Kill Bill v.2
written by Quentin Tarantino
Elle Driver: Mmm. I'm sorry, Budd. That was rude of me wasn't it? Budd, I'd like to introduce my friend, the black mamba. Black mamba, this is Budd.
You know before I picked that little fella up, I looked him up on the internet. Fascinating creature, the black mamba. Listen to this: (she reads from a small notebook) "In Africa, the saying goes 'in the bush, an elephant can kill you, a leopard can kill you, and a black mamba can kill you. But only with the black mamba--and this has been true in africa since the dawn of time--is death sure.' Hence its handle--'death incarnate.'" Pretty cool, huh? "Its neurotoxic venom is one of nature's most effective poisons, acting on the nervous system causing paralysis. The venom of a black mamba can kill a human being in four hours if, say, bitten on the ankle or the thumb. However, a bite to the face or torso can bring death from paralysis within 20 minutes." Now you should listen to this, 'cause this concerns you. "The amount of venom that can be delivered from a single bite can be gargantuan." You know I've always liked that word gargantuan? I so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence. "If not treated quickly with anti-venom, ten to fifteen milligrams can be fatal to human beings. However, the black mamba can deliver as much as 100 to 400 milligrams of venom from a single bite."
Now... in these last agonizing minutes of life you have left, let me answer that question you asked earlier more thoroughly. Right at this moment... the biggest "R" I feel is regret. Regret that maybe the greatest warrior I have ever met, met her end at the hands of a bushwhackin', scrub, alkie piece-of-shit like you. That woman deserved better.
Kudos and much thanks go to Jesika for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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