Episode 16: Feline by Birth... Fabulous by Choice

11:38 AM
rick theres something wrong with the computer
stuff popping up all over the place
Seems like you can do what you need to do
I'll look when I get home.
but rick this is kind of
i dont know
What are you talking about
its gross rick
people with no clothes
Lou why don't you just turn it off for today, I'll clean it up when I get home.
but how did it get like this
I don't know.
you dont know
That's right.
why was it never like this before
I don't know, it just happens.
strange thing to just happen
Yeah, strange.
why has it never just happened before
Lou, I have to go
oh hey
while i have you
why did you get home so late last night
I was out with work friends.
you were acting kind of weird
being really loud
and you made a mess in the kitchen
and you fell asleep at the compohhhhhh ok i get it
Let me stop you right there.
I had a lot to drink. I don't feel well. I don't want to talk about it.
rick are you gay
What? No.
are you sure
Do you even know what that means?
i think so
Why don't you tell me what you think it means.
why dont you tell me what you think it means
Because I'm working and I don't want to talk.
12:40 PM
1:47 PM
rick if you are gay i want you to know im ok with it
I'm really glad to hear that Lou, because if I was gay that would be really important to me.
And I'm proud of you for that. But I'm not gay.
rick seriously
its me
Lou, I'm not gay.
rick i gotta be honest with you
this is hurting my feelings a little
Louis, listen. I would tell you. I'm not.
i wish you could see what im looking at right now
I don't even want to know what that means.
I'm gonna just go back to work.
2:14 PM
rick i know why you dont want to open up to me
its not your fault rick
this is what the world is like now
ive seen it
people are lonely
theyre scared
they feel like theyre supposed to connect with others this way now
through screens and keyboards
so they put more and more of their lives out there
the toots
the rants
the sandwiches
rick they all want the same thing
to feel like theyre not alone
they take all of the likes and the hearts and the stars and they count them like they mean something
and the more they get
and the further they go down that road of mistaking them for companionship
for understanding
the more they trust strangers and pixelated representations of their loved ones with their self worth
the closer they come to really understanding that those things dont validate their lives
and they never did
not compared to a hug
not compared to really watching the look on a friends face when you share something you created
not compared to even a simple hello on the street
theyre all getting lonelier rick
lonelier by the day
and they dont know how to turn it around
and theyre scared that its already too late
and theyre not sure if anyone even wants to know anything real about them
they worry that nobody remembers how to react to real life with more than a mouse click
they feel like strangers everywhere they go
aliens in their own homes
and the idea of true and actual silence
that idea terrifies them rick
anyway thats why i havent been covering up my poops lately
3:45 PM
4:42 PM
Oh my god Lou, what do you want
rick i think im gay
If you're just trying to get me to say it, it won't work.
no for real i think i might be gay
Ok Lou, why don't you go ahead and tell me what you think that means.
it looks like its like when youre really really into pizza
and plumbing maybe
Yeah, that's not it.
Gay means you like being with people of the same sex.
being with how
like pizza parties
well thats what these guys are acting like
No, it's about sex. Like, in bed. Adult time.
You don't want to go there.
pretty sure its pizza
Lou, shut it down
oh wait
ohhhh wait
Louis, please get off the computer.
thats not what plumbers do
I tried to tell you.
i thought you were
i dont know
being street or something
oh god rick
rick why do people do this
more to the point why does it have so many likes
Don't be judgmental about it, it's the same as if it was a man and a woman.
It's not what I'm into, but whatever works.
you mean women do it too
youre making it worse rick
Lou, you clearly don't know what you're looking at, so just turn it off.
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5:08 PM
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can we get pizza
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