Josh walks by Donna's cubicle, asking where Vinick's office is. She tells him, and also tells him that she has Penn and Teller's statement: "You're not gonna love it." As he reads it, she asks him for a few minutes after the Vinick meeting. "For what?" Donna: "For me. For that talk we were gonna have about..." Josh interrupts, reading aloud from Penn and Teller's statement: "The Supreme Court has said that we can do whatever we want with the flag, and..." He asks if the two of them are still there, and walks off.
Penn is standing behind Teller, juggling some fruit around him. He's babbling on about what a great juggler he is, and on every pass, Teller grabs a piece of fruit in his mouth and takes a bite out of it. There's a crowd gathered around them, and Charlie tells them that their trick is "amazing." Oh, Charlie. Josh walks up to them and tells them that their statement is crap, detailing exactly what they need to put into a new statement. One of the things Josh demands is a description of exactly how they did the trick. After he finishes his rant, Penn leans over and introduces himself. He also introduces Teller. You know, if a guy chooses to remain silent in front of an audience, I think it's a big cop-out to walk around with a partner who will speak on his behalf. Josh says, "How ya doing?" to Teller, and Penn says, "He doesn't talk." Josh asks, "Doesn't talk, like Harpo Marx, or really doesn't talk?" Penn: "What's the difference?" Oooooh, deep. Fuckwits. Josh asks them how they did the trick, and Penn laughs and says that they're not going to tell. I was going to call them hypocrites, since they have routinely revealed how other magicians perform their tricks, but they didn't actually rely on the rule against revealing their secrets, so I think the refusal to explain might actually be political. And that's the only nice thing I'll ever say about them. Josh suggests that if they won't reveal what they did, there's nothing to stop Annabeth from releasing a statement asserting that they did not burn a flag. Annabeth points out that a bunch of people saw them burn a flag, or at least think they did. Penn asks Charlie if they burned a flag or just made it disappear. Charlie doesn't know, and Penn says that there is no difference. Josh thinks there is a difference, from a political point of view. This is where Penn goes off on a tear about the First Amendment and the freedom of speech. He may have the right to speak, but nobody is going to force me to report the blowhard's words. Josh asks him if he went to law school. Penn: "No. Clown school." My own dignity requires that I avoid the obvious jokes.