- 1. I was 12 going on 13
the first time I saw a dead human being.
- 2. It happened in the summer of 1959...
- 3. a long time ago...
- 4. but only if you measure it
in terms of years.
- 5. I was living in a small town in Oregon
called Castle Rock.
- 6. There were only 1,281 people,
but to me it was the whole world.
- 7. It's the Bossman Bob Cormier.
It's a beautiful Friday morning in Portland.
- 8. It's 90 KLAM degrees and getting hotter.
- 9. Up the ladder with another platter.
It's Bobby Day with Rockin' Robin...
- 10. it's boss.
- 11. How do you know a Frenchman's been
in your backyard?
- 12. I'm French, okay.
- 13. Your garbage cans are empty
and your dog's pregnant.
- 14. Didn't I just say I was French?
- 15. - I knock.
- 16. Twenty-nine.
- 17. Twenty-two.
- 18. Piss up a rope.
- 19. Gordie's out, OI' Gordie just bit the bag
and stepped out the door.
- 20. Come on, man, deal.
- 21. Teddy Duchamp was the craziest guy
we hung around with.
- 22. He didn't have much of a chance in life.
- 23. His dad was given to fits of rage.
- 24. One time he held Teddy's ear to a stove
and almost burned it off.
- 25. I knock.
- 26. You four-eyed pile of shit.
- 27. The "pile of shit" has 1,000 eyes.
- 28. What?
- 29. What's so funny?
I got thirty, what have you got?
- 30. Sixteen.
- 31. Go ahead, keep laughing.
- 32. You're down to your ride, pal.
- 33. Chris Chambers was the leader of our gang
and my best friend.
- 34. He came from a bad family
and everyone just knew he'd turn out bad.
- 35. Including Chris.
- 36. That's not the secret knock.
- 37. I forgot the secret knock. Let me in.
- 38. Vern.
- 39. Come on, you guys, open up.
- 40. Man, you guys are not going
to believe this. This is so boss.
- 41. Wait till you hear this.
- 42. You won't believe it. It's unbelievable.
- 43. Let me catch my breath. I ran all the way
from my house.
- 44. "I ran all the way home"
- 45. Come on. Listen to me, this is boss.
- 46. "Just to say I'm sorry"
- 47. Okay, forget it.
I don't have to tell you nothin'.
- 48. Hold on, you guys. Hold on.
What is it, man?
- 49. Great, you won't believe this, sincerely.
- 50. "I ran all the way home"
- 51. Screw you guys. Forget it.
- 52. What is it?
- 53. Can you camp out tonight?
- 54. I mean, if you tell your folks
we're gonna tent out in my backfield?
- 55. I think so.
- 56. Except my dad's kind of on a mean streak.
He's been drinking a lot lately.
- 57. You got to. Sincerely,
you won't believe this. Can you, Gordie?
- 58. Yeah, probably.
- 59. So what are you pissing and moaning
- 60. - I knock.
- 61. You liar! You ain't got no pat hand.
- 62. You didn't deal yourself no pat hand.
- 63. Make your draw, shitheap.
- 64. You guys want to go see a dead body?
- 65. I was under the porch digging, you know?
- 66. We all understood
what Vern meant right away.
- 67. At the beginning of the school year
he had buried a jar of pennies...
- 68. underneath his house.
- 69. He drew a treasure map
so he could find them again.
- 70. A week later his mom cleaned out
his room and threw away the map.
- 71. Vern had been trying to find those pennies
for nine months...
- 72. nine months, man.
- 73. You didn't know whether laugh or cry.
- 74. Jesus, Billy, we gotta do something.
- 75. Why? Who cares?
- 76. - We saw him.
- 77. It's nothin' to us. The kid's dead
so it's nothin' to him, neither.
- 78. And who gives a shit if they ever find him?
- 79. It's that kid they're talking about
on the radio.
- 80. Brocker or Brower or Flowers,
whatever his name is.
- 81. The train must have hit him.
- 82. Big fucking deal.
- 83. We had all followed
the Ray Brower story closely...
- 84. since he was a kid our age.
- 85. Three days before, he left to pick
blueberries and nobody'd seen him since.
- 86. I think we should tell the cops.
- 87. You don't go squawking to the cops
after you boosted a car.
- 88. They'll want to know how we got way out
on Back Harlow Road.
- 89. They know we don't got no car.
- 90. It's best we just keep quiet,
then they can't touch us.
- 91. But we could make an anonymous call.
- 92. They trace those calls stupid. I seen it
on Highway Patrol and on Dragnet.
- 93. Yeah, right.
- 94. I wish we never boosted
that goddamned Dodge.
- 95. I wish Ace had been with us.
- 96. - We could've said he was in his car.
- He wasn't!
- 97. - Are we gonna tell him?
- We're not going to tell nobody.
- 98. Nobody, never. You dig me?
- 99. I know the Back Harlow Road.
- 100. It comes to a dead end by the Royal River.
The train tracks are right there.
- 101. Me and my dad fished out there.
- 102. If they had known you were under there,
they would've killed you.
- 103. Could he have gotten all the way from
Chamberlain to Harlow? That's really far.
- 104. Sure. He probably started walking on the
tracks and followed them the whole way.
- 105. Yeah, right.
- 106. And then after dark, a train must have
come along and "el smako."
- 107. I bet you, if we find him,
we'll get our pictures in the paper.
- 108. We could even be on TV.
- 109. - Sure.
- We'll be heroes.
- 110. I don't know. Billy will know I found out.
- 111. He's not going to care.
'Cause it's gonna be us that find him.
- 112. Not Billy and Charlie Hogan,
and the boosted the car.
- 113. They'll probably pin a medal on you.
- 114. You think so?
- 115. Sure.
- 116. What'll we tell our folks?
- 117. Exactly what you said.
- 118. We'll tell our folks
that we're tenting in your backfield.
- 119. You tell your folks
your sleeping at Teddy's.
- 120. Then we say we're going
to the drag races the next day.
- 121. We're rock solid
until dinner tomorrow night.
- 122. Man that's a plan and a half.
- 123. But, if we find the body in South Harlow,
they'll know we didn't go to the races.
- 124. We'll get hided.
- 125. Nobody will care...
- 126. because everybody will be jazzed
at our discovery...
- 127. it won't make a difference.
- 128. My dad will hide me anyway,
but it's worth it.
- 129. - Shit, yeah.
- Let's do it. What do you say?
- 130. - All right.
- 131. Sure.
- 132. Vern?
- 133. I don't know.
- 134. Come on, Vern-O.
- 135. - Okay.
- All right.
- 136. Too cool. Very cool.
- 137. I wanted to share my friends' enthusiasm,
but I couldn't.
- 138. That summer at home,
I had become The Invisible Boy.
- 139. Mom, do you know where my canteen is?
- 140. Mom?
- 141. It's in Denny's room.
- 142. In April, my older brother, Dennis,
had been killed in a jeep accident.
- 143. Four months had passed...
- 144. but my parents still hadn't been able
to put the pieces back together again.
- 145. Gordie, I got something for you.
- 146. This, my friend, is for you.
- 147. - This is your Yankee cap.
- 148. This is your Yankee cap.
- 149. It's a good luck cap.
Know how many fish we'll catch?
- 150. - How much?
- A bazillion.
- 151. A bazillion fish.
It looks good on you, too. Just like that.
- 152. - No. I'm going blind.
- Don't start with me. Give me a hug.
- 153. You found it.
- 154. You found it.
- 155. Why can't you have friends like Denny's?
- 156. Dad, they're okay.
- 157. Sure they are. A thief and two feebs.
- 158. Chris isn't a thief.
- 159. He stole the milk money at school.
- 160. He's a thief in my book.
- 161. It was almost noon as we set out to find
the body of a dead kid named Ray Brower.
- 162. Right here's cool.
- 163. - Thanks a lot.
- Sure thing.
- 164. - You want to see something?
- 165. - You okay?
- I'm fine.
- 166. What is it?
- 167. - You've got to see this.
- What is it?
- 168. What is it?
- 169. You want to be the Lone Ranger
or the Cisco Kid?
- 170. Walking, talking Jesus!
- 171. - Where'd you get this?
- Hocked it from my old man's bureau.
- 172. It's a.45.
- 173. I can see that.
- 174. You got shells for it?
- 175. I took what was left in the box.
- 176. My dad'll think he used them himself
shooting at beer cans while he was drunk.
- 177. - Is it loaded?
- Hello, no. What do you think I am?
- 178. Jesus!
- 179. Let's get out of here. Come on.
- 180. Gordie did it. Gordon Lachance
is shooting up Castle Rock.
- 181. Shut up.
- 182. Hey, who did that?
Who's letting cherry bombs off out here?
- 183. You should have seen your face.
Damn, that was cool!
- 184. - That was really fine.
- You knew it was loaded, you wet end!
- 185. I'm in trouble now.
That Tupper babe saw me.
- 186. - Shit, she thought it was firecrackers.
- I don't care. It was a mean trick.
- 187. I didn't know it was loaded.
- 188. - Honest.
- You swear?
- 189. I swear.
- 190. On your mother's name?
- 191. Even if she goes to hell for your lie?
- 192. I swear.
- 193. Pinky swear?
- 194. Pinky swear.
- 195. Girls, where you going?
- 196. - Come on, my brother gave me that!
- And now you're giving it to me.
- 197. Give it to me!
- 198. That's mine.
- 199. You're a real asshole, you know that?
- 200. Your brother's not very polite, Eyeball.
- 201. Now, Christopher.
- 202. I know you didn't mean to insult my friend.
- 203. I know he didn't mean to insult me.
- 204. That's why I'll give him the opportunity
to take it back.
- 205. - Shit.
- Take it back, kid.
- 206. - Stop it, you're hurting him.
- You bastard! Let go, man.
- 207. - Stop it! Cut it out!
- Take it back, kid.
- 208. You big... Okay, I take it back.
- 209. There.
- 210. Now I feel a whole lot better about this.
- 211. How about you?
- 212. Good.
- 213. See you later girls.
- 214. Let's just forget them.
- 215. What do we need a pistol for anyway?
- 216. It's spooky sleeping out at night
in the woods. You might see a bear.
- 217. Or a garbage can.
- 218. I brought a comb.
- 219. What do we need a comb for?
- 220. If we get on TV
we want to look good, don't we?
- 221. - That's a lot of thinking, Vern.
- 222. Two for flinching.
- 223. How far do you think it's gonna be?
- 224. If we follow the tracks all the way
into Harlow, it should be about 20 miles.
- 225. Sound about right to you?
- 226. It might even be 30.
- 227. Maybe we should just hitchhike.
- 228. - No way, that sucks.
- Why not?
- 229. We could go out to Route 7
to the Shiloh church...
- 230. then down the Back Harlow Road.
We'll be there by sundown.
- 231. That's pussy.
- 232. It's a long way.
- 233. Did your mother ever have any kids
- 234. What do you mean?
- 235. We have to fill up at the junkyard.
My dad said it was a safe well.
- 236. - Not if Chopper's there.
- If he's there we'll send you in.
- 237. Very funny.
- 238. I'm kind of hungry. Who's got the food?
- 239. Did anybody bring anything?
- 240. Not me.
- 241. This is great. What are we supposed
to do? Eat our feet?
- 242. You mean,
you didn't bring anything, either?
- 243. This wasn't my idea. It was Vern's.
Why didn't you bring something?
- 244. I have to think of everything?
I brought the comb.
- 245. What do you need a comb for?
You don't have any hair.
- 246. I brought it for you guys,
so you'd have a comb.
- 247. Let's see how much money we've got?
- 248. I got $1.02.
- 249. And 68 cents from Chris.
- 250. 60 cents from Teddy.
- 251. 7 cents, Vern?
- 252. I haven't found my pennies yet.
- 253. $2.37 cents, not bad.
- 254. Quidaciolu's is at the end of the road
by the junkyard.
- 255. I think we can get some stuff there.
- 256. Train coming.
- 257. Geronimo!
- 258. Come on, Teddy.
- 259. I'm gonna dodge it.
- 260. Get off the tracks. You're crazy.
- 261. Train dodge. Dig it?
- 262. Get the hell off the tracks.
You want to get yourself killed?
- 263. Just like the beach at Normandy.
- 264. Don't tell me what to do or I'll kill you.
- 265. I'm trying to save your life.
- 266. You want to kill yourself?
- 267. Is that what you want, goddamn it?
- 268. You tried to kill yourself.
- 269. I don't need no babysitter.
- 270. You do, too.
- 271. Skin it.
- 272. I could have dodged it.
- 273. Listen, you can dodge it on the way back.
- 274. Peace.
- 275. Skin it.
- 276. About this time, Charlie and Billy
were playing mailbox baseball...
- 277. with Ace and Eyeball.
- 278. Shit on that. Goddamn it!
- 279. Shouldn't have gone for a wooden one.
- 280. Why don't you tell me something
I don't know, asshole?
- 281. Billy, you're up.
- 282. You guys win.
I don't want to play no more.
- 283. You can't quit.
- 284. We only played three innings.
That'd be a non-official game.
- 285. Ace, me and...
- 286. What's with you homos?
You've been acting psycho all day.
- 287. What is it?
- 288. It's nothing, right?
- 289. Then if you don't mind,
I'd like to finish this game...
- 290. before I start collecting
my social security, okay?
- 291. You're up, Billy. Move it.
- 292. All right, give me this fucking stick.
- 293. Let's play ball.
- 294. Foul ball.
- 295. Vern, it looks like
your mom's been out driving again.
- 296. That's so funny I forgot to laugh.
- 297. Stand back, men!
- 298. Paratroopers, over the side!
- 299. "No Trespassing" was enforced
by Milo Pressman, the junkman...
- 300. and his dog, Chopper.
- 301. The most feared and least seen dog
in Castle Rock.
- 302. Legend had it that Milo had
trained Chopper not just to sic...
- 303. but to sic specific parts
of the human anatomy.
- 304. Thus, a kid who had illegally scaled
the junkyard fence...
- 305. might hear the dread cry:
"Chopper, sic balls!"
- 306. But right now neither the dread Chopper
- 307. was anywhere in sight.
- 308. Teddy's crazy.
- 309. Come on, men, move it out!
- 310. He won't live to be 20, I bet.
- 311. Remember the time you saved him
in the tree?
- 312. I dream about that sometimes.
- 313. Except in the dream I miss him.
I just get a few hairs and down he goes.
- 314. It's weird.
- 315. That is weird.
- 316. But you didn't miss him.
- 317. Chris Chambers never misses, does he?
- 318. Not even when
the ladies leave the seat down.
- 319. Race you.
- 320. - No, I don't think so.
- Over to the pump.
- 321. - I'm kind of tired. Go.
- You're a dead man, Lachance!
- 322. It looks like Lachance
has got him this time.
- 323. He's got Chambers beat.
- 324. But what's this?
Chambers is making his move.
- 325. Lachance is fading
and it's Chambers at the tape.
- 326. The crowd goes wild.
- 327. You guys been watching
The Mickey Mouse Club lately?
- 328. I think Annette's tits are getting bigger.
- 329. - You think so?
- I think so.
- 330. I think he's right.
- 331. I've been noticing that the A and the E
are starting to bend around the sides.
- 332. Annette's tits are great.
- 333. This is a really good time.
- 334. The most.
- 335. A blast.
- 336. Vern didn't just mean being off limits
inside the junkyard...
- 337. or fudging on our folks...
- 338. or going on a hike up the tracks
to Harlow. He meant those things, but...
- 339. it seems to me now it was more
and that we all knew it.
- 340. Everything was there and around us.
- 341. We knew exactly who we were
and exactly where we were going.
- 342. It was grand.
- 343. Great, spit at the fat kid. Real good.
- 344. What time is it?
- 345. It's a quarter after one.
- 346. You'd better go get the food.
Junkyard opens at 3:00.
- 347. Chopper'll be here.
- 348. Sic balls.
- 349. You go. You can pick us up
on the way back.
- 350. I'm not going alone. We should all go.
- 351. - I'm staying right here.
- I'm not going.
- 352. Girls, cool it. We'll flip for it.
- 353. Okay.
- 354. Odd man goes.
- 355. That's you, Gordie, odd as a cod.
- 356. Flip or eat lead.
- 357. Four tails.
- 358. Jesus, man, that's a goocher.
- 359. - That doesn't mean anything.
- No, let's go again.
- 360. That's really bad.
- 361. Remember Clint Bracken and those guys
got wiped out on Weed Hill in Durham?
- 362. He said they flipped for beers
and they came up with a goocher...
- 363. just before they got in the car.
- 364. And, bang! They all got totalled.
- 365. I don't like this. Sincerely.
- 366. Nobody believes that crap
about moons and goochers.
- 367. It's baby stuff.
Now come on, flip again.
- 368. Are you going to flip or not?
- 369. We don't have all day.
- 370. You lose, Gordie.
- 371. Gordie loses.
- 372. Old Gordie just screwed the pooch.
- 373. Does the word "retarded"
mean anything to you?
- 374. Go get the provisions, you morphadite.
- 375. Don't call me any
of your mother's pet names.
- 376. What a wet end you are, Lachance.
- 377. Shut up.
- 378. I don't shut up, I grow up.
And when I look at you, I throw up.
- 379. Then your mother goes around the corner
and she licks it up.
- 380. Finding new and disgusting ways
to degrade a friend's mother...
- 381. was always held as high regard.
- 382. Ain't you Denny Lachance's brother?
- 383. Yes, sir.
- 384. Shame what happened to him.
- 385. The Bible says,
"In the midst of life we are in death."
- 386. Did you know that?
- 387. I lost a brother in Korea.
- 388. You look like your brother Denny.
- 389. People ever tell you that?
- 390. Sometimes.
- 391. I remember the year
he was All-Conference.
- 392. Quarterback, he played.
- 393. Boy, could he throw.
- 394. Father God and Sonny Jesus.
- 395. Could be some scouts
at the game tomorrow.
- 396. - I don't know, Pop.
- Dad, could I have the potatoes?
- 397. - That's what I hear, Son.
- Are you going to see Jane after the game?
- 398. I think she's a lovely girl.
- 399. - Dad, may I please have the potatoes?
- Dorothy, don't talk to the boy about girls.
- 400. He shouldn't be thinking about girls.
This is the biggest game of his life.
- 401. - Dennis, when you're there tomorrow...
- Did you read the story Gordie wrote?
- 402. Gordie wrote a story.
- 403. - It was really good.
- What did you write, sweetheart?
- 404. That's what I'm talking about.
Football takes concentration.
- 405. You start in on the girls
and his mind's all over the place.
- 406. I really liked it.
- 407. I thought it was great.
- 408. You play football?
- 409. Do you play football?
- 410. No.
- 411. What do you do?
- 412. I don't know.
- 413. Your brother, Denny,
sure could play football.
- 414. There you go, kid. $1.50 of hamburger.
- 415. You, kid! What are you doing there!
Come over here!
- 416. You, come back here, goddamn it!
I'll sic my dog on you.
- 417. Run!
- 418. Chopper, sic him! Sic him, boy!
- 419. Now he said: "Sic him, boy."
- 420. But what I heard was: "Chopper, sic balls."
- 421. That's Chopper?
- 422. Chopper was my first lesson in the vast
difference between myth and reality.
- 423. Come on, Choppie. Kiss my ass, Choppie.
- 424. Come on, bite shit.
- 425. Sic balls, Choppie.
- 426. You kids stop teasing that dog!
You hear me? Stop teasing him!
- 427. Sonny, I'm gonna beat your ass,
teasing my dog like that!
- 428. Let's see you climb over this fence
and get me, fat ass!
- 429. Don't you call me that!
- 430. You little tin weasel
peckerwood loony's son!
- 431. What did you call me?
- 432. I know who you are,
you're Teddy Duchamp.
- 433. Your dad's a loony.
- 434. A loony up in the nuthouse at Togus.
- 435. He took your ear and he put it
to a stove and he burnt it off.
- 436. My father stormed the beach at Normandy.
- 437. He's crazier than a shithouse rat.
No wonder you're acting the way you are...
- 438. with a loony for a father.
- 439. You call my dad a loony again
and I'll kill you.
- 440. Loony, loony.
- 441. I'm gonna rip your head off
and shit down your neck.
- 442. No, I'm gonna kill him!
- 443. You come on and try it,
you little bastard.
- 444. He wants you to go over so he can beat
you up then take you to the cops.
- 445. You watch your mouth.
Let him do his own fighting.
- 446. Sure, you only outweigh him
by 500 pounds, fat ass.
- 447. I know your name.
- 448. You're Lachance. I know all you guys.
- 449. And your fathers will get a call from me.
- 450. Except for the loony up in Togus.
- 451. I'm going to kill you. I'll show you.
- 452. - Get him away from...
- You foulmouthed whoremaster.
- 453. You son of a bitch!
- 454. You come back here.
- 455. Do you hear me?
- 456. Nobody ranks out my old man.
- 457. - My father stormed the beach...
- I said, "Come back here!"
- 458. - He stormed the beach, you faggot!
- Come back here.
- 459. We showed him.
Thought we were a bunch of pussies.
- 460. He ranked my old man.
- 461. I wondered how he could care so much
for his dad who'd almost killed him...
- 462. and I didn't care about my own
who hadn't touched me since I was three.
- 463. That was for eating bleach under the sink.
- 464. He ranked my old man.
- 465. What do you care what a fat old pile
of shit like him says about your dad?
- 466. He still stormed the beach
at Normandy, right?
- 467. Do you think that pile of shit
was at Normandy?
- 468. Forget it, okay?
- 469. He knows nothin' about your old man.
- 470. Whatever's between you and your old man,
he can't change that.
- 471. Forget it, all right?
- 472. I'm sorry if I'm spoiling
everybody's good time.
- 473. It's okay.
- 474. I'm not sure it should be a good time.
- 475. - You saying you want to go back?
- 476. But going to see a dead kid,
maybe it shouldn't be a party.
- 477. If he's really bad, like all cut up
with blood and shit all over him...
- 478. I might have nightmares.
- 479. All guts and eyeballs
ready to jump and grab...
- 480. Shut up, goddamn it!
- 481. I can't help it.
- 482. Sorry.
- 483. It was only a quarter to three,
but it felt much later.
- 484. It was too hot and too much had happened.
- 485. We weren't even close to the Royal River.
- 486. We needed to get moving if we were
going to make some real miles before dark.
- 487. Hold still, will you?
- 488. So what's with you
and this Connie Palermo chick?
- 489. I've been seeing her for over a month,
and all she'll let me do is feel her tits.
- 490. She's a Catholic. They're all like that.
- 491. You want to get laid
you gotta get yourself a Protestant.
- 492. A Jew's good.
- 493. A KLAM newsbreak.
- 494. We interrupt to bring you an update
on the search for...
- 495. 12 year-old Ray Brower.
- 496. The police have expanded their search
- 497. Durham and the outlying areas.
- 498. When are they going to give up?
- 499. The kid's gone. They'll never find him.
- 500. Not where they're looking.
- 501. I was right,
they ain't never gonna find him.
- 502. Would you hold still?
You're making me fuck up the snake part.
- 503. I'll tell you how they're gonna find him.
- 504. Ten years from now a hunter's going to go
into the woods to take a leak...
- 505. wind up pissing on his bones.
- 506. I bet you a $1,000
they find him before that.
- 507. Bet you $2,000 they don't.
- 508. - Well, asshole...
- What's the big deal?
- 509. - Who cares?
- Would you two just shut the fuck up.
- 510. If either one of you assholes
had $2,000, I'd kill you both.
- 511. We're back here with The Bossman.
- 512. From the racks and stacks,
it's the best on wax.
- 513. It's the Cordettes, with Lollipop.
- 514. I got some Winstons.
- 515. Hocked them off my old man's dresser.
- 516. One apiece, for after supper.
- 517. That's cool.
- 518. That's when a cigarette tastes best,
- 519. Right.
- 520. Do you think I'm weird?
- 521. - Definitely.
- No, seriously.
- 522. Am I weird?
- 523. Yes, but so what? Everybody's weird.
- 524. You ready for school?
- 525. Junior high.
- 526. You know what that means.
- 527. By next June we'll all be split up.
- 528. What are you talking about?
Why would that happen?
- 529. 'Cause it's not going to be like
grammar school, that's why.
- 530. You'll be taking college courses,
and me, Teddy, Vern we'll all be...
- 531. in the shop courses
making ashtrays and birdhouses.
- 532. You're gonna meet a lot of new guys.
- 533. - Meet a lot of pussies is what you mean.
- No, man.
- 534. Don't say that. Don't even think that.
- 535. - I'm not going in with a lot of pussies.
- Then you're an asshole.
- 536. What's asshole with wanting
to be with your friends?
- 537. It's asshole if your
friends drag you down.
- 538. You hang with us, you'll just be
another wise guy with shit for brains.
- 539. You think Mighty Mouse could
beat up Superman?
- 540. - What are you, cracked?
- Why not?
- 541. The other day, he was carrying
five elephants in one hand.
- 542. You don't know nothin'.
- 543. Mighty Mouse is a cartoon.
- 544. Superman is a real guy.
No way a cartoon could beat up a real guy.
- 545. Yeah, maybe you're right.
- 546. Would be a good fight, though.
- 547. You could be a real writer someday.
- 548. Fuck writing! I don't to be a writer.
- 549. - It's stupid. It's a stupid waste of time.
- That's your dad talking.
- 550. - Bullshit!
- 551. I know how your dad feels about you.
He doesn't care about you.
- 552. Denny was the one he cared about,
and don't try to tell me different.
- 553. You're just a kid, Gordie.
- 554. Gee thanks, Dad.
- 555. I wish to hell I was your dad.
- 556. You wouldn't be talking about taking
these stupid shop courses if I was.
- 557. It's like God gave you something, man,
all those stories that you can make up...
- 558. and He said, "This is what we got
for you. Try not to lose it."
- 559. Kids lose everything unless there's
someone there to look out for them.
- 560. If your parents are too fucked-up to do it,
then maybe I should.
- 561. Come on, you guys, let's get moving.
- 562. By the time we get there
the kid won't even be dead anymore.
- 563. Any of you guys know
when the next train is due?
- 564. We could go down to the Route 136 Bridge.
- 565. What? Are you crazy?
That's five miles down the river.
- 566. You walk five miles down the river,
you gotta walk five miles back.
- 567. That could take till dark.
- 568. We go across here, we can get
to the same place in 10 minutes.
- 569. But if a train comes,
there's nowhere to go.
- 570. No, there isn't. You just jump.
- 571. - Teddy, it's a 100 feet.
- Yeah, Teddy.
- 572. You guys can go around if you want.
- 573. I'm crossing here.
- 574. And while you guys
are dragging your candyasses...
- 575. half-way across the state and back,
I'll be waiting for you on the other side...
- 576. relaxing with my thoughts.
- 577. You use your left hand
or your right hand for that?
- 578. You wish.
- 579. I lost the comb.
- 580. Forget it, Vern.
- 581. Train!
- 582. Shit!
- 583. Move it, man! Go on! Move it!
- 584. Get up, Vern! Damn it!
- 585. Get up! Move it!
- 586. Shit, Vern!
- 587. - Get up, man!
- I don't want to. We're gonna fall.
- 588. We're gonna die, damn it! Get up!
- 589. Go.
- 590. - You've got to go faster!
- I can't, Gordie!
- 591. Run!
- 592. Run, Vern, run! Move your ass!
- 593. Run, goddamn it, run!
- 594. At least now we know
when the next train was due.
- 595. That was the all-time train dodge.
- 596. You were so scared you looked like
Abbott Costello when he saw the mummy.
- 597. I wasn't that scared.
- 598. No, really, I wasn't. Sincerely.
- 599. Then you won't mind if we check
your underpants for Hershey squirts.
- 600. Go screw.
- 601. You'd better turn yours over.
- 602. This is the way I like to do it.
- 603. Man!
- 604. You got any more, Gordie?
- 605. Sorry, Vern.
- 606. It's not funny.
What am I supposed to eat?
- 607. - Why don't you cook your dick?
- It'd be a small meal.
- 608. Screw you guys, I got it.
- 609. Nothing like a smoke after a meal.
- 610. I cherish these moments.
- 611. What? What did I say?
- 612. Gordie, why don't you tell us a story?
- 613. I don't know.
- 614. - Come on.
- Yeah, come on, Gordie.
- 615. None of your horror stories, okay?
- 616. I don't want to hear no horror stories.
I'm not up for that.
- 617. Tell us one about Sergeant Steel
and his battling leathernecks.
- 618. The one I've been thinking about
is kind of different.
- 619. It's about this pie-eating contest.
- 620. The main guy of the story is this fat kid
that nobody likes, named Davie Hogan.
- 621. Like Charlie Hogan's
brother, if he had one.
- 622. Good, Vern.
- 623. Go on.
- 624. Well, this kid, he's our age,
but he's fat. Real fat.
- 625. He weighs close to 180,
but it's not his fault. It's his glands.
- 626. My cousin's like that. Sincerely.
- 627. She weighs over 300 pounds. Supposed
to be a "hyboid" gland or somethin'.
- 628. I don't know about any "hyboid" gland,
but what a blimp!
- 629. No shit.
She looks like a Thanksgiving turkey.
- 630. - And, you know, this one time...
- Shut up, Vern.
- 631. Right. Go on. It's a swell story.
- 632. All the kids, instead of calling him Davie,
they called him Lardass. Lardass Hogan.
- 633. Even his little brother
and sister called him Lardass.
- 634. At school they put this sticker on his back
that says, "Wide Load."
- 635. And they rank him out and beat him up
whenever they get a chance.
- 636. But one day he gets an idea.
- 637. The greatest revenge idea a kid ever had.
- 638. Is this thing on? Can you hear me?
- 639. The next contestant
in the Great Tri-County Pie Eat...
- 640. Principal John Wiggins.
- 641. And our celebrity contestant,
from KLAM in Portland...
- 642. The Boss-man himself, Bob Cormier!
- 643. From the racks and stacks
it's the best on wax...
- 644. how about another double, golden oldie,
sound sandwich from KLAM in Portland...
- 645. - it's...
- 646. Next, a newcomer to the Pie Eat,
but one we expect...
- 647. great things from in the future,
young Master David Hogan.
- 648. - Are you all right, young man?
- Lardass how was your trip?
- 649. I hear you got a big appetite, Lardass.
- 650. Don't even think about winning this.
- 651. Boy are you fat.
- 652. Don't pay attention to those fools,
- 653. And now,
the one you've all been waiting for.
- 654. The four-time champion,
our own Bill Travis.
- 655. Listen I got $10 riding
on you myself, Billy Boy.
- 656. All right. Are you ready?
- 657. Hands behind your backs, gentlemen.
- 658. Drum roll.
- 659. Hey, Lardass. Chow down, Wide Load.
- 660. Go.
- 661. Done!
- 662. Done!
- 663. Done!
- 664. You better pace yourself,
if you want to hold out.
- 665. Come on, Lardass!
- 666. Lardass, Lardass!
- 667. What the audience didn't know, was
that Lardass wasn't interested in winning.
- 668. What he wanted was revenge.
- 669. And right before he was introduced,
he'd gotten ready for it.
- 670. Principal John Wiggins.
- 671. And our celebrity contestant
from KLAM in Portland...
- 672. The Bossman himself, Bob Cormier!
- 673. From the racks and stacks
it's the best on wax...
- 674. how about another double, golden oldie,
sound sandwich from KLAM in Portland...
- 675. it's...
- 676. Done.
- 677. Diving into his fifth pie, Lardass began
to imagine that he wasn't eating pies.
- 678. He pretended he was eating cowflops...
- 679. and rat guts in blueberry sauce.
- 680. Done.
- 681. Slowly, a sound started to build
in Lardass's stomach.
- 682. A strange and scary sound...
- 683. like a log truck coming
at you at 100 miles an hour.
- 684. Suddenly, Lardass opened his mouth...
- 685. and before Bill Travis knew it...
- 686. he was covered with five pies worth
of used blueberries.
- 687. The women in the audience screamed.
- 688. Bossman Bob Cormier took one look
at Bill Travis and barfed on Wiggins.
- 689. Wiggins barfed on the lumberjack
that was sitting next to him.
- 690. Mayor Grundy barfed on his wife's tits!
- 691. But when the smell hit the crowd...
- 692. that's when Lardass's plan
really started to work.
- 693. Girlfriends barfed on boyfriends.
- 694. Kids barfed on their parents.
- 695. A fat lady barfed in her purse.
- 696. The Donelley twins barfed on each other.
- 697. The Women's Auxiliary barfed all over
the Benevolent Order of Antelopes.
- 698. And Lardass just sat back
and enjoyed what he'd created.
- 699. A complete and total barfarama.
- 700. - Too cool!
- That was the best, just the best.
- 701. Then what happened?
- 702. What do you mean?
- 703. I mean, what happened?
- 704. What do you mean, "What happened?"
That's the end.
- 705. How can that be the end? What kind of an
ending is that? What happens to Lardass?
- 706. I don't know.
- 707. Maybe he went home and celebrated
with a couple of cheeseburgers.
- 708. Jesus, that ending sucks.
- 709. Why don't you make it
so that Lardass goes home...
- 710. and he shoots his father.
- 711. Then he runs away
and he joins the Texas Rangers.
- 712. How about that?
- 713. I don't know.
- 714. Something good like that.
- 715. I like the ending. The barfing was good.
- 716. But there's one thing
I didn't understand.
- 717. Did Lardass have to pay
to get into the contest?
- 718. No, Vern, they just let him in.
- 719. Great, great story.
- 720. It's a great story.
I just didn't like the ending.
- 721. Where's the radio?
Let's see if we can get some sounds.
- 722. Here.
- 723. We talked into the night.
- 724. The kind of talk that seemed important
until you discover girls.
- 725. All right.
- 726. Mickey's a Mouse. Donald's a duck.
Pluto's a dog.
- 727. What's Goofy?
- 728. If I could only have one food
for the rest of my life?
- 729. That's easy. Pez.
- 730. Cherry flavored Pez.
No question about it.
- 731. Goofy's a dog. He's definitely a dog.
- 732. I knew the $64,000 Question was fixed.
- 733. There's no way anybody can know
that much about opera.
- 734. He can't be a dog.
He wears a hat and drives a car.
- 735. Wagon Train is a really cool show...
- 736. but did you ever notice
that they never get anywhere?
- 737. They just keep wagon training.
- 738. God, that's weird.
- 739. What the hell is Goofy?
- 740. Not one of us mentioned Ray Brower,
but we were all thinking about him.
- 741. Oh, my God.
- 742. It's the Brower kid.
- 743. His ghost is out walking in the woods.
- 744. I promise I won't hock
no more dirty books.
- 745. I promise I won't say no more bad swears.
I promise I'll eat my lima beans.
- 746. Two for flinching.
- 747. What is it, Chris?
- 748. Maybe it's coyotes.
- 749. Sounds like a woman screaming.
- 750. It's not coyotes. It's his ghost.
- 751. Don't say that.
- 752. Teddy, sit down.
- 753. I'm gonna go look for it.
I want to see the ghost.
- 754. Don't say that.
- 755. I just want to see it!
I just want to see what he looks like.
- 756. Jesus H. Bald-headed Christ!
- 757. Maybe we should stand guard.
- 758. That's a good idea.
- 759. Give me the gun.
I'll take the first watch.
- 760. 23:00 hours.
Corporal Teddy Duchamp stands guard.
- 761. No sign of the enemy. The fort is secure.
- 762. Shut up, Teddy,
and keep your eyes peeled.
- 763. - Cut it out.
- I'm trying to sleep.
- 764. The dogfaces rested easy...
- 765. in the knowledge that
Corporal Teddy Duchamp...
- 766. was protecting all that was dear to them.
- 767. It should have been you, Gordon.
- 768. Are you okay?
- 769. You were dreaming.
- 770. I didn't cry at Denny's funeral.
- 771. I miss him, Chris.
- 772. I really miss him.
- 773. I know.
- 774. Go back to sleep.
- 775. Maybe you could go
into the college courses with me.
- 776. That'll be the day.
- 777. Why not? You're smart enough.
- 778. They won't let me.
- 779. What do you mean?
- 780. It's the way the people think
of my family in this town.
- 781. It's the way they think of me. I'm just one
of those low-life Chambers kids.
- 782. That's not true.
- 783. It is.
- 784. No one asked me if I took the milk money.
- 785. I just got a three-day vacation.
- 786. Did you take it?
- 787. Yeah, I took it. You knew I took it.
- 788. Teddy knew I took it.
- 789. Everyone knew I took it.
Even Vern knew, I think.
- 790. Maybe I was sorry,
and I tried to give it back.
- 791. You tried to give it back?
- 792. Maybe, just maybe.
- 793. Maybe I took it to Old Lady Simons
and told her, and the money was all there.
- 794. But I still got a three-day vacation,
because it never showed up.
- 795. And maybe the next week,
old Lady Simons...
- 796. had this brand new skirt on
when she came to school.
- 797. Yeah, it was brown and it had dots on it.
- 798. Let's just say that I stole the milk money,
but old Lady Simons stole it back from me.
- 799. Just suppose that I told this story.
- 800. Me, Chris Chambers,
kid brother to Eyeball Chambers.
- 801. Do you think anyone
would have believed it?
- 802. No.
- 803. You think that bitch would have tried that
if it had been one of those douche bags...
- 804. from The View,
if they had taken the money?
- 805. - No way.
- Hell, no.
- 806. But, with me...
- 807. I'm sure she had her eye on that skirt
for a long time.
- 808. Anyway, she saw her chance
and she took it.
- 809. I was the stupid one
for even trying to give it back.
- 810. I just never thought...
- 811. I never thought that a teacher...
- 812. Who gives a fuck anyway?
- 813. I just wish...
- 814. that I could go someplace
where nobody knows me.
- 815. I guess I'm just a pussy.
- 816. No way, man.
- 817. The freight woke up the other guys...
- 818. and it was on the tip of my tongue
to tell them about the deer, but I didn't.
- 819. That was the one thing I kept to myself.
- 820. I've never spoken or written of it
until just now.
- 821. How come you didn't get
some breakfast stuff like...
- 822. Twinkies, and Pez, and root beer?
- 823. Sorry. I guess a more experienced shopper
could've gotten more for your 7 cents.
- 824. With our stomachs rumbling,
we pressed on toward the Royal River.
- 825. The reality of Ray Brower was growing,
and kept us moving despite the heat.
- 826. For me, the idea
of seeing that kid's dead body...
- 827. was starting to become an obsession.
- 828. Gentlemen, the Royal.
- 829. God, the tracks go way out of the way.
- 830. We cut across this field right here,
we'll be there in an hour.
- 831. I think we should stick to the tracks.
- 832. I say we go across the field.
- 833. Gordie?
- 834. - Yeah.
- Let's go.
- 835. Take no prisoners!
- 836. You guys, it's a lot safer if we...
- 837. Come on, men. Let's take on the...
- 838. You don't know what's in those woods.
- 839. You guys, wait up for me!
- 840. I gotta tell you something,
but swear on your mother's name...
- 841. that you won't tell anybody.
- 842. You got it, pal.
- 843. Eyeball, you know that Brower kid?
- 844. What about him?
- 845. I'll tell you something, but you must swear
on your mother's good name...
- 846. you won't tell nobody.
- 847. Billy and Charlie had managed to keep
their enormous secret for about 36 hours.
- 848. A personal record for both of them.
- 849. By noon, Ace and Eyeball had told
their secret to everybody in the gang.
- 850. I guess for those guys, protecting their
mother's good name wasn't a top priority.
- 851. Ace, maybe me and Charlie shouldn't go.
- 852. Maybe you could go without us?
- 853. You guys are acting like my grandmother
having a conniption fit.
- 854. I don't see your problem.
- 855. We take a bunch of fishing gear,
so if a cop asks us what we're doing:
- 856. "We're here to take a couple of steelhead
out of the river. Look what we found."
- 857. Come on, man, we're gonna be famous.
- 858. We'll be on every radio and TV show
in the country.
- 859. I still don't think we should go.
- 860. Okay.
- 861. You've stated your position clearly.
- 862. Now, I'm gonna state mine.
- 863. Get in the fucking car. Now!
- 864. Let's go, man.
- 865. - I hate this shortcut.
- "I hate this shortcut."
- 866. You flinched! Two for flinching.
- 867. But you flinched.
- 868. I know. Two for flinching.
- 869. How are we supposed to get across this?
- 870. - We use you as a raft.
- Very funny.
- 871. It's not that deep. We can walk across.
- 872. I told you we should have stuck
to the tracks.
- 873. Is it me,
or are you the world's biggest pussy?
- 874. I suppose this is fun for you.
- 875. No, but this is.
- 876. Want some more?
- 877. - Stop it, come on!
- Act your age.
- 878. This is my age.
- 879. I'm in the prime of my youth,
and I'll only be young once.
- 880. But you're going to be stupid
for the rest of your life.
- 881. That's it, Chambers.
You just signed your own death warrant.
- 882. You die, Chambers!
- 883. Get him, Chambers!
- 884. - Vern's afraid he's gonna die!
- Teddy, you're gonna die!
- 885. Where do you think
you're going, Lachance?
- 886. Come on, you guys.
- 887. Pile on!
- 888. I don't want to do this.
- 889. Get off!
- 890. - Sleeper hold.
- Stop it. I'm serious.
- 891. No one gets out of the sleeper hold.
- 892. - Vern, there's something on your neck.
- I'm not falling for that one, Lachance.
- 893. No, there is something on your neck.
- 894. It's a leech. Leeches!
- 895. - Oh, my God!
- 896. Get them off!
- 897. Lay off me!
- 898. - Gordie, there's some on your back.
- Get them off!
- 899. Are there any on mine?
- 900. Oh, shit, Chris.
- 901. Oh, shit, man.
- 902. Are you okay?
- 903. Can you hear me?
- 904. Are you there?
- 905. Maybe he's dead.
- 906. He's not dead.
He's still breathing, idiot.
- 907. I don't know.
- 908. Just cool it, you guys. He just fainted.
- 909. I never met anybody who fainted before.
- 910. Maybe he made a bad mistake
and looked at your face.
- 911. Shut up, Teddy.
- 912. You okay?
- 913. - Yeah.
- Let's go.
- 914. Maybe we should take Gordie back.
- 915. Great, Chambers,
now you're turning pussy, too!
- 916. What's your problem?
He had a leech on his balls. He fainted.
- 917. Are you his mother?
- 918. - Eat shit.
- You eat shit.
- 919. I think Chris is right. Let's go back.
- 920. What a surprise! The king of the pussies
wants to go back, too.
- 921. - Stop calling me that.
- What, "pussy"? Pussy!
- 922. - Stop it!
- 923. You four-eyed psycho!
- 924. Get off me!
- 925. Two for flinching.
Do I get two for flinching?
- 926. You like it, Teddy?
- 927. - Come on, you guys. Break it up.
- Stop it!
- 928. I'm not going back.
- 929. - Idiot.
- Shut up! Retard.
- 930. At the time, I didn't know why I needed
to see that body so badly.
- 931. Even if no one had followed me,
I would have gone on alone.
- 932. No way, Ace! Not this time, man.
- 933. - Go for it, Vince.
- You want to race?
- 934. Oh, my God, I got him.
- 935. You are history. History!
- 936. - Fall back, Ace.
- Don't fuck around.
- 937. Jesus Christ, Ace! Fall back, man!
- 938. Shit, man! Shit!
- 939. I won.
- 940. You let him beat you, you cock-knocker.
- 941. Coming though the woods,
I bet we saved over an hour.
- 942. Is this the Back Harlow Road?
- 943. The Brower kid must be
around here someplace.
- 944. Teddy and Vern
watch the left side of the tracks.
- 945. - We'll take the right.
- All right.
- 946. There he is! I see him! Look!
- 947. Look over there! I see him!
- 948. None of us could breathe.
- 949. Somewhere under those bushes
was the rest of Ray Brower.
- 950. The train had knocked Ray
out of his Keds...
- 951. just like it had knocked the life
out of his body.
- 952. Jesus.
- 953. The kid wasn't sick.
- 954. The kid wasn't sleeping.
- 955. The kid was dead.
- 956. Let's look for some long branches.
We'll build him a stretcher.
- 957. Gordie?
- 958. Why did you have to die?
- 959. What's the matter with Gordie?
- 960. Nothing.
- 961. You guys just go over there
and look for some branches?
- 962. Okay.
- 963. Why did he have to die, Chris?
- 964. Why did Denny have to die? Why?
- 965. I don't know.
- 966. - It should have been me.
- Don't say that.
- 967. - It should have been me.
- Don't say that, man.
- 968. I'm no good.
My dad said it. I'm no good.
- 969. He doesn't know you.
- 970. He hates me.
- 971. He doesn't hate you.
- 972. - He hates me.
- 973. He just doesn't know you.
- 974. He hates me. My dad hates me.
- 975. He hates me. Oh, God.
- 976. You're gonna be a great writer someday.
- 977. You might even write about us guys,
if you ever get hard-up for material.
- 978. I guess I'd have to be pretty hard-up?
- 979. Yeah.
- 980. What the fuck do you know about this?
- 981. Son of a bitch! My little brother.
- 982. You wasn't planning on taking
the body from us, was you, boys?
- 983. You get away.
- 984. We found him. We got dibs.
- 985. We better start running, Eyeball.
They got dibs.
- 986. We earned him. You guys came in a car.
That's not fair. He's ours.
- 987. "That's not fair. He's ours."
- 988. Well, not anymore.
- 989. There are four of us, Eyeball.
You just make your move.
- 990. We will. Don't you worry.
- 991. Vern, you little son of a whore.
- 992. - You was under the porch.
- No, I swear it wasn't me.
- 993. You keyhole-peeping bung.
I ought to beat the living shit out of you.
- 994. You guys have two choices.
- 995. Either leave quietly and we take the body...
- 996. or you stay
and we beat the shit out of you.
- 997. And we take the body.
- 998. - Besides, me and Billy found him first.
- Vern told us how you found him.
- 999. "Billy, I wish we'd never boosted that car."
- 1000. "Billy, I think I just turned
my Fruit of the Looms into fudge factory."
- 1001. - That's it. Your ass is grass!
- Hold it.
- 1002. Okay, Chambers, you little faggot.
This is your last chance.
- 1003. What do you say, kid?
- 1004. Why don't you go home
and fuck your mother some more?
- 1005. You're dead.
- 1006. Come on, let's split.
- 1007. - They're not taking him.
- Come on, this is crazy.
- 1008. - They're not taking him.
- He's got a knife, man.
- 1009. Ace, come on.
- 1010. You're gonna have to kill me, Ace.
- 1011. No problem.
- 1012. You're not taking him.
Nobody's taking him.
- 1013. Come on, kid, just give me the gun
before you take your foot off.
- 1014. You ain't got the sack
to shoot a woodchuck.
- 1015. Don't move, Ace.
- 1016. I'll kill you. I swear to God.
- 1017. Come on, Lachance, give me the gun.
- 1018. You must have at least some
of your brother's good sense.
- 1019. Suck my fat one,
you cheap dime-store hood.
- 1020. What are you going to do, shoot us all?
- 1021. No, just you.
- 1022. We're gonna get you for this.
- 1023. Maybe you will and maybe you won't.
- 1024. We will.
- 1025. We're not going to forget this,
if that's what you're thinking.
- 1026. This is big time, baby.
- 1027. "Suck my fat one"?
- 1028. Whoever told you,
you had a fat one, Lachance?
- 1029. Biggest one in four counties.
- 1030. Are we going to take him?
- 1031. No.
- 1032. But we came all this way?
- 1033. We're supposed to be heroes.
- 1034. Not this way, Teddy.
- 1035. Chris, give me a hand.
- 1036. Ray Brower's body was found...
- 1037. but neither our gang
nor their gang got the credit.
- 1038. We decided that an anonymous phone call
was the best thing to do.
- 1039. We headed home. And although
many thoughts raced through our minds...
- 1040. we barely spoke.
- 1041. We walked all night
and made it back to Castle Rock...
- 1042. a little past 5:00 on Sunday morning,
the day before Labour Day.
- 1043. We'd only been gone two days,
but somehow the town seemed different...
- 1044. smaller.
- 1045. See you in school.
- 1046. See you in Junior High.
- 1047. Penny.
- 1048. I better get home, before my mom
puts me on the "10 Most Wanted List."
- 1049. No hard feelings, okay?
- 1050. No way, man.
- 1051. As time went on we saw less and less
of Teddy and Vern...
- 1052. until eventually they became
just two more faces in the halls.
- 1053. It happens sometimes.
- 1054. Friends come in and out of your life
like busboys in a restaurant.
- 1055. I heard that Vern got married
out of high school, had four kids...
- 1056. and is now the forklift operator
at the Arsenault Lumber Yard.
- 1057. Teddy tried to get into the Army,
but his eyes and his ear kept him out.
- 1058. Last I'd heard
he'd spent some time in jail...
- 1059. and was now doing odd jobs
around Castle Rock.
- 1060. I'm never gonna get out of this town,
am I, Gordie?
- 1061. You can do anything you want, man.
- 1062. Sure.
- 1063. Give me some skin.
- 1064. I'll see you.
- 1065. Not if I see you first.
- 1066. Chris did get out.
- 1067. He enrolled in the
college courses with me.
- 1068. And although it was hard,
he gutted it out like he always did.
- 1069. He went on to college
and eventually became a lawyer.
- 1070. Last week,
he entered a fast-food restaurant.
- 1071. Just ahead of him,
two men got into an argument.
- 1072. One of them pulled a knife.
- 1073. Chris, who'd always made the best peace,
tried to break it up.
- 1074. He was stabbed in the throat.
- 1075. He died almost instantly.
- 1076. Dad, can we go now?
- 1077. - You ready?
- We've been ready for an hour.
- 1078. I'll be right there.
- 1079. He said that a half hour ago.
- 1080. Yeah my dad's weird.
He gets like that when he's writing.