SCENE: Waikiki, January, 2019. Mitch BERG is taking a rare vacation.
Improbably, while standing at the hotel desk, he notices that Avery LIBRELLE has checked into the hotel just ahead of him. Worse, BERG notices LIBRELLE has just noticed him, and his about to strike up one of LIBRELLE’s usual “conversations”…
…when a text message crosses both of their phones simultaneously warning of a ballistic missile attack that is not a drill.
Pandemonium breaks out in the lobby, as customers being to panic over the thought of nuclear annihilation. But BERG instinctively begins moving for the most substantial cover he can find, when a subsequent message crosses his phone.
The message reads “The missile was shot down by a missile interceptor. In retaliation, a US Air Force bunker-buster bomb found and obliterated Kim Jong Un; a Republic of Korea Army Ranger team made contact with a rival faction in the DPRK government, and installed a regime that stood down the Nork Army and began seeking an end to the seventy year old impasse on the Korean Peninsula.”
BERG: Wow. That was quick.
BERG turns around.
BERG stops short, noticing that LIBRELLE is in a bizarre permutation of a yoga pose, allowing the lips to be affixed to the butt.
BERG: Avery – what the …
LIBRELLE: I’ve been practicing this move for a nuclear war my whole life.
BERG: Of course you have. So…you haven’t kept up with the news?
LIBRELLE: How should know? Hey – could you help me up?
BERG: I’m really not sure.