Settle down in easy chairs grasping our butts
that become wider as television diplomacy
informs us of what to think, how to behave,
what to believe,
what not to believe.
If you’re sick you’re not thinking right
and where did you get those ideas?
not in this house you impervious bastard,
lazy and sodden, drunk and drugged,
watch the television you lucky bastard
and count your blessings or God
will strike you down with lightning
splitting the body in half and the soul
gone to hell…damn…where’s my gun?
Thus ends the lecture.
- …from the cassette “Bad Etiquette” by Bad Etiquette (1992). Bad Etiquette was John Battaglia & John Harvey.
- A rant!