The melody is simple and poppy, but the vocals are, if not sped up, then crazily falsettoed.
And the repeated refrain of “push the little daisies and make em come up” is, if not annoying, certainly infectious (in many senses of the word).
She’s about to run after her class, when Crawley mentions that Beaton is trying to pick up Nobili stocks to give Joubert a hard time.
Bast agrees to meet Piscator (and for that, JR gives him an elastic band for his broken shoe).
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.
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.
As she walks into the room in an unsubtly sexual way: “in erect silhouette against the flaccid shadows beyond” (310) she sees that her husband is home. Vogel bought it for at the thrift store (he even found a condom in the back pocket).
He was released from the hospital–he looked for her there but remembered the trip to the Met. Glancy bought another suit there too (actually he split the seat of it).