a bit sad. What happened to the time when people genuinely cared about one another?”

Director: “Are you sure there really was a time like that? Or are you just envisioning it in your head?”

Greta: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

Director: “That sounds very familiar. And it would be a weak move if the writer of this piece signs off with a stolen quote.”

Greta: “Would it? After all, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.”

Director: “Stop it. Now you and the writer are just belittling yourselves.”

Greta: “Fine, I’ll stop. No, that’s a lie. One more quote.”

Director: “Go for it. The daylight has faded and we can’t film anymore.”

Greta: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Director: “That one I’ll sign off on.”

Greta: “You twit, why did you keep talking? You just ruined the writer’s perfectly good ending.”

Director: “Sorry. I’m the director. That’s just what we do.”


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  1. Lol! Love this. And, btw, did you see that awful video yesterday of Trump physically shoving someone out of the way so he could move to the front of the camera. THEN his hideous, smug look after doing the deed? And THEN straightening/adjusting his jacket and looking like the total ignorant ass he is. GEEZ!!

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  2. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And yet the statues continue to fall in the name of erasing the “shame of the South.”. Which is very sad. The Civil War started out about economics and states rights. Until a politician couldn’t get enough support for how it was going and promised the unpaid working class of the plantations real jobs and wages as cannon fodder. But no citizenship. Kind of like my neighbor’s roofing crew. Funny how that works. And here we are again, a divided union re-writing and sanitizing history to unruffle feathers instead of solving problems.

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    • I’ve decided I really need to see this movie, The Joyless Street. Greta looks like this in all the stills. I don’t know if this is just a German Expressionism thing or if Greta had some other issue…


  3. Churchill supposedly said America will do the right thing after exhausting all other possibilities…….

    I want to be alone.

    Let’s build a huge wall.

    You go start,……. I want to be alone with all these other people gazing off another direction. How cold does it get in Canada ?

    How do you say Mexican in Russian ? Hard to get good help these days, they keep calling in sick.

    If you leave us alone, we will throw some bricks your way.

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  4. Heh. And here I was thinking that she was lying prostrate over the sauerkraut, steamed onions and bratwurst she scarfed on the sly. Because we (public and common people) all know that shining stars in the cinema firmament never do anything as vulgar and crass as eating food that is likely to cause flatulence. Stars do NOT fart…which may explain the pained expression a lot of them sport….and the mere mention of that rump person gives everyone gas.

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    • See, now I’m having visions of dining on sauerkraut, steamed onions and bratwurst. I’m not even sure what you said in the rest of your comment…. something about gasbags and presidents… 😉


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