And if anyone is doing anything illegal they can file a class action suit like they did with Diamond Cable.Bast said he hasn’t read any of the things that came in the mail (“like you didn’t even read them hey? Bast says it would take a month just to read Moody’s.Amy Joubert runs into Crawley with her field trip (The Met is crowded today).
In the meantime JR is mad that Bast says he has no time to write music when here’s a whole bunch of music he has recently done (this is commercial stuff to pay the bills).
Bast agrees to meet Piscator (and for that, JR gives him an elastic band for his broken shoe).
I can’t decide if he’s right or not (or if it simply won’t be relevant for what he has–indeed, a lot of this financial stuff, it seems like JR is more knowledgeable than anyone else because he has actually read the material–something nobody does.
And Bast is a musician, what does he know about money, right? Although his ultimate plan (potentially ingenious, but practically preposterous) is that they buy one share of all the big stocks, get their prospectuses and read them all.
JR is more about money and sex, and the internet doesn’t have many pictures of either, right. When we left off, JR was trying to persuade Bast to help him out some more.
And, holy, he needs Bast to meet Mister Piscator out by the Egyptian stuff in the museum (JR can’t do it himself obviously–I love that he is using a handkerchief on the phone and everyone asks if there’s connection troubles).
Which I assume references Always take a girl named Daisy (’cause daisies won’t tell). Poor Dan has to go to school in soiled ill-fitting clothes and bandages).
But she insists that he look after all the kids while she takes off and returns home. When Dan gets to school, all the educational equipment is gone.
As the bus pulls out we learn that Ann di Cephalis took the kids to the basketball game that Vogel was supposed to go to (HA! And a refrain of “maybe she enjoyed the basketball” runs through his head until they get back and Ann is there. Turns out Nora took all his suits to the Thrift Store for her Brownie points.
Vogel observes that all the busses look alike, and is ranting at her and she calls him crazy to which he replies “Daisies won’t tell” (310). Dan starts measuring the studs and Ann goes to town on him calling him a freak for crawling around like that. He was supposed to go down and buy them back (of course, he was in the hospital) “the first time she goes out and shows some initiative” (317).
Then JR encourages Bast to take Mister Wonder to this gala event that he got free passes to–a free meal!