“What has all this to do with Madonna?”
Material: I’m immaterial!
Other Material: I am immortal!
Yet Another Material: Does it Matter?
Material: Of course it matters! Are you anti-matter?
Yet Another Material: No, I’m just asking whether – in the scheme of things – us being bits of cloth, there is any provenance in the ‘I think therefore I am’ theory?
Other Material: I think…
Yet Another Material: Yes…?
Other Material: … that you are just bowing to convention if you consider us any less than any other sentient being on this bluey-green planet.
Material: Guys! Guys! I was just playing with words – don’t let us get all shirty about it!
Yet Another Material: My best friend is a shirt!
Another Material: A T-shirt.
Yet Another Material: That’s as May be – he still has feelings; even though he is an old, afraid, frayed and faded, jaded T-shirt.
Material: Is that your friend with the Madonna slogan printed on his chest?
Yet Another Material: Yes. Although having ‘I’m a Material Girl’ emblazoned there for all and sundry to see has been a trial at times.
Material and Other Material: Poor T-shirt.
Yet Another Material: His name’s Alex.