William S. Burroughs would be ninety today.
Of all the surreal, outrageous, wise and funny words he left behind him when he departed for the Western Lands in 1997 - and he's always worth paying attention to - I think my favorite may be his reaction to being inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1983: "These people, twenty years ago, they were saying I belonged in jail. Now they're saying I belong in their club. I didn't listen to them then, and I don't listen to them now."
Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. Go out and do something subversive in the name of Uncle Bill today.