Thursday, November 30, 2006

"'Love would not be love unless it could carry one to crime.'"
---"Wouldn't that statement be more emphatic if you were holding a lit cigarette.. and took off that baseball cap?"

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Remember when we thought coming here everyday was a sure sign we had made it?"
---"Speak for yourself John Alden."
---"Ancient history. My dreams are beyond control. More than a daily double latte and a muffin or a scone. I will not rest until I'm a success at what I was born to do! Look out world, here comes Melissa!"
"I was gonna say... you're nobody till you have somebody come here everyday for you."

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Was there a single genuine customer in that whole store?"
---"Did you see how everyone scattered when we walked in? What were they doing?"
"There were people in every aisle pretending not to notice each other."
---"But they sure noticed us".
"Did they all arrange to meet there?"
---"OK, but then why pretend otherwise?"
"Let's never go there again."

Monday, November 27, 2006

"The time in which you will take part in the operations of the core organization is drawing near. Have you made ready for the great part that awaits you?"

---"What have you heard? Did Bob or his assistant say something?"

Sunday, November 26, 2006

(reads) "'We only consist of structures. Were you born geometrically, or has time seized you and forced you into hopeless straight forms? Do you no longer know the great secret? The secret of the longest way?'"

---"You never said we could use books."

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"It's not how single-minded or busy they are. Everybody's preoccupied and sleep-deprived. They could be as clear-eyed and friendly as real people but what defines them is cloaked in secrecy."
---"Fashion secrets "
"What drives them is fueled by secrets."
---"Secret recipe. covertly flavored."
"It doesn't matter what they're doing. You can see it in their eyes, their focus is off. They're all skewed towards the same direction..."
---"'Through a glass darkly'"
"...from the same source."
---Their masters's voice."
"Are you finished?"

"What's that?"
---"That's a group bond-strengthening exercise."
"It looks kinda gay."
---"No there's a woman in there somewhere."
"I panicked..sorry."


"They grease their wheels with our blood."

Monday, November 20, 2006

"Remember that guy who claims his neighbors are slowly poisoning him with pesticide poppers? He told me they're more active when there're terror-alerts."
---"Didn't Homeland Security discontinue terror-alerts a couple of years ago?"
"He says it always gets more difficult for him to breathe around holidays and during weekends."
---"What use would Homeland Security have for pesticide poppers, if there were such things? How could they keep them a secret? ... ''Thank-God-it's-terror-alert-Friday'? C'mon. ... And 'Terror Thanksgiving' sounds like a b-movie from the 1980's. Top secret agents rush around the streets of New York trying to stop terrorists from exploding a nuclear device in the middle of Macy's parade. ..It's planted in one of the giant balloons! ..But which one?! Can they find it in time?!! ... Seriously why do you waste your time talking to him?"
"He's the last of his kind..spiraling towards extinction. My own personal Panda, Mountain Gorilla, California Condor."
"You and your wounded birds....How do you know he's not dangerous?"

"I don't see a person's race. I'm color-blind that way."
---"Me too. Black, white, yellow, red or doesn't matter."
"Everybody now on earth is human, alien or some kind of mutant."
---"I tend to see people as animals. .. .Look there's a bear. (gestures) ..That one's an ocelot. .. Oh look a pangolin!"

"There are no gangs around here."
---"Are you sure?"
"There are too many clubs, societies, organizations and auxiliaries. ... The police, fire and emergency services have up-to-date computer print-outs of the various membership rolls so loner and scofflaw residents and transients are easily red-flagged."

Sunday, November 19, 2006


"You live alone, you've no one to forgive."
---"You have Janice."
"And Roy and Meredith, don't forget them."

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"You ever wake up with a song in your head? (sotto voce) 'Well I never been to heaven but I kinda like the music. Say the ladies are insane there and they sure know how to use it.'"
---"I usually wake up to Stockhausen or Zorn and the kids screeching."

Friday, November 17, 2006

"Didn't you stop to think they weren't trying to kill you, that they didn't want you dead? Didn't they give you women?"
---"I was too busy running in circles. I wasn't having fun. I didn't understand."
"They were giving you an out, a chance to escape."
---"I could never take direction but I wasn't a bad improviser. ... I realized years later it was setup as a 'Hobson's choice' and through sheer incompetence and what I now tell myself was divine intervention I didn't choose."
---"So where are those friends now; where are those women?"
"Well now you're good for nothing, you might as well be dead. You were supposed to go."

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Has organized crime organized paedophilia?"
---"You mean as a business, as in child prostitution? Or as a means to blackmail or reward paedophiles, politicians, law enforcement officers, corporate executives, and each other?"
"As a business."
---"Wouldn't it have to be a cottage industry? Irrespective of those internet predators making news, there're not that many men who can only pleasure themselves in that way. In the USA the demand for child prostitutes couldn't offset the risks the organization as a whole would incur."
"Most men will screw anything."
---"Exactly and there're plenty of barely-legal teens for the dilettantes. ... Imagine if state legislators in all fifty states decided they wanted their cut of the sports-gambling action, let alone other mob ventures like call girls and auto parts? I'm not suggesting quid pro quo: I'm saying some products are too specialized for mass marketing, not worth the trouble. ... Not so long ago, before the Berlin Wall fell, American mobsters probably controlled the worldwide production and distribution of kiddie porn. While some of today's illegal gambling profits undoubtedly promote child prostitution in those economies with freer markets and fewer money-laundering regulations than the States. And there're probably American travel agents that are happy to direct sex-tourists to those particular hotels.
..."But there are limits to organized crime."
---"For sure."

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


"Now that the leaves have fallen I'm seeing neighbors I haven't seen for months."
---"And they're seeing you. Are you sure they're your neighbors?"
"I haven't seen anybody carrying appliances... other than leaf-blowers."
---"Ah! The Notorious Leaf-Blower Burglarers... you fool!"

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


"'Commodity physiognomy' is the selling of the appearance of the self as an economic asset or an item of cultural capital. ... A preemptive short-term coherence on the dispersed, unstable and fluid."

---"That's me, dispersed, unstable and fluid." (picks-up napkin and blows nose)

Monday, November 13, 2006

"What format?"
''Realtime or delay?"
"Live on tape?"
---"It's a performance."
"I know. Streaming video?"
---"You have to be there in person. There will be no screens, nothing digitalized between us and them."
"That sucks."

Sunday, November 12, 2006

"Don't you remember? You were given an opportunity to be part of something a thousand times, a million times, larger than yourself?"
---"My one big chance."
"Back then there were a few weeks during which your whole world was changing. ... If you'ld only listened to her or him or them--did what you were asked to do--everything would be different now."
---"I wouldn't be here talking to you."
"Sure you're nothing but a piece of meat to them but they're huge, they're everywhere."
"And look at yourself now, you're...?"

Saturday, November 11, 2006


"What's the first rule of the Sex Club?"

---"There is no Sex Club!"

Friday, November 10, 2006


"Limited skill-sets?"

---"There are criteria... There's only so much we can do. ... Not everyone qualifies."

"She's eight years old."

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"When did women get as scary as men?"
---"You don't mean sexy scary, diesel-dyke scary or evil stepmother scary?"
"No I mean swat-team-sniper, dead-eyes scary."
---"You're getting old. You're no longer entralled by their younger selves-- their daughters' beauty.
"But even babes can have those eyes."
---"You were blind and now you can see!"

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"'Like honey in the hive of memory'."

---"'Like termites in the attic'. ... Like crotch-rot."

"What are you doing?"

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Will they steal it this time?"
"The election, the election!"
"I love the smell of conspriracy in the morning."
---"Are you even registered to vote?"

Monday, November 06, 2006

"There's nothing that makes me feel hip like music."
"There're movies that had a similar effect when I was younger--galleries, photo books and magazine ads--but nothing visual comes close to doing what music consistently does."

Sunday, November 05, 2006

"If you refuse a sex-club slut doesn't that make you gay? ... What happens if you refuse a gay-slut?"
---"If you persist in refusing their services, I believe they're required to kill you."

Saturday, November 04, 2006

"No one talks about the power of imagination to transform the world."
---"Imagination went the way of LSD. ... These days surrealists are only found talking to themselves on street corners in the poor parts of town or working in advertising agencies."
"Transformation is an obsolete idea anyway. People want to get it right, to have the right things, to know what's right: not change from one thing into another."
---"You're only reborn once."
"What's odd is that so many people believe perfection is attainable. Whether it's perfect conduct, the perfect wedding, perfect vacation, storm, haircut, or pair of shoes. Perfection is an everyday word, part of everybodies' vocabulary."
---"Perfection is purchasable --is that a word? Imagination's not so much."
"The power of perfection to rock your world!"

Friday, November 03, 2006

"If I didn't live alone would I fantasize less about hitting and cutting myself?"
---"Cutters prefer having a loved one in the next room ignoring them, unaware of their secret pain?"
"But self-flagellating hermits have a long colorful tradition."
---"You need to get out more."

Thursday, November 02, 2006

"Are Muslims reborn?"
---"Are you talking about their 40 virgins?"
"No I mean before death, here on on earth. Have many non-suicidal Muslims experienced and continue to experience a 'personal relationship' with Mohammed and the prophets which resembles what many Christians describe as being reborn?"
---"Now you're being cruel."
"Jews? Hindus?"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"I've been thinking about super-heroes wondering if their powers took a toll on those closest to them."
---"Other than problems with their secret identities? Making their loved-ones targets for revenge?"
"More basic than that. What if their super powers were dependent upon, or in some way tied into, the loss of others' not-so-super powers?"
"You mean like vampires?"
"Not that basic. --An ordinary person learns she can fly around the same time her husband's in a car accident and wheel-chair-bound for life. A mind-reader takes care of a severely autistic brother; whose mind is too painfully chaotic to reach. A hero with super-strength has children with physically degenerative diseases. A clairvoyant is paired with blind non-clairvoyants.; Plastic-man with a severely arthritic mother; Flash with an agoraphobic."
---"Taoist super-heroes."
"Their super-lives would be more than a series of Herculean tasks to perform, wrongs to make right."
---"Where's the inspiration in that? People already know how to make excuses."

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