July 17, 2009
#611: Disaster Voyeurism
[[A woman is watching TV. The Black Hat Guy is leaning on the back of her chair.]]
Woman: I’ve realized that I always secretly root for hurricanes. I watch the news hoping that they’ll get really big and hit a city. I know my hopes don’t actually affect it, but I feel bad.
Black Hat Guy: Nah, that’s just natural human attraction to spectacle. It’s like watching the shuttle launch because you don’t want to miss it if there’s a disaster.
Woman: … I guess?
Black Hat Guy: Or dressing as an intern to sneak into operating rooms, in case a patient dies and you can watch them harvest organs.
Woman: Wait, you
Black Hat Guy: Or stealing detour signs to direct highway drivers downw backwoods roads strewn with caltrops. After the tires burst, you start shooting out their windows.
Black Hat Guy: Then, when they flee the car in terror, you hunt them on horseback, like
Woman: I realized a while back that we’re having entirely different conversations.