I Heart Huckabees

I have a new poem
I'd like to read.

[ Angela ] Point of order, please.
Apoint of order.

I want to discuss this strategy of poems,
which are getting us nowhere.

Excuse me, ma'am. Ma'am.
Poems are amazing, okay?

They will help you
and your mind transform.

[ Angela ]
Who the hell are you?

I'm with Albert.
It will help you...

to transform your mind
into thinking differently.

- You guys need this, okay? This is great.
- Where's Brad?

This is called
'An Open Meadow. '

''An open meadow,
an open marsh in a cloudless sky.

- [ Girl ] Boring.
- A crane flies.''

- Oh, Brad's here.!
- [ Brad ] Look what I got you, MaryJane.

- Oh, is that for my grandson?
- It most certainly is.

I'm talking here.
Come on. Shit.

You know what?
Let me just finish reading my poem...

and then we'll review
our strategy, okay?

- Good job, Albert.
- Can it be taped?

Excuse me, Brad. I would like to finish
reading my poem, please. Thank you.

- Relax. Not doing your poem.
- Don't give me the relax thing, Brad.

Let him read the poem, man.
He was in the middle of it.

That man is not in our coalition. He has
no right to be here and no right to speak.

No, ma'am, I'm not a member,
but I am a local firefighter.

He's a great firefighter
and exactly who we want on our side.

I don't know who these men are.
They're not members of our coalition.

They're working on the benefit.
They're bringing a lot of support for our cause.

- Conflict is an illusion.
- Shut up, Brad.

Hey, Albert, that's not
the way a director behaves.

Why are you guys wasting all
your time fighting each other?

I mean, come on. Serious.
Put the egos aside for a second, guys, please.

Deal with this issues, okay. We have a deadly
petroleum situation, not to mention--

- [ Group Booing, Hissing ]
- Shut up! Shut--

- [ Mouths Words ]
- Cystic Fibrosis. Civil war in Africa.

Toxic fish. You have children
in your own community going to prison.

Father Flavin doesn't have
the money to help them.

Ma'am, listen to me.
This is exactly the unfocused,
idealistic approach...

- by Mr. Markovski that's killing us dead.
- [ Applause ]

Killing us dead.
Our mission has nothing to do...

with this nut's
petroleum fixation.