As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough. Man...
As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough.
Boat Car Guy:
Man this must be like... parallel universe night. You know that cat that was just in here? Just ran out the door? Well, he comes up to the counter, you know, and I say "What's the word, turd?" And he lays down this burrito and he kind of looks at me, kind of stares at me and says, "I have but recently returned from the valley of the shadow of death. I'm rapturously breathing in all the odors and essences of life. I've been to the brink of total oblivion. I remember and ferment the desire to remember everything."
So, what did you say to that?
Boat Car Guy:
Well, I mean, what could I say? I said, "If you're going to microwave that burrito, I want you to poke holes in the plastic wrapping because they explode. And I'm tired of cleaning up your little burrito doings. You dig me?"
As the pattern gets more intricate, being swept along isn't enough. What's the word, turd? - Hey, do you also drive a boat-car? - A what? You gave me a ride in a car that was also a boat. No, I don't have a "boat-car." I don't know what you mean. This must be parallel universe night. That cat who just ran out the door? He comes up and I say, "What's the word?" He lays down a burrito, looks at me and says: "I've returned from the valley of death. I rapturously breathe in the odors of life. I've been to oblivion. I ferment the desire to remember everything." So, what did you say to that? Well, I mean, what could I say? I said, "If you microwave that, poke holes in the plastic... ...because they explode, and I'm tired of cleaning up burrito." The jalapenos dry up. They're like little wheels. When it was over, all I could think about was how... ...this entire notion of oneself... ...what we are... ...is just this logical structure. A place to momentarily house all the abstractions. It was a time to become conscious... ...to give form and coherence to the mystery. And I had been a part of that. It was a gift. Life was raging all around me, and every moment was magical. I loved all the people, dealing with all the contradictory impulses. That's what I loved the most, connecting with the people. Looking back, that's all that really mattered.
Clip duration: 164 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00h 00m 00s
Uploaded: 12 December, 2020
Genres: animation, drama, fantasy
Summary: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.