So Romney picks Ryan for Veep. Tenderness forever Mr. Man Slaughter. Yours is but another era that is over-not-over over-not-over not-over-over. I’M COMING with my detachable teeth that could have For their worth-once graced the Faberge collection of the Czar! It’s almost 12:00 P.M. I’m making my preparations (musing) “What shall I bring?” A black cave-cragg Or A Puma-sound from the Zoo at lunch-hour? I am witnessing an old figure in blinding nitrogen socks. Through the powers of telepathy and pulchritude, I am healing broken doves with my fingers. Because these are psychic doves. Not umbilical limbo, but circulate respiration spinning forms of parallels. “Herodotos tells us of a priestess of Athene in Pedasa who did not use speech to prophesy but would grow a beard whenever she saw misfortune coming upon her community. Herodotos does not register any surprise at the ‘somatic compliance’ (as Freud would call it) of this woman’s prophetic body nor call her condition pathological. But Herodotos was a practical person, less concerned to discover pathologies in his historical subjects than to congratulate them for putting ‘otherness’ to cultural use.” Dr. Taub: Nosebleeds and breathing problems are common symptoms of ataxia telangiectasia. Dr. Park: We could just be seeing the natural progression of —Dr. Lawson: [interrupting] It’s not. AT patients have a life expectancy of 20 years. Emily is only six. It’s something else. I examined her lungs two days ago. They’re functioning normally. Dr. Adams: It says she fell off a carousel. Head trauma — Dr. Lawson: If the diagnosis was easy, I wouldn’t need you people. I’m here because, according to Eric, you’re the best. Dr. Park: We are. Have you considered Wegener’s granulomatosis? Dr. Lawson: It’s a good fit. But she can’t have X-rays. AT makes her hypersensitive to ionizing radiation. I’ll get her prepped for an MRI. Addendum from the Ghost of Jean Baudrillard: I’d also like to point out here that there are a fuckton of people who are pretty thoroughly convinced that the whole Tasaday tribe was invented and amounts to a huge hoax. While it’s entirely possible that this is the case, when I was writing this work originally, nobody had really told me that this was likely all faked. So, let’s suspend our disbelief and imagine that they were totally legit. I mean, I really, really used them as a central fucking metaphor to this entire chapter of my book and it would be really inconvenient for me if I personally was duped by a simulation while I’m up here on my fucking horse criticizing the shit out of it. Is that OK with you? Yes? OK, then let’s continue ... Red is the new red as we went down the street. The word street is the old word for straining to find straight. We took red as the word. Red is when they say sorting. There in the new offing, thed republic and democracy. Days came and went, with red streaks at dawn. There a reading of red that can be red readily. Meaning is as green as the day is livid. Red is the new livid. When you red, you gone to new red. The / reality is / not so good but / putting breath into someone else’s mouth is / … / diamond-quality latex. / … / Permission: OED. I dipped my hand in the garbage can and then I put my finger in my mouth. Something songy, something “having the qualities of song.” As I meet Prince Egon Von Furstenburg and he says to me, “Of what royal house are you O Prince?” And I tell him.
[Note: Sources: JBR; Sotere Torregian, “Rail Poems”, at Sotere Torregian (way mashed up); Will Alexander, “from General Scatterings and Comment”, at The L.A. Telephone Book Vol. 1 2011-2012 (ed. Brian Kim Stefans), via Free Space Comix, 10 Aug 012; Anne Carson, “The Gender of Sound”, as quoted at The Bookbat, 10 Aug 012; episode of House, as quoted in Jesse Elias Spafford, “The Esoteric Whodunit”, at The New Inquiry, 10 Aug 012; Jean Baudrillard, “The Precession of Simulacra” by Jean Baudrillard, Translated from English into American” (tr. Sean Joseph Patrick Carney), at continent 2.2; Allen Bramhall, “‘Will You Please Let Her Alone, Dr Freud?’”, at simple theories, 10 Aug 012; Marianne Morris, “From ‘Ode to Love XIX: You Racist, Homophobic Bitch’”, at Sad Press, 10 Aug 012; Julia Bloch, “Etiological”, “[untitled]”, at The L.A. Telephone Book Vol. 1 2011-2012 (ed. Brian Kim Stefans), via Free Space Comix, 10 Aug 012]