She thought that he wanted money and the company wanted controlling interest. So they are going to buy up the remaining shares and sell them at once to drive the price down.It looks like he’s borrowed against the value so he’ll have to sell.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).Then JR encourages Bast to take Mister Wonder to this gala event that he got free passes to–a free meal!Bast flees but is nabbed by Crawley who forgot to mention the hippos in the film, and hopes that Bast will add hippo music.In Casa di Cephalis she runs around turning all the lights on (this would be the era of “When Not in Use Turn Off the Juice– I had that sticker on my light switch all through grade school and high school). Vogel starts going on about Mrs James Watt (he thinks she must have been something to look at: push pull, push pull). While he is talking, Dan looks at Vogel’s suit and realizes that it is his own.
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).
Amy is delighted that Crawley is “patronizing the arts” and even more that he’s asking Bast to do a commission for him. She replies “There’s nothing I can do until all this with Lucien is settled and I can..,” and in another great play with names, he replies, “This Joubert you mean, yes.” [Crawley, it is her name too…] (307).
Bast barely says anything but JR is on a roll: he got him the briefcase and that alarm clock (which runs backwards) and the business cards (which Simon pointed out I’ve been missing the typo on) and “I’ll call up that Virginia and fix it up where you get her to take telephone calls at the cafet…” (302).
JR is also going on about the kind of massive tax breaks he (and Bast) will be able to declare.