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"'Soy el que
no se levanta cuando el Caudillo habla por la radio.'"
mujer de etnia herero, tribu del África Sudoccidental casi extinguida
por el genocidio alemán, aún más brutal que el de los turcos contra los
"'Yes – but we
don't snog behind bike sheds. We make love.'
She said that just just to freak me out. There really was no call for
that kind of language."
chose from the terms 'street-walker', 'lady of the night', or
'member of the old profession'."
you are a guy, you have to embrace all things that go against your
nature: thoughtfulness, sentimentality, caring, listening, and
purchasing expensive gifts."
„So hatte es
damals mit Baader-Meinhof auch angefangen, und am Ende waren alle tot
oder in der DDR.“
"Granny, as I
went on to learn, was more terrified of fire than beer is of a thirsty
"I know you
shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but no one ever said anything
about the smell."
Den Plural von ‚Hundsfott‘ hatte Bernie noch nie gehört.
Welch ein Wort! Das mußte sei 1930 außer Gebrauch sein.“
Billing. He hoped he never saw another time sheet, never again glanced
at his watch and divided an hour into tenths..."
„Das ist der
Nachteil, wenn man zu attraktiv ist. Da kriegt man als junger Mensch zu
wenig Kritik ab, und dann steht man später blöd
me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
and give them assault rifles. That's the U Street Crew."
"'If it is
Luigi, he's maybe sick, maybe doesn't come tonight. Sometimes he works,
"A week later
and forty miles up the Keys, an unemployed marijuana addict was living
off a diet of illegal seafood."
mother used to eat them after a week, so four days is fine. And how manyWürstchen?'
'Three - plus
one for Gunnar.'"
laboratory for interpreters and translators studying languages from
non-socialist countries is on the twenty-third floor of the university
tower, a 1970's skyscraper that is meant to look like an open book but
"We soon found
out what a big-ass country Canada is. [...] Let's just say the beauty
of the heartland is an acquired taste."
periodistas deportivos siguen intentando convencernos de que, si el
mundo gira, es gracias al puñetero fútbol. La madre que los parió.'"
tracked missing dinos and humans all my working life, and the one
common thread I've found is that no matter how thoroughly their
previous existence has been eradicated, the paper trail that has
followed them all their lives still clings like barnacles to their
mean, if this whole country went vegetarian tomorrow, we'd still have
to keep cattle just to feed the fucking dogs. So who's smarter in the
long run? Us or them?"
to Cool Parenting's
Chapter 21, 'Teenagers and the Joy of Kleptomania,[sic]' quoting one
of the surprising statistics, that it was common for teenagers to go
through a period of 'appropriation' and 'embezzlement' (Mill,
2006). Sixty percent of the time it was something 'the youngster grew
eventually out of, like Gothic makeup and skateboarding' (p. 183)."
"Individuals could live through almost anything (see Das unglaubliche Leben der [sic]Wolfgang Becker,
like Versailles; it isn't the easiest thing to maintain."
nadie es inocente. Acaso los niños, y los perros. Y de los niños no
estoy segura. Siempre acaban creciendo."
"Who did not
grasp the one simple fact about the Soviet Union: that it was
impossible to tell the truth here and live."
extreme sensitivities about food will somehow demonstrate
that they are exquisitely sensitive, highly tuned, finely bred people,
not like the vulgar hoi-polloi who can eat anything."
more from Black Flag than I ever did from Stevens or cummings[sic] or Yeats or
even Lowell, but my God, holy shit, Black Flag is poetry man.'
... Black Flag ... who is this Black Flag?'"
aus dem gleichen Motiv wie damals Eifersucht.‘[sic]“
number of emotional cripples and close to certifieably insane people
who hold down top jobs and run business empires - it's amazing."
radio was playing a tune by a singer who would kill himself a month
after closure, not that the two were related in any way [...]. Here we are now, entertain us."
"(or embarazada, as the
Mexicans so aptly put it)"
as clockwork the old excuses came back into the alert, sad and
dissatisfied brain - nothing ever matched the deep excitement of the
difference it make if you kill a yellow man or a white bigot? You
explain it to me, Lieutenant. You went to college.'"
"And if you
don't like it, don't blame me. Blame Mr. Ruiz with his te cagarste [sic]
at the break of dawn. And then kindly go fuck yourself!"
my philosophy. You know. Pain can't kill you. Unless it's really bad.'"
hat a schwere Schlach auffe Kopp bekomme und war unne Droge.‘“
"And for what?
So North Americans can get high."
coffee, chewed their nails, and never thought they would be so excited
about a trip to Iraq."
smiling in satisfaction, let him have his way."
the President and machine-gunned the Congress and the army
declared a state of emergency. They blamed it on the Islamic fanatics,
at the time."
"We had to marry Ramón to Suli in a hurry because at thirteen he had
fallen in love with a Haitian woman, for whose ardent steatopygia [...]
witchcraft and exorcisms were no match."
portada del mítico disco "Amor Frenopatico" del grupo Commando 9mm
comparte diseño con el olvidado libro "MANICOMIO", ISBN: 84-7442-069-5,
de Jordi Sierra i Fabra que
cito a continuación:
"Sabían [...] esas
figuras [...] que el cerebro
es la máquina más perfecta, pero también la más frágil del mundo?"
for breaking my heart."
beim letzten Schabbes kann er nichts essen. Das werde ich diesen
gottverdammten Nazis nie verzeihen.‘“