04 março 2007
Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
Thanks for a continent to despoil
Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and
Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.
Thanks for bounties on wolves
Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.
Thanks for the KKK.
For nigger-killin' lawmen,
feelin' their notches.
For decent church-goin' women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
Thanks for "Kill a Queer for
Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.
Thanks for a country where
nobody's allowed to mind the
Thanks for a nation of finks.
Yes, thanks for all the
memories-- all right let's see
You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.
Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.
William S. Burroughs - Thanksgiving Prayer, um poema publicado no seu livro Tornado Alley (1989)
Em 1991, Gus Van Sant convidou Burroughs para realizar uma curta-metragem baseada nesse poema. W. Burroughs já tinha feito o papel de "Tom the priest" no filme "Drugstore Cowboy "
Thanks for A Nacked Lunch e Jazz Manel no concerto dos Coty Cream + Beeper + dj: Mário Valente, ontem no Lounge.