Hey, it's evening. That means Palinode and Schmutzie ain't doing nothing. Nothing. But the television's on. Palinode enters the living room through the hole in the wall.
Palinode: What are you watching?
Schmutzie: Law and Order SVU.
Palinode: Oh yeah. Law and Order. Sock... Varnishing... Unit.
Schmutzie: That's my favourite one of all.
Palinode: Every week? There's a crime at the sock varnishing factory.
Schmutzie: Mariska Hargitay plays a hot sock varnishing investigator.
Palinode: I love it when they say "Let's check out the sock varnishing factory" and there's that dun-dun sound? In the first half of the show they track down the criminal, then they go to the sock varnish prosecutor and his brunette assistant.
Schmutzie: If the formula works, why mess with it?
Palinode: And it's always ethically complicated. For the factory floor workers, for management, for the cops and prosecutors, and especially for the customers.
Schmutzie: I feel bad for the customers.
Palinode: They're trying to slip on a new pair of socks and Wham! varnish. That's the real crime.
Schmutzie: These are their stories.