William S. Burroughs shopping lists on eBay

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  1. Brother Provisional says:

    Mmmm… frozen swaffles, triscuts, vodka and marshmallows.

    At least his cats seemed to have eaten well.

  2. prodpoke says:

    what a cute list. n_____________________n he sounds like a cat lady. if anyone’s waited behind a cat lady in a store they have a small amount of commonplace groceries and cat food. Burroughs likes marshmallows, who would of known?

  3. IWood says:

    #8 posted by Pantograph:

    Let’s print this and take it to the store tomorrow. We’ll all eat like William Burroughs for a day.

    So, I finally get to see what’s on the end of my fork…and it’s waffles.

    Huh.

  4. infikitsune says:

    When I die, I hope my shopping lists sell for $495. Actually, screw dying, I want the $495 now – with that kinda money I could buy any groceries I like.

  5. Halloween Jack says:

    And people accuse Stephen King of publishing his laundry lists. *tch*

  6. diluded000 says:

    Is it folded into a package and full of something?

  7. jrtom says:

    Pound pastrami
    Can kraut
    Six bagels
    Bring home for Emma.

    Now _there’s_ a shopping list for the ages.

  8. Keeper of the Lantern says:

    Well I’ve just placed a hunk of my poo for sale on ebay.

  9. lo_fye says:

    I think that last word is “oven”, not stove… but same difference.

  10. Patrick Nielsen Hayden says:

    One day in the early 1980s, in the Seattle neighborhood of Laurelhurst, I saw William S. Burroughs coming out of a Baskin-Robbins with an ice cream cone.

    Everyone always asks what flavor the ice cream was.

  11. Baldhead says:

    anyoen who buys this is a monumental idiot. Not everything a writer writes is worth reading. least of all their shopping lists.

  12. EeyoreX says:

    Soo… If the lists can indeed be verified as written by Burroughs, doesn’t it follow that whoever is selling them is infringing on the intellectual property of this writers estate?

    :-)

    Me, I think I’ll just wait for the audiobook edition.

  13. Lord Xenu says:

    Anyone else think these just may be fakes? It worked for Lee Siegel.

  14. Anonymous says:

    How did y’all miss the much more entertaining:
    “7 pumpkins & box of tampax (super)”

  15. Anonymous says:

    One of David Foster Wallace’s shopping lists will be published in a hardbound edition, as soon as someone locates the box of footnotes.

  16. hassan-i-sabbah says:

    Nooo! I just can’t belive that Old Bill is a vanilla Guy!

  17. Anonymous says:

    That is my handwriting on the “Dry Cat Food.” Cooked Saturday night dinners for him in 96-97. Have a bunch of these lists, though curiously, not this one. Yeah, he did like the Vanilla ice cream. Also some fancy Breyers ice cream thing called the venietta or venetian or something.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Now, someone just needs to cut it all up and rearrange the list. Then resale it on ebay.

    WSB would be snickering if not proud of said act.

    - Control.

  19. Anonymous says:

    You know, Woody Allen once wrote a farcical critique of a collection of shopping lists written by a famous author. The Metterling Lists:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0812978110/ref=sib_dp_pop_toc?ie=UTF8&p=S009#reader-link

  20. Pantograph says:

    Let’s print this and take it to the store tomorrow.
    We’ll all eat like William Burroughs for a day.

  21. Marco Raaphorst says:

    6. buying a Burroughs’ shopping list @ ebay

  22. thequickbrownfox says:

    Would be worth more if writ double-spaced on the good old Remington.

  23. minamisan says:

    One day in the early 1980s, in the Seattle neighborhood of Laurelhurst, I saw William S. Burroughs coming out of a Baskin-Robbins with an ice cream cone.

    Everyone always asks what flavor the ice cream was.

    well don’t hold us in suspense. what was it?

  24. Patrick Nielsen Hayden says:

    Vanilla.

  25. fxq says:

    I have Bill Shakespeare’s dry cleaning receipt right here. But I’m never gonna give it up; never gonna put it down; never gonna run aground and revert grues.

  26. StRevAlex says:

    I totally support collecting the most ephemeral of ephemera related to artists, especially when they’re geniuses like WSB was.

  27. Takuan says:

    why IS touching the very same that someone touched so important to humans?

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