Watery, Grave

Moralistic tyranny bedevils our society – The Irish Times – Fri, Jul 03, 2009

I walked about trying to figure things out, and suddenly, paying attention to the faces all around me, realized that I was surrounded by extremely white-skinned people all glaring angrily at me.

The immediate, instinctive sense I had was that I had died and gone to Purgatory, and faced 30 billion years justifying myself to dead Liveline callers. I wasn’t far out. Quite quickly I realised that I had discovered the middle of the Aer Lingus queue.

If only he’d written ‘Quite quickly I realised I was John Waters’.

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2 Responses to “Watery, Grave”


  1. 1 coc July 19, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Jean des Eaux inadvertantly reveals the likely reason for his bizarre outlook in his opening words of last Friday’s opus.

    THE LATE-1970s and 1980s seem to have been for me a series of extended pub conversations

    Alcohol induced psychosis perhaps?

  2. 2 Hugh Green July 19, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I think there’s something in that. Up North you often get evangelists on street corners shouting about the wasteful life they lived, drinking and carousing, until they found the Lord. Clearly the Lord functions as a substitute for the demon drink.


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