Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Last Day On Earth

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

Dorothy Parker, "Résumé"

Someone jumped (naked) to their death from the Roosevelt Hotel, which is across the street from our building. Someone had to leave this world in a hurry...

I've been reading this book on suicide, NIGHT FALLS FAST. I read it in spurts because it can be a bit too *academic* at times, and other times it's fairly gruesome. It's unbelievable how many ways people have tried (and many succeeded) to commit suicide. [e.g., injecting mayo into your bloodstream...?]

Maybe there'll be some thunderstorms tonight, to clean this city...


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