Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Clouds Were Pretending to Be Clouds When in Fact They Were Overheard Comments Regarding His Recent Behavior

  • Bill Nelson is 68 today.
  • Amid broken stones.
  • Huxley writes to Orwell: Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency. Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large-scale biological and atomic war—in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds.
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  • Why won't Democrats call out Trump's lies, Hillaryite Colleague #2 asked me yesterday. Do you really want me to answer that, I said. Fuck you, HC#2 said. 
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  • I posted a link blog yesterday that had the word *illuminati* in the title. I've received 12 comments from 12 different bots inviting me to ask to be invited and judged worthy or not: i want to share my testimony of how i become rich and famous today… i was deeply strangled up by poverty and i had no body to help me, and also i search for help from different corners but to no avail… i see people around me getting rich but to me i was so ashamed of my self so i met a man on my way he was very rich and he was a doctor so he told me something and i think over it though out the day so the next day i looked up and i keep repeating what he said to me. ” if you want to get rich quick and be famous” you need to cross your heart and do what is in your mind so i tried all i could in other for me to do as he said so later on i told my fellow friend about this same thing then my friend was interested in my suggestions so i decided to look in the internet and i found an email address of this great fraternity email:
  • Our coups are love taps because our hearts our pure.
  • Inu versus Ken: dog in Japanese.
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Franz Wright

The clouds were pretending to be clouds
when in fact they were overheard comments
regarding his recent behavior, but muffled

as though heard through a wall. Unlike
the personal messages being conveyed to him
in the form of asides by people on TV, chilling

in their calm and unequivocal malevolence.
In the garden the roses were opening,
chanting in unison. My name is Mary and

you really don't want to come near me,
not if I was the last little swastika nympho
on earth, and what was that supposed to mean!

Then there were the others who lived there.
(Was he living there now?) They were indifferent
to him with the very striking exception of

two friends. He could tell they were friends
by his marked improvement in their mood
when his was at its most truly desolate.


  1. "That book will change your life. Found it in a Maserati in Beverly hills. Know what I mean?"

  2. Well... interesting linguistic look at Dog As Concept, but they very curiously did not mention the Japanese Raccoon Dog in their list.

  3. Don't you ever
    you up in the sky
    don't you ever get tired
    of having the clouds
    between you and us?