SHON AND TOM: a short play in one act Comment Count

Brian March 16th, 2014 at 12:20 PM


via Land Grant Holy Land


A short play in one act


Tom, a basketball coach
Shon, a television color commentator


TOM: "Shon."

SHON: "Yes. Yes, Tom. What is it Tom."

T: "I just had a thought Shon."

S: "What is that thought Tom."

T: "There are millions of planets and some of them have life, Shon. Inevitably some of these societies are millions of years more advanced than ours. They have not visited. There is no evidence of their existence. We dream of traveling the stars, but we cannot. Otherwise someone would have visited us.

"The reason we have not been visited by any of these societies is that it is simply not possible. Physics is a dead end, Shon."

S: "But what about when the sun…"

T: "All of this dies, Shon. We have an expiration date. Physics is a dead end."

S: "Physics is a dead end."

T: "I have a great sadness all about me, Shon. It overwhelms my being. It is as if we already do not exist."


Alf Urkel

March 16th, 2014 at 12:46 PM ^

This is the greatest thing I ever saw.  Posts like this are why I love Mgoblog.  Thank you Brian, sincerely and deeply.  I want to thank you deeply.  So deeply and meaningfully.  With so many adverbs.  I thank you adverbly.





March 16th, 2014 at 1:12 PM ^

Isn't it more terrifying to gaze upon Tom and realize, given the astronomical probabilities involved in bringing us to this moment, that *we* may be our own most advanced form?


March 16th, 2014 at 1:55 PM ^

If you superimpose Eminem side by side from the UTL2 halftime when he was trolling the country, I swear it would be the identical facial expression as Crean. Wow.