Re: hungary

From: karry (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 00:11:23 PDT

do it.

> From: ef <>
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> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 20:54:25 -0800
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> Subject: hungary
> i am thinking of going to hungary... i got this here grant to do a
> cd-rom of various thingies i do... or don't do, cause right now i'm
> real lazy, okay will do, once i stop being lazy... just in time too,
> seeing as i was on the brink of serious (lazy) starvation soon...
> except then i got to do a website for money... which i really really
> hate doing but what the fuck... dog's gotta eat, ya know, with money
> from the evil forestry guys... who are driving me crazy with their
> decision-by-committee undo undo crap... so anyways, then i got this
> here grant that i was not even expecting, i totally forgot i applied
> for it and then it an envelope arrived, fuck, more junkmail i thought
> but luckily i looked before pitching and so then i gave a little
> (discreet) screamette, yowza, and rightaway took several friends out
> to dinner... and now i am thinking i might go to hungary to do the
> thing i have been wanting to do for ages.
> the thing i have been wanting to do is a thing my father wanted to do
> but then he really didn't have the money to do and then he croaked,
> oh you know. fathers do that, they die. the thing he wanted to do was
> to go up into the mountains of transylvania which is not really
> hungary but romania although it was the oldest part of hungary until
> it got snatched in some battle and all the hungarians are still real
> pissed about that and make lots irate parlamentarian speeches about
> it but the romanians just go, haha, fuck you. so there it sits, the
> oldest part of hungary, in the middle of romania, and the romanians
> really hate all the people who live there, and the people who live
> there really hate the romanians. the usual shit.
> the thing my father wanted to do was to go up into the mountains and
> find a little village where a man lives, well, he too might have
> croaked by now, cause now he'd be very old. this man saved his life
> during ww2. as he told it, the family legend, there he was at the
> front, having been taken there by the hungarian army which was allied
> to germany, to essentially make croak digging ditches as they would
> do to young men of his racial/religious/whatever persuasion. and as
> he was vigourously being encouraged into the afforementioned state of
> non-being by an enthusiastic application of beating, a giant in the
> uniform of the hungarian transylvanian regiment appeared. after a
> minute or so of watching the festivities, he turned to the other army
> guys and said, well, why don't you just give me that there jew and
> i'll take care of it. the other army guys laughed, said sure. so the
> giant grabbed my father and slung him over his shoulder and walked
> off with him towards the woods. and kept walking. and then he nursed
> my father back to health and hid him in a village until the end of
> the war.
> this is how my father survived the war. his wife and kid and parents
> and brothers got croaked, though.
> anyways, as i said, he always wanted to go find the giant
> transylvanian, the family legend. i have his name and the name of his
> village in the mountains. konya antal from zagony. i might have even
> mentioned this story before, i have been thinking about it for a
> while. to go there and make a little miracle or something. the guys
> might be dead now but his family will still be in the village, people
> there stick around.
> as i said, i might have mentioned all this before, seeing as it has
> been on my mind a while.
> but now it looks like i almost have the money to go. almost enough,
> just a bit more, maybe the forest evilsguys will pay up in time.
> cause if i go this year, i have to go in the next few weeks, can't
> travel in the mountains after mid september, things get snowed in.
> and i would still have to arrange for a guide and a driver and such.
> i will know in a few days.
> isn't that exciting? i sure sure could use an adventure and a
> miracle-ing. miracle-ing is, you know, the best. fluxus. art. and
> free.
> -e

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