overheard in last night's dressing room

AO: Hey, want to play checkers?

Cason: There aren't enough pieces.

AO: (counting) Yeah, you're right. And I wouldn't have moved my back row anyway.

Cason: Yeah, cause you're a cheater.

AO: It's not cheating. It's strategy.

Cason: Dude, it's the rules. You have to move your back row. Otherwise the other person can never win.

AO: Yeah, they can, if they don't move theirs either. You have to make somebody move their back row. That's the strategy of the game.

Cason: No, dude, it's a rule. You're a cheater.

AO: That makes no sense. How soon do you have to move it? In twenty plays? That's a terrible rule.

Cason: I'm going to look it up. (opens computer, begins google search)

AO: Dude, I'm telling you, it's just strategy. It's called defense. You're playing an offensive game, which is fine. Actually, it's better than fine, it's awesome. Because I always win. Because I play a defensive game.

Cason: I can't find any rules on here, but I know it is one.

AO: Gullahorn! Do you have to move your back row in checkers?

Gullahorn: Hmm? I don't know. I don't think so.

Cason: (mutters) You do.

AO: No, you don't.

Cason: Hey, check out what I just found. Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

Last Night's Songs:
Swing Wide the Glimmering Gates
Hold the Light