RE: Clean 10 min. challenge

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“I can’t work with ‘clean’. I can’t work at all.”

“Why not?”

“It’s just not how my brain works, I suppose.”


“I dunno. I can’t. My brain works in mysterious ways.”

“I’m pretty sure that’s god.”

“That’s what I meant.”

“No. You said what you meant.”

“Yeah. I meant to say that my brain is god.”

“Well, at least you have a high opinion of yourself.”

“I do, that’s true. But only because I deserve a high opinion of myself.”

“Deserve has nothing to do with it.”

“That’s from The Wire.”

“So what if it is? That other bit was from the bible.”

“Is it in the bible? I’ve never read it.”

“Why not? Everyone should read it. It’s an important book.”

“It’s a weird book.”

“Like you would know, you haven’t read it.”

“Whatever. I can’t work with ‘clean’. I guess my brain is too dirty.”


“Not in that way. I mean, it is dirty in that way, but that’s not what I meant. And I don’t think it’s important either. I’m just tainted with knowledge.”

“Yeah, so much knowledge.”

“Are you being sarcastic? Of course you’re being sarcastic.”

“I wasn’t, you really have a lot of knowledge.”

“I know. It’s a stupid thing to have.”

“It’s not.”

“It is, if you had any knowledge at all you would know.”

“I know the bible.”

“No you don’t. You’ve read the bible. It’s not the same.”

“I guess not. So that means I’m cleaner than you?”

“Well, yeah“


“But not because of the bible. “


“Not because of the bible, ok?”

“Yeah, ok. I’m not an idiot.”

“You know why knowledgeable people are so bitter?”

“Because they’re cynics?”

“Not all of them are cynics.”

“Most of them.”

“Not most of them either.”

“Most of them are.”

“Whatever. Do you or don’t you?”

“You know I don’t. It’s not like you care either way, you just want to say something.”

“Shut up.”

“I’m right though aren’t I?”

“Well, yeah, but it’s not something to congratulate yourself over.”

“Fine, but go ahead and tell me already.”

“They are bitter because for all their knowledge, they really don’t know anything.”

“That was your big conclusion?”

“No. Don’t you get it? Knowledgeable people are bitter because they envy ignorant people.”

“Why would they?”

“Isn´t it obvious? Why do the rich envy the poor?”

“They don’t.”

“Because for all their hard work, they both end up with exactly the same. And one didn’t have to work for it.”

“The rich end up with money though.”

“Okay so the metaphor didn’t work.”

“Why do we speak like Aaron Sorkin characters?”

“Because I’m not clean. I told you: too much information.”

“But I was supposed to be clean, why do I speak like an Aaron Sorkin character?”

“Because you’re being written by me.”

“Ugh. So you were god after all.”

“I told you.”

Created: Aug 18, 2012


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