"I grew up in the Bahamas. When I was young, I worked in a hotel where all the old stars used to come. I served Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Yul Brenner… you name it. One time I brought Lee Marvin room service, and he tipped me with a pair of 14 carat gold cufflinks."
This is not a photograph of lovers, this is a 400 year old marble statue of Pluto and Proserpina
“Hear this or not, as you will. Learn it now, or later — the world has time. Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui — these are the true hero’s enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real.”
― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King
I fight boredom for a living, both in myself and in others.
Because it's still such an awesome scene.
C.J.: So, the Four-H Convention?
TOBY: We're not going.
C.J.: I don't get it. How can you not want to see the butter cow?
TOBY: I'm that way.
C.J.: There's also a butter Elvis and a butter Last Supper, which has, I swear to God, Toby...
TOBY: Butter on the table?
C.J. : It's got butter on the table right there between butter James and butter Peter. An almost mind-blowing vortex of art and material that dares the viewers to recall Marcel Duchamp.
TOBY: How do they keep it from melting?
C.J.: How indeed.
In the other end of the passageway, when Toby gets his coffee, Nancy walks up.
NANCY: Toby, you have a phone call in the staff cabin.
TOBY: Thank you.
C.J.: Butter, butter, butter, butter, butter, butter, butter.
Toby picks up the phone.
MAN on the phone: Mr. Ziegler, this is Signal Operator Number 41. I have a call from Mr. Seaborn in the White House.
TOBY: Thank you.
C.J.: Duchamp is the father of Dadaism.
TOBY: I know.
C.J.: The dada of Dada.
TOBY: It's like there's nothing you can do about that joke. It's coming, and you just have to stand there.
C.J.: The cow made of butter? That's how I like my irony served, my friend.
TOBY: I have a phone call waiting that's being relayed through four satellites.
C.J.: Okay. [a stare] Okay.