September 19, 2011

we had crazy fucking times
till the Visa card expired



Martin Ramirez, Horse and Rider with Large Bugle, 1962

* From Harper's October 2011:

-- Percentage of the current U.S. debt that was accumulated during Republican presidential terms: 71

-- Percentage of profits American corporations paid in taxes in 1961: 40.6; Today: 10.5

-- Percentage of the world's population that could fit in Texas by living with the population density of New York City: 100

-- Number of states in which less than 20 percent of adults are obese: 0

-- Percentage of U.S. college greades that are A's: 43

* Before They Were Stars, a compilation of songs recorded before the performers were stars, features Billy Joel fronting a heavy metal band.

* "Poetry is one activity in life where consummate liars are not only admired but completely trusted." -- Charles Simic

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