Saturday, October 15, 2005


A fantastic observation, quoted from William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, p.133 of the most recent paper edition:
Dying of shame is an accomplishment peculiar to Kwakiutl Indians and Americans -- others simply say "Zut alors" or "Son cosas de la vida" or "Allah fucked me, the All Powerful...."
This trait of Americans is one of the factors contributing to the perplexity the rest of the world has with regard to them, and vice versa.