Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for November 09, 2014
Alice: First, let me point out The Petey's bookshelves. Note the care with which he gathers and stores comic books, catalogs, and expired pizza coupons. Beni: Ah! Alice: Now we pass The Petey's window, which serves no evident purpose as he's never once looked out of it. Dill: Ah-ha. Alice: On to the under bed area. Here the Petey keeps the shoebox dioramas he fashions to make sense of a big, confusing world. Alice: Finally, the Petey himself. Note how his gaze does not flicker from the reading material, and yet he maintains an instinctive awareness of our presence. Beni: Ha. Petey: ALICE- Petey: They're "Graphic novels." not "Comic books." Alice: Thank you! Please come again! Dill: That was very enjoyable! Beni: It was like a TV nature show, but with the nature part removed.