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William S. Burroughs’ Thanksgiving Prayer 28 Nov. 1986


America sits down to turkey,mashed potatoes and gravy with a little cranberry on the side to celebrate genocide and lies.

Thanksgiving Pray by Williams S. Burroughs

Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts

thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison —

thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger —

thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcass to rot —

thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes —

thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through —

thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces —

thanks for “Kill a Queer for Christ” stickers —

thanks for laboratory AIDS —

thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs —

thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business —

thanks for a nation of finks — yes,

thanks for all the memories… all right, let’s see your arms… you always were a headache and you always were a bore —

thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.


Celebrating International Beer Day with Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock


I’m celebrating with a friend and Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. I posted an International Beer Day badge on my tumblr blog for my English favorite, Newcastle Brown Ale, (I’m enjoying one as I type this post).

Why I Heart Celebrator Doppelbock

  • Sentimental value: moments that I treasure – first sexual experience, first trip overseas, first apartment,first German beer.
  • Not in a can.
  • Taste and appearance: Coffee colored with a chocolate after-taste.

Tastes Like a Kitchen

In an episode of Beer is Tasty, Bryan and Chris reviewed the Celebrator Doppelbock.

Chris’ description of  Celebrator Doppelbock as “tasting like a kitchen,” is not surprising. The Doppelbock is a stronger version of the circa 14th century bock beer (doppelbock means double bock). Developed in Germany during the 17th century by Paulaner Monks as a Fastenbier or Lenten beer, the monks imbibed their “liquid bread,” during the Lenten fast when solid food was forbidden. The Paulaner monks also developed Salvatore, a stronger doppelbock, which is brewed 72 feet underground in the world’s deepest lager cellar.
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