Funny Business
A Special Edition of The East Village

Bruce Andrews

from "Mistaken Identity" 


The situation has a situation 
Electro-convulsive opinions eat us 
Pig brink dollarization, the marriage of money gobble gobble money 
Profit margin american cream dream cultures of vultures 
A social predicament, the losers are self-preoccupied 
Jellyfish FBI -- are you a vending machine? 
Who fights the free? -- at least the exploited ones have a future 
Dayglo ethics, corporate global chucksteak 
Lose the flag, nightstick imitation value goosing me 
Estados Unidos, suck o loaded pistol 
Scale model blonde -- zoloft, paxil, luvox, celexa 
Need money? -- it's easy, it's simple 
Dot-commie foreskin arrevederci 
Hot mark-up johnny on the spectacle 
You as the human labor saving device 
Culture, please -- all very non-missionary 
Massive doses of dog tranquilizer -- to stop being reeducated 
Hostesss of the ecosystem 
Supoena the rocket so angsty 
Self-catapulting PFC shimmy 
Stiletto, spice it up -- live & die for the hell of it 
Viva las vegans 
Future suture stipend stutter 
Only your insecurities make you jealous 
Nasty simulacra -- you jerk, you forgot your pistol 
Bunny potlatch -- Slam Slam Happens 
Integrabby glisses up 
You're the cowboys, we're the cattle 
And Scrooge McDuck 
The non-oligarchical wisecracker irritainment 
Listen honey, we call it passive regressive 
Dirt at crime scene -- cineplex moonshine foxtrot 
White Collar Hairnet -- Burn-outs for Christ 
Culture dead codehead down, pre-rave accessorizing the wick 
Wallet had icing 
Cops money satan 
So contextual it squirted 
A spore with a scholarship -- to reconcile the pre-ops 
Bankroll some more pronouns bail to the chief 
Contras got drug cash 
Trustees in a world of pleat 
The dotted line barks back to restooge our rights 
PRISTINA -- rub our jobs on it 
Red army faction -- well done, Society Members 
The more reactionary & stupid, the more popular 
Guillotine volunteers -- delighted 
Eat the free-for-all, ephemera on cruise control 
We just want it easy 
Fat cats & middlemen, too  many pills 
Money to bork, licky-splitty totalizing enough