JUNKe Life


The truth , the whole truth, and nothing but the truth…
May 18, 2007, 1:57 pm
Filed under: Good Stuff

In 1953 William S. Burroughs first novel, Junkie, was published.

The book’s Introduction captures junk reality bang on. No wonder its subtitled “Testimony Concerning a Sickness”.

The pyramid of junk, one level eating the level below (it is no accident that junk higher-ups are always fat and the addict in the street is always thin) right up to the top or tops since there are many junk pyramids feeding on peoples of the world and all built on basic principles of monopoly:

1–Never give anything away for nothing.
2–Never give more than you have to give (always catch the buyer hungry and always make him wait).
3–Always take everything back if you possibly can.

The Pusher always gets it all back. The addict needs more and more junk to maintain a human form…buy off the Monkey.

Junk is the mold of monopoly and possession. The addict stands by while his junk legs carry him straight in on the junk beam to relapse. Junk is quantitative and accurately measurable. The more junk you use the less you have and more you have the more you use.

A decent overview of the man himself is found here and here

Burroughs writes his experiences with a variety of drugs in an article submitted to The British Journal of Medicine in 1956.


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