Friday, September 30, 2016
Overheard at Table 2: Lucky and Otis Look on the Bright Side
Lucky: Y’know I’ve been thinking . . .
Otis: Never a good sign.
Lucky: . . . it really wouldn’t be totally bad if Trump becomes President.
Otis: Oh Lord. And how’s that, you figure?
Lucky: Think of the literature that would be produced. I mean, great literature is always fiormed in resistance to oppressive eras. We’re still producing books and movies about the Holocaust – and the heroes of WW2. Heck, there’s not a Spanish movie director alive that can set any movie outside of the Spanish civil war. Terrible times, frankly, make for great art!
Otis: So basically you want Trump to be President so that people can make great movies and write great books?
Lucky: Hell no I don’t WANT him to be President! I’m just saying that at the very least, we’d have some great literature that might come out of it.
Otis: Well, if he wins I’m going underground, so when the Trumpites take over and put you up against the wall, I’ll write you a damn fine eulogy, OK?
Lucky: You’re the best friend a guy could have!