Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dialogue I would have liked to hear

In last night's episode of Heroes, the interminable Mohinder snaps at a man (Stephen Tobolowsky, AKA Ned Ryerson, AKA a !@#$er from Yankton) who, Mohinder says, has been following him -- because Mohinder has seen this man at three presentations he's given! Of course, Ned Ryerson explains something that has to do with one of the show's lurking uber-conspiracies. Which is fine, for dramatic purposes, but I wish he'd said, "Yes, I have! When I attend academic conferences I go to presentations by researchers whose work interests me and overlaps with my own research! I was going to suggest we collaborate on a paper together, but since you've just pushed me down a flight of stairs, never mind."

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