The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban

Dumbass is a virus from outer space.

billI keep seeing this article about William Burroughs linked everywhere, as though it was somehow the definitive word on him.

I don't think so.

Is it supposed to be news that Burroughs was a drug addict and did some really shitty things, and was neurotic? Or that he had an "Ugly Spirit"? Has anyone read a biography of him, or paid attention to his writing? Parts two and three are worse, ending in a clumsy Freshman Comp "conclusion" paragraph that says exactly nothing.

What is wrong with "internet culture" that a mediocre 5-7 page undergraduate literature class paper that deserves about a B+ is linked all over the place as canonical, innovative, fascinating?

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