NIC: THINGS! I feel alone and wanna chat about something, but I have no topics of conversation nor do I have anything particular I want to say, so . . . umm . . . uh, OBJECTS!
JOE: Oh yeah? Two can play at that game! OXEN!
NIC: PILOT LIGHT!
NIC: CORRUGATED CARDBOARD!
NIC: ALOE VERA!
(Pause. Both are breathing heavy.)
NIC: I think we’ve discovered our own form of verbal calvinball.