Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.

He wakes up. He watches the anniversary of the March on Washington on MSNBC which he wants to be at but he is hungover and he likes his bed and he can watch it from more angles on the television and there are moving moments with the family of Emmett Till and the family of Trayvon Martin and while it isn’t as big a crowd as the original one it is still an important March and there are still many things to be done before The Promised Land is reached. Then he reads the autobiography of Malcolm X and then he reads Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr. Then he falls asleep and then he wakes up in the afternoon and realises that he has not eaten so he eats an apple and looks round his room at all the rotting fruit and the decaying meat and the empty bottles of alcohol so he turns his head the other way so he cannot see those things and watches the pilot of Breaking Bad because he has never seen it before and it is pretty good and he will probably watch some more episodes. The he watches Attack on Titan which ends on a wonderful cliff hanger and then he watches a version of Waiting for Godot directed by Samuel Beckett which is exactly like all of the other versions of Waiting for Godot that he has ever seen which is not a bad thing and then he watches a conversation between Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky from 2011 and he thinks that Glenn Greenwald isn’t going to be able to do that for a while unless Professor Chomsky travels to another country but probably not Britain because he will be in no mans land for 9 hours and will be under the jurisdiction of whatever rules the men in uniforms deem are appropriate for someone who talks about freedom and terror. Then he reads about the cases for and against Scottish Indepence and is no closer to understanding which side is better. Then he eats a big bowl of tuna mayonnaise because this is the only food he has the energy to make that is in the house. Then he goes to sleep.


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