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Rufus labert hinter dem Lichtbrunnen über Beizen, Dachau, Treblinka usw. Die Schreckensbilder wirken nachhaltig, und ich komme kaum durch mit dem Zielen: Tod, Tod, Tod, stinkender, dünner Tod in langen Gruben, in gekachelten Versuchslabors mit Laufkat­ zen an den Decken, Tod in Blechwannen, an Stahlhaken, unter Lederstiefeln, Tod, Tod, Tod, und das ist das einzige, was ich IHM und mir jetzt noch wünschen kann, jetzt, da alle Liebe verschwunden ist in der Portokasse des Syndikats: TOD. Ich schieße mitten in den Lichtkegel.

Schick den Jungen weg. ) Alexander erkennt die Sinnlosigkeit des Menschen an folgen­ den Punkten: Er muß atmen, essen, scheißen und schlafen. Und er muß mit den Füßen den Boden berühren. Alles was mit Schwerkraft zu tun hat schändet. Herr Rotbauch hat sich in die Gurgel geschnitten beim Rasieren. Er reißt sein Maul auf und plärrt „Maia“, und seine Frau kommt angewetzt mit Eisenwatte und drückt ihrem Deppen das Zeug auf den Hals. „Was säufst du immer? Was säufst du dir immer und immer die Seele aus deinem Wanst.

Der Rest ging ins Holz. Ich denk mir: Wow. Tori = Held, und wende mich dem Bildschirm zu. Nicki wird da gerade von einer billigen Strichschwalbe gestreßt, die seinen Kopf zwischen ihre baumelnden Russ Meyer Titten schiebt und dabei die Beine um ihn schlingt und dabei macht sie immer „aaaaahh... ooooohh.... uuuuhh“ und - sofort. “, schreie ich, und meine Stimme bohrt ein Loch durch die Trommelfelle von Tori (denn der steht im Moment kopf­ schüttelnd neben mir): Der Rest ist das gläserne Meer vor dem Thron.

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