JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense. To be a Black American is in some ways to be born with the desire to be white. It’s a part of the price you pay for being born here, and it affects every Black…
sick in my bed and missing you today.
1) Own an animal. Preferably not a rat, mouse, fish, or reptile. Bonus points if it looks like either of my dogs, but hopefully it looks more like Dandi than Mooch.
2) Interact with said animal in my presence.
3) Googley eyes ensue.
Did you know Kurt Vonnegut offered to volunteer on JFK’s presidential campaign? In this 1960 letter from Vonnegut to JFK, the author modestly states, “On occasion, I write pretty well.” 8/4/60.
-from the JFK Library
"The Movement, a San Francisco newspaper, reproduced this advertisement with the following comments: 1) aim for the tires; 2) roll a jellied gas bomb under the thing; 3) avoid it. It has to stay on the streets, you don’t. The XM706 in Vietnam isn’t winning the war for America. Batista’s armored trains didn’t stop Castro. When the American government has to resort to an obscenity like this, it’s getting desperate." — Guardian, 1967