July 23, 2004

From The Truman Show:

CHRISTOF: You can speak. I can hear you.

TRUMAN: Who are you?

CHRISTOF: I am the creator … of a television show that gives hope and joy and inspiration to millions.

TRUMAN: And who am I?

CHRISTOF: You’re the star.

TRUMAN: Was nothing real?

CHRISTOF: You were real. That’s what made you so good to watch. Listen to me, Truman. There’s no more truth out there than there is in the world I created for you. Same lies. The same deceit. But in my world, you have nothing to fear. I know you better than you know yourself.

TRUMAN: You never had a camera in my head!

CHRISTOF: You’re afraid. That’s why you can’t leave. It’s okay, Truman. I understand. I was watching when you took your first step. I watched you on your first day of school. The episode when you lost your first tooth. You can’t leave, Truman. You belong here … with me. … Talk to me. Say something. Hell, say something, goddamnit! You’re on television! You’re live to the whole world!

. . .

TRUMAN [to the audience]: In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.

Smile of the day:

The Sunday school teacher, following up after a series of lessons on God's omnipotence, asked her students, "Is there anything God can't do?" Finally, one boy held up his hand. Disappointed that he had obviously missed the point of the lessons, she sighed and asked, "Well, what is it you think God can't do?"

Replied the boy: "He can't please everybody."

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