Saturday, May 2, 2009

One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey
from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
"I been silent so long now it's gonna roar out of me like floodwaters and you think the guy telling this is ranting and raving my God; you think this is too horrible to have really happened, this is too awful to be the truth! But, please. It's still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it. But it’s the truth even if it didn't happen."

"And, almost, see the apparatus inside them take the words I just said and try to fit the words in here and there, this place and that, and when they find the words don’t have any place ready-made where they’ll fit, the machinery disposes of the words like they weren’t even spoken."

"The flock gets sight of a spot of blood on some chicken and they all go to peckin' at it, see, till they rip the chicken to shreds, blood and bones and feathers. But usually a couple of the flock gets spotted in the fracas, then it's their turn. And a few more gets spots and gets pecked to death, and more and more. Oh, a peckin' party can wipe out the whole flock in a matter of a few hours, buddy, I seen it. A mighty awesome sight. The only way to prevent it—with chickens—is to clip blinders on them. So's they can't see."

Nurse Ratched: “Now calm down. The best thing we can do is go on with our daily routine.”



  1. fear emptiness despair and cookiesMay 3, 2009 at 12:13 AM

    A classic all-timer movie before Hollywood only released nazi movies, 70s sitcom redux and the latest comic book. Never read the book so I don't know if the movie sticks to the book. And this is the same guy that did "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test".

  2. Americans have been getting so bombarded with wars and threats of wars and al Qaeda that the old trick of flashing Bin Laden's mug on the screed wasn't eliciting the required "Two Minutes Hate," so another tactic was needed to keep the herd chewing their cuds.

    Enter the man-made swine flu scare.

  3. Bin Laden as Emmanuel Goldstein! The serfs who like to sing the praises of their massa in DC need to be distracted from the looting wheres that Arab bogeyman or a Mossad false flag when you need em?

  4. I'm sure "al Qaeda" types are plotting and planning the next 9/11.

    al Qaeda types with names like Moshe, Ariel and Shlomo.

  5. H5N1 Originates in Alaska:

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