Since it is “performing arts”, we have decided to present part of chapter 1 as a skit. Ed will play Ed Talbot and I will be Dr. Parker. (OK, it was my idea, but I’ve convinced Ed to go along with it.) Now all I need is a lab coat and stethoscope to wear around my neck. After all, anyone knows all doctors portrayed in ads on TV wear stethoscope to hold their egos in place and not to be mistaken as a nurse.
We will also be able to use powerpoint at this event and can connect our real world rally with the fictional one. After all, some of our characters and most of the place are real and based on our experiences so why not flaunt it? Here for example is Frans Schuursma, (with Charlie who should be Charlee since he is a she) who is pouring wine for Ed and me. You don’t meet him until late in the book. He really is a real Dutch artist and lives on his boat on the Seine. Like in the novel, his car was pushed into the Seine under mysterious circumstances. Honest, this really did happen.
Now does anyone have a lab coat and stethoscope I can borrow when I become Dr. Parker?
P.S. We’ve just found out Newt Gingrich will preceed us. Good or bad…Vote here. Howle or Gingrich?