Category: Unexpected Developments

Past Imperfect – #326

Mae: “What do you mean you don’t know what to do?” Buck: “Your foot is stuck in the drain. Why did you call me? I sell ice cream. Did you get hungry while you were waiting for someone who can actually help you to get here?” Mae: “You’re […]

Past Imperfect – #323

Oprah Winfrey: “Hi there. I’m working on new stories for my magazine and I just had a few questions for you.” Vin Diesel: “How did you get in here? I instructed my guards to shoot anyone who wasn’t an agent bringing me the script for Fast and Furious […]

Past Imperfect – #322

Man with Stupid Hat: “Look, you need to give me the information or I will be forced to do unsavory things with this bullwhip.” Pola: “I have already told you that I will never reveal the secrets that I’m pretending that I don’t have. I am prepared to […]

Past Imperfect – #321

Judy: “Do you see what’s going on over there?” Gene: “Do you mean the people who are staring at us for wearing ridiculous outfits?” Judy: “No, not them. Wait, why do you think our outfits are ridiculous? These are custom made.” Gene: “I have dice for nipples. And […]

Past Imperfect – #319

Joan Crawford: “Bob, we really need to talk.” Robert Aldrich: “What is it now, Joan? Was the caviar on the craft services table not stellar enough?” Joan: “Very funny. No, you need to talk to the people who are doing my hair. They aren’t listening to me.” Robert: […]

Past Imperfect – #308

Corinne: “Go to Hollywood, they said. Become a big star, they promised. And it all worked out for a while, and I got to go to all the right parties. Then some fool invented talking pictures, and overnight my career tanked. Now I’m stuck doing ill-advised publicity shots […]

Past Imperfect – #288

Greta: “Oh, Robert, you must hold me now.” Robert: “Of course, my darling. Whatever is the matter? You look a bit tepid despite the wonderful lighting.” Greta: “It’s so awful. I don’t know where to begin.” Robert: “Are you speaking of those horrid tassels on the left side […]

Past Imperfect – #287

Clara: “So what’s my motivation in this scene?” Director: “The talkies have just been invented, and most of America will not be able to understand your thick Brooklyn accent and your days as a star are possibly numbered.” Clara: “Got it.”  

Past Imperfect – #285

Edmund: “Here we go, love. Smile for the cameraman.” Millie: “I’m so excited to be going on our honeymoon!” Edmund: “Me as well. We finally get to consummate our relationship, my poodle.” Millie: “Well, about that. It won’t be happening.” Edmund: “But we’ve just gotten married, precious. We […]

Past Imperfect – #284

Deep in thought, Buster contemplated the complexity of his existence. Why does the sofa behind me seem oddly placed? What are those tassels all about? Does something extraordinary happen when you pull them? Where are all the other guests? Did I miss an important signal from the host? […]