Sunday 24 September 2017

Quotes 2017 #267

"I decided to lop him off if it meant a smother party. (This is a rural English custom designed to eliminate aged and bedfast dependents. A family so afflicted throws a 'smother party' where the guests pile mattresses on the old liability, climb up on top of the mattresses and lush themselves out.)" (Burroughs, Naked Lunch)

Did this custom really exist? This is so disgusting.