‘How else is was still asleep as standing’? In the middle of the cups? A reference in ‘A Serious of Photographs’ to a ‘designer / carrier bag’ which becomes ‘later a bank mask & sex aid’, and then ‘later still a shield against nuclear sunburn’, reminds us that ‘We are prompted by the [still-ongoing] millennial twitch, the apocalypse packaged as a war game loop, to steel ourselves in search of some depiction of our heartbeat caribou and midriff clavichord. And she gets all of these red tarantula and burlesque and exertion organ-grinders and she brings all of this stutter and duodenums it on us.’ I mean, there is the vinegar of the left hand, and the vinegar of the right hand, which are incommensurable with the political right and left. I’m practically smelling marriageable, not-guilty, dyed a la carte live al fresco on a sea of Skittles, transplanted away from, now I am your waitress now, love lovely weather permitting. This is the sixth mass extinction. The message is blunt: if it’s on TV, and you disrupt it, the state can deprive you of your liberty for as long as it likes. Which was better – Avatar 1, or Avatar 2? Uncle Sam: The first one. I’m more a Court TV fan, than movies. I love Judge Judy. Statue of Liberty: Avatar 2 was much better, where they go from the dream into the dream into the dream. The guy from Titanic is good, I always like him. It was a little slow. At least in Titanic, the ship sunk. [Singing] I come from the land of ice and snow, where the grass is something, and a full moon beloooow. Profit on something that died and a shitload of votes (an entire drive) that you do not hear the smoke of. And you’re sitting there in his pretty broken wig and a lithium sweater with a big bat and thinking: (Pulls his beard) There was a time I would have lost my heart to a face like yours. [Suddenly the son grabs the knife from the soldier holding him and stabs young man in the stomach, she pulls out the knife without a drop of blood] In the center of the dream, a giant voudou botanica. My friend and I entered through a room of cheap plastic necklaces. You could choose between hundreds of chintzy floating necklaces, I mean islands of goddesses. See, they were all goddesses. To amplify the comparatively low-frequency parts of the vocalisations, he over-inflated what is known at the vestibular sac in his blowhole – which normally acts to stop water entering the lungs. And maybe that‘s something that cuts through or at least serves as a counterpoint to the stagnating slime. ― Like we should divorce Pakistan? ― Enjoy the present, as Ficino says in Avoid Activity‘s epigraph. And maybe it‘s a little bit like Stevens‘s quirked-out copacetic aesthetic? ― The dump is full / Of images. In the blossom of the brain, in so far as I am people, in terms of my churlishness in the context of a lowering sky of lifestyle, being a person moreover, being a person takeover, in identifying people (and whales are people) it helps to consider a person a salty brick. So venture cannibalism buys a modest truck. All of which argon acts like diatoms allowing mittens to fly in the wind. It’s Monday, uniquely one of the days we live. The truck stops here and the turnips resume their gravity. Have you ever seen one of Miroslav Tichy’s homemade cameras? … cardboard, bottle caps and rubber bands.
[Note: Sources: Google translation of Celan’s ‘wie anders sei noch geschlafen als stehend’, which in Michael Hamburger’s translation is ‘how else shall anyone sleep but standing’, and Google’s translation of what immediately follows in Celan’s poem; Robert Bond, and Iain Sinclair, as quoted in Bond’s “Babylon Afterburn: Adventures in Iain Sinclair’s «The Firewall»”, at Jacket 25 (which is where the 1st Celan bit comes from); Susan M Schultz, “Romney's latest ad +7”, FB post, 22 Oct 012; Susan M Schultz, “Rep. Todd Akin on Sen. McCaskill as a dog who plays fetch”, FB post, 22 Oct 012; JBR; Amy De’Ath, “To Be Not Stupid”, at PEN, 19 Jul 012; Matt Staggs, “Are We Facing the Sixth Mass Extinction?”, at Disinformation, 22 Oct 012; Nina Power, “The criminalisation of protest is part of the elite's class war: Trenton Oldfield’s sentence for disrupting the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race makes it clear which class is being protected”, at The Guardian, 19 Oct 012; Trent Moorman, “Presidential Debate Predictions: Uncle Sam Storm Trooper Boxer vs. Statue of Liberty”, at Vice, 22 Oct 012; Stina Kajaso, “Avada Kadaver”, at SONOFDAD, 22 Oct 012; JBR; Bett, “i dreamed about …”, at bett’s blog, 22 Oct 012; “Beluga whale ‘makes human-like sounds’”, at BBC, 22 Oct 012; Eirik Steinhoff, “‘Mr. Fuller has come to a dead end, and likes it’ (an interview with William Fuller)”, at Quid 20; JBR, but see Susan M Schultz, FB comment, 22 Oct 012 (apparently something Romney said during the debate 22 Oct 012, which I’m not watching (Giants/Cards, game 7 of NLCS)); Any De’Ath, “Lena at the Beach”, at Quid 20; JBR; Allen Bramhall, “In the Hall of the Mountain Vice-President”, at Simple Theories, 22 Oct 012; JBR and Arielle Guy, FB conversation, 22 Oct 012]