The Invention of Lying
Testing over the credits.
The credits that no one cares about.
"Ooh, we're the business people.
"Ooh, we want our credit
before the film starts, 'cause..."
takes place in a world
where the human race has never evolved
the ability to tell a lie.
This is a typical town in that world.
As you can see, people have jobs and cars
and houses and families,
but everyone tells the absolute truth.
There's no such thing
as deceit or flattery or fiction.
People say exactly what they think,
and sometimes that can come across
as a bit harsh.
But they've got no choice in the matter.
It's their nature.
Look, I'm not coming in to work today.
No, I'm not sick. I just hate it there.
Oh, your baby is so ugly. It's like a little rat.
Wow! I just took one of the biggest poops
of my whole life.
What are you ordering?
So if you're a chubby,
little loser like this guy, for example,
that's Mark Bellison, by the way,
then you're all alone
and at the bottom of the pile.
But later on in the story,
his luck's gonna change
when he tells the world's first lie.
He doesn't even know it himself yet.
So look forward to that.
Don't blow this.
I was just masturbating.
That makes me think of your vagina.
I'm Mark. How are you?
A little frustrated at the moment.
Also, equally depressed and pessimistic
about our date tonight.
I'm Anna. Come on in.
Um... Just wait there.
I need to finish getting ready.
While doing that,
I might realise I'm still horny
and try to finish masturbating
without you hearing.
I feel awkward now about being early.
I'm disappointed that you're early
and not really looking forward
to tonight in general,
but the thought of being alone
the rest of my life
scares both my mother and me equally.
I'm thinking you've started masturbating,
'cause it's like it's too quiet.
And you said you were gonna
try and do it without me hearing.
I'm worried the restaurant I've picked
isn't expensive enough for you.
It's all I can afford
in my situation.
I know I'm in my 40s,
but I haven't got any
Also, my boss said
he's probably gonna fire me this week.
I just masturbated.
That makes me horny.
I hope this date ends in sex.
I don't find you attractive.
-This is not as nice as I remember it.
-What are we gonna talk about?
Hi. I'm threatened by you.
Mark Bellison. Table for two.
Of course. Come with me.
-I'm very embarrassed I work here.
-And you're very pretty.
That only makes this worse.
Can I get
you two started on some drinks?
- I'll have a Budweiser, please.
I'll have a mango margarita,
and I'll probably have three more drinks
by the end of the night.
She's way out of your league.
Shall I ask you
some questions about yourself?
How do you spend your days?
I get up at 8:
00 in the morning
because the noise from my alarm clock
interrupts my sleep.
And I lean over and just turn it off.
Turn it off.
That's more specific than I thought.
-Oh. What did you want to know?
-Well, do you have a job?
-I have a job in an office.
-What do you do?
-I'm an executive.
-Do you enjoy that?
-But I enjoy the end result of the job,
which is money.
And also the hours are pretty good
for the amount of money I make,
which I spend on things I like,Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes
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