In A Hand Basket

by Xochizlan

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"I had rather be a canker in his hedge than a rose in his grace, and it better fits my blood to be disdained of all than to fashion a carriage to rob love from any: In this, though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied that I am a plain-dealing villain. I am trusted with a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog; therefore I have decreed not to sing in my cage. If I had my mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do my liking: in the meantime let me be that I am and seek not to alter me."
- William Shakespeare, _Much Ado About Nothing_

"Make no friends with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul."
Proverbs 22:24-25 (KJV)

"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are."
- HL Mencken

"Too many people in this gutless world have come under the impression that writers are a race of finks, queers and candy asses to be bilked, cheated and mocked as a form of commercial sport. It should be noted, therefore, in the public interest, that some writers possess .44 Magnums and can puncture beer cans with 240-grain slugs from that weapon at a distance of 150 yards."
-Dr. Hunter S Thompson

"You are a sick, twisted, sadistic, monsterous fuck. But you know, these are your finer qualities."

"I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted: a fireman, a policeman, a doctor-- even President, it seemed. And for the first time in the history of mankind, something new, called an astronaut. But like so many kids brought up on a steady diet of Westerns, I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero-- that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. And in my heart of hearts I still track the remnants of that dream wherever I go, in my endless ride into the setting sun."
-Bill Hicks, _Revelations_

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Wednesday morning, waiting for my bus

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14th Feb 2007, 23:25   comments (15)


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Sometimes it's easy to get lost in the everyday and forget how amazing the
place you live in is. And then you walk across the street and see a scene
like this.
21st Jan 2007, 02:23   comments (4)

I'm not explaining

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What a stud

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In a suitcase

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24th Dec 2006, 08:33   comments (1)

Europa! Europa!

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Took me about twenty years, but I finally got to see Thomas Dolby on stage.
Absolutely worth the wait.
24th Dec 2006, 08:24   | tags:,,comments (1)

Gatsby tries to help

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Shut down the internet, you've now seen everything. My cat and two hundred
jimmy hats.
5th Dec 2006, 02:37   | tags:,,comments (3)

Anyone need a condom?

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I seriously considered giving no explanation for this mess of prophylactics
spread across my living room floor. I think the reason I have five hundred
rubbers is so much more entertaining.

Back in New Orleans I did volunteer work for NO/AIDS Task Force. At Mardi
Gras and Southern Decadence (essentially a weekend-long non-stop queer
street party) we would have stations to pass out condoms and some of us
would venture into the gay bars to hand out packets that contained four
condoms and a small tube of lubricant. Now, because it was generally thought
to be one of the funniest things in the world to watch me get mobbed by the
bears and cubs as if I were an injured animal dumped into a tank full of
hungry piranha when we went to the queer leather and fetish bars, I was part
of the lucky crew that ventured forth into the night.

The last time I did this, I think it was February of 2003, the plan had been
to make the rounds on both Sunday night and Monday night before Mardi Gras
(which is always on a Tuesday, for those uninitiated). So I took home two
sacks full of condoms Sunday night to put myself ahead of the game on
Monday. Only I got sick and never made it back out.

And the condoms have been with me ever since.

Tomorrow, thank God. the ones that haven't expired go to my school to be
given out to teens who need them.
5th Dec 2006, 02:34   | tags:,,comments (3)