Excerpt of A Few Good Lines

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MARY: I knew you'd pay a price for this. I knew you couldn't be so hopelessly geek-ridden for so long without suffering some really tragic consequences.

PETER: You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?

MARY: What happened? One minute everything’s fine…What went wrong? We’re supposed to be at home. We're supposed to be in color!

PETER: There is a great disturbance in the force. (Picking up the bottle. Then, as Jack Sparrow.) Why is the rum always gone?

MARY: So, Peter, you’ve become a pirate. You're a... you're a complex Freudian hallucination having something to do with my mother, and…I’ve just had an apostrophe.

PETER: I think you mean an epiphany.

MARY: Well, I like that! Without so much as a ‘kiss my foot’ or ‘have an apple.’

PETER: (Suddenly very drunk.) I’ll have what she’s having. Drinks all around! (Then, a moment.) Your eyes are amazing do you know that? You should never shut them, not even at night.

MARY: In case you’re not keeping up on current events...we just got our asses kicked.

 

 

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