Thursday, August 07, 2008

“Researchers discover why some smokers addicted with first cigarette”

The title to this post is a headline from the “London Free Press.”

Upon reading this headline, I immediately thought of the following quote from the ”“Introduction” to the Original “Junk” Manuscript” written by William S. Burroughs.

2. A drug habit is formed instantly, on first use, or at most, after three or four shots.  From this notion derive the stories of people becoming addicts after using a few “headache pills” given them by the Sympathetic Stranger…

And then I laughed.

William S. Burroughs, Junky, 50th Anniversary Definitive Addition, Edited and with an Introduction by Oliver Harris, Appendix 2, “Introduction” to the Original “Junk” Manuscript, pg. 141

Posted by John Venlet on 08/07 at 09:58 AM
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Obama Wama Ding Dong Ditch

Why did it take so long for Obama’s lustre to finally become like eating too much cotton candy?  I had way too much of Obama already back in October 2006, when Richard Cohen was just getting off on the Obama koolaid, and noted this in a post titled Obama Wama Ding Dong.

Now, surveys show, “Family Feud” style, individuals are evidently suffering from too much Obama, as the Google search link “too much obama” illustrates.

So Obama is off to the Hawaiian islands for a week of vacation, where just maybe the sun can outshine him.  It will be interesting to see if the “unbiased” press will paparazzi him, Britney Spears style, or ignore him, so the public will once again clammer for a fix.

Posted by John Venlet on 08/07 at 07:10 AM
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Monday, August 04, 2008

Heads in the Sand

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn has died, and this fact does not even rate a mention on the Drudge Report.  Mentions of this giant’s death of course are being published, but they are simply platitudinous yawnings for consumption of ignorant masses who appear to hunger for the repression Solzhenitsyn lived through, and condemned in his writings, to be resurrected and made real, in a new and improved 21st century manner.

Rest in peace, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, and thank you for all you have opened my eyes to.

Posted by John Venlet on 08/04 at 08:37 AM
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