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  • This is hard-core African travel: trying to sleep on flop-house floors, struggling through thigh-sucking holes in treacherous beds of matted hyacinth and papyrus, enduring the maddening frustrations of broken-down bureaucracies, and coping with the long silences and sudden terrors of bush wars.

    Longest River, Wide Adventure

  • The combination of screaming charges of "supporting the terrorists" from the Republican swine who still have found ways and means to control both (now fully corrupted) branches of Congress, coupled with the degenerate howl from right-wing dominated talk radio and television of "traitors!" that would flow like muck from a thousand backed-up, flop-house toilets, guarantees the Democrats are capable of nothing but empty posturing and whiney rhetoric.

    Printing: What Will it Look Like After the Dems Declare they Refuse to Further Fund the War

  • As far as I can tell the place has become a flop-house for every dope-smoking, "gangsta" rap-listening loser in Independence.

    Posthuman Blues

  • He removed his knapsack and put it on the porch, entered the narrow passage between his psychome and the flop-house next door, and carried the green garbage bag to the curb.

    Pioneers of Alienation and 50s Sci-Fi at Thing Street Asylum

  • (although I have no garden, only a dirty little room in a flop-house), and generally so far below me.

    Army Rumour Service


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  • "The New Deal began, like the Salvation Army, by promising to save humanity. It ended, again like the Salvation Army, by running flop-houses and disturbing the peace."

    - H. L. Mencken.

    September 29, 2008