Today on Quantum Vibe:
George A. Ringo
Strip 347 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2012-04-23
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
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The Transcript For This Page
Nicole and Buford are both on the exercycles when a guard approaches them.
Guard: Oresme, you have another visitor.
Nicole: Already? Do you know who it is?
The guard has done an about-face and, with a sneer, is gesturing for Nicole to follow him. She is dismounting her exercycle in a hurry.
Guard: Do I look like your social secretary?
Guard: Come with me or I'll tell whoever it is you've refused the visit.
Nicole: Okay okay!
In the visitor's room, Nicole is looking at a new, different middle-aged man, this one clean-shaven, with a long chin.
Visitor: Good afternoon, Ms. Oresme, my name is George A. Ringo.
Visitor: Hari Copperton asked me to be your attorney, if you'll agree.
Looking past George at Nicole, who is looking skeptical.
Nicole: Please don't take this personally, Mr. Ringo, but I've already had to deal with an agent of my employer's adversaries claiming to represent me ...
George: I understand completely.
Looking past Nicole at George.
George: That's why Hari told me to tell you this:
George: At dinner, you had pork loin salad with date vinaigrette, but didn't care much for the anchovies.
Split panel -- in the first half, close-up of Nicole still looking skeptical. In the second half, she's smiling.
Nicole: I hereby consent to your representing me, Mr. Ringo.
George (OP): You can call me George if you want.
Nicole and George, side views, separated by the window.
Nicole: Okay, George, I've been wondering just how private these visits are?
George: Oh, you can safely assume everything's being recorded by your jailers.
Cut to the listening room where the cops are looking really annoyed.
George (OP): They can't use anything they learn here in court, though, because the recording is supposed to be illegal.
Nicole (OP): Then why do they do it?
George (OP): They can't seem to control their urge to snoop, I guess.