Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

The alcoholic will always say half empty, even when it’s full.


Like Mike: Episodes

Phil wrote:

“Ok guys:

We have to keep writing this:

Mike used to drink a bottle of vodka..
Now he does….. (blank)….. a day…..

What does mike do now, in replacement of booze..?.

Brainstorm and Please fill in the gap above For this crucial part of the series….”

Here is my proposed episode:

Mike goes to tons of AA meetings. They ask him to do the sound (which he is btw).

He starts hearing the most amazing stories: housewives fucking crackdealers, oil tycoons hiring the most elite class of escorts.

Mike decides to secretly record the stories in order to send them to his friend Phil, who he believe is becoming an alcoholic. Mike thinks if Phil hears these stories, he will be forewarned and slow his drinking down.

Rather than hearing warning messages, Phil instead sees great material in the recordings. He begins podcasting them without Mike knowing. Almost overnight, the podcasts are an Internet phenomenon.

AA finds out. Horrified, they begin a commission to find out who was behind this.

Mike, the only sound person, is first in the line of fire and it’s only a matter of hours before he is arrested by the organization that has given him his life back.

<end of episode>

<scenes from next week>

Mike pleads with Phil to take ownership of the crime. Phil agrees he will tell AA it was him behind the podcasts. Moments before Phil shows up at the AA press conference, we see Phil and Craig in a strip club, finishing yet another glass of whiskey.

“Come on,” Phil says, “we’ll be late for the press conference”.

“Not yet,” Craig says. “I have this hot black chick all over me.”

“Well, you can take her with us. I bet if you pay her $500, she’ll come with.”

“Great idea!” Craig says.

Phil, Craig, and the black stripper exit the strip club and head to the press conference to restore Mike back to good standing with AA.