Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Facetious Response

to Padgett Powell:

Yes. No. I love it. No reason it should. Neither. Sometimes. Yes. No. Yes, no. Sometimes. Don’t have one. No. No, yes. Maybe ten at a push.
                Been to more of the former. No, and no. Some of them. To try it, or to eat, or if the opportunity came up. Not usually. No. I might. No. No. Yes and I still do. A touch of one.
                Maybe they don’t want to. That’s news to me but shucks, makes sense. No, but I have seen swimmers at one. I would say probably rubber. Socialist. Red, black, blue, yellow maybe.
                In certain contexts. No. Sometimes. Yes. Maybe – I don’t know for sure. Yes. Same thing. Yes. No. Yes. Average. More hopes. More or less. A little more than some but way less than others. No. Dan Marino. Depends what needs fixing.
                Sometimes. Sometimes. No. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. Yes. No. somewhere inbetween. If you want. I can make you do that. That’s a question only for yourself.


Yes. Easy. No. A bit of both, depending on the situation. Yes. No. Yes, dear. Not necessarily. Opportunity. No.
                No. No. Yes, no. Lucien Freud.
                No, and no. Yes. Sometimes. Only just now. None. Yes. No. Yes.
                If we all do then I do too, logically. No. I doubt this is true. No. No. No. Yes.
                No. Yes. Terrorist, I think. Healthy. No. Yes. Obviously better if things were better.
                Yes. Yes. I suspect so. Depends who you ask. Yes, and no. Yes, from an amplification design point of view. Yes. I can. No. Depends what’s in the bag/s. Laws of physics say there is finite steam.
                On the whole, yes. No. Yes. Both equally. This isn’t logical. Bit of both. No, and no. Yes, and no.
                No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
                No. No. Yes. Yes. Yes. No, no. Yes. No. Yes. No. My friend Jon. Yes. Yes, No. No.
                No, no. No. English. No. No. No. Peanuts. I do have pets now. No. Fruit. Both. No. To the human, yes. Infinity.
                No. No. No. Both. No. Charitable purchases and donations, helping people at my job, taking out the trash, recycling, not killing anyone, et cetera. Shit brown. No. No, no, and something else. Crisp. No, and no. Nonsensical. No. I have one. Sound engineering.
                Cards. Yes. No. No. I suspect they would. Nobody likes that. Yes. No. No. Soar. No. No. Yes.
                Perhaps. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
                No, and that is impossible. Define the difference. No, and yes. No. No. No. Yes. No. No. No. No.
                Depends on the man. No, and no. No. No. Possibly thrush. Bth.
                Yes. Yes. Never heard it. I don’t see why not. No. Yes. Neither. The question is: “What do you think of when you think of the velvet raiment of kings.” No, no, no. Yes. At the moment.

                No, it would be a horrent if anything. Yes. No. No. In theory I like them, in practice they fly weird. Hogwash. Yes. Oilcloth. Don’t know enough about him.
                No. Linguistically, anagrammatically, yes. I don’t know. Not if I can help it. One is OK. Guiltless. Is it three times the mph so 180m? You might be wondering about whether these things constitute a painting of a pioneer or similar you have once seen.
                Yes. Yes. Not especially. Yes, maybe, maybe. No. A bit. Never. Actually yes. No. No. No. No. No.
                Yes. No. No, no, and no.
                No. No. Yes. Yes. The former. Neither. Always. No. I think so. This makes no sense. No. Yes. No. Not until now. No.
                Yes. Yes. I’m not sure this is factual. Yes. No. I quite like the idea so if I could afford it I might be persuaded. Yes. Be careful.
                No. No. No. Sea of trouble. No. Yes. No. Capitalism. Yes. No.
                No. No. For. No. No.
                No. Not. Kettle drum. No. No. No. No. Yes. Yes. No. Jon. Protect it. Yes. Yes.
                No. No. Picket. Yes. Sax. No. No. Pad. Formal, no. Never. Never. Wrapper. Spanish. Yes. Perhaps. No.
                If they conceived it, they would deserve it. Erosion and geology. It gets the worm that way. No. No. Yes. Yes. Laughable. Yes. No.
                Yes. No. No. I suspect a hundred dollars or so when I was earning a lot, to someone’s cancer research fund. No. All the good ones. No. No and no.
                It’s not bad but needs tighter focus so all of it.
                Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. I hope so. Yes. No. Yes.
                Yes, yes, yes. Yes. Yes.
                Fire. No. No. No idea. Not these days. No. Yes. Yes. No. No. Yes. No. Yes. No, no. Capitalism. Life in general. Joe. I’m answering you until I get bored.


Yes. No. No. No. Yes. Indifferent. Neither. Maybe 100mphish. Not often. No.
                Shackling. Some of it. Rain gear. I’d hope so. Humans, and shit. Sometimes. I don’t do that. No. Yes. Define the other kind. Probably. Yes. No, and yes. No idea.
                Yes. Yes. Yes. 1. Tried harder at college. 2. Not gone for an eye test sooner even though I kinda knew I needed glasses. 3. Not seriously explored my depression decades ago. In person, around 40ish, so she said. Yes. Both, no. No. Kurt Vonnegut. No. No. No.
                Yes. Yes. Yes. No. That is defined by the action. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. I’m not sure it is important. Subtle. Yes. Yes. No. No. Never. No. No. No. No. No. No.
                Yes. Yes.


Neither. No. No. Yes. No, and no. Yes. I might, but I probably won’t. I suspect that’s too specific for virtually anybody to have done it. No. No.
                Yes. No. Yes. No. No. She’s dead. Quite high these days. Yes. No. Leave it. Yes. No. No. Jukeboxes. Yes. Canada. Good.
                Watch. No, and no, and no. Sherry and fear. No. No. Yes. Yes. No. Stay. Never. Yes. Pro. No. Yes. Yes.
                Not much more than a fiver. Yes. Merit. No. Yes. Yes. No. No. Documentary. No. Yes. Hugff. Yes. Yes, no, no. Oak. Maybe. Neither. Clearly, yes.
                Yes, and yes. Yes. It depends if it is evolutionary or artificial. No. Shoes. You did, and no. It changes. Yes, and no.
                Responsible, and no. Absurd and dishonest. Yes. Yes. No, and no. Mixed. No. No. No. No. Yes. No. Most would say they’d like it but few would follow through. No.
                Yes. Thrilling. Very. Green. No. Hospital seems friendlier to me. No. No. No. Yes. Yes. All do, and none do.
                Yes. No. I don’t think I could physically do it, but it is advisable sadly because of irresponsible pet owners. No. No. Yes. No. No. Maybe. No, because you are talking absolute bollocks again.


Ha, maybe. No. don’t know. No. Yes, evolutionarily, ultimately. No.
                No. No. No. No.
                No. 60%. No. No. Skydiving. Astrophysics. Ghengis Khan. No. No. Cash. No. Any. Loose. No. Yes. Machining course. No, and no. No. Yes. Yes. A couple of minutes.
                Quite often. Most times. Sometimes.
                No. No. No, and no.
                I don’t think you actually are. Yes. The former. Yes. No. Yes. Bad. Chocolate. Blonde would be better. No. Happily. Yes. Yes, and no. Yes. Philosophy.
                Maybe there are many already. No. No, no, and no. Yes. Yes, no.
                Yes. No. No. Yes.
                OK… No. No, and no.
                I don’t know if they were. Perhaps yoghurt. From one point of view, yes, and from one point of view, yes. Yes, no, no and no.
                A bit of both. A bit of both. Closeness of association for manipulation. No, no, no, no, no, and no. No, and no. No. Yes, and no. Yes.
                Yes. Barbershop. Foorball. No. I don’t have one. Interesting recontexting, and it depends. No, and no. No. I like them. A little. No. No. Manicure. Once every few years.
                No, and no. Possibly cocaine. Neither. No. Cherry.
                Yes, and no, and yes, and no. No, and no. No. No feelings either way. Neither. Life would go on, and no – no, and no. No. Of course not. Very specific again, so I guess so. No. Something.
                No, and no. No.
                No. No. Yes. Claw, hammer dumb. Yes. Reservations. Oversimplifying. A football crowd. Yes. Yes. Partisan.
                You did – it probably became interchangeably used, as Hoover has. Sometimes. No. I wouldn’t know either way. Hardware-store, no and no. No. Acetone. When it really, really, really needs doing. Descartes.
                Yes. No. Indifferent, and I try to. Yes. No. No. No. Yes, and yes. No.
                Not yet. You may, you may, and that is impossible to prove. No. No, and no if consented by both parties. Probably proscribed. No.
                Shelter, love, food. More. Meat. Above. The same. A kebab. Yes, in speech. Yes, and I used to live there. Freehand. Bad. I haven’t but that’s the kind of wooly liberal thing I’d probably say.
                No, I’m starting to enjoy it now.


No. Yes. No. – no – Yes. No. Yes. Yes. Neutral. No. Homosexuality. Decrease. Yes. Yes. No. In theory, good. No. Still have one. More these days. Foul. No. No.
                It doesn’t so this is meaningless. No … yes. Yes. No. No. 100.
                Yes. Yes, no. I don’t. Yes. No. No. Get drunk with friends watching football. Ill-gotten either way isn’t it. No. Hope. Pocket pooch. Redemption. Yes, and no. No. No. No. Yes, in Spain. High tide. Spanish. Yes. No. Yes.
                Yes. Three. 99 per cent. No, and no. They’re already dead so yes. The latter.
                Primary colouration is easier for kids. Yes. Yes. No. No. The latter.
                I have many dreams like that but in real life I don’t think it’s ever really happened that I can remember. No. No. Lightning. Yes, and yes. No – no, no and no, and no.


Not at all. Yes. No. Yes. Yes, no, yes.
                Yes. No, and no. Yes. No, and no. Blue. Standard. Gained. Indian. Pickled onions. The Russian one who kills people with her legs. Maybe ten.
                Troy perhaps. Yes, but deep frying depends on careful temperatures too. Yes. Dervish. So be it. Maybe. No reason why not. Off the top of my head, the exile of Trotsky. (I do), yes. The former. Couple of years back, on holiday. Sexually attractive. Not especially. No, and no. I guess one of the cup finals.
                No. Yes. Order. No. No. No. No, and no. No, and no. No, and no. Yes I think so. Yes. Yes. No. no, and no, and no. No. No. Never. No. I don’t know.
                Yes. Yes. Yes, and yes. Depends on the beholder. Yes, and yes. Possible rather than plausible.
                Tangentially. Maybe. No. No idea. No, and no. Yes. Yes. No. Ballet. No. Any age really.

Smooth. Chilli. Maya. Sadness. Yes. No idea. Yes, and no. A few days. Yes. Yes, and yes. Yes. Football coach. Yes. Numerous.
                No, and no. Blue. Venice. No, and no. No, and no. No. No. Economic growth. Once in a while. Capitalism. Yes. Yes. Not. No. Yes. Yes. Yes.
                “You found it.” RoboGop. Lucille Ball. No. Yes. Spain. All for it, I do, and alcohol. No. Yes. “Sorry, I didn’t catch that.” No and yes. No. No, and no. No. Sometimes. Yes, yes and yes.
                No. OK: Yes. Yes. Probably.
                Awareness. No. No. No. Chicken. Loose. 6.
                Yes. Indifferent. I expect so. Less than one. Yes. No. No, and yes. No, and no. Yes. Dismiss. No. Biblically, yes.
                Yes. Yes. Tar Pit. Yes. Yes, yes, and no. Probably a couple of hundred quid. Yes. No. the usual. Yes. No. What to do next. No. No.
                No. Originating language. It didn’t, and it didn’t. Yes. Yes. Yes, no, and no. No, No, Yes. No. No idea, and no idea. Yes. Yes. Writing and music, DIY and physical th8ings. DIY.
                Laugh. Stupid. No, not always. Neither. No. Either, both, and maybe. Maybe, maybe. A lot.
                Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No. Yes. No, and no. No. No.


Loose and dissolute. No. No. No. Nothing and nothing.
                No, and no. No. Other dances. No. Fenders. No. Better. Yes. Yes. No. No. No. No. No. I haven’t. Neither really. Yes.
                No. Yes. I don’t. Yes. No. No. No.
                No. No. No. No. Yes. No, and no, and yes, and no, and yes, and no, and no. No. Yes, you just did.
                Yes. No. No. Slightly above some others, lots below some others.
                Yes. No. No. Yes. No. Plane. No, and no. No. no […]
                Constant. Hospital. Convention. Hospital. Foie Gras followed by incredible steak, in Nantes (OK). Going out to mess around.
                Yes. Good. No different. Wool socks. Lion. No.
                Yes. No. no. No, and no. No. Yes.
                Very occasionally. No. Not really, and no. Not relevant. Yes. Once I realised it was OK to be one. Yes, and yes, and yes.
                Yes. No. No. Yes. No, and yes, and no. Yes.
                Yes, and no, and no. The third option. No. The former. The latter. The former. Yes.
                No. No. No. No. Maybe.
                No. No. No. No. No. Yes. No. No. Ceramic. Woman. Man. No. Capitalists.
Yes. No. Yes. Don’t know. Yes. Yes. No. No. Yes. No. Yes. Yes, and yes, and no.
                Yes. The former. A few. No. Ground. Onomatipaeic.
                No. Yes, and no. No. Not much. No. Stilts. Extreme ones. Yes. Yes. A light one. No. Neither. Yes.
                Yes. No. No. The former. About three or four. No, yes. Yes. No. Yes. No. I’m starting to think the current one.
                Boomerang. No. I haven’t but I wouldn’t mind. The second one. The latter. Yes. No, and no. No. No. Yes, No. Capitalism. Yes, and yes.
                Yes, and no, and no. The team. No. A pattern of cross-hatched colouration often associated with the cloth of Scottish clans.
                No. No. Yes. No. No. Sofia Vergara. No, and no. Calculus. No. The third.
                Yes. No. No, and no. I don’t know. Pro.
                No. Yes, and less. No. Yes. No. No. I don’t mind. Awareness. Yes. No. No. Yes. Yes, and no. Yes. I didn’t. The former. No.
                Yes. Yes, and yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Piglets and goats. Yes. Neither. I have, and no change. This has no logical answer. Don’t know, and don’t know. Yes. Light refraction at certain frequencies. No. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. Good. No. A touch.
                None. Attracted. Yes. Yes. No. No. The doughnut. No. Yes. No. Lyric.
                Yes and – no. Yes. No, sorry. No. I don’t, and no. No colour.
                No. Yes. Yes. No. Either. A few. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. Good. Capitalism. No.
                Black. No, and no. Yes. No. No. I have seen a documentary about this and it’s something to do with wind resistance and air pockets or slipstream or something. No. 99. Yes. Yes. No.
                No. No. Agnostic. Beheading. Plain, and light. Yes. No. The latter. Hollywood, and movies. Yes. No. No. Yes.
                No. No. 100mphish. Clint. School, and no. Yes, and no. An honest one. Chocolate. No. No. Three weeks. They’re OK. No. The former. Yes. No. Yes. No. The former, and no.
                No. No. Yes and no. No, and no. Yes. No. No.
                A friend. Yes, and yes. Yes. No. No. Dull. Mistrust. Yes. Yes. The latter. Quite a few. No. Yes. Yes. Yes. Silly.
No. Pool. No. No, and no. No. Yes. No.
                Indifferent. No. Yes. No. No. The former. No. No.
                Yes. No. The former. Whenever. Yes. About $1,000. Bear. Literature. No real preference. Yes.
                Spaghetti. Stream. No. No. No. The latter. No.
                Board. Yes. No. I like it. Yes. Thoughtless dogmatism. Whore. No. No. No. No. None of them. No. Must be a gig at some stage. Yes. No. Capitalism.
                No. No. No, and no. No. No. No. No.
                Don’t know. No. Yes. A few minutes, ice cream, the latter.
                Yes. Toaster. Goat. Americans. No. A few years ago. Yes. The former.
                Myself. Yes. No. Normal. More. The latter.
                Cotton. No. My dad. No. Yes. No, and no. Not really. No. Yes. Yes. Still stands. Still stands. Still stands. Still stands. No.
                Yes. Yes. No. No, and yes. Ages ago. No. The former.
                A very, very, very, tiny fraction of one per cent. No. Yes. Yes. No. No. No. The latter. I should know but I can’t recall it. No.
                Yes. No. No. No.
                No. No. No. The latter. Yes. No. The former. Cocaine. Probably not. No. No. No. Yes. Yes. No.

                Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No. No. Not a great deal. No. No. The former with a good amount of the latter. Yes. No.
                No. Yes. Yes, and no. That would be bad. That would be bad.
                All of them. No. No. Neither. Yes. Yes. No.
                No. The second one. The first one. Yes. Yes. Never. Cat. None.
                Both. Debatable. Yes. Yes. Bull. No. Yes.
                “I told you so.’ No. Hesitant. Flexible. No. A long time. When it feels like it, and it’s evolutionary. Bullshit.
                Suzy. Plants and those that live in harsher conditions. No. No. Yes.
                Yes. Yes. Yes, for their own ends. Yes. Yes. Yes. Not right now. No. Mothers.
                Any of them. No. The latter, but the former as a backup. The latter. Yes. No. Yes. No.


No. No. No. Yes.
                Yes, and yes. No. No. No. No. No. Veneer. Yes. Won’t.
                No. No. No. No.
                No. Yes. Yes. Better. No, and no. Red. The second.
                The former. Fire. No. Lash or death. Never. Yes. Yes. Yes.
                I don’t know. Yes. No. There’s quite a few, and overdose. Quite sad. No. No.
                No, and no. No. Yes. The latter. Zoe, and yes. Yes, and no. Not very. No. The latter.
                Yes. I do. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. No.
                Must be years. Not too hot, not too cold. The latter. Yes. Yes. Yes.
                Yes. The former. No. Yes. Both. No. No. No. No. The latter. The first.


Yes, No. The latter. No idea. No. Catamaran. The former. No. The latter.
Neat. The former. No. Mistrust. No. No. No. Front.
Yes. Chilled-out, friendly, no ego, happy to lead or be led. No. No. No. No. Thte former. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. Yes. The latter. No. No. Couldn’t tell you a number.
Both. Rear. No. No. No. Less. No. Really quite basic: if I had to sew a button on I could, and maybe darn a sock badly.
The latter. Duncan. Otter. No. No. The former. The latter. No. Yes. Yes. Both. A touch.


Not often. Yes. Mistrust. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Yes. More. No. No. No. Yes, and no. No. No. Yes.
                Yes. No. No. Yes. No. The former. Talk to people, and not be such a deliberate weirdo. Yes. No. No. Loose. No. No.
Sixties. Acquiesce. The former. The latter. The former. Yes.
Human physical protective evolutionary response. Sad things. Yes. Yes. No. Dildo. No, and no. No, and no. The latter. Yes.
The former. No. Yes. No. No. Yes. Yes. Intellectual. The former. Yes. Yes. No. No. Yes. Yes. No.No.
No.
No. No, and no. Yes. No, and no. “Give blood and save lives.” Yes. No. No. Yes. No. N, and no. Yes. Yes.


30x. No. No. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. Yes.
                The former. No. Yes. No.
                Yes. No, and no.
                The latter. No. No. Yes. Boomerang. No, and no. Yes. No. Yes. The latter. Half a mile. Yes. No. When it is.
                No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Tunnel. The very earliest ones. Mayan. No preference. No. Yes, and yes. Indifferent.
                Not especially. Yes. No. The latter. No. No. The former. No. No. The latter. No.


Yes. Yes. No. No. No, no, and no. No. No. No.
                Yes. No. Don’t know who they are. Donkey. No. Sometimes. It’s evil. No.
                No. Suitability. None. Colder. Sveta Katherine. No, and no. No, and yes. No. Drink.
                No. No. No. No. Yes. Because they mean substantially different things by convention and usage. No.  Booze. No. Some kind of scam involving dodgy medical treatment.
                Medium. No. Yes. Yes. No. No. The latter. Yes. No. The former. The latter. No. No. The former.
                Yes. Balm, and tube. The latter. No. The former. No. No. Yes. All of us. Yes. No. No, and no. No. Yes. Don’t know. Yes. “Woof.”
                The latter. The latter. Not often. Way more. No. No. No. Life-size. No. No. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. Yes.
                No. No, and yes. Yes. Yes. No. None. Very slim. No. Yes. No. No. No. Yes. The former. The former. No. The former. Splatter pattern. No. Yes. It just feels like it does cause it hurts. Yes.
                No. Expands. I don’t know. Not really. Yes. No. No. No.
                Yes. No. The latter. No. No. Disappointing. Yes. When the sky is clear. One that doesn’t get caught. No.No. No. Cloth. Yes. Good. No. I suspect it’s your mind distracting yourself from this pointless and smug exercise in form because you regret doing it. A weedy gal. No. Yes. No. Yes. No.

Short. Yes. No. The latter. No. Yes. Burn. No. No. No. No. No. No. The latter. No. Yes.
                No. Yes. No. No. The latter. Yes. No. No. Neither. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. When I’m dead. No.
                No. No Yes. The former. No. Essential supplies. Essential supplies. Yes. Yes.
                No, and yes. No and yes. No. Yes. The second. I don’t. No. No.
                No. Not often. Yes. Pilot. The second one. No, and no. Yes. The latter. No. Irrelevant. Yes. No.
                No. Yes. No. The former.
                No. The latter. No. Yes. Yes. The latter. No. Yes. Yes, and yes. No. Yes, and the second one. No. No. No. No. The latter. Possibly. No.
                No. Yes. No. Yes. No. No. Yes. No. Yes.
                Yes. Yes. The latter. Irrelevant. Irrelevant. No. Yes. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
                No. Yes, yes and yes. No, and no. The former. The former. Yes.


No. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. No. Exceed. I don’t know. Yes. Yes. No. The former.
                The latter. The former. Yes. No. The former. Yes. The latter. The former. Yes. The former. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. The latter. The latter. Yes. No. No. No.
                Yes. Yes. Yes. No. No, and no. Yes. No. Yes, and no. The former.
                No. No. Yes. I don’t know. I don’t know. No. No. Yes. No. No. The latter. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. Tailwind. No. Yes. Historical.
                Chilli. No. No. No. Love I guess. Yes. Indifferent. Indifferent. Yes. No. Pony. Say, “hello.” No. Yes.
                Photographs. Horses. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No.
                No. The latter. Yes. The latter. About a tenner. New. No. This is impossible to say. No. No.
                Yes. Yes. I’d be intrigued. No. No. No. Yes.


No. Very. The latter. Truly. Yes, if the logic holds. No, and no. Sometimes. Yes. No, no, and no. No. No. No. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. No, and no. Yes. No. Yes.
                Yes.
                No. Nonsense. A 1950s one. Yes. No, and yes. No. No. No. Yes. Yes. Yes. No.
                The second one. No. I wouldn’t. He might like it. He probably did. That’d be unique. And unique. Well, so be it.
                It’s always been like that. The latter. Yes.
                Yes. The fourth one. No. No. No. No. No. No. No/
                The latter. Elvis. No. No. No. Neither.
                Good food. No. No. Yes. Yes. Yes. Embarrassed. Picasso. No. No. Lack of opportunity. Sometimes. No.
                Yes. Yes. Yes. No. No idea. Yes. Yes.
                No. No. No.



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