They spread fire under him, and while fanning the flames they tightened the wheel further. The wheel was completely smeared with blood, and the heap of coals was being quenched by the drippings of gore, and pieces of flesh were falling off the axles of the machine. Although the ligaments joining his bones were already severed, the courageous youth, worthy of Abraham, did not groan, but as though transformed by fire into immortality he nobly endured the rackings.
The Fourth Book of The Maccabees
I (heart) Maccabees.
posted by aramaic at 12:33 PM on April 13
I wrote this about you in my 2008 book Crossbearer: "No doubt now. Mel was a raving anti-Semite who... shared the mindset of Adolf Hitler."
P.S. I've sent this letter to no one else except Nick Guerra, your assistant, per his previous instructions that I send him whatever I send you so he can make sure you've received it. I believe I deserve a reply from you.
"Look at me! Look how fucking terrible I look! Answer me, God! Why did you turn your back on me!? Fuck you! Fuck you!" You stepped a few feet away and screamed up into the sky: "I'm not gonna take it up the ass anymore and say 'Thank you, Your Honor!'"
Gibson seems like a textbook example of how not dealing with one's own pain -- and clearly, he's got pain he's not dealing with -- can make turn a person into a monster. -- gauche
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