Do I take it, then, Peter, that the two-pronged crown of the Green Manalishi as sung of with some degree of horror by Peter Green centuries later is a reference to the Petrarchan two-pronged vole, whose menacing motions are so well captured by the dancers in NW Norfolk today? Yes. As Mother Grogan says, I don’t always fart, but when I do, I fart butterflies. SFO lounge: angry woman behind my left shoulder has her nicotine patches, are they working? “That woman’s like a state worker, you know, just one speed. They let her get away with murder,” she tells her cell. A different woman, the young woman in front of me, also on her cell, “like go home. Bad trip back from Vegas. She gave him 20 and he won 800, but then she lost that. And M, you know she no deserve it, but she won 500.” Hazel says, haha Žižek is the funniest genius ever ... in response to Charlie Rose telling him there’s a dance bar named after him in Buenos Aires he says “I have never been able to dance or sing, I am psychologically incapable”, and then he launches into a reprise of his analysis of Titanic. “It’s the sickness of american pus against which I’m hallucinated / I’m sick of language / I want this wall I see under my eyes break up and shatter you / I’m talking all the poems after God / I want the table of visions to send me oriole opium / A state of siege / It’s possible to live directly from elementals! hell stamps out / vegetable spirits, zombies attack heaven! the marvelous put / down by martial law, / America fucked by a stick of marijuana / paper money larded for frying corpses! / Here comes the Gorgon! There’s the outhouse! / Come up from dead things, anus of the sun!” Life is too short to remove the USB safely. This will concern a workgroup on knots. We made a workgroup of two. Then there was the definition of a puzzle. We instituted a speech protocol called “the interruption — association protocol.” There are two persons. One among them has a monopoly on interruption, that is to say can interrupt freely, speak, interrupt himself, stop. The other person has to speak without stopping. Speaking is taken here in the wider sense of speaking, writing, drawing, manipulating. The combinatory of the 3 of the 4 and of the 6, and the tetrahedron. The braid and the tangle. McNuggets are formed, not ground. There are 4 shapes that are pressed out with a rolling cookie cutter: boot, bow-tie, ball and bell. Jess was also bearded at the time, and while Robert resembled a young Walt Whitman, Jess I thought was like a young D.H. Lawrence. The meal prepared by Jess and decorated with orange nasturtium flowers was new to us, and the evening was illuminated further by a net of phosphorescent plankton off the nearby coast and a shower of meteors. “The thing I can do is … wave my head … and … wave my arm … I’m getting dizzy …” I love this store! Each day I receive an orange, so delicious, and two cups of fresh milk (extra); then, I go upstairs to walk in the sun, like that. Or, to quote Heather Christle: Sleeping bees are immobile bees whose bodies and legs hang in the direction of gravity. Ritual ghost marriage, which is believed to date back to the 17th century BC, is a custom in which parents find “spouses” for their unmarried, deceased children so that they can have a family in the afterlife. The tradition is rare in contemporary China, but a few days ago four men were convicted for selling ten brides. But don’t get smug now. Brain freeze from a slurpee was blamed for a five car pile up in Texas, according to Jalopnik. This world. There’s something about it. “I have to bruise easily. That’s where I get my aura. That’s where I abuse gasoline. The surveillance camera, it’s the newest economy. It’s an economy of inside / outside where I am always the outside inside the camera-machine. You might not understand how I can faint every time. It’s easy.” You can go ahead & punch in your PIN, would you like a bag? You’re all set. And when the social is most animal, & vice versa, go ask Alli about 1844, ask Brandon about 1848, Michael Cross is reading Derrida. I don’t think he’ll come back. We who are not men and so are not, find / that chemistries are still made cheap of surplus heat, and / that we are, as transcendent but invaded continents, weighted / down by it and other artifice / such that we recite the quality of a body, / as if each of us were a slender tragedy / with this prolix / / This is a reckoning / with the good faith of the light fighter — / of a fighter in a lighter body, of feather weights.
[Note: Sources: JBR, and Peter Hughes, FB comments, 10 Mar 013; text of image embedded in Mike Cannell, FB post, 10 Mar 013; Susan M Schultz, FB post, 10 Mar 013; JBR, but see next; Hazel Sullivan, FB post and comment, 10 Mar 013; Philip Lamantia, “Hypodermic Light”, as quoted in John Yau, “Philip Lamantia (1927-2005)”, at Brooklyn Rail, Apr 05 (in honor of Pierre Joris, FB post, 10 Mar 013, re: the upcoming release of Lamantia’s collected); text of image embedded in Erik Rzepka, FB post, 10 Mar 013; Pierre Soury, “A Year in the Company of Knots” (tr. Baba Singh), at S 5; Jill Amery, as quoted in “McDonald’s McNuggets Come In Four Distinct Shapes (PHOTO)”, at Huffington Post, 27 Jul 012; Jerome Rothenberg, “From Jess (Collins): A Two-sided Collage, plus a Memoir”, at Poems and Poetics, 10 March 013; kid on AT&T TV commercial, “Dizzy”; Jean Vengua, “Saturday, 3/9/2013”, and Catalina Cariaga, Cultural Evidence, as quoted by Vengua, at Okir, 9 Mar 013; JBR, but see next; Heather Christle, “The best definition I’ve found recently:”, at Heather Christle, 10 Mar 013; Ellen Connolly, “Men jailed in China for ‘ghost marriage’ corpse bride trafficking”, at Global Post 6 Mar 013, as quoted in Jacob Sloan, “Men Jailed In China For Stealing Corpses For ‘Ghost Marriages’”, at Disinformation, 9 Mar 013; JBR; Vaughan Bell, “2013-03-08 Spike activity”, at Mind Hacks, 9 Mar 013; JBR; Johannes Göransson, “johannes göransson’s ‘entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate’ … (excerpt)”, at kagablog, 11 Aug 011; David Brazil, “Understanding The Material Practices of Glamour”, at Elective Affinities, 22 Dec 010; Jackqueline Frost, “Lightfighter”, as quoted in “Jackqueline Frost”, at Elective Affinities, 20 Dec 012]