Chapter 6 Persuasive Dialogue

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‘How do you feel inside, not?’ 'Mario, you and I are mysterious to each other. We countenance each other from either side of some unbridgeable difference on this issue. Let’s lie very quietly and ponder this.’ 'Hal?’ ’…’ 'Hey Hal?’ 'I’m going to propose that I tell you a joke, Boo, on the condition that afterward you shush and let me sleep.’ 'Is it a good one?’ 'Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, a unwilling agnostic, and a dyslexic.’ 'I give.’ 'You get somebody who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there’s a dog.’ 'That’s a good one!’ 'Shush.’ ’…’ ’…’ 'Hey Hal? What’s an insomniac?’ 'Somebody who rooms with you, kid, that’s for sure.’ 'Hey Hal?’ ’…’ 'How come the Moms never cried when Himself passed away? I…show more content…
This strikes you as happification?’ 'Her eyes are better. They don’t seem as sunk in. They look better. She laughs at C.T. way more than she laughed at Himself. She laughs from lower down inside. She laughs more. Her jokes she tells are better ones than yours, even, now, a lot of the time.’ ’…’ 'How come she never got sad?’ 'She did get sad, Booboo. She just got sad in her way instead of yours and mine. She got sad, I’m pretty sure.’ 'Hal?’ 'You remember how the staff lowered the flag to half-mast out front by the portcullis here after it happened? Do you remember that? And it goes to half-mast every year at Convocation? Remember the flag, Boo?’ 'Hey Hal?’ 'Don’t cry, Booboo. Remember the flag only halfway up the pole? Booboo, there are two ways to lower the flag to half-mast. Are you listening? Because no shit I really have to sleep here in a second. So listen–one way to lower the flag to half-mast is just to lower the flag. There’s another way though. You can also raise the pole. You can raise the pole to like twice its original height. You get me? You understand what I mean, Mario?’ 'Hal?’ 'She’s pretty sad, I
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