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From India
It's Just Like Not Being There -- flowin' from Bombay circa '00
"I don't wanna brag and boast,...but being in Bombay is like butterin' your toast."
November -- my travels through India and Thailand in '98
"Everybody is in the most amazing poses: folded and layered bodies, legs sticking out, husbands tenderly caring for their wives (for a change)."
Other writing
The Greatest Night of My Life -- by a young tomato picker
"I was only 13 but I knew that Diane was putting on makeup badly. Red stripes on her cheeks, blue streaks on her eyelids, lip-gloss and curling-iron curls of bleached-white hair framing her puffy red face. Diane was the ugliest woman I'd ever seen and she was even stupider than she was ugly."
Pygmalion -- painfully indulgent
"From my humble beginnings I've managed quite a bit. The first book I ever read was the paperback treatment of the movie "The Jerk" (yes, they made it into a book). The Jerk is just such a story. I've not had the meteoric rise and fall that Navin R. Johnson had but I've managed to use my imagination to make myself into a modern day Eliza Doolittle."
The T hree Manifesto -- by Eben H. Carlson: droppin bombs
"The "metaphor" we slice this sucker with is the sell out, which is exactly why we’re so rich (yes, you’re rich) and why we’re so impoverished (yes, you are impoverished)."