Secret Pop

Mar 27, 2005

Dead Shot Dan

Carbon in Culver City is a nice little dive that plays movies without sound on screens that turn everything red. When I arrived there a couple of weeks ago, there was a tape of Buster Keaton movies playing. I wrote down the following lines.

Gentlemen, I have completed the clay model of my masterpiece.

Let's murder him first, and then kill him.

I took photographs of the screen. But dagblasted auto-focusing technology keeps you from ever taking a photo at the precise second you are hoping for. It's never more plain to me how valuable clairvoyance would be than when I miss a photograph. I don't need to see very far into the future. Two or three seconds is all I ask. And I promise I would never use it for gambling purposes.

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