CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason Have you ever refused to forgive someone for something? INTERVIEW 1 Mmm. Yes. One time when my dad called, uhh, the cops on me. Um, uhh, I was…uhh, at that point, uhh, I told him, uhh, you know, for a long time I’m – I’m — uhh — this was back when I was younger, I told him for a long time, I’m not I’m never gonna talk to you or anything like that and. Uhh. It took a while, but then I was, you know, I was able to get over it. ‘Cause, you know, it’s a long time ago, and I thought I’d never get over it, but you know, uhh, in life you just have to let go of things.
CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason Can you think of a time when you were desperate for a specific piece of information, or had some news you were anxious about hearing?
Oooh, uhh, when Trump became president. I remember that. I was like…oh, the day before um I was so anxious and I was like, aheh, I don’t think this is going to happen, but you never know, and then like it happened and ….
[Charlie on the MTA begins to play] CHUCK OCTAGON
Did you wait up to….see the results?
INTERVIEW 1 No, I didn’t. I was so scared. I was like, if I keep – oh my gosh, it was so bad. I was like, if I keep like wrestling and like thinking about this? I’m never going to be able to like…go to bed or anything. So…yeah. I couldn’t. I could not.
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[Drums & Guinea pigs]
This week in Greater Boston: Seriously, What’s the Fucking Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 3.
So there we were, Norbert and I. One-time arsonists, on the brink of greater criminal endeavors.
You’ve left something out, haven’t you?
I quickly became adept at picking locks, while Norbert studied the techniques for defeating electronic security systems.
You left all of your father’s belongings in the house to burn.
Breaking and entering became our vocation.
But his guinea pig cages and feeders and paraphernalia are still sitting in your old hideout.
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