Saturday, September 30, 2006
---"America is truly blessed?"
"That the Republicans and their corporate constituents have figured out how to exploit our leaders and our less charitable members is a small price to pay for all the good we do. Try to look on everything hateful that's done by them in His name as a kind of tax. "
---"War without end? Torture? Racism? Bigotry?"
"You're aware that without Bush's deficit spending on Homeland Security and his War on Terror the stock market would be in serious trouble: America's economy would slow, taxes would rise, real-estate prices would fall, the housing bubble would burst and there'ld be even more unemployed?"
---"Wouldn't that bring more souls to Jesus? .. Oh I get it! 30 pieces of silver are 30 pieces of silver."
"Heretic. Sooner than later, you'll see the light."
---"The quote-smaller the government-unquote, the bigger the churches?"
"You're speaking in tongues already."
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
---"Except for the dead who are watching us; the relatives mediums say are always with us,
"Imagine if eternity was a soap opera starring your relatives."
---"That would be hell."
"What if some of the dead were permitted as a reward to watch anyone living they chose?"
---"An eternity of television viewing... with 7 billion channels?"
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
---"What does he say he's doing?."
"He told me it's his way of meditating, like a Japanese tea ceremony. He's fascinated with the razor-thin glint of silver his hands hone- his words- from the metal, the sound of steel on stone."
---"Glint? ... So he's not collecting knives, putting them in display cases?"
"No, he's sharpening anything that can be sharpened. A rusted hoe, snow shovels, screw drivers, rakes. He's wrecked our serrated knives and I have to be careful buttering toast."
---"Otherwise, things are fine?"
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
---"Let's pray that Muslims open their hearts to Jesus and renounce their terrorist ways before too many must suffer."
"America the cult?"
Saturday, September 23, 2006
---"For the poetry slam? ... Go ahead."
"Resting on the evergreen
No a fallen leaf"
---"Have you seen the iron horse? I heard tell it runs on rails; smokes like the devil and never stops as long as a team of men keep feeding it.
"Old MacDonald's Farm doesn't exist anymore. Only the very rich and the very poor can live and work in places where the pace of life is regulated by living breathing things."
---"What are you saying, no one waltzes anymore? This's been done to death. Stress kills, not the tools and machines needed for existence. You have goals? You want to be productive? Maybe you want to get away from this crazy life? ... If you can't sleep, take a pill. If you can't get out the door, take a different pill. If you can't eat, there's pills and groups. If you can't find work that'll pay for the doctors and pills, welcome to America. Where nothing is as free as it appears to be. It's that simple."
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
---"He said, 'they' force him to choose. They use pesticide poppers on him, his friends and family, to speed up 'the choosing'. And while he's never chosen correctly...the people with the poppers have never stopped...he's sure there are many others, who unlike him have never made a wrong choice, who always choose right."
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
---"In the summertime then".
"You can walk to them from here."
---"It would take a couple days."
"What's a few days compared to an eternity?"
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
---"I'm a Christian. ... I'm not a pagan."
"Then it's Jesus or one of the saints?"
"The rat... I work in a research lab."
Monday, September 18, 2006
---"North Korea, Iran, Libya, Cuba?
"...A country that's everywhere and nowhere. Whose images and ideas saturate every form of media. ... With exports for the wealthy purchased by appointment only from the finest boutiques in the most cosmopolitan of cities and for everyone else anyday of the week at Sears or Walmart."
---"Both their finest and most mundane products are manufactured in the same factories?"
"Fashion's ambassadors and products are found wherever the most important red carpets are unfurled on the arms and bodies of today's movie and rock stars, bathed in camera lights for the latest images to peak the world's wistful or envious desires."
---"You make it sound like a wonderful... place."
"I know, I know." (big smile).
Sunday, September 17, 2006
---"From your radio alarm?"
"No from the dream radio. It was the middle of the night."
---"You've been listening to a lot of oldies music lately?"
---"I didn't know dreams could be ironic."
"And self referential."
---"I heard 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in a dream once."
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
---"I've heard people who don't have kids say they don't want kids."
"...And I've heard people say they want to have kids or they're trying to have a kid."
---"But I've never heard anyone say they don't want the kids they have."
"Yeah, 'I don't like this kid, can I trade him in for another?'"
---"So unspoken grief beats out socially acceptable grief?"
"People can jones to have a kid their whole lives."
---"'Better to have loved and lost' then?"
"But if were talking about the grief that weighs upon most of the adults on this planet like a fog that never clears, that moves in and takes the form of the child or children it has replaced ...then parenthood."
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
---"More than other men their age? More than your grandfather? Who would know?"
"Maybe police departments have updated their rapist profiles to include men walking around with hard-ons?"
---"Men running with hard-ons. ... I've never read any crime reports mentioning viagra."
"Rapes are not news and drug companies wouldn't appreciate anyone suggesting their pills have become the drug of choice for rapists."
---"News editors heads' would roll."
"I wonder if the divorce rate for seniors is more than it was before viagra?"
---"No but hookers no longer give senior citizen discounts?"
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
"I prefer the 'parallel universes' metaphor."
"Is that like time zones?"
---"Yes. ...altered metronomic states."
---"Have a winning day!"
Monday, September 11, 2006
---"I am nobody? I am nothing? I don't know where you come from but around here there are no secrets. They hunt and burn heretics for fun and profit."
Sunday, September 10, 2006
---"From what I understand about interspecies communication, like when humans 'talk' to chimpanzees and dolphins, captivity and the manipulation of food and water is absolutely essential."
"Does she look like she'ld be into that?"
---"Slot-machines, crap-tables and show-girls oh-my."
"...Police red-squads in Peoria, Decatur and similar metropolitan areas were given federal money to crack down on hippies, civil-rights organizers and peaceniks."
"Can't you see how mainstream the rat-pack has become?"
---"Swinging crime-fighters...Cool. Daddy. Pow!"
---"Yeah I heard the FBIs' Salt Lake City office recently doubled in size."
---"Billions. Given what passes today for the word of god after millenia of study and debate, riots and wars, the effect upon today's society would be catastrophic, the chaos unbelievable."
"Imagine what mischief the gullible and credulous might be propelled into if everyone needed to find faith for themselves; were compelled to create then honor their own systems of behavior and belief? Instead of being smugly ensconced in authoritarian churches?"
----"'Ensconced'? Does that've anything to do with scones?"
"Today I'm thankful for all organized religions that provide the people of the world with historically proven reservoirs of sacred superstition, proscribed clap-trap and pure nonsense."
---"Flood control for the fabulists and their faithful fans?"
Saturday, September 09, 2006
"A class of humans modified to provide sex for the state-ordained productive members of society? ...Where do you see yourself on that train?"
---"They can't all be sexy. Some can be made observant, watchful, vigilant?"
"Thrustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly?
---(laughs) "Thrustworthy, you said thrust..worthy."
there is a peculiar savor to that."
"Forget him...they shifted too."
Friday, September 08, 2006
---"You're an American with a car and a computer."
"...me and thou and the intermittent horizon-line."
----"Don't you mean interrupted horizon-line?"
"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, thou and the horizon-line. Anything more: clubs, bars, parties; the care and feeding of ipods, cell phones, cd-players etc. and it turns all 'Grand Guigno'l' in an instant. The ringing in my ears is the perfect soundtrack for my life."
----"Perfect aria for your life."
"I think people are allergic to me."
---"You're not handsome or rich; there's no reason for people to want to know you... don't you mean you're 'allergic' to people?"
---"Well aren't you special?"