Burroughs Gave Me a Nerdgasm
March 6, 2011
I went to an estate sale yesterday, and I bought this Jaguar magazine from 1966.
I bought it for the articles, primarily; they are almost worth $1. But I also bought it for the interview with William Burroughs (pull your eyes to the lower left-hand corner of the cover). I’m so glad I did, too, because I ran across one of the coolest phrases I’ve ever read:
“I have no message to give the politicians of the world. They’re all completely addicted to promiscuous verbalization, and I’m quite sure they would not be at all interested in hearing about cut-ups and hieroglyphics and still less interested to hear about silence.” -William Burroughs
“Promiscuous verbalization” → word nerdgasm.