- Monologue: A man watches a quiet, sad woman across the courtyard from his apartment window. He falls in love with her and sends her flowers when she looks particularly unhappy. One night he sees her bring a man to her apartment; he decides to leave the city, but a cab driver talks him out of it. He returns to find that she is gone. The woman's point of view description of meeting a quadriplegic on a bridge after contemplating suicide.
- Telephone conversation: Debi Mae West discusses her love affairs: one that ends after a drunken five day weekend, a psychic who tells her she and the man have been together in past lives, a man who refuses to give her oral sex.
- Monologueon love: "they say that love is more powerful/precious/etc...." Love as a fine wine, as becoming Edward Teller. A clown commits hara-kiri after being dumped by a harlequin. A relationship breakup as fission. Love as heroin. Description of a Love Anonymous support group. Why love? Joe chooses to be a bachelor for the rest of his life, join a mens club, build a latrine.
- Telephone conversation: Debi meets an old friend at a theater who offers her oral sex.
- Monologue: Love is an old man fishing off a bridge. Joe remembers an explosion that kills his father and leaves him mute.
- Telephone conversation: Debi talks about being dropped off for school on a holiday.
Includes loops of the Lomax Parchman Farm recordings.
- "Dusk You and Me" - Groove Armada (from "Vertigo ", 2000)
- "Brooks Was Here" - Thomas Newman (from "Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack ", 2000)
- "Compass and Guns (Film Version)" - Thomas Newman (from "Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack ", 2000)
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A look at love, cynical at times yet with underlying hope. Deeply romantic at times, just plain hedonistic at others. Looking for where the truth lies in between, if such a thing exists.
A favorite quote of mine from this show:
- "But I say that love is getting run over by a streetcar in 1928, losing your leg, becoming Edward Teller, inventing the atom bomb, and pretending not to be angry."
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- Christopher Steininger is working on a graphic novel based on this program.