Party Time, thank fuck, was able to secure himself a crisis loan from the brew today – so this weekend we'll be eating.
I was beginning to think that he was going to eat the cat (not calling him Gore Vidal anymore) so hungry was he. His stomach rumbled all last night, something sounding like the pained moans of a wounded creature echoing through the deep, dark cave it'd crawled away to die in.
When I am hungry like this I swallow my spit a lot. Swallow, swallow swallow. As a child I thought I didn't need to work in school to get a good job cos you didn't need money, really:
- And what you gonna eat. What food you gonna buy with no money? - Scolded Mother when I began striking from doing homework.
- I'll eat my own shit if it comes to it. Eat it, Shit it, Eat it, Shit it – Just go and sit somewhere along Castle Street begging till I make up enough coin to get me a Big Mac Meal...and...Eat it, Shit it, Eat it, Shit it...
- What is WRONG with you, eh? Trembled Mother.
And last night I were thinking, really: was my childhood naivety and general lack of rudimentary biological & toxicological facts really so naïve? Were it really so bad? To eat yer own feces if absolutely starving? Those chicks in 2girls 1cup did it, and them on 'specialised' pornstar wages, they wouldn't have needed to eat shit cos they were starving, but cos they wanted to get paid – and so if you can eat shit to get paid you can eat shit to eat is what I were turning over in my dried up, nutrient starved brain.
I proposed my ideas to Party Time but he didn't like em at all.
He told me it were beyond savage. That a savage would kill and eat another savage,:
- Bat somethan b'yand savage eat at awn shat!
- What about we shoot a few birds outta Mrs Mullberry's trees and eat them?
- Nah. Ah wall nat eat a crate-ture aff thah ska.
I rolled around holding my belly and nibbling on an orange peel I found up the side of the cooker. Party Time began doing exercises.
- Ah hav idea, Danny.
- Ah wash tinkin. Wah fatagraft papals' cradat card.
- How we manage to do that? And why?
- Ah danna yacht, hah. But aff wah culd, wah have all thah dat-tails wah need tah rap a cant aff jast fram ah sall-fone fatta aff thah frant aff has card, an mammary-rising thah scare-ity nambah an thah bach an rattin thah dan wan his gane!
- That's not a bad idea Party Time. Not at all is that a bad idea. Cos that's all you need, right? The 'Long Number', the name, valid to – and – from, all what you'll get of the phone-photo of the front of it...and that security number yiv got written down. Then we'll go online and buy up a loada shit. Sell it down in Cash Convertors, what we don't want! Fuckin hell, you big cunt, that's the first brilliantly criminal thing yiv come up with, despite yer gangster leanings. Goddamn! I may be starving, but this deserves a fitting tune, cousin!!! We'll think of HOW we do it when we've something in our bellies and our energy's up!