Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do not go gentle into that good night. In fact, if it's past your curfew, don't go at all into that good night. You just stay in your good bed and get some good sleep.
Seriously, those toasted oat pieces are harshing the magically delicious buzz. [Woman looks disgusted]
And third…death is not good.
…Actually, when you put it like that, it kinda sounds like the Alvin and the Chipmunks
And like Alvin and the Chipmunks, we’ve all been affected by it. [The Grim Reaper walking to 'Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeakuel' at the theater]
I remember when my father was dying.
It was a really rough time for me. [Dylan Thomas in a hospital]
Every day was a countdown to never seeing him again. [Dylan crossing days off on a calendar]
He was old and sick, and the end was near.
So, what did I do?
Did I just sit back and cry while he withered away? [A tear runs down Dylan's face]
Did I buy him a “get well” card with a picture of a wiener dog in a hospital gown [Dylan bringing the card to his father]
on the front?
But now I wish I had.
That sounds doggone hilarious.
So what'd I actually do?
I wrote him a totally awesome, inspirational, pump-up poem. [Dylan writing at a desk]
It was sort of like Eye of the Tiger, except not as overplayed, and…a little more…deathy.
I basically said, "look old man…things aren’t looking so hot right now.
But are you just gonna take it?
Just lie down and die?
No way, Jose."
You can’t just fade weakly into that good night. [Dylan's father next to the Grim Reaper]
Psst….that good night is a metaphor for death…pretty good stuff, huh?
I told him to keep fighting, and get as much out of the day as possible. [Dylan's father wearing boxing gloves]
Look, we all know that death is inevitable.
But if we want to live up to our full potential, we can’t let that change our behavior.
That's why I told my pops to “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” [The lights go out]
It was kind of like that classic sports movie scene where the coach makes the player yell, [Coach talking to football players]
“I’m a champion!
I’m a champion!” over and over again until the viewer feels tinglies down their spine.
Anyway…it was heartbreaking, but I knew death would get my pops sooner or later.
I just wanted him to fight his hardest for as long as possible.
Because when you try your hardest everyday, there’s no losing. [Dylan with his father in a boxing ring]
Or…something like that.
I'm just paraphrasing sports movies, now.
So remember when people say ‘never give up on your dreams,’ that doesn’t mean [Girl asleep in bed]
they’re telling you to keep sleeping.
They’re telling you to keep on raging 'til you're in the ground.
Not a bad lesson, eh?
You taking notes there sports movies?