Monday, August 2, 2010

"No Teeths Depresses People"

You've probably seen this guy on the Stephen Colbert show. His name's Basil Marceaux or, as he likes to be known,
When I first saw Stewart ripping on this guy, I felt bad for him. Here was someone who struck me as the epitome of mid-American mainstream lunacy. Just an ordinary clueless American who, at heart, probably means well. Using the Stephen Colbert Show to belittle this guy seemed a bit like duck hunting with a cruise missile.

Then I went to Basil's website & became enthralled with the pure poetry that is Basil As someone who prefers Henry Darger over Andy Warhol, I think this guy has entirely missed his true calling as a folk artist.

Here's some of Basil's pure verbal genius:


I , Basil Marceaux argue why does a marine go to Leavenworth when they breaks their oath, and when civilian breaks their oath they are all immumed, does that sound like justice?

4. My friends a beer stores say they must check 200 D/L a day that 400 minutes a day per clerk which is over 6 hours at $ 7.00 a hour that $ 42.00, with it mandatory then we must pay them.

Fix the Flag at Mill Park to fly right at a high cost of 12 stun by stun gun and now it fly right thank to 311.

See why dental is not in most plans a tooth aches hurt more than a back aches and no teeths depresses people

See what I mean? William Burroughs and a hundred hats filled with chopped newspapers couldn't create text this captivating.
There is so much more at Basil's website, from links that go nowhere to court case transcripts that read like the Surrealist Manifesto.

&, as a fitting cap on Basil's promise to the people, he says,


Education ,let us put phonics back in school if you can not read you can not do History, Math, English. And that where we are now.

Can I get an amen?

Can I get a hallelujah?

I send pictures through the mail
Well documented and very detailed
To politicians and big celebrities,
But none of them are believing in me
And I await their response
Some send none, most send cops
But man it's a dire situation
And I will risk the public humiliation

Sleestak lightning on my trail
It's a dire situation, they are on my trail

West Virginia has its Moth Man,
Pan handlers' got their Skunk Ape.
But I have a tazer and night vision goggles,
Costco rolls of black duct tape.
It's got red eyes, it's got razor claws,
It's got green skin, no it ain't a meth-head.
And after studying its behavior, objectively and critically,
I believe I have a reliable method.


Morocco Bama said...

This guy's full of shit. Teeths depresses people? Remember how depressed you were when you had your root canal? If you didn't have that damn tooth, you never would have had to endure that depressing and agonizing pain. Jesus, some people just don't get it. Otherwise, I agree with everything he says and stands for....whatever that is. Hell, at least he's honest.

Actually, I think the teeth thing is covered in the "ancient texts," isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Politics does not depress me as much as it used to. I'm taking a Political Science class in college as I type. I figure the representatives create messes that they are accountable for. I did not create these complications. If they are not representing their voters or constitutions then we can define them in a negative sense. I'm more sanguine than melancholic especially in person. I wouldn't mind sitting down with you, Shrub and ericswan and hit a joint drinking a fine lager.

I bum around the streets of downtown Detroit and have gone places where blacks don't enjoy hanging around at. The suburbanites really don't hang around in Detroit minus the sports festivities and concerts. I'm not a typical individual who feels safe at home hanging around suburban Detroit. Check out my last comments from the former post.

The grinders cease because there are few of them... and the doors will be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low...

Dick, the conversations that have taken place in the past few years on Rigorous Intuition and on this blog are clearly not commonplace outside of this realm. Whenever it is appropriate, I may include people in my life, outside of Internetland, on the concepts and realities of these posts. So it can be rather enabling to understand these things and not just a pale and hopeless path leading to ultimate boredom. It gets redundant when individuals start preaching to the choir about realities that have been understood for quite some time now. Like that "sheeple" concept you mentioned a while ago. We may repeat the same things, but so what. It gets dull if we feel comfortable to dictate these things to people, as if we need to be "sheeple" to prove ourselves right.

ericswan said...

Nothing bad ever happened to me when I visited Detroit unless it was that Lou Reed concert at the Masonic that is a bit fuzzy but that could just be the ale heizers.

I remember hitchhiking back to London, Ontario which was a bit of a trick in the middle of the night, but I think it all worked out..sort of..

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of the Delaware Speedway nearby London? I watched most of the races during 1988 season. They still had the CASCAR Super Series races. Very competitive racing since many of the cars were equally matched. Lots of fun.

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