February 17th, 2011 / 12:05 am

If love can be a brainworm then I would like to talk about my brainworms

I met someone who gave me brainworm recently. I used to think of brainworm as something that I would own and hold. I thought, “The person who gives me brainworm will be mine and I will be theirs.” The new brainworm I found does not feel like something I need to own or hold. It is a thought that continues to eat wherever it wants to eat. I enjoy the feeding of this thought. The feeding is endless. I could let this feeding continue the rest of my life and I would be happy even if I never saw the person who gave me the brainworm. I am so full of brainworm that I am sick. It seems stupid that I could be so happy about having something as dumb as a brainworm.

Tonight I ate some cheese. I was one of the last people in a room eating cheese. An elderly woman who reminded me of my grandmother began talking. She talked about the time she saw William S. Burroughs read. She went to the reading because she wanted to ask him a question. A lot of people at the reading just wanted to take William S. Burroughs out and get him drunk to see what would happen. She never asked the question she wanted to ask because she didn’t know how to formulate it. I continued to eat cheese and listen. The elderly woman said, “If I had a chance to ask William S. Burroughs a question now I would ask him: but what about love?”

My roommate just got home. He said, “Hellllwwwwwooooo” when he walked in the door. He likes to pretend he is a cat and an Asian when he says “Hello”. When he said, “Hellllwwwwwooooo” just now he was actually saying “Hello” to all the haters who will say they don’t believe in brainworm and think its so heterosexual to believe in something like brainworm.

But yes, I have a brainworm that I’m prepared to live with for the rest of my life and not doing anything about.

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  1. deadgod

      What’s that odd about the ‘oxygen’??

  2. Mike Meginnis


  3. Kevin Sampsell

      That pic reminds me of the early days of HTMLGIANT, when the photos were almost always gnarly.

  4. NLY


  5. Anonymous

      What is this person going on about?

  6. Anonymous

      What is this person going on about?

  7. Anonymous

      What is this person going on about?

  8. Anonymous

      What is this person going on about?

  9. alanrossi

      that picture is going to be inside my dreams.

  10. Mike Young

      that’s exactly what i said to carolyn last night!

  11. Adam Robinson

      I said the same thing but not to Carolyn.

  12. alex crowley

      should’ve photoshopped (or MSpainted, even better!) a surgeon’s hand with a tortilla chip.

  13. Frank Tas

      That brain looks like a fresh cigarette burn.

  14. Nate Martin

      This is one of the best posts on HTMLGIANT in a long time.