THE INFORMATION #1048 JUNE 7, 2019

THE INFORMATION #1048  
JUNE 7, 2019
Copyright 2019 FRANCIS DIMENNO
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Nota bene: The next issue of The Information will appear on or before June 6, 2019.

All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word.–Martin Luther 

WHEN THIS WORLD CATCHES FIRE
BOOK THREE: SAVAGE NOXTOWN
CHAPTER TWELVE: PART SIXTY-FIVE: THE EASTERN GATE OF PARADISE    

The big confrontation between Cokey Stolas and Doc Ketman was not long
in coming, in spite of Ketman’s best efforts to head it off. I recall
that to avoid Stolas, he would even stay away from his usual
haunts–the Old John Raines Motel; The Glass Bar, and the Jefferson
Club. He never suspected that Stolas would find him in the one low
dive where you’d least expect to see a man of his stature.

The confrontation took place in that hellhole of sin, The Seven Stars
Saloon. I did not witness the event but was told of it later.

Coeky Stolas came dressed for bear, in a ceremonial kilt, a black
domino mask, and wearing a blood red wooden dagger.

Ketman was caught flat-footed, with only a slouch hat to cover his red
hair, a shabby mantle over his hunched shoulders, and weeping wrinkles
on his chin marring his hangdog countenance.

Stolas began by sidling up to the bar next to Ketman and saying,
“Peter Ketman–I hear you’ve been cursing my name all over town.”

“Hwat? And who told ye that? Thy familiars?”

“Never mind,” says Stolas. “Have you been using my name?”

“I have used not thy true name, Stolas, though if ye want me to, I shall.”

“Well, I’ll not be giving ye the chance. I’m calling you out. Peter
Ketman, great battles and disputes befall ye, and may gangrenous
wounds beset ye.”

Ketman replied, “Christ’s cross and Christ’s crown, Christ Jesus’
colored blood, be thou every hour good.”

Stolas said, “I call upon the first king of Hell. Head of toad, head
of man, and head of cat afflict ye.”

Ketman said “God, the Father, is before me; God, the Son, is beside
me; God, the Holy Ghost, is behind me.”

Stolas said, “Lord of Hell, lead us unto the straight path.”

Ketman said “Whoever now is stronger than these three persons may
come, by day or night, to attack me.”

Stolas tore off his mask and hissed. He looked Ketman straight in the
eyes, which Ketman screwed shut to avoid his gaze. But every second
man in the Saloon was strangely affected. They came crowding up to
Ketman as if to do him harm: Philo Marbas, the liquor-store
proprietor; Nathaniel Bune the petty clerk, and even “Foxy” Zepar the
local ward-heeler, Ketman feebly murmured “Old Stolas–Dullix, ix, ux.”
Over and over. But still more men came crowding round Ketman. Young
Elsworth Agares. How now? What was he doing there? He was accompanied
by young ‘Bathless’ Bathin, the son of the ward-heeler of far-off
Gleason’s Corner. What was he doing there? What were any of them doing
there? The fat Italian slumlord Nehemiah Vassago, his eyes glazed,
stumbled into Ketman and demanded an apology, which would have
necessitated opening his eyes and falling under the spell of Stolas,
and it looked extremely dire for old Doc. Stolas pressed his
advantage, and incanted the following: “Praise be to me glorified is
my ability. Elevated is my sublimity, Here I am the King of the
Earth.” Ketman, as it were, was up against the ropes. But suddenly he
opened his eyes, looked away from both Vassago and Stolas, and crossed
himself. Then, shaking from head to foot, he recited the following
spell:

“Flaming dragon, fly from me. Bearded pharaoh, crumble into dust.
Circling sharks, attack each the other. Monkey’s paw catch fire, and
tiger with bloody paws, slink away. Keep your hand on that Gospel Plow
and Moloch, came not near. The fires of hell. How can the fires of
hell afflict me? For yonder stands my savior, and to him I must resign.”

Ketman paused, theatrically, drew his cloak about him so it all but
covered his face, and intoned:

“An antient curse? How can an ancient curse afflict me in the sight of
my Lord God Almighty? No antient curse be stranger than He. How can
that be stranger than the Awful Lord of Melchizidek?  There is no
antient curse, for ab aeterno ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia.
There is no wicked way to entrap me–straight and narrow is the path,
and by this mantle I wear, shapen as it is already, Ye shall shield me
from he who hath one time or at any time done amiss. Accipiunt leges,
populus quibus legibus ex lex. I cannot be bound by those who make the
law that man shall break the law.  By the iron and the silver of the
cross I wear around my neck at all times, repel the host of the evil
one. Who shall speak ill of the cross that bore our savior? May the
demon who thinks ill of it be afflicted by His own continuous evil.
Curses in general do not touch me. Since time began. I bless thee and
those who follow the sign of my mantel through God and the laws of
heaven. Why should an owl, an ass, a jackal affright me in the sign of
the lamb, the turtle, the fish? May the cuckold wizard and all his
wild boars remove themselves back to hell in a long line and may that
line be straight and true, for it hast nae been known that God shall
not know His ane and look after them in times of travail. May ten
thousand sunsets pass, and for all that time may all under my
protection find surcease. If what I say be so may I walk alone and
unfraid from this conclave. Amen.”

The air smelled of rust and iron and blood. The crowd parted before
Ketman, who wrapped his cloak around both his body and his head. Yet
Stolas had the last word. He loudly called out,

“Be it so. You may pass. But also let ten thousand sunsets pass before
you again set foot on this ground, for thou art banished in my sight
and the sight of all here present, and if you should return then slain
you surely shall be, in the sign of Forneus and Foras and of Asmodeus,
under the signs of the bull, the man, the ram, and the serpent.  May
you aye ne’er set foot on this newly unhallowed ground until the
passage of the time which we both have spoken. A fronte
praecipitium…a tergo lupi! Aeternum vale!”

And he laughed a booming hollow laugh and his unnatural eyes glittered
like black marbles in a strong light and the infernal laughter of
hordes of drunken men accompanied his now hacking coughing
fit–brought on by his excessive own merriment, as well as no doubt by
the black smoke which filled the room from the stopped-up chimney.

Did it really happen that way? Ketman assured me that it had. He also
insisted that he had to leave town that very following day, before the
setting of the sun. He walked about in a dreamlike state, gathering
all his chattels. Just as he was about to depart, he told me the
following:

“If I were you, I wouldn’t be staying too long in these precincts,
Yob. It simply ain’t safe. Let me tell you this: there’s no future in
going up against the Big Man. I was able to win the battle, but he won
the war. I let down my guard, and he found a way to twist my words and
so he banished me for 27 years and four months. Let me tell you what
happens if I return. I would probably be thrown in jail and left there
to rot. But that’s not the least of it. Those with whom I have had any
intercourse whatsoever would also be cursed. I could stand the gaff on
my own head of steam, but I can’t have the innocent suffer due to my
actions, for that would be a sin before God and I would risk the loss
of my immortal soul. So I must leave all of you for a long long time.
And if you were smart, you would get out of here too, as soon as you
can. And never fear. Mutantur omnia nos et mutamur in illis.”

He sadly handed me his cloak.

“Take this, for what little protection it may bring. “Where I’m
going.”  he added, as he gave me a mournful wink, “I’ll not be needing
it.”

Where is that? I wanted to ask, but I already knew that–unless I
accompanied him–I would probably never see him again.

1* SALUTATION
ELTON JOHN

NO SHOE STRINGS ON LOUISE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efnBmqXjrTU&list=PL14F56997E8F60EBC&index=4  


ALSO SEE:

THE ROLLING STONES

DEAR DOCTOR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Ci47X96H0  


2*REFERENCE

MORON, IDIOT, IMBECILE

Calling somebody a low grade moron is bad. It’s considered offensive among the higher grade of morons.
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/moron-idiot-imbecile-offensive-history


As for the word “retard,” I prefer to say “Retardo”. The cute little “o” kind of takes the edge off.  

ALSO SEE:

THE ORIGINS OF THE INSULT DOUCHEBAG

According to this article, it started out as military slang and crossed over into college slang, circa 1968. I first heard it used in 1971.
slate.com/news-and-politics/2012/03/matt-taibbi-called-andrew-breitbart-a-douche-when-did-that-become-an-insult.html


SEE ALSO:

THE MONKEY MASK ROBBERIES

https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/providence/providence-police-armed-robbery-suspect-wore-monkey-mask/2013790780  

3*HUMOR

BILLY BRITAIN
www.flickr.com/photos/stillunusual/13678047445  

4*NOVELTY

ART

All art is patriarchal bullshit.
i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/gygmkj/fighting-patriarchal-bullshit-and-capitalist-misogyny-in-the-art-world  


5*AVATAR OF THE ZEITGEIST

CBD AS OPIATE CURE

Old Doc Humes prescribed hashish and massage for heroin addiction. Back in 1980! 
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/health/heroin-opioid-addiction-cbd-study/index.html


6* DAILY UTILITY

EXTENDED WARRANTIES ARE FOR SUCKERS 

“Extended warranties are a really horrible set of mathematics, and the reason people sell them is because they make a bundle on them in commissions,” says Dave Ramsey, a personal finance expert and radio-show host who has been outspoken on the subject. “On average, you’ll pay about $1,500 on an extended warranty, and the average repair is $180. I don’t recommend buying extended warranties, ever. If you can’t afford a $200 repair on a car, then you can’t afford the car.”
www.consumerreports.org/car-repair/get-an-extended-warranty-for-your-car/  
 
7*CARTOON

THE FUTURE: 2011-2200

https://youtu.be/syKJP1lnjQA

8*PRESCRIPTION

DORIS DAY

“I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.”–Oscar Levant
www.brainyquote.com/authors/oscar_levant

9* RUMOR PATROL

TRAIN RUNNING SLOW ON SOUL COAL

XTC singer Andy Partridge has been accused of anti-Semitic tweets following an exchange about Middle East politics.
www.clashmusic.com/news/xtcs-andy-partridge-accused-of-anti-semitic-tweets


10*LAGNIAPPE

BOB DYLAN & PETE SEEGER

YE PLAYBOYS & PLAYGIRLS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btbQcASWy_4  

ALSO SEE:
THE MINUTEMEN
BOB DYLAN WROTE PROPAGANDA SONGS 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qBky_xkcIQ  

11*DEVIATIONS FROM THE PREPARED TEXT: A REVIEW OF OTHER MEDIA

MY PENIS (TO THE TUNE OF “CANDIDA”)

The stars won’t come out if they know that you’re about
Cause they couldn’t match the glow of your eye
And, oh, who am I ? Just an ordinary guy
Tryin hard to win me first prize
Oh my Penis
We could make it together
The further from here now the better
Where the air is fresh and clean
Oh my Penis
I’ll take my hand and I’ll lead ya
I promise that life will be sweeter
‘Cause it said so in my dreams
The future looks bright, the gypsy told me so last night
Said she saw my semen glowing in the sunshine
And there were you and I in a house, baby, no lie
And all these things were yours, and they were mine
Oh my Penis
We could make it together
The further from here girl the better
Where the air is fresh and clean
Oh my Penis
I’ll take my hand and I’ll lead ya
I promise that life will be sweeter
‘Cause it said so in my dreams
Oh my Penis
We could make it together
The further from here now the better
Where the air is fresh and clean
Oh my Penis
I’ll take my hand and I’ll lead ya
I promise that life will be sweeter
‘Cause it said so in my dreams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WROdwlk9_h8  


12* CONTROVERSIES IN POPULAR CULTURE

MORE POPULAR THAN JESUS
In 1966 John Lennon said the following: 

“Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I know I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now. I don’t know which will go first – rock & roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.”  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_popular_than_Jesus 

The Pope issued a lovely response:
The outcry reached all the way to the Pope, who denounced Lennon’s words in a statement to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano: “Some subjects must not be dealt with profanely, even in the world of Beatniks.”  
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/when-john-lennons-more-popular-than-jesus-controversy-turned-ugly-106430/   

But the Vatican forgave him, in time.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-beatles/vatican-forgives-john-lennon-for-jesus-quip-idUSTRE4AL2E220081122 

You may recall that I was very angry at Paul Rosenberg when, after Lennon was shot, he rather tactlessly remarked that it was probably the “bigger than Jesus” talk that done him in.

I was angry because I suspected that it might be true.

But some say it was the CIA. The doorman who witnessed the shooting was a paid contract killer. 

Jose Perdomo had a secret; it was a secret that not many know. Perdomo used to
punch a CIA meal ticket. His full name was Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo. Perdomo was also known as “Joaquin Sanjenis,” and “Sam Jenis.” He was an anti-Castro Cuban exile who was a member of Brigade 2506. The brigade eventually joined Alpha 66 during the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961. Chapman said that he heard someone whisper do it, do it, do it. Was it Perdomo? The Doorman at the Dakota once worked with Jim Sturgis the Watergate Burglar and another member of a death squad called Operation 40 that was involved with the Bay of Pigs and may have been responsible for the death of John F. Kennedy. In fact Perdomo and Chapman discussed the Bay of Pigs Invasion and JFK’s assassination a few hours before Lennon was killed. The doorman for the
longest time had been misidentified as Jay Hastings. No one knew about Perdomo until 1987. https://www.groundzeromedia.org/revelation-9-the-murder-of-john-lennon/

Read all about it.
https://www.amazon.com/Conspirators-Hierarchy-Committee-300/dp/0963401947
https://www.worldcat.org/title/conspirators-hierarchy-the-committee-of-300/oclc/843197530&referer=brief_results  

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