Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Happy doesn't mean lobotomized.


Toast said...

Does it mean alive: "No one knows how many John Kennedy Tooles have committed suicide in the frustration of knowing their book, no matter how good, would never find print."

King said...

??? Well, he certainly wasn't happy with the current System, was he?
I'm offering an alternative, and am definitely happy about that vision.
Why does even the idea of changing the system scare you so?

Toast said...

What system, man? And what makes you think I'm scared? And what part do you imagine I play in your system anyway? Do you think I'm a hired troll sent by the system to taunt you and screw up your revolution?

Excerpt from the minutes of the most recent board meeting of American Poetry Industry Inc.:

A: "Our operatives report that King Wenclas has an alternative vision."

B: "Yes, he threatens our very existence."

C: "My god, yes, a solitary loon indulging his semi-literate noodlings on a blog somewhere out in — what do they say, cybo-space? — could bring our whole enterprise to its knees."

A: "Exactly. If even one person reads his work, the illusion will be shattered and soon everyone will know that we are a giant fraudulent mega-corporation, hoarding our vast wealth and power, and crushing all the peons who won't swallow our doctrinaire post-structuralism."


K.I.N.G. Wenclas said...

Something seems to be bothering you about what I'm posting.
Can you try articulating what that is?

Toast said...

Well that's not hard. You're a self-important blow-hard, but you're also dumb as a suitcase full of cabbage. If you take a look at my blog you'll see that I trade on tweaking nitwits like you who set themselves up as the new solution, but can barely conceal their wounded sense of exclusion and cannot begin to conceal their ineptitude in the very craft they offer to reform and restore. It's true your unwitting hypocrisy bothers me, but I get such joy out of my trolling that it don't hardly matter no more. You're my target audience, as it were.


Anonymous said...

You know, watching King get pwned really never, ever gets old.

K.I.N.G. Wenclas said...

??? You still haven't addressed a single point about my four-part series on the publishing world. You're revealing your own ineptitude.
Well, have fun telling me off. That makes you, in the last seven years, the 4,365th person to do so.
Oh Snore.

K.I.N.G. Wenclas said...

A Question:
What does one call a dissenter to a dissenter?
A self-designated establishment hatchet-man?
A reactionary?

Toast said...

Boy this is really turning into Grouchy America Literature.

K.I.N.G. Wenclas said...

Then give us something positive!
Tell us why you like the status quo so much.
Relate how you've gained, or plan to gain, from it.