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Posted by Job O Brother, April 17, 2007 01:12pm | Post a Comment

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT - MORNING

               CAMERA PANS, SHOWING JOB'S IMMACULATE AND ECCENTRICALLY
               APPOINTED LODGINGS. SHOT ENDS ON JOB.

               JOB, (early 30's) is in bed, sleeping.

               At his feet, curled into a black round, is his cat, FANGS.

               ZOOM IN ON JOB'S FACE.

               His mouth and brow twitch slightly; he is dreaming.

                                                       DISSOLVE TO:

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT - NIGHT

               Job is in bed, sleeping.

               He tosses.

               He wakes suddenly, from a nightmare.

               He looks around, dazed.

               He relaxes a little when he sees Fangs' sleeping body.

               He pets his cat a few times and the cat stretches, purrs.

                                   JOB
                         Kitty, I just had the weirdest
                         dream.

                                   FANGS
                         I'm going to eat your soul.

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT - MORNING

               Job wakes up suddenly, from a nightmare.

               He takes a few breaths.

               He looks down at Fangs, sleeping.

               He grumpily nudges the cat awake and pushes him off the bed.

               Job checks the clock. It's almost 9:30.

                                   JOB
                         Note to self: good morning.

               INSERT SHOT OF JOB'S HAND TURNING MUSIC ON.

               We hear Fairuz sing "Mush Kissa Hai" from her album "Kifak
               Inta", often found in Amoeba Music's world music section.

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT, RESTROOM - MOMENTS LATER

               Job is soaping up in the shower.

               The bar of soap slips from his hands.

               Oddly, there's no sound of the soap hitting the tub.

               Job looks around but can't find the soap.

               He looks outside the tub, on the window sill, etc.

               He chuckles in spite of himself.

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT, RESTROOM - MOMENTS LATER

               "In My Little Bottom Drawer" as sung by Gracie Fields (to be
               found in the Pop Vocals section), plays.

               Job towels off as nearby Fangs washes himself.

                                   JOB
                         We're a couple of clean chaps, what
                         what?

               Fangs looks up only for a couple seconds, then returns to
               cleaning himself.

               Job smiles, wraps the towel around his waist and begins to
               brush his teeth.

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT - MOMENTS LATER

               Job sits at his desk, wearing only underwear, reading the
               Guardian Unlimited website.

               He is drinking a pint of tea.

               Playing from the speakers is Jabbo Smith & His Rhythm Aces
               (located in Jazz), which switches to Badfinger (Rock/Pop) as
               Job gets distracted from a report on the Israel-Palestine
               conflict to an article about Kate Middleton.

               The article reminds Job that he is out of chewing gum.

                                   JOB (V.O.)
                         No one's going to get that joke.

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT, KITCHEN - MOMENTS LATER

               Blasting is a ditty from the Josie & the Pussycats
               compilation "Stop, Look & Listen: The Capitol Recordings",
               which is long out of print and not only a collector's item
               but a real yummy pop effort, perfect for a summer's day and
               especially good for those rad mix-tapes you make for your
               pals and which, as of this writing, Amoeba Music Hollywood
               has one precious copy of, located in the Soundtracks section.

               Job does pull-ups in the kitchen doorway, using a bar he's
               built in.

               His cell-phone rings.

               He drops from the bar and gets it.

                                   JOB
                         Hello?

                                   FANGS (V.O.)
                         I'm inside you now.

               INT. JOB'S APARTMENT - MORNING

               Job wakes from a nightmare, gasping.

               He looks down and sees Fangs, asleep.

               He checks the clock. It is almost 9:30.

                                   JOB
                         Aw, dammit...

               Fangs wakes and looks up at him.

                                   JOB (CONT'D)
                             (to Fangs)
                         You mean I have to get ready for
                         work again?

               Fangs blinks twice and goes back to sleep.

                                   JOB (CONT'D)
                         Stupid cat...

               Fangs purrs.

                                           END

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