By Ben Mack
Because of this publication, Ben won't ever paintings in ads back. if you happen to learn it, neither will you. may perhaps this smart virus infect the mediaspace prior to it's too past due. -Douglas Rushkoff writer of Coercion; Cyberia; Media Virus
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Bucky smoked a cigarette while Bobby chastised him for entertaining the expectation of Bill’s arrival. There was silence. Bobby and he weren’t talking. Bucky sat on the edge of his bed, feeling dumb but nonetheless expecting Bill to show up. Then the front door to his dorm house opened. Bucky heard the unmistakable clank of steel-tipped boots on the stairs. Bill was there. Twisp. DR. WILLIAM FINK: What does Twisp mean? HOWARD CAMPBELL: 43 Ben Mack / Poker Without Cards Oh. Twisp is just an expression.
DR. WILLIAM FINK: Please stick to what you know Bucky was commenting on. At least let me know when you are commenting as opposed to reporting Bucky’s observations from his journal. HOWARD CAMPBELL: Yeah, okay. But this next part is from his journal but not about Bennington. [PAUSE] DR. WILLIAM FINK: Go on. HOWARD CAMPBELL: In 1991, Bucky began his first mind experiments. He knew his mind was capable of far more than he was using it for. His initial interest was to do complicated mathematics in his head.
Bill was there. Twisp. DR. WILLIAM FINK: What does Twisp mean? HOWARD CAMPBELL: 43 Ben Mack / Poker Without Cards Oh. Twisp is just an expression. ” Before I continue with what happened after Bucky’s nap, I have to fill you in on the previous spring. The night before graduation, Bucky, Bill Scully, their friend Dave Williamson, and another 120 students all dosed on liquid a. DR. WILLIAM FINK: Liquid a? HOWARD CAMPBELL: Liquid acid. DR. WILLIAM FINK: Oh, wow. 120 students all hallucinating en mass.
Poker Without Cards: A Consciousness Thriller by Ben Mack