Saturday, February 6, 2010

One reason why I like Hans Bellmer

"Here in his foxhole in the rue Mouffetard, [Bellmer] lived in discomfort but he lived in style, and stories about him soon acquired legendary status. He kept his money in a cigar-box under the bed, and amongst the chaos of his room, his work-table with the dentist's drill which he used for engraving was always scrupulously clean. He cooked frugal meals on the two burners of his stove, but to celebrate a sale he would send for champagne and caviar. For a while he was troubled by a huge rat on the stairway to his room; he swore that it always stared at him malevolently, so he vowed to kill it. He borrowed a shotgun and blasted away but succeeded only in wounding it. Filled with remorse as it lay panting on the stairs, he lined a shoebox with soft pink paper and nursed it tenderly back to health."


ckc (not kc) said...

...nursed it tenderly back to health
...perhaps like this?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I had a pet rat. He was the 4th grade class pet, and when summer time rolled around, I was the lucky adopter.

Name was Wade. He was a good rat.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

with a name like that, how could he not be?

Smut Clyde said...

I call him Gerald
He's getting rather old
But he's a good mouse.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I am surprised he didn't incorporate the rat in one of his frugal meals.

Put succinctly, Eat that Rat.

mikey said...

Jeez, FINALLY the Smutster gets around to writing a post about a NORMAL dood.


Substance McGravitas said...

But did the rat still stare malevolently?

Another Kiwi said...

Malevolently, but respectfully.

オテモヤン said...


mikey said...

Exactly! That's what I've been trying to say all along!

guitarist manqué said...

Mikey's right, this just sounds like a normal dude, as long as he's a musician. The dentist's drill I don't know about but if you substitute a cello f'rinstance it would be any one of a number of musicians I know.

I don't know WV but I don't think I'm ready for lanlinga, we just met.

Another Kiwi said...

オテモヤン said... what we have all been too scared to say. It's all about SEX, baby