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Panglossian Personified

(In Woody Allen’s 1972 film Play It Again Sam, the main character Allan Felix approaches a young lady in a museum and has the following brief conversation…)

PlayitAgainSam museum scene

ALLAN FELIX:  That’s quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn’t it?

YOUNG LADY:  Yes it is.

ALLAN FELIX:  What does it say to you?

YOUNG LADY:  It restates the negativeness of the universe, the hideous lonely emptiness of existence, nothingness, the predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity, like a tiny flame flickering in an immense void, with nothing but waste, horror, and degredation, forming a useless bleak straightjacket in a black absurd cosmos.

ALLAN FELIX:  What are you doing Saturday night?

YOUNG LADY:  Committing suicide.

ALLAN FELIX:  What about Friday night?


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