Thanksgiving Is Ruined

The Personal is Political. The Political is Personal.

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June 29, 2009
hold back the night

Baudelaire knew its dangers:

Twilight excites madmen. -- I recall that I had two friends who were made very ill by twilight. One of them was driven to disregard all bonds of friendship and all politeness, savagely abusing the first person to come along. I once saw him throw an excellent chicken at a head-waiter, because he thought he read some sort of insulting hieroglyph in it.

[Je l'ai vu jeter à la tête d'un maître d'hôtel un excellent poulet, dans lequel il croyait voir je ne sais quel insultant hiéroglyphe.]

Prior to reading the above, TiR thought that it was the only one who had done this with a chicken.