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COLUMN SIXTY-SEVEN, JANUARY 1, 2002
(Copyright 2002 Al Aronowitz)

THANKS FOR THE MAIMING

Subject: peace marchers
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 09:15:59 -0000
From: "john williams" <liverpool.mouth@btinternet.com>
To: "al aronowitz" <info@blacklistedjournalist.com>

The contemporary peace marchers are a bit like the Liberals whom Trotsky dismissed as the kind of people who thank their assailants for maiming, rather than killing them.  They are the same gang who think that men like Dahmer and Bundy could have been rehabilitated if only they hadn't been executed.

Best John  ##

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FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO MAKE METH  

Subject: Re: Your Stance on Terrorism
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 10:55:21 -0800
From: "Stephen E. Billinghurst" <seb@neteze.com>
To: "al aronowitz" <info@blacklistedjournalist.com>

You define the people in the WTC as innocent.  That is just an assumption.  There weren't any chemists lost, just usurious types, making money from money, basically.  And, they had an outlet for expression beforehand, and they still have one.

Suck up that attack, and prepare for more, such as the anthrax scare, because, you've been fucking people for too long.  Oh, we may all be under attack from far left to far right, but, are you saying that my ass, which has been given to someone else to exploit as he sees fit may get blown up before it can be adequately exploited?  Awww.  You wanted to take drugs, but you never wanted to go to prison for it.  I'm sure I can find a reference to your drug-taking in your writings.  That's wrong, son.  I just wanted you to know I still know how to make meth.  I don't take the shit.  Maybe that's why I am still here after a year; still the same after your dismissal.  I would have expected something more from someone who bills himself, "The Blacklisted Journalist".  I think you are a flit.  It is time for Geo. Harrison to die, and to bemoan it is to glorify tobacco at our peril and the peril of impressionable youth.  Propagandist!

We do not have much history of slavery in California, and I for one have always been a little sickened by NYC (How can we lose the whole thing and start our own country?).  You're mob is no longer cute.  I have never been there, but, it is the one place you can really know without going to. I am tired of you fucking up 3 o'clock before 3 o'clock gets here.

I know you'll keep 'em comin' and keep 'em mild, you false-advertising fuck of an infidel.

They won't be "working in our laboratories", or they would have nuked you 40 years ago.  ##

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THANKS FROM BEN

Subject: AW: AW: [AGALIST] EXPLANATION
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 10:49:32

From: "mode_bbaumgarten" <bbaumgarten@modeinfo.com>
To: "'al aronowitz'" <info@blacklistedjournalist.com>

Dear Al

I just wanna thank you again for the latest stories I've read (Dylan Papers - Woodstock and Isle of Wight)

Ben  ##

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A GOOD IDEA!

Subject: Here's a good idea?
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 08:03:01
From: "Mark Pucci" <markpucci@hotmail.com>
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

Al,

What about the government going to Hollywood to procure some kind of propagandist image to send over to third world countries?  Are we fuck'n nuts?  Hollywood doesn't even relate to the rest of this country, let alone people living and starving in third world countries.  There objective, as they put it, is to show the rest of the world what a kind and caring provider we are to the rest of the world.  Now, maybe it is just me, but don't you think that if some man living in one of these countries, who happens to be poor, wears rags for clothing and lives in a crumbling shelter of a building, don't you think he might find some irony in all of this?

Why don't we just send over a public service announcement like this:

Hey Lebanon,

Just because we own blenders and blue jeans and ironing boards and dominos delivery to your front door, we're still the same as you.  You're not as good of a country as we are, but we still like you.

or

Hey Syria,

Don't you just hate it when you go to the drive through of McDonald's and you pull too far away and you can't reach the window, and then you lose some change on the ground (but you don't pick it up) or your food is not ready so you have to pull up and wait, and then it takes around five minutes and still some dumb mutherfucker gives you your quarter pounder with pickles, which you specifically ordered without?

or

Hey Pakistan,

You know what sucks?  28.8 modems!  Don't you agree!

Hollywood scares me almost as much as Bush, and only a pea brain like Bush or his government would look for help from Hollywood instead of promoting good foreign policy.  Don't you think?  Well, I hope you got a laugh out of that Al, even though it is a scary prospect.  

Talk to you soon,
Mark  ##

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ABOUT MISSING SOMEONE YOU NEVER MET

Subject: Thanks....
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 17:33:01 (CET)
From: ydgroot@elnet.nl
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

thanks for clipping that sad news bit about Kesey. I never really read much about him, except that my friend used to non-stop mention stuff about the merry pranksters. All I asked was if he was the one from the book "one flew over the cuckoo's nest". it's still on my list of things to read. And just like I went searching for info and songs of john lennon when I first heard he wasn't here anymore, and when the first news about Georges illness came around I suddenly thought "why did I never care to even listen to one if his albums". you get this feeling, like you have this friend that you keep forgetting to check in on and you keep thinking you should try to contact him again some time soon...until you here that he's dead (and this-one happened to me also). Well, it's just like that. Now I suddenly remember our library has an e-version of cuckoo's nest, and I have to get it right away.

peace
Yvonne  ##

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AN ED GALING FAN!  

Subject: Ed Galing
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 13:15:51 -0500
From: Douglas Holder <dianner@iopener.net>
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

Glad to see Ed Galing's work in your magazine- we have published him a lot over the years, he did a chap with us  Prayers From A Tenement Rooftop-Doug   Holder /Ibbetson St. Press
http://homepage.mac.com/rconte  ##

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DISCOVERED IN HIGH TIMES  

Subject: I
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 10:53:22 -0600
From: "Sonny Red" <sonnyred57@hotmail.com>
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

would first like to say, that since I "discovered" your articles, through a recent article in Hightimes (Oct. 2001), I have been all over your website, voraciously reading, (enjoying) and searching the internet for more!  You have a new fan!

I have a request.  In that same article in Hightimes, the art work was simply amazing.  I was wondering if you had a link, address, etc., for the artist who did the illustrations?  He is listed as Robert Belfiore.  I have had no luck finding anything out about him or his work.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely

Sonny Red  ##

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DAYDREAMING UP A HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER

Subject: dylan and the dead
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 11:19:38 -0800 (PST)
From: five riders <fiveriders@yahoo.com>
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

Dear Blacklisted Journalist:

I enjoyed finding your story on Dylan and the Beatles first meeting.  I am also a big Jerry Garcia fan and enjoyed that write up too.  I found your web site yesterday and here's my little story.

Yesterday I was driving to work in Petaluma, California from where I live in San Francisco by Haight/Ashbury.  Every day I drive from Haight/Ashbury across the Golden Gate Bridge and past Mt. Tam in Marin County on my way to my computer job.   I was driving along and daydreaming about stuff, as I often do.  I started thinking about maybe writing a script for a movie.  I was thinking that their should be some sort of action scene at the beginning of the movie.

I started thinking about what might be a good beginning to the movie.   There is this guy who has a big fight with his girlfriend.  He grabs some drugs booze, and a gun.  He drives to a deserted spot to get wasted and do himself in.  But he is too wasted to actually blow himself away.   A highway patrol car comes along and sees a car pulled over at night on a deserted highway. The police officer walks over to the parked car and taps on the window.  The cop startles the guy and without thinking he jumps out of his drug induced stupor and points the gun toward the cop.  He pulls the trigger by mistake and the suicide attempt turns to murder.  I am very non-violent and it seemed to me that I thought of such a strange, violent idea for a story.

Later I was working and I thought about the Beatles getting stoned with Bob Dylan for some unknown reason. I am a big fan of Dylan and the Beatles.  So I typed that into the search engine and found your page.  I enjoyed reading the story about Dylan and the Beatles.

Then I got to the end of the story, about how Mal died, and remembered my little daydream in the morning.  I knew I was lead to your page to learn about Mal for some reason.  Hard to say why...

Anyway that's my little story.  Thanks for putting your story on the web!

Peace;  

W. Dire Wolff 
http://www.wdirewolff.com/  ##

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