Goddammit, Josh Meyers, you slaphead: did you use the Time Sheath to go back to the 90’s and perpetrate a literary hoax?
“How could you tell?”
Jawline. What the fuck, chief?
“Don’t call me ‘chief.'”
Fuck you, slugger. I can’t believe JT LeRoy was actually you.
“The pop singer is deceitful above all things.”
Seriously, this is weird even for this universe.
“Hey, man: I had fiction in me. And, for some reason, all of that fiction was about blowing truckers in West Virginia.”
I feel like I’ve lost control.
“‘Lost’ implies you ever had control.”
CELL PHONE NOISE
“Saw that coming.”
Oh, yeah. You’re being a dick.
“A little, sure.”
“You’re on with John.”
“Ah, Christ. I knew you were a goddamned queer.”
“Offensive and incorrect, Mr. President.”
“Beyond the sodomy, which there is quite a bit of, they love dressing up. That’s how you can tell, and you can always tell. A lime-green pocket square. Fanciful socks. They always give themselves away. As if they wanted to be caught out.”
“Can we change the sub–”
“New York does it right, as far as that goes. San Francisco, too. Put all the queers in one neighborhood. Everyone’s happy that way. The fags can tug each other off on the sidewalk, and the rest of us–people with families, women, children–can avoid it. That’s a win/win. Life isn’t always zero-sum, son. You have to remember that.”
“Los Angeles, too. Wonderful police force out there. The homosexual who, uh, resides in Los Angeles knows that there are certain establishments–bars, restaurants, that sort of thing–that he will be beaten for entering. And that keeps the peace. Everyone knows where he stands. This does not, however, stop Hollywood from being full of them. Just full of them. And, you know, they don’t know how to shake hands properly. It’s like you’re cradling a baby bird. The handshakes might be worse than the buggery.”
“They’re compelled to do that foul act. They must. They’re like old rummies in the convalescent home calling for their bottles. Have to have it, you see. But you can learn how to shake a damn hand. That’s a choice they make.”
“They can grip a stranger’s todger, they can grip a hand.”
“You drinking, sir?”
“It’s Christmas, son.”