"Except for the dead man in the bathtub, no one is home
at the moment."
- Charlie Shoemaker/CLUSTER IN
AN IRON BUCKET
"At a time when more people die from heroin than from car accidents, Charlie bought a car."
- Brain Fog Barney/CLUSTER IN AN IRON BUCKET
"Charlie-Boy had resumed putting warning notices in the form of notes on hisneighbors' doors and covering the walls with graffiti."
"The invasion of the aliens from the planet so-and-so was once again imminent and Charlie-Boy had to at least warn the neighborhood and lock up their pets."
- Samantha Dunham/CLUSTER IN AN IRON BUCKET
"Reverend Zoydd W. Floydd lived in the woods of the Ozark Mountains; among Bigfoot and the two-headed speed freaks and the old and the bent and the rest of the all time fuck ups."
Reverend Zoydd W. Floydd
"I drive along the old freeway. Past broken trailer parks, burned-outwrecked cars and half-ruined houses: Ruins of a declining civilization."
"The Atlantis of the day after tomorrow - glowing and topped with a little frosting."
"Just over two weeks ago, 7 miles sout-hwest of the old freeway, a hitchhiker was kidnapped by a madman."
"Not far from here, her bodily remains were found in a garbage can yesterday, in front of a fucked-up crackhouse."
"In the backyard, the crazed killer had hung the organs of the 25-year-old student on a clothesline to dry."
"Mrs. Flynt from the property management company had called me: Charlie had kidnapped a cat who thought he was a dog."
Harvey, the kidnapped dog
Douglas M. Stratton, Cannibal of San José
CLUSTER IN AN IRON BUCKET
"A Cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant and orders a waiter."
- Morey Amsterdam