Dissipate1
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               EXT. CEMETERY - DAY

               Rows and rows of gravestones.  Eric frowns down upon one. 
               Paul approaches from a distance.

                                   PAUL
                         Good service, huh?

                                   ERIC
                         Good service.

               Pause.

                                   PAUL
                         Do you believe in heaven and hell?

                                   ERIC
                         No.

                                   PAUL
                         I do.  When you die, you go either
                         to heaven or hell.  First, I was
                         thinking that Chuck went to heaven. 
                         Wearing those white robes, playing
                         harps and singing all the time. 
                         But Chuck'd be bored, you know.  So
                         then I was thinking he decided to
                         go to hell.  More parties and stuff
                         there.  But all those people at the
                         service... They all loved him. 
                         That many people love a guy, he's
                         gotta go to heaven.  So now I'm
                         thinking he went to heaven, and
                         spends alternate weekends in hell.

               Pause.

                                   ERIC
                         I think he had the biggest heart of
                         any man I've ever met.

                                   PAUL
                         How!  Big!  Was it!

               Pause.  Eric gives Paul a nasty look.

                                   PAUL
                         Yeah, Chuck was really cool.  Man
                         loved his fireworks.  God, he was a
                         regular pyromaniac.  Guy threw more
                         matches than Don King.

                                   ERIC
                         Yeah, he loved those smoke bombs.

               Pause.

                                   PAUL
                         You know one thing I liked about
                         the service?  The band playing
                         "Freebird."  Now you wouldn't
                         ordinarily think that "Freebird"
                         would be a good song for a funeral. 
                         But you know, it's got some good
                         words.  And there's that guitar
                         solo.  Yeah, good song.

               Pause.

                                   PAUL
                             (singing)
                         'Cause I'm as freeee as a bird
                         now... And this bird you--

                                   ERIC
                         Would you shut the hell up, please?

                                   PAUL
                         Jesus, you're touchy.  Hey, it's
                         okay.  Everybody deals with it in
                         their own way.

               Pause.

                                   PAUL
                         So if you don't believe in heaven
                         and hell, what do you think happens
                         to us after we die?

                                   ERIC
                         You ask a lot of damned questions.

                                   PAUL
                         Come on.  What do you think happens
                         to us after we die?

                                   ERIC
                         I don't know.  I guess we...
                         Dissipate.

                                   PAUL
                         Dissipate?

                                   ERIC
                         Yeah.  Through shared memories of
                         us... our souls spread across the
                         world.

                                   PAUL
                         Dude, that is so deep.  Dissipate.

                                   ERIC
                             (flatly)
                         I'm kicking your ass right now.

               Neither one moves.

                                   PAUL
                         I think Chuck's in heaven and he's
                         opening for Andy Kaufman.

                                   ERIC
                         Maybe Andy Kaufman's opening for
                         Chuck.

                                   PAUL
                         Maybe.  Look, I'm gonna bring the
                         car around.  Take your time.

               Paul leaves.  Eric watches him go.

               Eric pulls a smoke bomb from a pocket.  He places the smoke
               bomb on the ground and lights the fuse.  Colored smoke curls
               from the bomb.  Eric stands back and watches the smoke for a
               time.

               Then he leaves.  We watch the smoke flicker and dance.

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