My brother called me just now because he’s totally stoked about the Bible miniseries on the History Channel. He’s like “They say they’re going to cover everything from the beginning to Peter!” Then he pauses and says, “So, I guess that sucks for Paul. Well, at least we probably won’t have to sit through Revelations, right?”
And then he says, “God, I wonder how they’re going to do all that boring shit in the Old Testament, where it’s just lists of people having kids…” then he stops. As if he’s just considering right then how one might dramatize generations of begetting. “Wait,” he says. “No, that would be the greatest episode of the series. Just generations of men fucking their wives. Give each couple like fifteen seconds of screen time and fill the whole show it it.”
“Could they do that on The History Channel?” I ask.
“Well, they should try!”