This conversation took place while we were watching the ten o’clock news.
ADAM: So what do you think of the 35W bridge collapsing due to poor design?
BRIAN: Oh those gusset things?
BRIAN: Well you know what I think?
BRIAN: I think we should return to the days of horses.
BRIAN: It would solve all our problems.
ADAM: I’m not sure how the bridge collapse is connected to pre-industrial modes of transportation, but continue…
BRIAN: I’d fricken drive my horse down the street.
ADAM: “Drive” your horse?
BRIAN: Wouldn’t have to spend money on gas, wouldn’t have to put up with idiot Minneapolis drivers, wouldn’t have to wire my car with explosives to keep the thieves away…
BRIAN: Wouldn’t that be awesome?
ADAM: Wouldn’t you need a lot of hay?
BRIAN: Dude tries to break into my car and BOOM! He’s a goner. Course, I wouldn’t wire it so it blew up the garage. Just enough to blow the glass out. That would hurt him enough.
ADAM: Might be a little extreme.
BRIAN: I don’t think so. Serves ’em right!
ADAM: You could get a buggy.
BRIAN: Hell ya I’d get a buggy!
ADAM: Of course you would.
BRIAN: That’s the problem with the world these days. Not enough buggies.
ADAM: Looks like the new bridge will be done on December 24th of this year.
BRIAN: Merry Christmas Minnesota!
ADAM: True enough.
BRIAN: See, if everyone rode horses there wouldn’t be traffic problems and our bridges wouldn’t be falling down.
ADAM: Nor would we have adequate fire and rescue services.
BRIAN: Wha’d you say?
ADAM: Never mind. Hey, they are interviewing a red cross worker about the victims.
BRIAN: Pfff whatever. He’s a nobody. I bet the dude wasn’t even there when it happened.