Brief hiatus

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Archives Thru July 2001: Brief hiatus
By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, July 08, 2001 - 12:13 am: Edit



"give me some head, give some head". Or so I thought. She was actually
saying "give me some, Head. Give me some, Head".
In her drunken revery, she had imagined me to be
Mr. Prosthesis, Head Prosthesis. I'd never been so humiliated.




Somehow I missed that the first time around.
Heh heh, I'm all wobbley now. My palms are sweating and I feel faint. I better go lie down somewhere cool and quiet...

By _Blackjack on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 04:20 pm: Edit


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I'm so embarrassed. I lied. I did not fuck kallisti.



Remember Marc, it's not a lie if you were too drunk to remember.

I'd been meaning to write a book called "The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective People," but I never got around to it. Eventually, sombody else wrote one, but mine were better.

"It's always OK to sleep, because you'll have to do it eventually anyway..."

By Mr_Rabbit on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 10:21 am: Edit

There is a difference to me, twixt risking arrest for your beliefs and getting arrested on purpose.

If you believe that getting arrested on purpose will make a positive difference, go for it... I just don't believe that.

I don't think the people who wrote that law give a shit what you want, and you getting arrested won't change that. They are not working for you.

Why is mary jane still illegal? Because it's a drug that can be cultivated easily, cheaply, and the pharmaceutical companies do not control it. They cannot make money on it, may even lose money if people use it as an alternative painkiller.

People who don't care if your mom or your brother or you spend the last months of your life in screaming agony, who will in fact encourage you to do so legally if it will be more profitable, will not be impressed by your going to jail on purpose for your beliefs.

By Melinelly on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 09:22 am: Edit

heiko,

yes, it's easier to support something when you yourself are not personally endagered, but you make assumptions there. no i don't walk around with pot in my pockets, but even if i did, it wouldn't be enough to get busted on. no one i know walks around with enough pot to raise suspicions either...

this is something i take somewhat serious, heiko, considering that one person i know is involved to the point of having a greenhouse in his apartment that is used to supply some of the local cannibis clubs. with the recent Supreme Court ruling (which was on a case in my hometown), people i know were afraid of the consequences, and i was afraid for them. but them's the breaks. we all know the risks involved in whatever we do. have i been to jail for justice? no, but i've been in situations where that was indeed a possibility and i will be in such situations again. i am willing to, and do, risk my freedom for what i believe in. as i said before, the pot movement is not a front on which i have personal stakes but that doesn't mean i'm sitting pretty at home and not ocassionally out on the streets or organizing for some other reason.

also, i said pot doesn't do much for me. that doesn't mean i don't indulge in it. on ocassion, i do. and if it didn't put me to sleep and/or give me flashbacks, i'd indulge all the more =)

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 01:32 am: Edit

I'm so embarrassed. I lied. I did not fuck kallisti.


She blew me.

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 01:07 am: Edit

If there's any agility in my confessional writings its because I've been confessing all my life.
I was raised a Catholic.

By Bob_Chong on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 12:47 am: Edit

Marc,

Despite your belief that it's hard to sustain a tone, I'd say you've been pretty agile, especially in the longer pieces.

If by tone you mean your attitude towards the subject and the audience, your writing is flawless. If you just mean tone to be the overall mood, I'd say you pull it off in that sense, too (with plenty of irony). Of course, it's hard to separate what is going on in those short creative pieces from what is already "known" about you here in the forum...(but I think the uninitiated would still be drawn into your world, even without the context here).

I guess this is my wordy way of saying, "Yes, it will sell. People will read it and laugh out loud."

BC

By Marc on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 12:16 am: Edit

Bob,

thanks. That means alot to me, really.
The memoirs I'm posting in the forum are a trial run, so to speak. I've always struggled when writing anything longer than a song. Its hard to sustain a tone. Patience and focus are not my strong points. I want to write a
a semi-autobiographical book about my life. There is a story there. You know, sex, drugs and rock and roll. I figure I'd elaborate on my song "88 Lnes About 44 Women". After all, women have been my most influential teachers,my lovers, my best friends and favorite companions. I'm going to call the book 44 WOMEN. 44 chapters.

By Bob_Chong on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 12:06 am: Edit

Marc,

That posts and the ones on the "confessions" thread were top notch. I never got around to telling you that. It reminded me of Bukowski, as another poster said, or maybe one of a dozen great storytellers I've grown to enjoy. Dammit man, you can be so awfully funny.

BC

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 11:59 pm: Edit

Bob,

I'm a little upset, okay? Didn't you read my last post? Whatever high horse I might have been on has left town. I'm a shattered man. All because
of a woman with bright red hair.

By Bob_Chong on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 11:57 pm: Edit

Marc:

Don't be such a tightass. It was a joke.

And I think you've been in Vegas too long. Frank Sinatra's reanimated corpse called: he wants his high horse back.

As for Thoreau, if he came up with anything that Emerson hadn't already said, let me know.

BC

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 11:35 pm: Edit

kallisti and I had a lovely dinner together.
We talked about the forum, all the time gazing deeply into each others eyes. After finishing off our third bottle of wine, we managed to somehow make our way to the parking lot where we fell to the gravel and madly fucked for 2 hours. She's petite but she manages some pretty powerful pelvic action, even with a 190lb. drunk on top of her. She kept screaming "give me some head, give some head". Or so I thought. She was actually
saying "give me some, Head. Give me some, Head".
In her drunken revery, she had imagined me to be
Mr. Prosthesis, Head Prosthesis. I'd never been so humiliated. So, I wiped the come off my pecker, being careful not to disturb my new piercing, brushed the dirt off my snakeskin pants, retrieved my leopard skin cowboy hat from the gutter and left the bitch groaning and writhing in the Las Vegas night.

Head, she's all yours.

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 11:14 pm: Edit

Bob,

Is that the best you can do, a quote from the Coen Brothers? Who, by the way, are a couple of bums themselves. They didn't succeed by being square or cautious.
If you're implying that I'm a bum, well this bum
could probably buy and sell you. I live a good life, I'm prosperous and I'm still a freak. I did it all my way.

Tell me, how's it feel living a life of quiet desperation?

By Heiko on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 10:19 pm: Edit

Melinelly,
it's more easy to support the legalize movement if you don't have any weed in your pockets.
I do not smoke it anymore, because I do not like the effects anymore - that's just a personal thing.
Now I am ready to go demonstrating for legalization because I do not have to fear serious trouble anymore.
Two years ago, when I had pounds of buds lying at home and a bunch of plants growing under a sodium lamp my only intention was not to be arrested for that... I would not even have posted this. Now I shout out loud "come on and search me! you're not going to find anything."

Bob,
you're right as well - only "bums" doesn't stand for weed-supporters, it maybe stands for potheads like Lebowsky.
But you would be surprized how many respectable, 'normal' people do things you never even dreamed of! Only they won't tell YOU...


Marc,
you obviously are a very strong character. You've done it all and still do it. Not everybody can be that strong. I am not, maybe because I can not fight for something I'm not sure about. And I'm not sure about any 'truth' anymore, so I just try to live my life without getting myself into trouble too much. I know I'm a coward in that respect, but I really don't care...

By Bob_Chong on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 09:58 pm: Edit

What happened to guerilla theater, acts of provocation and putting a bug up society's ass?

LEBOWSKI:
Your "revolution" is over, Mr. Lebowski! Condolences! The bums lost! ...The bums will always lose-- do you hear me, Lebowski? THE BUMS WILL ALWAYS--

By Melinelly on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 08:39 pm: Edit

i'm with marc on this one...

"Some people actually believe strongly enough about certain issues that they are willing to go to jail for them."

i know some folks in the medical (and general) marijuana movement who have gone to jail, and i know that they feel as strongly about this as they did (or would, for those too young) about the war in vietnam. this is a serious movement. one involving freedoms and personal life choices.

if you believe in anything strong enough to endager your freedom, more power to you. the whole pot power movement isn't exactly my bag. like marc, it doesn't do anything for me. but i support the movement, and i support my friends and comrades involved in it. my battles are just on different fronts, but all are part of a greater movement.

By Anatomist1 on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 07:19 pm: Edit

Marc,

You're a hell of a guy, but clear thinking doesn't appear to be your strong suit. I see little similarity between getting thrown in jail for protesting or refusing to participate in a war and getting thrown in jail for smoking or owning pot. You can smoke plenty of pot - more, in fact - without advertising it to the authorities, who probably wouldn't care in the first place if you weren't begging to be busted. Getting busted when it can be avoided is a loser's strategy -- it's helplessly laying yourself at the mercy of the same authorities that you claim are illegitimate. One free, smart, inconspicuous outlaw is a greater threat to the establishment than scores of rambunctious dumbasses.

K.

By _Blackjack on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 06:45 pm: Edit


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I'm proud of you guys and your Eagle Scout sensibilities. No wonder things don't change in this world. What happened to guerilla theater, acts of provocation and putting a bug up society's ass?




Oh, that causes too much fuss with the homeowner's association...

I'm very proud that I look even weirder now than I did at 17. Passing for normal is too much effort for me. I may as well just advertize. Anybody put of by the way I look probably isn't worth the time anyway.

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 06:21 pm: Edit

I'm off to dinner with kallisti. I'm taking her to
a Thai restaurant called Lotus Of Siam. Its considered to be the best Thai restaurant in North America. Its the best Thai I've ever eaten.
I've got some of Nephilim's homebrew to share.
And I'm wearing a tie-dyed t-shirt with the words
POWER TO THE ABSINTHE PEOPLE printed on it. Come and get me coppers!

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 06:06 pm: Edit

anatomist,

spend some time in jail, there's nothing "juvenile" about it. Some people actually believe strongly enough about certain issues that they are willing to go to jail for them. I felt that way about the Vietnam war. I was ready to go to jail or leave the country. Somehow, I was never drafted. Lord knows, I was perfect draft material: an 18 year old high school dropout.

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 05:54 pm: Edit

I know you guys are young, but comeon...

One method of social protest is BREAKING THE LAW.
It gets attention. It proclaims: "I am willing to sacrifice my freedom for what I feel is right".

You mealy-mouthed shoegazers ever hear of Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Abbie Hoffman, Martin Luther King,
Lenny Bruce, Leonard Peltier?
Lawbreakers one and all.

The legalization of marijuana is a legitimate
fight. Its about personal freedom.

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 05:45 pm: Edit

And , anatomist, if you think stealing is "bullshit", try stealing from me.

Somebody smoking a joint is their business, somebody stealing from me is mine.

I don't understand your analogy.

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 05:31 pm: Edit

man what a bunch of apologists for the "man".
I'm proud of you guys and your Eagle Scout sensibilities. No wonder things don't change in this world. What happened to guerilla theater, acts of provocation and putting a bug up society's ass?

I was walking a Maltese terrier in a park in Boulder, Colorado without a leash. Oh, the horror, the horror.

By Anatomist1 on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 05:05 pm: Edit

Well, I believe stealing is bullshit, but I'm not about to start leaving my car unlocked with the keys in the ignition to prove a point. This is just another case where I think people get public policy 'shoulds' and private reality mixed up. Playing juvenille authority games with police, getting arrested and going to jail or prison will have no effect on the legistlature or enforcement policies. First of all, it cuts into time a pot-lover could spend smoking, growing, selling, and doing credible things that might actually help change laws and/or enforcement policies. It also gives pot a bad image with intelligent voters who understand The Outlaw's Code -- it leads them to associate marijuana with stupidity.

Walking a dog without a leash in the city is nearly indefensible, in my book. If you have absolute vocal control, and can prevent your dog from endangering itself, molesting other dogs and people in every possible circumstance, maybe you have a case. In my experience, most people who have mastered dog training skills to this extent respect leash ordinances. I have a small, very agressive dog that I must keep under strict control. Any dog that comes near her would most likely be bitten. If she were in danger from another dog, that dog would most likely be seriously injured by me, and the owner would be next... I also believe that it should be legal to shoot the owners of dogs who leave shit on your yard, so long as you can hit them from your front porch.

K.

By Mr_Rabbit on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 04:42 pm: Edit

Once, we had an outdoor music festival here. The NORML people had a stand (that's an organization that fights for the legalization of pot here in the states.)

The fools brought bud, the fools smoked bud. The concert was just about over. Then the cops rolled up. Two trucks, lots of guys on foot, right over the grass to their stand, which was promptly surrounded.

Jesus.

By Marc on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 04:38 pm: Edit

Some people believe pot laws are bullshit and are fearless in their determination to be who they wanna be and smoke what they want to smoke.
I admire their ballsiness. I'd count myself among them except I dislike the effects of pot.
I have been arrested for public nudity, marching against the Vietnam war and walking my dog without a leash.

By Anatomist1 on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 03:41 pm: Edit

You got it Heiko: THE OUTLAW'S CODE. If you choose to violate laws with serious penalties, it's foolish to draw attention to yourself. Smart outlaws don't brag or advertise. I never understood how so many people who always carried and/or grew pot could go around with giant pot leaves on their clothing, and Greatful Dead stickers on their cars.

K.

By Heiko on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 01:48 pm: Edit

"I guess they've started searching the people who look LEAST like drug dealers, just to be sure..."

The only two people I know who look like the typical "jesus-like, pot-smoking Hippie" never ever touched any drugs - not even smoked a cigarette. They are searched for drugs about two times a day no matter where they go, one of them just likes to deceive people with his looks, the other is kind of an intellectual living in his ivory tower who would never change his looks.
I can understand the cops, tho - what do you think of a long haired guy with sandals and a pink floyd t-shirt who has the looks of John Lennon on acid?

On the other hand, everyone who has to do with illegal things usually changes his looks to look normal. The more he's into illegal stuff, the more normal he must look. Otherwise he won't live long.
How would you dress if you were to smuggle large amounts of illegal drugs through the country: like a hippie or like a librarian?
I would try to get a good new family car, get a fresh haircut, dress like a boring nerd and would never drive too fast.

By _Blackjack on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 03:33 pm: Edit

I should point out that my friend Eva, who looks like a librarian (and not in a dominatrix-y way, either) was pulled out of line and had her bags searched three times on various legs of a round trip from San Francisco to DC. I guess they've started searching the people who look LEAST like drug dealers, just to be sure...

By _Blackjack on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 03:25 pm: Edit


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Do you think I was stopped because I've got long hair and a beard? Profiling does exist. Even for some white folks.



Oh, yeah. I've been pulled over on "suspicion of being suspicious" a couple of times. One of the occasions was somewhat understandable, since the cops had followed me from my apartment after having been called to a domestic dispute at the drug-dealers' who lived next door to me. I was informed by the cop (who had been in FRONT of me) that I had a tail light out (which I didn't), and then I was grilled about my neighbors. He was unable to grasp that not only did I not know anything about my neighbors, I had gone out of my way NOT to know anything about them, nor did he believe I didn't do drugs, going so far as to insinuate that I had been rolling blunts with the $7 cigars ho's butts were in my ashtray.

I was very fortunate that I had a better cop when I got pulled over doing 90 headed to Southern Virginia to visit my dying father in the hospital. I had borrowed my father's car during my last visit, and failed to realize that the registration was still in my dad's wallet. So there I was, a big guy with a red Mohawk, in a leather jacket and motorcycle boots, who clearly hadn't slept well in days, doing ninety in a car that wasn't his, and for which he had no registration. I suspect I only avoided jail because I immediately broke down in tears. I guess "bawling like a little girl" didn't fit the profile...

By Marc on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 12:48 pm: Edit

"you look like a mixture of Rob Zombie and Rasputin"

yeah. It was fun walking into the corporate offices of the Venetian Hotel And Casino. Understand that this is one of the top ten hotels in the world and its run by some very stuffy people. I had to meet with them to discuss my
concept for the nightclub I'm building. I showed up at the meeting wearing a black leather jacket,
Gaultier jeans with dragons printed on them,
gun metal colored cowboy boots with crimson stars,
wraparound sunglasses and a cowboy hat with clubs, spades, hearts and diamond appliques.
The suits didn't know what to think.

I figure if you're gonna live in Vegas you gotta live bigger than life. I got to blend in with the neon, the hookers and Wayne Newton.

By Grimbergen on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 12:36 pm: Edit

Sounds good Marc, I'll be in touch by email.

"I was stopped by the cops 4 times. Each time they had me open the trunk. Not once was I issued a ticket. I hadn't broken any laws. Do you think I was stopped because I've got long hair and a beard? Profiling does exist. Even for some white folks."

I'll try to be the model of clean-cut Arian youth on my way over.

Grim

By Chrysippvs on Saturday, May 19, 2001 - 12:27 pm: Edit

Marc, you look like a mixture of Rob Zombie and Rasputin, of course you are going to attract negative attention.

By Marc on Saturday, May 19, 2001 - 11:16 am: Edit

grim,

I'm in Vegas for the long haul. I'd love to get together with you.

I drove from New York to Vegas 6 weeks ago.
I was stopped by the cops 4 times. Each time they had me open the trunk. Not once was I issued a ticket. I hadn't broken any laws. Do you think I was stopped because I've got long hair and a beard? Profiling does exist. Even for some white folks.

By Grimbergen on Saturday, May 19, 2001 - 09:32 am: Edit

Kallisti, Marc,

I'll be driving out to LA in a couple days. I was toying with the thought of stopping by good ol' Vegas. How long will you two be there? (My trunk will contain no fewer than 8 absinthe bottles as well as some other gems.)

Grim

By Marc on Thursday, May 17, 2001 - 11:22 pm: Edit

kallisti,

looking forward to seeing you again. In Vegas!

By Head_Prosthesis on Thursday, May 17, 2001 - 11:18 pm: Edit

Lady Luck be with you sugar!!!

By Admin on Thursday, May 17, 2001 - 11:13 pm: Edit

Due to personal & family issues I haven't been around much for the past couple months. Tho I have been working my magic behind the green curtain ... I apologize for not upgrading the board like I said I would (which ought to fix some of the bugs we've been experiencing). This hopefully will happen soon, but FIRST, I am going to bathe my self in the balm of Las Vegas, the neon salve, soothe my wounded soul in the ointment of iniquity and drink alot of free top shelf liquor.

Which translates to that ya'll will be flying auto pilot from Saturday the 19th until Thursday the 24th.

Just wanna say something that I've been bottling up for the past month or so:

I love HEAD

And the rest of ya'll ain't nuthin' to blow peckersnot at either.

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