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December 31st, 2025
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HIC LOCUS EST UBI MORS GAUDET SUCCURRERE VITAE
Welcome to the online journal of larvatus. Stable texts are open to the general public. Squibs and sallies, schemes and stratagems, jaunts and taunts, are restricted to friends. Please note that locked texts subject to third party copyright are provided to my friends under the doctrine of fair use, subject to implied consent by all their readers to abstain from redistribution. Reciprocal friendship shall be extended to all sane, sound, and disinterested personae. Comments and critique are always welcome. Marriage proposals and death threats shall be entertained in the order received.
    The House Rules are few and lax. All anonymous comments are initially screened. They shall be revealed or answered at your host’s discretion. All signed comments are initially presumed welcome, until and unless they cause an affront to your host. Thereupon their author shall become banned from further contributions to this journal. Otherwise, anything goes.
                        SAY WHAT?

                                                                                         ÇA ?
                                                                      Tristan Corbière


A treatise? You don’t say! I haven’t treated squat!
A study? Slothful wretch, my culture fetid rot.
A volume? Random heap, sheets stacked in disarray.
Good copy? Not with me enmired in the fray.

A poem? Not today, my lyre is being cleaned.
A book? Of fusty tomes far better to be weaned.
A song? Would that it were, my ear is made of tin.
Fun pastime? Sordid den, dire boredom dwells within.

A cadence? Rhythmic flow is broken by dull grind.
A product? I divide what others multiplied.
A story? Handicapped, my lame and laggard Muse.
Clear proof? My mind is fraught by grief and lit by booze.

High fashion? Wealth and style inform nowhere my dress.
Grandstanding or grand mal? My spasms fail to impress.
Evicted from the hall, I lurk behind the stage,
In transit, poised to choose: a joy house or a cage.

Too old? But to retire, my tenure won’t suffice.
Too young? My hectic life will rid me of this vice.
A sage, a slob, an ace, a master, and a clown,
A stud without a flock, a king without a crown.

THIS is without pretense, and yet a blatant pose.
It’s life and nothing but, confessed in deathless prose.
A masterpiece? Could be, I never made one yet!
A farce? A waste? A bomb? Decide and place your bet!

I bet… and I shall sign herewith my humble name;
My child shall overcome each tainted libel claim.
Through chance it will prevail, its fate a stroke of luck
Art knows me not at all — and I don’t give a fuck.

                      — traduced by MZ, 6 September 2005


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for the anonymous troll
Over sixteen twenty years online, I have received a broad spectrum of threats and pitches, and entertained a commensurate range of slurs and plaudits. This experience has crystallized two iron laws of online communications.

The first law is a corollary of Occam’s razor. No matter what you are promised or threatened on the Internet, the most you will get out of it is oral ministrations. In other words, there is no downside in moving virtual bluster to realspace. Yonder puffed-out sock puppet is as unlikely to escalate its verbiage to physical damage, as the heiress of an African potentate, to bestow her commission upon Americans paying their facilitation fees. By contrast, that virtual fellatrix yearning to reward your eloquence with expert suction may well come through as promised, especially if you overlook minor discrepancies ranging from mien to gender.

The second law of Internet intercourse is a corollary of the first. Only a clueless newbie responds personally to an anonymous troll. To illustrate its application, whenever one of the latter kind feels the urge to share its thoughts about anything but one of the former, it should take them instead to someone who can relate to its bogus persona. It makes no difference whether a figment of this sort touts itself as a public intellectual in mufti, or poses as a skank that services barnyard livestock for spare change. In the immortal words of Jack Nicholson, sell crazy someplace else, we’re all stocked up here.

A final notice to the insistent incognito. When you surpass words in punishing my excesses, make sure that your hostile deeds leave me unfit to retaliate. My reckoning will define the remainder of your life. It’s happened to your betters before. Don’t let it happen to you.

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August 23rd, 2016
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August 15th, 2016
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August 14th, 2016
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‪#‎firstsevenjobs‬ ‪#‎allmyjobs‬
Opera extra;
Translator;
Payroll deliverer;
Software developer;
Assault philosopher;
Internet startup operator;
Performance artist.
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August 13th, 2016
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August 9th, 2016
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free food, drink, and entertainment for pistoleros, sex workers, and registered sex offenders


Hear ye, hear ye! David W. Affeld and I will appear in person for the hearing on my appeal of denial of my application to the City of Menlo Park for a special events permit. The hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, 11 August 2016, at the office of the City Manager of the City of Menlo Park, at its City Hall, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, California 94025. It is presently scheduled to take up to two hours. In its aftermath, we shall provide free food, drink, and entertainment for every pistolero, sex worker, and registered sex offender who attends the hearing, at Kingfish Restaurant, 201 South B Street, San Mateo, California 94401.

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August 8th, 2016
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August 6th, 2016
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August 5th, 2016
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janz revolvers

Uwe Janz makes Magnum revolvers with interchangeable barrels, cylinders, and calibers in Bad Malente / Holstein, Germany. His revolvers are based on the action developed in 1979 by Willi Korth, scaled up to accommodate big bore calibers. They come in three frame sizes—EM, E, and MA. The EM frame, sized similarly to the S&W N-frame, can be fitted with cylinders and barrels ranging from .22 LR to .44 Remington Magnum, with barrel lengths ranging from 2½" to 12". The intermediate E frame will accept the same barrel lengths, and cylinders chambering rounds ranging from the .22 LR to the .454 Casull. The largest MA frame, sized similarly to the S&W X-frame, accepts barrels ranging from 4" to 12" in length, with cylinders chambered in .460 S&W Magnum or .500 S&W Magnum. Overall, there is a choice of ten barrel lengths, and compensators can be fitted to all but the shortest 2½" barrel. For the quick-change frames five calibers and no fewer than twelve chamberings are available: .22 (.22 LR and .22 Winchester Magnum), .32 (.32 S&W Long and .32 H&R Magnum), .38/.357 (.38 S&W Special, .357 S&W Magnum, and 9mm Para), .44 (.44 S&W Special and .44 Remington Magnum), and .45 (.45 Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, and .454 Casull), with cylinder capacity varying from five rounds in .454 Casull, six rounds in .44 Remington Magnum, .45 Colt, and .45 Winchester Magnum, seven rounds in .38 S&W Special and .357 S&W Magnum, and eight rounds in .22 LR. All grip frames are dimensioned identically to the round butt S&W N-frame, and accept the same grips. Each revolver is made to order. Many custom options are available.







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August 4th, 2016
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they have a saying in chicago

  1. Item: the 1999 bombing campaign conducted under the auspices of Bill & Hill’s “co-presidency” creating a festering Islamist drug and sex slave trafficking and organ thieving enclave in the Balkans.

  2. Item: Hillary doubling down on regime change short of follow-through in Syria and Libya, as per her foregoing full-throated endorsement of the costliest war in our history in Iraq.

  3. Item: millions of Russian dollars funding the Clinton Foundation, Tammany-Hall style “honest graft” style, shortly after Hillary’s State Department approved the transfer of 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves to Russia.

I could go on, but why bother preaching to the choir? No one capable of endorsing a dirtbag of such feculence could begin to process these data points. “Es ist überall nichts in der Welt, ja überhaupt auch außer derselben zu denken möglich, was ohne Einschränkung für gut könnte gehalten werden, als allein ein guter Wille.





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August 2nd, 2016
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August 1st, 2016
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July 31st, 2016
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July 30th, 2016
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July 29th, 2016
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the apposite gods of the usenet
As is well-known, God helps those who help themselves, thus executing a policy that renders His help superfluous. Far more effective would be an apposite God, He who is committed to helping exactly those who do not help themselves. Unlike Bertrand Russell’s barber, who is free to shrug off as impossible his duty to shave those, and only those, who do not shave themselves, the perfection of God requires that he actually do everything that he is committed to do. Then is our apposite God under obligation to help Himself?

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