100 Words - Joy And Herzog

Werner Herzog on set

Stan always laughs when Joy Division comes on the car radio. If there is anyone else in the car he’ll try to make a joke about how the lead singer of Joy Division killed himself after watching Werner Herzog movies all night long. No one ever laughs.

The maze of Stan’s sense of humor rarely meshes with the rest of society. He takes their blank stares as a sign of victory in a contest of his own design and singular participation. 

A woman once laughed at one of his jokes. Their eyes met. She ran. She knew she had sinned.