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IF I HAD TO DISAPPEAR SOMEWHERE THESE WOULD BE MY ALIASES, IN CASE YOU NEED TO KNOW: Bunty Magnificent Rangold Businessmen Jeses Facet i me

BANGERS NORMAL BATTER SAV


IF LIONEL RICHIE DOESN’T PULL HIS FINGER OUT OF HIS CURLY ARSE...


I WAKE UP AT 2.25AM EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND EAT A BOWL OF CEREAL THEN GO BACK TO SLEEP

THE LORD WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO So I was standing in a Victorian kitchen with a stag’s head boiling on the Aga, when the Earl of Cranbrooke dropped his robe and presented his Malaysian tribal tattoo. Naturally I was lost for words.


I work in advertising, and no, Bill, I won’t kill myself. Why don’t you fucking kill yourself? Oh, wait, you did. Who’s laughing now Bill? I am, because I sold you those cigarettes and you sold them to kids for me. ON MY BEHALF MOTHER FUCKER.


THINGS I FORGET: What t-shirt I put on today Why I walked down these stairs What flavour crisps you wanted Am I wearing a hat? To turn the oven on to oven and not grill I’m not 28 If I cleaned my teeth already today How to spell courdouroury Eggs To take that 20p out of my shoe I hate people watering down squirty soap How to leave a party


THE ABBATOIR OF INVENTION There’s a particular translation of Dante’s Inferno, which, read under a certain light, describes a sort of minor mezzanine in Hell, between the major circles; like a hidden level on a computer game. This is where the souls of artists, poets and other creative types go under the knife; to correct this errant faculty. At the gate stands a dreadied figure. He turned up with the others, the story goes, and the Devil said, “What do you do then, that got you sent here?” Whereupon the figure produced a set of clubs, and threw them high in the air. And caught them. And then did it again. And again. And again. The Prince of Darkness shifted uncomfortably as the show wore on, and finally could bear no more. “My arse hasn’t ached this badly in aeons!” he shouted, “Is THAT your act? Really?” “Everyone else here has spent years learning to draw, or compose verse, or play an instrument. Stretching their intellects to the limit in the pursuit of a passion. What you’ve just shown me is mechanical, repetitive, the very antithesis of the artistic impulse. It must take a mind simpler than a clock just to be bothered to acquire such an obnoxious skill as yours.” And as he spoke the words he had a brainwave. “Listen,” he said, infernal eyes agleam, “The very fact that you HAVE taken the time to learn to juggle proves beyond doubt that your intellect must be as barren as a fucking nuclear winter; so lobotomizing you would just be a waste of a good knife. So I’ll tell you what I’ll do: You will stand forever on this gate, FUCKING JUGGLING, as you have for me today, to the end of time - as an emblem of all that this place means.” And there he stands, the dreadied, crusty figure - day after day, watching the clubs rise and fall with a beatific grin of unearned satisfaction. And he never gets bored. Still, least that’s one less of them up here...


THERAPISSED What does one wear to go see a therapist for the first time? It’s a tricky one... Do I dress the way I’m feeling - therefore requiring some ephemeral garment of tears stitched together with soiled toilet roll - or dress up, as if to reflect a certain air of togetherness? You know, shirt and shoes, like a proper fucking grown up. God, he was going to be judging from the moment I walked in, wasn’t he? He sounded tall and handsome on the phone. Surely he wasn’t going to be tall and handsome? Nobody wants a tall, handsome, confident, self-assured, well-dressed, exquisitely dressed man’s man charging you 50 knicker an hour to listen to dribbles. Or maybe they do? Maybe I do? Or maybe I don’t. Maybe I want a four foot dwarf - four foot may not qualify one as a dwarf, feel free to check Wiki for confirmation, unless I subsequently change the entry to serve my own purposes with a beautiful wife and a nice car and a nice house and nice kids and nice wine in his nice wine rack, because those are the things that I’m lead to believe I want... I do want. Sometimes. Do I? Shit, yeah, so a therapist. A therapist. That’s a big deal, right? That’s what Americans do. Americans. Spherical, gob wobbling Americans. I’m not American. I’m with Bowie... I’m afraid of Americans. I’m Irish. No wait, I’m not even that. I’m Northern Irelandish. We’re nobody’s children. We’re the bastard offspring of the English and Irish. The unwanted skin on the chilling soup of Ireland. We don’t know where to sit or how to feel or where to call home or what flag to wave or what anthem to stand to or what way to say the letter ‘H’ or how to pronounce “Towel” or “Power” or “Shower” so anyone outside of our world will know what the shitting Christ we’re talking about. We think we can write and ramble on and on and on and on and on and on and on until someone will listen, assuming that we have something of merit to say. Some of us do. Some of us don’t. Fuck. What was I going to tell the therapist? What was I going to wear to tell the therapist the things that I don’t know how to tell anyone about but had spent the past 3 weeks telling anyone who’d listen? Shit. Shit. Shit pup. Shit the bed. I went with a dark Gap ensemble. Everything was creased and wrinkled, nicely reflecting my surface turmoil but with the ability to be ironed out. He could be my iron. The therapist. The rapist. Maybe he’d mind fuck me? Maybe he’d Derren Brown the shit out of me? Maybe he’d secretly bum me in the head and make things even worse? Surely if he “fixes me” it doesn’t make good fiscal sense? The dentist doesn’t really fix your teeth... The chiropractor doesn’t really fix your back... The mechanic doesn’t really fix your car... It makes sense to leave things unfinished. Not that I want to be finished. The finished article. I’m finished.


-UNTITLEDyou may ask, why do we keep repeating the same dance and all i can tell you is, it’s the only dance we know you ask me if i’m fine and i say, ‘yeah - I’m great’ and we both know it’s a lie so stop asking.


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