Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!


blankfist said...

Booo! Racist Puritan!

harwell said...

Happy turkey day. Eat the hell out of some stuffing, y'all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
American guts.

Thanks for a continent to despoil
and poison.

Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and

Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.

Thanks for bounties on wolves
and coyotes.

Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.

Thanks for the KKK.

For nigger-killin' lawmen,
feelin' their notches.

For decent church-goin' women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
evil faces.

Thanks for "Kill a Queer for
Christ" stickers.

Thanks for laboratory AIDS.

Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.

Thanks for a country where
nobody's allowed to mind the
own business.

Thanks for a nation of finks.

Yes, thanks for all the
memories-- all right let's see
your arms!

You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.

Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.

- from William Burroughs


Anonymous said...

Oh and Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...


Happy Anti-American Fascist Thanks egotistical imperialists Giving!


Nathan said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Not that anyone could give a shit over here. I have to work......

We should get some Pilgrims over here to straighten these locals out. Fast.

Hey, in an unrelated topic, I was thinking about school the other day. We had just come back from Summer vacation and were starting, I think, our Senior years. I bumped into John Crumpton, said "hi" and asked him how his Summer went.

He said, in a tone of mild annoyance, like he might have lost his wallet or something, "Well, had another God Damn heart attack."

The amount I've laughed over that sentence over the years has to be in my top five.

But I was wondering, does anyone know if Crumpton is still with us? He was a great guy and I'd love to know he's still smoking up a storm somewhere out there.

blankfist said...

Yeah, oh man, the stories on that guy are endless. I remember being out with him at a bar (only went out with him once, because that guy can drink), and this cute blonde step beside him to order a shot of whatever, and Crump-Dawg grabbed her arm. At this point I'm thinking, 'Man, he must be drunk to be grabbing this chick's arm', but no sooner did I think this thought, did he turn to me and grunt in that raspy voice of his, "This is the nurse from my last stay in the hospital."

She extended her hand to me and said, "We didn't think he was going to make it. Hi. My name is [can't remember]."

So, yeah, he was by far the funniest guy, but moreso from a 'tragedy from comedy' sort of way, I think.

Anonymous said...

A little bitch/rant session here.

How are any of the films nominated above for the Indy spirit awards "truly indy" if they use A list actors and are funded by the usual suspects?

My point is that there is not a high profile festival or outlet to show truly independent work other than maybe Youtube.

Seriously, art is dead. Long live the countryclub! We all must struggle to become members - not based on merit, hardwork or telling a solid story - but through connections, nepotism, and just plain having money already. Because, you can be a hack but if you have money - you can attract the most unlikely stars. Not to mention - obtain a distribution deal for an otherwise, horrid genre film that might tackle a psuedo-subversive subject matter that supposedly doesn't play well in Middle America!

And what - Studio films do play well in Middle America? What about the last 2 years, where movie audience attendance has fallen?

Could it have anything to do with how quality has fallen in the world of remakes - recuperation of bad TV pilots?

I lament the death of art within film as it now makes up 2% or less of all films distributed.

And as the state cuts funding for art in general, the intelligence of the world will fall to the level of barbarity once again.

The commodity never sleeps, long live the price, use exchange value and long live sensationalism, boredom and superficiality!

Long live stereotypes and enforced dogma on how good the free market is - Death to freedom of expression, death to experimentation, death to freedom of movement and death to conversation, critical thinking and pleasure!

Hello new world order, built on the bones of the old.


Anonymous said...

natural selection is a bitch.

Brian O'Malley said...

Viva the Country Club!