Arts Thomas Pynchon on Whore Pills?
posted by November 20 at 15:23 PMon
Here’s the first sentence of today’s New York Times review of the new Thomas Pynchon book:
Thomas Pynchon’s new novel, Against the Day, reads like the sort of imitation of a Thomas Pynchon novel that a dogged but ungainly fan of this author’s might have written on quaaludes.
Now, please enjoy this list of street names for quaaludes: “714, Citrexal, Disco Biscuits, Down And Dirtys, Gorilla Biscuits, Ndanda, Lemmon 714, Lemons, Lennons, Lovers, Ludes, Mandies, Mandrax, Q, Quaalude, Quad, Quay, Sopor, The Love Drug, Vitamin Q, Wallbangers, and Whore Pills. It can also be found under the name Special Quay (rhyming with the letter “K”) and Turkey Gizzards.”