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Don't Miss: Kevin Smith Clocks in with 'Clerks II'

Jeff Anderson and Brian O'Halloran as Randal and Dante in 'Clerks II.'

Randal and Dante have moved on from the QuikStop to a fast food joint, but their MO remains the same: minimum work for minimum wage. View Askew Productions hide caption

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Finally someone on NPR to speak up for shiftless layabouts. Kevin Smith, director of the low-budget classic Clerks talks to Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about the upcoming release of — you guessed it — Clerks II.

Dante and Randal have moved on from the QuikStop to a fast food joint, but their MO remains the same: minimum work for minimum wage.

Smith is funny, but unexpectedly touching when talking about the unambitious but utterly human individuals who inspire his movies. "Someone's got to sell me the milk, dude," he tells Inskeep. "Not everyone shoots for the moon... some people are happy to scrape by."

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