PAUL

Do you want to get a motel room? Fool around?

ANNA

I dunno, maybe. Is that all you ever think about?

PAUL

No. I think of other stuff.

ANNA

Like what do you think about other than sex and killing yourself?

PAUL

You know.

ANNA

Tell me.

 

PAUL

Well, I guess I think about the hydrogen bomb. Right. You know,the explosion.The impact. Fallout. Megatonnes. I mean how big is a megatonne? It's gotta be pretty big.

ANNA

Huge.I would think.

PAUL

Me too. Huge. I think a one tonne explosion is pretty big.But were talking sixteen megatonnes or forty megatonnes here. Jesus. The blast alone would incinerate everything for seven or eight miles. And apparently there's like, 1500 of these bombs that are buried and timed so they'll all explode within fifteen minutes of each other.

ANNA

Wow!

PAUL

Yeah. And the Neutron Bomb is especially troubling.

 

ANNA

What’s a Neutron Bomb?

PAUL

It’s a H-Bomb, that’s all radiation and no explosion. This guy name Sam Cohen developed it cause he thought it be much more practical in Nuclear War. And really you can just drop one on a small city and kill most of the people without too much harm to any of your own army, cause it’s all radiation and very little explosion.

ANNA

That is troubling. Very frightening.

PAUL

I know.See if you drop a few H-bombs on say, New York -

ANNA

Not New York.

PAUL

Right not New York. So, if you dropped a bunch on Ottawa, well the explosion and radiation would certainly push North America into a Nuclear winter of radioactive fallout. But if you dropped a Neutron Bomb. You could kill enough people to drive in with tanks. Take the city over and all the architecture would be still there. Not that Ottawa's architecture is worth saving. Just the people and trees and animals would be all dead. So it kinda makes sense to use in War. And that’s what I fear. When Taiwan said they were going to pursue free elections. China said it had the Neutron Bomb. Look it up if you don’t believe me. And if they use it on Taiwan. The U.S. will use it on China. And China would use it on the U.S. And eventually, someone gets the bright idea to drop a few here.

ANNA

I don’t like that at all Paul.

 

PAUL

That’s why I don’t sleep. And, I don't know, lately I've been thinking about getting a gun, probably a semi-automatic and climbing up to the sixth floor of my apartment building and shooting people. Lots of people.

ANNA

How many is a lot? Ten? I think ten is a lot of people.

PAUL

Ten's not a lot. Sickos who get fired from Wal-Mart kill ten people. I'm talking something poetic. Not genocide or anything, nothing political. Just random senseless shootings. You know? Something that people will think is significant. Fifty or a hundred people get killed everyday and that's only in America.

ANNA

Would you kill women and children?

PAUL

I'd have to. It has to be significant. Poetic.

ANNA

Yeah, I guess so. Would you kill me?

PAUL

No.No, I don't think so.

ANNA

That's good. You're like Hiroshima, Paul.

PAUL

Yeah, I guess so. I'm actually more like Three-Mile Island.Do you want to go back to your place?

ANNA

My roommate's home.

PAUL

That's alright.

ANNA

We're not sleeping with her, Paul.

PAUL

You should consider it just once. One day you'll be married and have a kid and you'll wonder what it was like to make it with a girl, but you'll be bound by your marriage vows.

ANNA

Like that'll stop me. Besides, I know what it's like to sleep with another girl.

PAUL

Ooh. Do tell.

ANNA

No! Have you ever slept with a boy?

PAUL

No.

ANNA

Thought about it?

PAUL

No. Of course not.

ANNA

No? Not even once?

PAUL

No. Not even once. Never.

ANNA

Really? Even hot boys. You've never even thought about fucking a hot boy?

PAUL

No. Jesus.

ANNA

What about Bowie?

PAUL

What about Bowie?

ANNA

You like him. Would you sleep with him? He slept with Mick didn’t he?

PAUL

So, I'm not Mick. Just because I like Bowie doesn't mean that I want to have sex with him.Guys don't think that way.

ANNA

Gay guys do.

PAUL

I'm not gay.

ANNA

How do you know?

PAUL

What do you mean how do I know? I know. And I'm sure lots of straight men want to sleep with Bowie so it doesn't really prove anything. How do you know you're not gay, you slept with a girl didn't you. Maybe you're a lesbian.

ANNA

Maybe I am. It doesn't threaten me. Men are attractive. Women are attractive. So what?I mean obviously if I wanted to have a kid, I'd marry a guy, but these days I could just adopt, or just sleep with a guy for one night, so it doesn't even matter anymore. What's a matter Paul?  Do you think you're gay and you’re just too scared to admit it, so you'll just sleep with me. I'm pretty boyish for a girl. Look at me. I have small hips. I barely have an ass.

PAUL

I like your ass.

ANNA

I bet you do. But that's not the point. Maybe you just like me cause it makes you think of a boy.

PAUL

Anna, I'm not gay. Alright. And, I think you look good for a girl.

ANNA

Cause you think I look like a boy.