| S: Dirk had some problems,
I guess, because when he went away, he wasnt doing a lot of work for The
Unknown, and ah|
D: So I got victimized.
S: I suppose there was a little bit of resentment on our part, that you were, ah, traveling around the country, and being places wed never been andso we turned him into a cult leader.
B: Cult leader?
S: Yeah, Dirks a cult leader in The Unknown.
B: Dirk was not planting grass while he was traveling.
D: I was writing the Gospel of the Unknown.
S: Even in Chicago he wasnt ahhe didnt even plant grass in Chicago, but he wasthat was all right, that was a good division of labor, because he was working on The Unknown, finally. . . . But were gonna include these postcards now, with poems on them, to make up for Dirks lack of diligence on The Unknown, earlier. . . . It is kind of unfair, because while he wasnt working on it, he turned into the most interesting character in the whole thing. Cause he wasnt there, so we were like, Well, we gotta include Dirk. What should we do now? Oh, lets have him read Uma Thurmans mind.
B: So you get to meet Uma Thurman?
D: At least.
S: Dirk actually has several famous disciples. . . . If youre gonna have a religious leader, it might as well be Dirk Stratton.
B: Why not?
D: Couldnt be any worse than some of the ones thatre out there.
S: So you decided to stay here in Cincinnati?
B: It was easy.
S: Was that primarily because the Unknown Network is based here?
B: No, in fact I hadnt realized the Unknown Network was based here, on my server, until quite after the fact.
S: Uhm, it was pretty covert.
B: It was. Thats what I like about it, though.
D: So Dave did that? Dave arranged for the covert introduction to your server?
B: Yeah. Told me after the fact, By the way. . . .
D: Howd he get into your server in the first place.
S: I did email you right when we did it, because I knew it could raise some hackles, potentially.
B: Naw. Now all we gotta do is sort offake it. We need to attach it to some kind of academic pursuit, since were using a University resource. I think with Dirks connection to the English Department
S: Im still a member of the English Department.
B: Are you?
D: Uh huh.
S: Oh yeah.
B: Thought you graduated. No, youre on a Taft.
D: Yeah, hes on a Taft. Hes just not in town.
B: Well, there you have it. So its an academic pursuit.
S: Definitely. Were gonna take out the sex, drugs, profanity.
B: You are?
S: Well, not out of the text, but we have a navigation bar that says that, right now. Thats gonna go.
B: How come?
S: Ehcause its gotten to the point where we really like the thing, and we think it will potentially get some press, and uh, theres already so much sex, drugs, and profanity in the novel itself, that we dont necessarily need to use that as a means of navigation. Because that would make people just comment on that, probably. And thats not what were all about.
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