Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving from Nine Inch Nails and William Burroughs

I was planning to do a nice warm fuzzy post for Thanksgiving. At second thought — NAAHHH!!!

Instead, check out the Nine Inch Nails video at this post. (The lyrics are shown here.)

Now that you’ve got that warm tingly holiday feeling inside, let’s complete the mood with this heartwarming poem by William Burroughs.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Blogger Larry said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tom!

November 21, 2007 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Thanks Larry! Same to you.

November 21, 2007 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Great post :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Tom!

November 22, 2007 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Wow, Burroughs' poem was scathing. And truer today than it was even in 1986.

I'll be able to think of some good things to be thankful for, but when it comes to our country, it is a rather bleak picture, I agree.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tom!

November 22, 2007 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and be safe!

November 22, 2007 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Candace: Thanks. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too.

Mauigirl: Yup, scathing but true. There's a lot to be thankful for, but the current political climate isn't one of them. Happy Thanksgiving Mauigirl.

Let's Talk: Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

November 22, 2007 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Blog truce holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving!

American Power

November 22, 2007 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Donald: Truce is good. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Donald.

November 22, 2007 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Now that's my kind of Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2007 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: I second that.

November 24, 2007 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I will look forward to visiting with Burroughs someday in that mythical fiery region beneath the earth. He's a literary favorite of mine. Nice link to the poem, I hadn't heard that one! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, too!

November 26, 2007 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yeah, Burroughs is pretty out there. I haven't read much of his stuff; I read part of Naked Lunch while I was browsing at a bookstore a long time ago. He reminds me of the Beat Generation (Kerouac, Ginsburg, etc.) only more cynical and pessimistic.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2007 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Thanks for the link to the NIN vid. That was awesome.

I read Naked Lunch & Junky back in the day. I used to be really into Burroughs.

November 26, 2007 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lizzy: Yeah, that's a killer NIN video. I'll have to read more of Burroughs. When anyone is that cynical and pessimistic, you know they've got something to say.

November 26, 2007 at 11:41 PM  

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