thegrowlingwolf is off playing golf in Palm Springs with Gerald Ford's saintly ghost, so we went around sweeping up preparing for his return here to our glorious office space in the basement of the Mormon Tabernacle in Nabob, Nebraska. We just decided to unfold some of these balled up sheets of paper. Here's one here:
"The average person having been raised in an atmosphere full of splits, has lost his wholeness, his integrity." From Paul Goodman in Gestalt Therapy, Delta Books, 1951.
Here's another little scrap:
"Ezra Pound sez, 'Criminals have no intellectual interests.'"
An anonymous note, written in braille:
"Shin-eai-unninni -- oldest known human author." [What's another species of author?]
Aha, here's a slither of paper bearing this list:
"Saint Luke--was killed in Greece; Saint Matthew was strangled; Saint Mark was dragged to death in Alexandria; Saint Thomas was run through by two swords in India; Saint Peter was hanged upsidedown; Saint Bartholemew was skinned alive in Armenia." [And the winner is: Saint Bartholemew for being skinned alive. Wow, that smarts, as Jonathan Winters used to say.]
How about this sheaf of papyrus:
"I heard Gore Vidal say, 'Time heals nothing; it reminds you of what you lost.'" [Looks like thegrowlingwolf's wolfscrawl and he's a Vidalite to boot.]
Again from the Wolf Man's vicinity:
"There comes a certain age when it becomes less about time and more about final pleasures." [There is not identification given with this notation--it's on a very dirty piece of legal pad paper; it has tire tracks running across it.]
And this historical note:
"Emma Goldman read Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Sigmund Freud. Hey, Emma, who loves ya, baby?" [Again, this looks like wolf scratch to us and we know he's been into Emma Goldman since he first read about her hypnotic powers, especially over young rebellious men, in Henry Miller's autobiographical works.]
Here's a great note on a scrap--OH JEEZ, that looks like used toilet paper:
"Freud said that maybe war was a way man tried to halt evolution. Whooo, that's a scary statement." [Again, this has wolfman written all over it.]
From a poster advertising the movie Blood Diamond--it's hanging in our reception area, which we share with a young guy who goes to movies and films them with a palmcorder and then sells them on the sidewalks of Midtown Manhattan along with his collection of bootleg CDs:
"So powerful it will almost break you heart." [Only a Hollywood PR agency staff writer could have come up with that charming statement. How does one "almost" break one's heart? Seems to me it would get a lot more publicity had they said, "So powerful it is breaking hearts all over Amurica."
We are sorry to say, it's our bedtime...thegrowlingwolf will return tomorrow.
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Here's a great thedailygrowler fun link ("HOLY SMOKE the church burned down!" (from Spike Jones's rendition of "The Man of Flying Trapeze"))