DADE Can this wait until both my eyes are open, please?
MURPHY (angry, through the bathroom door) You hooked it up to the phone, didn't you?
He makes a beeline (dodging moving boxes) for the fridge.
(pause) Well yes, he could be playing with himself.
The tape changer machines at OTV are swamped, sometimes fighting over the same tape. The message comes up on Dade's computer screen: I WILL SWAT U LIKE THE FLY U R More dueling tape changers, more half second video clips. I WILL SNAP YOUR BACK LIKE A TOOTHPICK As the duel continues, Dade types back a taunt of his own: MESS WITH THE BEST DIE LIKE THE REST One last from Acid Burn: YOU ARE TERMINATED Then his own computer confirms for him that the connection is terminated. MURPHY I'm sorry we had to move in your senior year. DADE Yeah, I'm sorry, I was just looking for the principal's office. This defendant possesses a superior intelligence, which he uses to a destructive and antisocial end. DADE (after a semi-pregnant pause) I'm taking over a TV network. The prosecutor, a woman of about forty, gives her closing argument blandly. PROSECUTOR The defendant, Dade Murphy, who calls himself "Zero Cool", has repeatedly committed criminal acts of a malicious nature.