Thursday, November 22, 2007

So Thankful

Don't get me wrong, I do wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, I enjoyed mine with the few members of our family that came home today. I hope that you are all able to see the good things that you're blessed with in your life, there is always something to be thankful for... But I have to reflect for a moment on this piece by William S. Burroughs... Keep smiling. -AJ



I recommend hearing him through the video above, however if you'd rather, here's what he says:

"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
danger.

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 N**ger-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 their
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. "

4 comments:

Jay Cam said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

A quick word of advice:
don't chug the gravy or else you might become like me!

doctor chip said...

wow.

I'm really picking up his sarcasm, here...


"God Bless Us, Every One!"

pfffft.

one thing...

... he's right, ya know.

nice vid, Aunt Jackie.

hope your holiday was memorable.

Happy Thanksgiving!

yup.

B-)

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R.E.H. said...

William S. Burroughs... oh, I thought I was the only one who enjoyed his great and twisted mind :)

Naked Lunch has just got to be the most terrifying and fascinating read I have ever experienced.

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Further on up the road said...

happy Thanksgiving