The Bohemian Prohibition
The Story of Crème de Menthe
She was more than an Irish Wiccan. She was a Green Enchantress who got me on the Green Eye flight to Dublin where we were picked up by the Irish Mafia who took us in a stretch limo to the Last Bohemian Hotspot in the world.
Philip Roth will now be next door to Tom Wolfe at The Oaks Motel. Will there be masturbation after death? There will be an alphabet soup of old man noises coming trough the thin walls, then, the meeting of the minds out at the ice machine. Time to get really real. What’s holding them back?
These are the pioneers of the Graffiti Arts. The World of Eisenhower had a lock on reality. A Coney Island Dog of the Mind. Just over the hill is Kaspars where the Hell’s Angels hung out. They parked their hogs outside and hung their Levi-ass over a diner stool. It was good to have bad boys in your hood.
Ah, hell! Kesey’s got a room at the Oaks. So long Eugene! I win! That’s Ken Babb’s bookcase. Now we got a gang, of Oakland Realists. They celebrate Oktoberfest down the street. I’m going to get them to include the Three Ghost Writers in the festivities. There will be the ride of The Headless Horseman into the Black Hole. Irving can hang.
I’m going to call up the owner of Kaspar’s and suggest the Kesey Dog, the Wolfe Dog, and The Kosher Jack-off Dog. Maybe he will put their names on the stools. Sure it’s a lie. Writers are liars. Then………….they die!
In the course of a very long career, Mr. Roth took on many guises — mainly versions of himself — in the exploration of what it means to be an American, a Jew, a writer, a man. He was a champion of Eastern European novelists like Ivan Klima and Bruno Schulz, and also a passionate student of American history and the American vernacular. And more than just about any other writer of his time he was tireless in his exploration of male sexuality. His creations include Alexander Portnoy, a teenager so libidinous he has sex with both his baseball mitt and the family dinner, and David Kepesh, a professor who turns into an exquisitely sensitive 155-pound female breast.
Mr. Roth was the last of the great white males: the triumvirate of writers — Saul Bellow and John Updike were the others — who towered over American letters in the second half of the 20th century. Outliving both and borne aloft by an extraordinary second wind, Mr. Roth wrote more novels than either of them. In 2005 he became only the third living writer (after Bellow and Eudora Welty) to have his books enshrined in the Library of America.
For fifteen years I have been telling my ex-liberal friends how lucky we are that we know someone whose kindred founded the Plymouth Brethren that begot ‘The Rapture’.
“Now, after the shit hits the fan, we can find our way back to reality. Trust me, there will be unlimited madness.”
They looked at me with sadness, then, accused me of trying to get their white Harvard man’s money. There had to be an insane motive for me latching on to this crap. Our friendship came to an end. I was right! They were wrong. Oh well! They withdrew from me and isolated me. I was not invited to funerals. I was ruled ‘evil’.
Now we got ‘Spygate’. Paranoia runs deep! Our President bid “real Americans” to rise up against the Justice Department because they are – OF THE WORLD!
Jon ‘The Insane One’
“They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
Trump then branded the scandal as “SPYGATE”, which he tweeted “could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!”
“In early 1830, Margaret McDonald, a 15 year old Scottish Girl had visions that included a Secret Rapture of believers before the appearance of the Antichrist. Edward Irving (1792-1834) her Scottish Presbyterian pastor and forerunner of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, attended prophecy conferences that began in Dublin Ireland in that same year, 1830, at Powerscourt Castle. There he promoted the doctrine of the Secret Rapture.”