“I’m so bored. I hate my life.” - Britney Spears

Das Langweilige ist interessant geworden, weil das Interessante angefangen hat langweilig zu werden. – Thomas Mann

"Never for money/always for love" - The Talking Heads

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

excuses (drama queenery)

This seems to be my season for sickness. The last couple of days I have gotten appallingly better acquainted with parts of my biological functioning about which I much prefer to remain in blessed ignorance. Oh well, as my friend Dave likes to say, what doesn’t kill you gives you a good excuse to drink. I do have a theory that last night I was briefly possessed by the devil. Now I know what those poor Loudun possedées were going through. Supposedly the prioress, submitting to her first exorcism, not only did the standard foaming and screeching, but broke two of her back teeth. Well, I’ll never laugh at bootheeled Jack again! So, all notion of writing about Calasso, Reich, and Bela Tarr’s The Outsider has been driven out of my head. Sorry.

11 comments:

northanger said...

i'll raise you no money, one cigarette, five bucks, last year's christmas soup & a bunch of ritz crackers.

northanger said...

wait. five bucks'll buy a pack of cigarettes. so i'll raise you old christmas soup & a bunch of ritz crackers. & some cheese.

roger said...

north, the last thing I need is food, I assure you. I'm giving up food. I'll take up some other hobby - maybe birdwatching - but it is no more food for LI.

northanger said...

i bet you're still drinking beer.

roger said...

North, beer wasn't an option while I was possessed by the lower gut demon. But tonight, I'm gonna try to drink a tall one. We shall see.

northanger said...

begone! lower gut demon!

northanger said...

maybe this will cheer you up :)

AQ 342 = BROKEN GOVERNMENT ("Just tell your readers that you have a source who knows a lot about the Republican party from long experience, that he knows all the key movers and shakers, and he has a bit of advice: People should not vote for any Republican, because they're dangerous, dishonest and self-serving. While I once believed that Governor George Wallace had it right, that there was not a dime's worth of difference in the parties; that is not longer true. I have come to realize the Democrats really do care about people who most need help from government; Republicans care most about those who will only get richer because of government help. The government is truly broken, particularly in dealing with national security, and another four years, and heaven forbid not eight years, under the Republicans, and our grandchildren will have to build a new government, because the one we have will be unrecognizable and unworkable.") = A SURGE, AND THEN A STAB = ATTENTION ALL HANDS! = DE-CENTERED NETWORK = GPRS CORE NETWORK = IT'S A CIVICS LESSON = KURT VONNEGUT, JR. = OPINION LEADERSHIP = RULE THIRTY-FOUR = SCHUSTER'S SPIRAL = STUMPS AND KNIVES ((AQ 294 = THE TERROR DREAM = 35W BRIDGE COLLAPSE = AGENBITE OF INWIT = DEGREES OF FREEDOM = FETTDONNERSTAG = FLEXUOUS RACEME = SATOKO SHINASHI! (97 pounds of assbeatery in a 5 pound bag! ...I adore her))) = TIMARCHIC VIRTUES = U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE = WE CANNOT RULE OUT.

roger said...

Hey, that's my devil!

"She's apparently combined judo, brazilian jiujitsu and sambo, and utter craziness into some kind of worldbeating kung foolery. Her general ring strategy looks like berserker punching frenzy until she can latch onto one of your extremities, which she then locks and dislocates, and then stomps you into weeeping mush as you roll around screaming in pain. Occasionally, she throws you around the ring for a bit first."

northanger said...

dunna worry cap'n. we're on it!

AQ 342 = 10TH SPIRIT OF GOETIA.

northanger said...

hey, what do you know about Lowell Bergman?

northanger said...

AQ 166 = COUMARIN = BETA SHEET = NIC, JULY 2007.

AQ 523 = A NICOTINE DELIVERY BUSINESS = THE TROUBLE WITH SLYTHERIN.