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Fathers Suck

by LTG July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

Gale sits at a bar, nursing a drink. It sounds like country music playing in the background. And then a bunch of people in period Elizabethan costume walk through a door and start changing clothes. I think I know that bar. Gale ogles on particularly comely lass as she slips out of one dress and into another. The period foundation garment is really shoving her boobs up front and center. She notices him staring at her, and they make intermittent eyes at each other. Once they've changed clothes, they all go running by him.

It's later, and there are a few beer bottles on the bar in front of Gale. He keeps looking at his watch, wondering when the fresh meat is finally going to arrive. She finally does. She's still in stage makeup, but wearing normal clothes. She tells him that she never talks to anyone in that bar, but that she thought she'd make an exception for him since he looked so pathetic. We cut to them a few minutes later, making small talk about the fact that she has to run through the bar to get to the stage of the theater. Or something. She interrupts him: "I hate bullshit small talk. I'll lay you, if that's it. So, you can relax." Again, he's just not that cute.

Back at her pad, she plays the harp for him. So she's an actress/harpist. That's a new one. He compliments her playing, and she leaves to pour some water for tea. She looks at him and says, "Why do I get the impression that you 'do sex' but that you don't 'get off.'" Gale and I both wonder what the hell she's talking about. She tells him that he doesn't seem as though he's all there, and he plays the "my father is dying" card again. You know, Gale, there are only so many times you can go to that well. The exchange some more "flirtatious" "banter," and then he tells her that he has to leave.

Lisa and Barbara are sitting at the dining table. Lisa eats a salad while Barbara folds socks. Barbara is worried about her ability to care for her husband if he lingers, and Lisa comforts her by pointing out that the doctors say he should die soon. Gale walks up to the refrigerator and makes a snide remark about people wanting his father to die. Unless he's going to quit his job to come take care of his father, he should shut the hell up. Barbara feels the same way, reminding Gale that he hasn't been around to take care of his father as his health failed. Gale wonders if he was supposed to treat his father better than his father treated him.

Back in the sickroom, a nurse does something for Dad and then walks out. Gale walks in as his father mutters something about how he could have been rich if he had done something differently in the past. I think he wanted to invest in some mining stock when the price was low. Gale tells him that the mining company went bankrupt, and Dad asks who's there. When he hears that it's his son, Dad starts muttering about how he (Dad, that is) was a good ballplayer when he was a kid, and could have gone to the Major Leagues. There's a little more confusion about whether Gale is Dad's son or not. They really need to work on their timing if they want that act to succeed. Dad starts muttering that his son will never be a success. The son -- who went to Brown, and then to law school at Michigan -- begs to differ. He runs through his résumé, and then tells his father, "I'm successful." Dad looks at him, and then says, "You must be happy." Heee. I love demented old men.

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Fathers Suck

by LTG July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

Gale sits at a bar, nursing a drink. It sounds like country music playing in the background. And then a bunch of people in period Elizabethan costume walk through a door and start changing clothes. I think I know that bar. Gale ogles on particularly comely lass as she slips out of one dress and into another. The period foundation garment is really shoving her boobs up front and center. She notices him staring at her, and they make intermittent eyes at each other. Once they've changed clothes, they all go running by him.

It's later, and there are a few beer bottles on the bar in front of Gale. He keeps looking at his watch, wondering when the fresh meat is finally going to arrive. She finally does. She's still in stage makeup, but wearing normal clothes. She tells him that she never talks to anyone in that bar, but that she thought she'd make an exception for him since he looked so pathetic. We cut to them a few minutes later, making small talk about the fact that she has to run through the bar to get to the stage of the theater. Or something. She interrupts him: "I hate bullshit small talk. I'll lay you, if that's it. So, you can relax." Again, he's just not that cute.

Back at her pad, she plays the harp for him. So she's an actress/harpist. That's a new one. He compliments her playing, and she leaves to pour some water for tea. She looks at him and says, "Why do I get the impression that you 'do sex' but that you don't 'get off.'" Gale and I both wonder what the hell she's talking about. She tells him that he doesn't seem as though he's all there, and he plays the "my father is dying" card again. You know, Gale, there are only so many times you can go to that well. The exchange some more "flirtatious" "banter," and then he tells her that he has to leave.

Lisa and Barbara are sitting at the dining table. Lisa eats a salad while Barbara folds socks. Barbara is worried about her ability to care for her husband if he lingers, and Lisa comforts her by pointing out that the doctors say he should die soon. Gale walks up to the refrigerator and makes a snide remark about people wanting his father to die. Unless he's going to quit his job to come take care of his father, he should shut the hell up. Barbara feels the same way, reminding Gale that he hasn't been around to take care of his father as his health failed. Gale wonders if he was supposed to treat his father better than his father treated him.

Back in the sickroom, a nurse does something for Dad and then walks out. Gale walks in as his father mutters something about how he could have been rich if he had done something differently in the past. I think he wanted to invest in some mining stock when the price was low. Gale tells him that the mining company went bankrupt, and Dad asks who's there. When he hears that it's his son, Dad starts muttering about how he (Dad, that is) was a good ballplayer when he was a kid, and could have gone to the Major Leagues. There's a little more confusion about whether Gale is Dad's son or not. They really need to work on their timing if they want that act to succeed. Dad starts muttering that his son will never be a success. The son -- who went to Brown, and then to law school at Michigan -- begs to differ. He runs through his résumé, and then tells his father, "I'm successful." Dad looks at him, and then says, "You must be happy." Heee. I love demented old men.

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