Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jesse Pinkman says...

'This one time I had this teacher by the name of, uh, Mister, uh, Mister Pike. I guess he was like a marine, or something, before he got old, he was hard of hearing. My, uh, project, for his class was to make this, um, wooden box, you know, like a small, um, just like a, like a box, you know, to put stuff in. So I wanted to get the thing done as fast as possible, um, figured I could cut classes for the rest of the semester, and he couldnt flunk me as long as I, you know, made the thing. So I finished it in a couple days and it looked, it was pretty lame, but it worked, you know, for putting stuff in, and whatnot. So when I, uh, showed it to Mr. Pike, for the grade, uh, he looked at it, and said 'is that the best you can do.' At first I thought to myself, 'Hell yeah, bitch, now give me a D and shut up so I can go blaze one with my boys'. I don't know, maybe it was the way he said it, but, like he wasn't exactly saying it sucked, he was just asking me, honestly, is, is that all you got. For some reason, I thought to myself, 'yeah man, I, I can do better.' So I started from scratch, I made another, then another, and by the end of the semester, by like box number 5, I had built this thing. You shoulda seen it, it was insane. I mean I built it out of Peruvian Walnut with inlaid cedar wood, it was fitted with pegs, no screws, I sanded it for days until it was smooth as glass, then I rubbed all the wood with tung oil so it was rich and dark. It even smelled good, you know you'd put your nose in it and breathe in, it was perfect...I, uh, I gave it my mom.....You know I didn't give the box to my mom. I traded it for an ounce of weed.'

-Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul, 'Kafkaesque', written by Peter Gould and George Mastras, Breaking Bad, created by Vince Gilligan, 2010)

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