Coffee
Saturday, January 24, 2004
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(CHILL CHORDS)

GK: It's cold out there and when it gets cold, a person tends to lose focus----- (BLIZZARD)

SS (CHILD): I'm so sleepy. I think I'll lie down in that snowbank and take a nap. (DOG BARKS, URGENT) What's wrong, Rex?

GK: That child needs coffee. Coffee: it's a lifesaver when you need to focus. That's why the British lost the War of 1812. Tea just doesn't work. (MUSIC)

(WIND, RIGGING)

TR (BRIT): Blast this wind. Bring me some tea, Mr. Sheppard. (TR OFF, COCKNEY: Aye, aye, sir.) Where are we? Erie! What's that? (CANNON BLAST, WRECKAGE) (TR OFF, COCKNEY: They shot off our mizzenmast, sir!) Oh. What's a mizzenmast? Where's that tea? (CANNON) (TR COCKNEY, OFF: Sir, you all right? Sir?) (FUNERAL MUSIC)

GK: Studies show that coffee gives a sense of resolution.

TR (JOHN WAYNE): Soon as I finish this coffee, I'm going to walk out that door and get in my car and drive east approximately a mile and a half and park the car in the driveway and go into the house. That's my house and I'm going to go in it and when my wife asks, Where were you? I'm going to tell her. I was drinking coffee with the boys. That's what I was doing.

GK: Coffee is the action drink; tea is all about reflection.

SS (AIRY): Do you ever sit, like, all by yourself and it's quiet and you're thinking and then, like, you're thinking, "This is me and I'm thinking and I wonder if other people somewhere are sitting and thinking about me."

GK: Do you want to be like that, sort of diaphanous and atmospheric, all sensibility and no sense,(MUSIC BUILD STARTS) ---- sometimes, yes, but when you need to move straight forward, you know what to reach for. ----

TR (JOHN WAYNE): It's cold out there but by gosh, I'm gonna go out that door and start that car.

GK: Coffee: the American drink.

Smells so lovely when you pour it,
You will want to drink a quar't
Of coffee.
It's delicious all alone, it's
Also good with doughnuts.
Black coffee.
Coffee stimulates your urges,
It is served in Lutheran churches,
Keeps the Swedes and the Germans
Awake through the sermons
Have a pot of it today,
I'm sure you'll say it's awfully good coffee. (BIG BUTTON)


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