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>Mineo’s Pizza, ladies and gentlemen

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November 28, 2008 at 10:44 pm

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>Four Women – Nina Simone

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>”Half as a joke, Genet once said he was interested in only four women, the Holy Virgin, Joan of Arc, Marie-Antoinette and Madame Curie. He managed to link his name to Marie-Antoinette and Joan of Arc, and in his last book even saw himself as Christ in the pieta with the Virgin.” – pg. 7 Genet: A Biography

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November 27, 2008 at 3:10 am

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>"Thug of genius"

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>From Edmund White’s biography of him, Jean Genet had a criminal record that could make a gal swoon. I couldn’t type it all out because it was just too long. But you get the point. The bitch stole. The bitch stole, got caught, ran away from jail, and stole on his getaway. He’s like Divine from Female Trouble, just bad and can’t stop being bad. Badness as a way of life, as an art form. “He so badddddddddddddd” You give him an inch of leway, and he’ll steal it, cross the border with it, get caught, break out and then steal something better. “What are you rebelling against? Whaddyou got?” Simone De Beauvoir called him the “Thug of Genius” Brilliant! I think it’s romantic that he only stole clothes and books, the things that matter – SIGGGH what a dreamboat. I’d let Mr. Genet steal from me anyday.

1925 April – Genet is entrusted with a small sum of money which he embezzles and spends at a carnival

1926 February – Runs away, but caught and sent back

March – Runs away again, sent to prison

1927 December – Arrested for vagrancy

1936 June – Joins army, deserts

1937 January-May – arrested for deserting

September – Arrested for stealing twelve hankerchiefs

September – Arrested for theft and carrying an illegal weapon

October – Arrested for stealing four bottles of aperitif, runs away

1939 – October – Caught stealing a shirt and a piece of silk from a department shirt

December – Arressted for stealing more cloth

1940 April – A stole suitcase and wallet are found in Genetal’s hotel room

December – Caught stealing history and philosophy books

1941 December – Chased down the street by a tailor from whom he had stolen a bolt of fabric, he is stopped, near Notre-Dame Cathedral, by a bookestore owner from whom he had lifted a volume of Proust

1942 – April – Arrested for stealing books

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November 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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>snow day!!!!!!!

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>alex

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November 25, 2008 at 10:13 pm

>famous

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November 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm

>The Only Weapon We Have Is Our Bodies

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>”If I had my way, I’d a been a killer. Okay? That’s true. I would’ve had guns and I would’ve gone to the south and given them violence, violence, shotguns, and shotguns. If I had my way. But my husband told me I didn’t know anything about guns, and he refused to teach me, and the only thing I had was music, so I obeyed him. But if I had my way, guns, I wouldn’t be sitting here today. I’d be probably dead somewhere because I would’ve used guns during those years, I was never a non-violent person.”

– Nina Simone

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November 24, 2008 at 7:00 am

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>the little mermaid

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I wanna go where the people are, I wanna see, wanna see them dancing!!!! – ariel

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November 23, 2008 at 7:48 pm

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