Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Twilight Zone - A Kind Of Stopwatch (1963)

Boring and big time nuisance and energy drain, McNulty, is the pimple on your ass that wont go away. His boss can't stand him. His co-workers can't stand him. The local bar patrons are driven away by his non-stop mindless gab. Even the bartender won't mind losing his tip if it means getting rid of McNulty...

There is a vast difference between a dialogue and monologue. I can speak to you for hours if you are smart, friendly, and worth my time. But if you prefer just to listen to the sound of your own voice, speaking only to yourself with the delusion that others are actually listening to you, then I'm going to avoid you like the plague. Some people may actually feel sorry for McNulty's type. Maybe he's just a very lonely person. Or maybe just plain old delusional because he actually believes he is just that interesting and has a lot of insightful things to say.

Truth is, everybody just wants this chatterbox to shut the heck up.. Maybe if somehow the world around him can tune him out. Or better yet, leave McNulty with nobody to bother. Is there a way? Maybe a certain kind of gadget that will do the trick??

Ahh..a certain kind of stopwatch.. A stray bar patron gives McNulty a gift. If he clicks on the stopwatch, he can stop the world. That's right. The entire world around him stops. If he clicks it again, the world will resume motion. So if we had the ability to stop the world around us, what would we do? Where would we go? Now you think about that....

Just like he abuses his gift of gab, McNulty abuses his new gadget..

As I mentioned before, some people just enjoy talking to themselves with the delusion that others are actually listening. Now McNulty can speak to himself all he wants, just with the reality that now the entire world is stuck in it's tracks, and now there is no way people can listen to him or be bothered. 

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