Brian -- this goes fast, so watch closely -- calls Markus over, seeing that Josh is really pissed, and basically agreeing with him about it. Markus comes schlumping up, okay, and goes, "Hey Brian, can we talk?" Brian's like, "Huh?" Because he was totally about to tell him to start working, and now Markus wants to have a sidebar about some kind of Markus crap. "What's going on?" he asks. "Just come here for a minute -- me and you." If Markus said that to me, I'd be like, absolutely not, because you know it's going to take a million years and be about something pointless and sucky. For this movie, I was thinking about the tagline, "Smooth As Silk." What do you think? Josh watches this and bitches about how Markus is just skating through the whole show. You know how some little kids are crafty and if they see you coming toward them with ire they'll try to engage you in a conversation about something completely different, in order to hit pause on getting in trouble? They're smooth as silk compared to this: Markus has chosen this precise moment -- the precise moment in which his active doing of nothing has gotten so intense that his manager is actually having to address it -- to bitch about how Brian told him he was good at ordering food. "I take offense to that." Brian can't even believe it. I think the roughest part of this is how far over Markus's head the irony actually is, here. Like, it's nearly brushing his stupid highlights, the low-flying irony, but he's not getting it. It was a joke about how lazy and useless and off-task you are, so you're going to call me to task on it in a way which is lazy and useless and off-task? And this while we're all in a time crunch? Check out my lack of sensitivity to your issue.
Brian's like, "Go ahead and take offense, then," and Markus goes, "I know you've got a problem with me," right, like it's personal, like the whole world as usual has a vendetta against Markus, "[but] I've been trying to do the best I can for you," right, like it's criminal, how Brian's overlooking his momentous contributions in the fields of nothing and obnoxious, "… this game you're playing with me." Brian's like, "Are you kidding me? Game I'm playing? Are you high?" And so Markus is like -- and this is the best, best part, because it's just ragged edges and weird seams and poorly done and so very Markus -- "Okay, we're done." Right? Like, he's said his piece, and Brian's just going to have to think about that for awhile, until he decides to apologize. Brian's all, "You're throwing a lot of hot air at me right now, and I don't want to hear it. If you're going to bring this up before a presentation, then -- you have some freaking balls."