August 31st, 2007 | music
August 31st, 2007 | FeedWordPress
warrenellis: I must be mad, I’m looking at POD book services…
August 30th, 2007 | researchmaterial
Among the miles and miles of devastated houses, rubble still there today in New Orleans, we found dry, beautiful homes. But their residents were told by guys dressed like Ninjas wearing ?Blackwater? badges: ?Try to go into your home and we?ll arrest you.?
August 30th, 2007 | FeedWordPress
bad signal WARREN I just found out, through a letter from my half-sister, that my stepfather died a couple of weeks ago. Never got on with the bastard particularly well; one of those people where it was hard to tell if he was massively bipolar or just an arsehole. He got run over some years ago, to the laughter of many, and had a morphine pump installed in the leg that got wrecked. It seems that mistakes were made during a recent surgical overhaul of the pump, and he died at home of deep vein thrombosis a week later. Evidently my brother found him. He'd been dead a few days, I gather. Hadn't spoken to him since my mum's funeral. His funeral's today, and, as I say, I just found out. The date stamp on the envelope suggest our local postal service has worked its usual magic, and smoke signals would have been a better option. So, no, I'm not there, though it might have been worth popping along just to make sure he's dead. Still, I learned a lot from the man, stupid evil old shitbag that he was. Including, I think, looking at his behavior over the years and deciding that that's not what a man is. That said, he gave me the first job I ever had -- a Saturday milkman at age 16, one of the worst jobs you can conceive of, and hugely instructive. We came to an understanding, over the years, and I know he had a certain respect for me, for doing things my own way. And, he once told me, for moving out at 18, which he said he couldn't have done. Of course, at the time he told me that, I didn't know he'd destroyed in a fit of anger a box of books I'd left at the house. Still and all...not going to be a very productive day, I think. That's no way to go. Goodbye, you spiteful old bastard. Sleep well. -- W --------------- from mobile device ................... UNSUBSCRIBE: http://mailman.flirble.org/mailman/listinfo/badsignal
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