Jumpin' Gigawatts!!!

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Sometimes life is like a shootout or a debate or even a struggle to exist. And sometimes you just don't feel like going on, right? But sometimes....


Marlene McFly:

Listen! I'm not really feeling up to this today, so I'm gonna have to forfeit!

Bo (Real Life - RL) Tannen:

Forfeit? *Forfeit*? [to his gang]

RL:

What's that mean?

Insight:

Um, it means that you win without a fight.

RL:

Without fightin'? She can't do that.[shouts]

RL:

Hey, you can't do that! You know what I think? I think you ain't nothin' but a coward! And I'm givin' you to the count of ten to come out here and prove I'm wrong! One...

Marlene:

Self... Come on. Straighten up, girl. Let's go. Come on.

RL:

Two...

TG Vet #1:

You gotta get out there, girl. I got $50 gold bet on you, so don't let me down.

RL: Three...

Skeptic 1:

I got $100 gold bet again' you, so don't let me down.

RL:

Four...

TG Vet 2:

You better face up to it, girl, 'cause if you don't go out there...

Marlene:

What?

RL:

Five...

Marlene:

What if I don't go out there?

TG Pretender:

You're a coward! I ought to know!

RL:

Six...

Lurker:

And you'll be branded a coward for the rest of your days!

TG Pretender:

Everybody everywhere will say, "Marlene is the biggest baby on the net!!!"

RL: [stops and thinks, turns to a gang member who holds up seven fingers] Seven...

Reader:

Here.[slides a laptop to Marlene]

RL:

Eight...

Marlene:

I already got a laptop.

RL:

Nine...
[long pause]

RL:

Ten...

[pause]
Real Life:

You hear me, girl? I said that's ten, you sissy!

Marlene:

[thinks] WTF?!! I don't care what Real Life says. And I don't care what anybody else says, either!

* * * * *

It's been a really rough couple of weeks, folks, but like my dear sweet Marlene might say, WTF? No matter what you may be going through, real life isn't as bad as it makes itself out to be, right? Don't let the problems and the pretenders and the lurkers get you down, okay?



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