Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding

The New Yorker (not
  to be confused with New York Magazine) is such an intelligent and high-profile publication,unmatched by others, that stands the test of time. The New Yorker has since long had a tradition of highlighting the best of modern fiction by featuring short stories by contemporary writers. To mention just a few it has seen the contributions of the likes of Zadie Smith, Philip Roth, Richard Yates, Haruki Murakami, J.D Salinger and John Cheever. It's website currently features an enormously  hillarious story by talented director Noah Baumbach who helmed one of the best films of recent years, The Squid and the Whale and whose sophemore effort is the somewhat more flawed, yet interesting Margot at the Wedding.
It's called Buzzed and is about what goes on inside the head of a bee jacked up on cocaine.

Following fact from The Times is provided for the reader  which served Baumbach as inspiration:

To learn more about the biochemistry of addiction, scientists in Australia dropped liquefied freebase cocaine on bees' backs, so it entered the circulatory system and brain. The scientists found that bees react much like humans do: cocaine alters their judgment, stimulates their behavior and makes them exaggeratedly enthusiastic about things that might not otherwise excite them.

An excerpt:

"My little feet on the petal. Is that odd? It seems so funny to me. Oh, my God, you gotta try this pollen. It's so fucking . . . it's better than the nectar, even. This is the best fucking pollen I've ever had. God, I so badly wanna just go sting the fuck out of someone, you know? Just land on their ass and sting. . . . I'm so fucking jazzed right now. And then I hope they're allergic and they just blow up! We gotta get out of this hive, we gotta get mobile . . . "Going Mobile"!

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