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That's actually the original Japanese version of A Million Random Digits, which is much better than the American remake the book was based on.
Title text: That's actually the original Japanese version of A Million Random Digits, which is much better than the American remake the book was based on.


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Cueball is looking through Black Hat's downloaded movies, which are all adaptations of non-literary works, improbable sequels, and/or crossovers between very disparate properties. Cueball reacts with increasing incredulity to Black Hat's collection, while Black Hat casually responds with equally unlikely (non-)explanations. Knowing Black Hat, his movie folder is deliberately weird just to provoke this kind of reaction.

Black Hat's downloaded movies

Title Explanation
Lorem Ipsum: The Movie
Titanic XCVIII Implies that there were 98 Titanics which all sank, creating an artificial reef
Debbie Did 9/11 A combination of Debbie Does Dallas and a 9/11 conspiracy theory
Time Jam: A Connecticut Huskie on King Arthur's Court A combination of A Connecticut Yankee in King Author's Court and Space Jam
Harold and Kumar Go to Howl's Moving Castle A combination of Harold and Kumar go to White Castle and Howl's Moving Castle
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
Michael Bay's The Vagina Monologues The Vagina Monologues as directed by Michael Bay (who is known for over-doing explosions in the movies he directs


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[Black Hat is sitting in a chair reading his phone.]
Cueball (off-panel): Your movie folder is so weird. Where do you find all this stuff?
Black Hat: Dunno.
Black Hat: Around.
[Cueball is sitting at a computer.]
Cueball: Lorem Ipsum: The Movie?
Cueball: Titanic XCVIII?
Black Hat (off-panel): That series gets good when they start hitting the reef created by all the previous wrecks.
[Cueball leans in closer to the screen.]
Cueball: Debbie Did 9/11?
Cueball: Time Jam: A Connecticut Huskie on King Arthur's Court?
Black Hat: Really underrated Space Jam sequel.
[Close-up of Cueball's head and the monitor.]
Cueball: Harold and Kumar Go to Howl's Moving Castle?
Cueball: A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates?
Black Hat: That's the original--the book was a novelization.
[Back to Black Hat sitting in the chair.]
Cueball (off-panel): Michael Bay's The Vagina Monologues!?
Black Hat: It's pretty good, despite all the CGI explosions.

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