Chasing Amy

INT. COMIC BOOK STORE - DAY

A pile of COMIC BOOKS are on a shelf next to myriad
others. The most prominent one is called `BLUNTMAN AND
CHRONIC'. A hand reaches in and pulls one out of frame.
HOLDEN opens the comic and flips through it. He shakes his
head. BANKY looks over his shoulder.

BANKY
Felt like this day would never
come. Issue two - on the shelf.

HOLDEN
Yippee.

BANKY
Don't start, alright! This is a cool
moment, and I'd appreciate you not
trying to ruin it. How often does
a guy get the opportunity to purchase
something with his name on it!
(points to name on cover)
Banky Edwards- right!
(points to the other)
Holden McNeil.

HOLDEN
I know my name.

BANKY
C'mon, sourpuss. We got the rest of
our lives to be artists. But it's
supply and demand. And right now,
the unwashed masses demand this.

HOLDEN
(off comic)
This is easy, alright! And right now
it pays the bills. Just don't forget
that we're better than this.

BANKY
I'll tell you who we're better than:
these two fags right here.

They approach the counter, where STEVE-DAVE, the store
manager, and WALT the Fan-boy, play a card game.

BANKY
(lays books on the counter)
Alright Old-Maid's - take a break from
the Crazy-8's marathon and ring us up.

STEVE-DAVE
(not looking up)
Well, well,well, Walt, did you see who
it is! The local celebrities. Quick -
get them to autograph one of their
books so we can sell it for triple
its value.

WALT
I'm not that in need of fifteen cents
right now.

They snicker and high-five one another. Holden rolls his
eyes
.



BANKY
(to Holden)
I don't think they're fans.

WALT
No, we're not. You're both a couple
of no talents that got lucky.

STEVE-DAVE
And obviously your handlers or hangers-
on convinced
you that your first comic
was good which it was not, it was
thoroughly mediocre with a few spiky
bits of dialogue. And when you get
your foot in the door of the business,
what do you do! You turn out a piece
of shit like `Bluntman and Chronic'.

WALT
Tell him, Steve-Dave.

STEVE-DAVE
(off comic)
`Bluntman and Chronic'. Pah.
What was that thing the little stoner
pulled on the villain in the last
issue!

WALT
The Stinky-palm.

STEVE-DAVE
Stinky-palm. You give comics a bad
name. I tell all my customers not to
buy it, to spend their money on a real
comic book.


Steve-Dave offers the boys his two middle fingers, then
goes back to playing his game with Walt. Holden and
Banky stare, shocked. Banky nudges Holden and they both
exit Steve-Dave and the Fan-boy slap hands and go back to
playing.


VOCABULARY

appreciate - doceniać
celebrity- sława, osoba sławna
convince- przekonać
demand- żądanie, popyt
fag - (obraźliwie) gej
flip through- przerzucać kartki (książki, czasopisma)
handler- treser; osoba zajmująca się rzeczami
hanger-on - pochlebca
high-five - przybić piątkę
issue- wydanie
local- miejscowy
mediocre- lichy, mierny, mizerny
myriad- mnóstwo, masa
nudge- trącać łokciem
opportunity- szansa, możliwość
prominent- wybitny
purchase- zakupić
roll one’s eyes- przewracać oczami
snicker- parskać śmiechem
sourpuss - zrzęda, maruda
spiky- przykry, drażliwy
supply and demand- podaż i popyt
supply- dostawa, podaż
thoroughly- dogłębnie, całkowicie, na wskroś
villain- łotr, czarny charakter
Yippee- hura


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