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Back to the Future
3.5.2003 by Dan Beirne, every Wednesday.

Nathan Lane comes over every Wednesday to the house to watch a movie, or just chat with Dan. Dan found these little chats so interesting, he decided to tape-record them and tell the world all the neat things Nathan had to say about movies and stuff.

Wednesday, February 26th, cloudy

Back To The Future (1985): Eccentric Doc Brown invents time travel; young Marty McFly goes back in time, stops his parents from meeting; they must, or he won't be born. Starring Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover, and Christoper Lloyd, and directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Nathan: They actually had the balls to say "To Be Continued".

Me: Ha ha, yeah.

Nathan: That was fun. A romp.

Me: I need groceries.

Nathan: They seem to have left some inconsistencies about time travel in, though.

Me: Well, I need bananas for sure.

Nathan: Are you listening to me?

Me: Yeah, I was listening. I was.

Nathan: Then what did I say?

Me: You said you have some inconsistencies. Or something.

Nathan: That is it, Dan. That is it.

Me: What is it?

Nathan: I'm through. You don't care.

Me: What?

Nathan: You couldn't care less if I was here or not.

(you can hear Ruffles watching tv. Jennie Jones, I think)

Me: That is not true.

Nathan: That is so true!

Me: Listen, I don't want to fight with you--

Nathan: Neither do I. I'm out of here.

(Nathan left and started walking down the street. Diana wasn't even here yet)

Me: Ruffles, do something!

Ruffles: You're on your own.

Me: I am on my own. For real.

(a sound like an orange being ripped in half. Or a grapefruit)

Stranger: No, you're not, Dan.

Me: Oh my goodness, you scared me.

Stranger: Take this.

Me: Are you a friend of my mom's?

(I took an envelope that said, "do not open until the start of the 2008 Olympics")

Stranger: It's very important that you make amends with Nathan.

Me: Um, what?

Stranger: Don't think about it, just do it. You two must remain friends.

Me: I don't think we ever were friends.

Stranger: Just keep meeting!

Me: Where are the rest of your clothes?

Stranger: I don't suffer from warm-bloodedness anymore.

Me: I'm sorry?

Stranger: I'm taking Ruffles. C'mon boy.

Ruffles: Mm-hmm.

Stranger: Make up with Nathan. For all our sakes.

(then you can hear what sounds like a ripped apart orange being put back together. Or a grapefruit)

Diana: (from the downstairs hallway) Dan? Nathan?!

Me: (sigh) This is boring.

as always, you can e-mail Nathan at hakunamattata69@hotmail.com to talk about movies or just chat about whatever.


can someone please apologise to Nathan for me? I've called his house a bunch of times, but I don't think his girlfriend is giving him the message. Just let him know that you want to keep reading his thoughts on movies. Thanks.

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