true tales of the almost self

true tales of the almost self

“I have suggested my father killed himself, but it’s just as accurate to say that he died gardening.” –Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic    Bechdel’s father was gay at the wrong time in FULL STORY

legal matters

legal matters

“Too much agreement kills a chat.” –Eldridge Cleaver    I shouldn’t be quoting Eldridge Cleaver on Itchy Banquet for lots of reasons. For example, I am white and I don’t know shit. Furthermore, according to FULL STORY

the guilt of the living

the guilt of the living

  “The battlefield is symbolic of the field of life, where every creature lives on the death of another.” –Joseph Campbell, Hero with a Thousand Faces   film clip from Bright Star, directed by Jane FULL STORY

different planets

different planets

Vesta Relates to Virgo and Scorpio Keywords: pure, devoted, dedicated, committed, moral, dutiful, responsible, traditional, conservative, hard working, perfect, sacrifice, discipleship, service, simplicity, integrity, focused, centered, whole-in-oneself, intact, self-identified, self-contained, private, solitary, free spirited, individualistic, FULL STORY

a square is a rectangle

a square is a rectangle

  “What I used to tell people was that, when I die, I want the whole world to end at the same time. If I have to die, I want everyone else to die; I FULL STORY

take a number

take a number

  Average people: they tell each other in precise detail what was on their boarding house menu. –Robert Musil,   Don’t you want to be like that cute, average girl who sells Progressive insurance on FULL STORY

know / not know

know / not know

  “If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the FULL STORY

truancy

truancy

    “This trial is all about my image, this has nothing to do with me. . . I’m selling records. This is what I do for a living: I’m selling records. Don’t get it FULL STORY

shopped and had pizza and saw a show

shopped and had pizza and saw a show

    “Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only the FULL STORY

judicial legislative executive

judicial legislative executive

  “An army of neurotic ants lives in the jungle of some remote country. In their journey they’ve uncovered a trail formed by three overlapping circles. Here’s the challenge: the ants have to find a FULL STORY

cultural contribution

 cultural contribution

  “I myself am a failure at raising funds and sustaining my work. As a visiting artist I can hardly support basic functions. I do not have health insurance, life insurance, storage or insurance for FULL STORY

glorified failure

glorified failure

  “Miss Rand provided a handy set of rules for every patriotic moviemaker to follow: Don’t Smear the Free Enterprise System. Don’t Deify the ‘Common Man‘. Don’t Glorify Failure. Don’t Smear Industrialists. Don’t Smear Success.” FULL STORY