Friday, October 23, 2009

Thomas McGuane, Tennessee Williams, and James Kirkwood ca. 1975, at Louie's Backyard in Key West

''In Oakland, he saw slum children sword fighting on a slag heap. In Palo Alto, a puffy fop in bursting jodhpurs shouted from the door of a luxurious stable, 'My horse is soiled!' While one chilly evening in Union Square he listened to a wild-eyed young woman declaim that she had seen delicate grandmothers raped by Kiwanis zombies, that she had seen Rotarian blackguards bludgeoning Easter bunnies in a coal cellar, that she had seen Irving Berlin buying an Orange Julius in Queens.''

- Thomas Mcguane, Bushwhacked Piano (1971)

1 comment:

AB said...

Hilarious. Just look at the Bird loving the entire caper.