(Right now, this minute,
if you listen you can hear
A: I'm sad.
B: Why is that?
A: Because yesterday you said we didn't exist.
B: That's not what I said. I said we weren't real.
A: It's the same thing!
B: No it isn't.
A: It isn't?
B: Not at all! Plato thought that all imagined things were based on perfect forms that existed apart from reality.
A: So if we are variations of a Platonic form then in some way we exist?
A: Hurrah for philosophy!
B: Descartes, on the other hand, thought that the only way to prove existence was to be aware of your own thought. And since we're cartoons and don't actually think --
(B disappears. A is alone.)
A: Now I'm sad again.