What was the most devastating LIE that you were told as a child?

. santa clause --- the world is round --- the world is round --- that I was a girl --- that I was a girl --- the world is round · that i was meant for sex -- -- the world is good place -- Men are supposed to marry women... -- you can do whatever you want with your life -- truth -- that life would be good -- i got an f in a coloring assignment as a child -- i wasn't told lies -- that i'm average -- that my mom was on cocaine -- i have no idea -- that we were going to big bear directly -- that all of juji's stuffed animals hated all of my stuffed animals -- that I was actually an alien -- that my head was lop-sided -- That people were nice... -- that my name in spanish was " Puke " -- That there is a tooth fairly -- that I had a Guardian Angel -- The tooth fairy didn't exist sometimes -- Beer kills brain Sells -- That Santa Claus exists -- !!! -- -- I thought I was a biological part of the family...when i really was adopted and not told until later.. It was awful. :( -- that heterosexual sex was interesting -- i was born -- -- girls, Lisa, boys kiss _girls_ -- -- that everything was going to be ok -- -- that i was smart -- people care -- that I was going to be a midget -- That my penis would grow larger as I aged...That Jesus died to wash away my sins...That police are my friends... -- -- dfshdsfh -- wonderland was my friend -- That I ws special. -- That I Would Always Be Safe -- -- you can't make a living doing art -- that my computer wasnt alive -- -- you can be anything you want to be -- that girls and boys are equal -- Santa Clause is real. -- that i was beautifull -- That Keith Weilmuenster would be President of the United States -- that i was the smartest -- -- if i cut of the hair on my bert finger puppet it would grow back -- That the little things inside peanuts were called Santa Claus -- that my Mommy loved me best. -- i was told i was a rotten egg, easter, in second grade...... -- you could never be a dancer -- i can achieve whatever i want to -- That all daddies poked their little girls THERE. -- you're a princess! -- that its bad to lie -- everyone must work -- -- That I was ugly -- meat, eggs and milk are good for you and are part of a well balanced meal -- the world is in balanced order -- That she was 'just a good friend' -- That I didn't really hate my father -- -- im alive -- that I was a premature baby -- -- your mother is NOT an alien -- -- -- growing old -- it was ok to kiss his peepee -- that my parents were divorcing -- santa clause -- I should expect people to behave rationally -- there is no easter bunny -- that i could only marry a white man!?! -- that i had the sbility to be transformed into an ape -- santa clause -- -- "Your father doesn't love us anymore" -- my name -- that men don't cry -- you have such potential -- I will keep your secret. -- -- -- that Santa Clause was real -- -- There is Santa Clause. -- There is Santa Clause. -- existance -- existance -- We love you for being you. -- that my grandfather would become nothing -- You Suck! -- that I was a good writer -- cigarette ashes in beer drives women wild -- love conquers all -- it wont hurt -- -- That I have big ears! -- I am a boy. -- that god puts check marks by my name when i do "bad" things -- the concept of fairness -- Santa Clause -- I would be happy one day. -- -- that I would marry a wealthy , handsome man and live happily ever after. -- Don't talk to strangers -- there is no easter bunny -- that there is such a thing as

truth

-- -- that I'd grow up soon -- Santa Clause -- Santa Clause was a woman -- that my parents loved me -- I was told I was a child -- that I was born -- -- There is no santa clause -- The story we and others were supposed to believe was that my mother fell down the basement stairs, broke her neck was hospitalized, when actually we knew, I saw part of it, my father wanted a divorce from my mother to marry a women he was having an affair with at the office, Carmen, and when my mother wouldn't give it to him (she was Catholic and this was mid-60s), he beat her in the skull with a hammer and tried to strangle her. When she didn't die, he freaked out, but Mom had the where-with-all to convince him to move her to the bottom of the stairs so it would look like an accident. To prevent her from pursuing any legal action (as if she, a Catholic, low self-esteem woman would or could), my father took my brother, sister and me on a road trip across the Northeast U.S. -- -- god is good -- the best world -- that i was born in another city -- That it was a snake and it would bite me -- death -- you can do all that when you are older -- I couldn't be an actor when I grew up -- "you can be anything, as long as you put your mind to it" -- that my father was a hermaphrodite -- you are worthless -- you're so beautiful. -- santa claus -- -- that I was adopted -- -- you are adopted -- -- im alive -- adults believing in fairies -- santa clause -- -- christ was real -- my friend said his toy car could find his grandma'houses 1000 mile away. I belived him. -- -- that we didn't water the side of the lawn next to the Skubi's because they would be jealous because all they had was gravel -- the little mouse -- -- santa claus isn't real -- You can help. -- there is hope -- -- i go to HELL when i'm bad -- nothing was devastating, i was a child. i have moved beyond childish things -- -- that I was younger than my sister -- that i could be and have anyone/anything i wanted to -- between as there are not any problems/my/parents -- -- that people die -- -- -- My father is the king of a rich country and will come retrieve me when there is peace on the land -- yellow -- qed -- santa claus -- YOu Are GunnA Get A Pony -- I am adopted -- tHATELLING THE TRUTH WILL GET YOU SOMEWHERE -- -- -- -- none -- When my dad told me he wasn't a man -- -- If you play with it, you'll get hair on your palms and go blind. -- THAT IT HOSPITALS WERE HORIBLE -- this is the way the world is -- life is a drug -- "If you keep touching it, one day it won't go back down" -- that children are never told devastating lies -- -- i love you -- that I was safe -- -- -- that live is worth living -- -- My guinea pig was still alive somewhere... -- this site doesn't suck -- -- That I wasn't a child (-Limelife-) -- that i was really a girl -- that i was a monkey -- that I didn't steal -- that there was no easter bunny -- Daddy love's me -- I am not my mother's child -- that everrything was ok -- -- not told that my dog was dead -- -- it is not true -- -- don't eat -- -- clarity -- -- -- -- doctors are nice to you -- that my penis wasnt my vagina [?] -- that my penis wasnt my vagina [?] -- -- I didn't eat the pie -- i was told that i was straight-or else -- that having your period felt like having a sneaker between your legs -- -- -- -- me and you -- that I would understand when I was bigger -- -- Preachers tell the truth -- -- GOOD PEOPLE DON'T LIE -- Santa Claus' Existence -- my mom went to college -- that I would understand IT, when I was a grown-up -- -- love lasts forever -- people like to be taken seriously -- -- anything is possible -- that mom was coming 'right back'. -- that theres myself -- don't want to think about it -- Children are stupid -- that my brother and i were going to be best friends -- your giving me the creeps -- -- true love is not true -- Girls have to get married -- -- -- fg -- -- That my father was my real father -- -- uhhhhh -- a bandana around the neck would keep your cowgirl hat on -- I was green. -- none -- -- -- -- success comes from hard work -- That my mom was not a rockstart -- if you dont do as your told ill give you what for -- love -- --
LIFE GETS BETTER
-- Mai stato bambino! -- story about prince and princess -- poop -- i was a stolen child -- -- -- Dad wuz Santy -- -- -- -- -- THERE IS WRONG AND RIGHT -- i ate a rock -- that life was easy -- That children do not understand what adults say. -- You have to be a virgin when you get married. -- Santa Claus does not exist -- THAT MY BIRTHDAY HAD BEEN CANCELLED -- THAT THE THUNDERBIRDS WEREN'T REAL -- You can be anyting you want to be. -- -- -- this won't hurt a bit -- -- kjfkuyf -- the world is a ball -- there is a santa clause -- i love you -- -- "Youre wrong." -- -- -- -- -- -- lies become truths when you believe them -- It's for your own good. -- fluffy is not really dead, she's away on holiday... -- death is a glorious place, and you're better off once you're there -- there is a god -- -- that i couldn't go out and play -- my mother was a man -- santa claus -- That you should lock your car doors while driving -- that people wouldn't like me if I was nonconformist -- santa was real -- santa -- santa isn't real -- -- you'll be happy someday -- -- you can be anything you want to be -- tooth fairy -- -- That santa existed -- [peter nefert is the person i am asking for -- No easter bunny -- what was thought to be candy turned out to be a wart -- we're moving -- -- that I was fat -- -- i don't remember -- you can't do that -- Ammonia smells good. -- children are not brought by a bird -- i dont believe in god but i know there is a force -- money -- TV -- that i would be a wise guy -- You're fine just the way you are -- don't remember -- that everybody is nice --
What type of personal IDENTIFICATION materials are you carrying now?

driver's liscence, school id, credit card, social security card --- student id, driver's liscence, credit card --- drivers license and student id credit cards atm card library card check book --- clothing, response pattern vibrations -- passport -- my face -- none -- social security number -- photo id -- student id, passport -- eyes, bandwidth violators -- all of 'em -- credit cards, PINs, Drivers License, Library Card, Price Chopper Card, RPI ID, Business Card -- secrets -- passport, license -- My organ donor card -- Super fresh bonus club member card -- my fingerprints. can you feel them? -- plastic cards, genes, retina, teeth, &c... -- my stormy leather bra -- my boots -- my keys, (l lost my necklace..), rings -- credit cards $ photo drivers l. -- my MAC lipstick -- toothbrush, scissors, rabbit -- -- blockbuster video card -- DNA..Blood..Semen..Tissue..Clothing.. -- teeth -- -- my self-identity -- I have Barry Sheck's American Express number -- License, RPI id, Visa, MC, Idiot Card -- map to nonvegetarian bbq, rubberbabybuggybumbers BFA invitatation, receipt for soda pop & chicken, $16, party invite, student ID, driver's license, & my stafford loan application -- school id -- a bank statement for $87,000 account....but it's not mine. I found it on the street. -- i.e. i.d. card -- name it, I've got it -- Drivers Licence -- -- -- my body -- zilch -- none -- credit card -- school id, driver's license -- -- -- "My trademark smile" -- personal computer that has personal name -- my face -- Drivers liscence, credit cards, atm card, pictures of my children, monogrammed underwear, removable tatoo. -- Drivers liscence, credit cards, atm card, pictures of my children, monogrammed underwear, removable tatoo. -- none -- identity, fingerprints, penis -- library card -- penis tag -- id -- id -- sphencter prints -- sphencter prints -- i lose my identity often -- feces dna -- sperm sample -- -- school ID -- Fordham Law "T" shirt; Half-Fare Disability I.D. for NYCMTA; Golden Access Federal Recreation Passport; Photo PA Driver's License with address update; photo credit card; wallet-sized photos of sister, Kathleen, neice, Marissa, and ex-lover Al. -- none -- last year's student ID card and an expired driver's permit. -- Drivers Liscense -- they told me in flight school that in the event of a plane crash, you IUD was considered a means of identification -- school ID -- school id drivers license military id s.s card -- drvers license, state id, school id -- my square head -- driver's license,,id -- nothing -- dog tagZ -- none -- Fannie's strip bar VIP card -- student id -- College ID, Driver's License, Social Security Card, Business Card, Credit Cards -- -- none -- 5,SCHOOL ID'S -- drivers licence credit cards -- if I die right now nobody will be abke to identify me -- driver's license, workplace id card -- -- id-card -- -- nothing -- -- -- -- liscence -- my attitude, chewed-up fingers, smelly pits and a bad tattoo -- none -- -- my brown id -- -- -- inside of eyelid tatoo, mothers maiden name -- -- nothing -- students id, drivers license, railroad card, personal id -- driver's license -- name badge, student ID, passport -- identification ? what for ? -- dna, fingerprints, my body, and a few cards -- clothes -- organ donor card -- pass -- -- -- my driver's liscense, ss card, and university id -- My dreadlocks (but I can always hide them) -- credit card -- drivers license -- passport -- -- my pencil sharpener and my plectrum --
fingerprints, DNA, hair follicles, dental work, body heat, retinal/cornea discrepencies, scars, piercings, Drivers licence, ATM card, Metrocard, keys, foot odor, ISP, Magic Cookie, baggage
< -- bady -- my keys, a librarycard -- neurons -- -- STUDENT I.D, LICENCE, DIARY, BANKCARDS, RETENAE, FACE, MOLES -- the fake color of my hair -- driver's license, business card -- Driver's licence -- Driver's licence -- LICENCE,STUDENT I.D, BANKCARD -- -- birth marks -- -- -- coffee -- driver's license -- lololo -- passport -- my id, fake id, college id, credit card, and library card -- drivers license -- -- student card -- fingerprints, credit card, driving license -- Student ID, Driver's License, tattoo and unique eyeglasses. -- passport -- dvl, rpi, credit cards -- everything!!! (including info. on everything single injection I have been forced to receive since childhood) -- stuff --
What IDENTITY do you project?

an air of forboding --- someone else · tough girl -- crazy type -- -- sweet confidence -- secure and confident -- false -- artist -- pink tutu -- computer dumb-guy -- bimbo -- brooding misunderstood jock -- cyborg_____killer_____computer -- SCAG QUEEN -- suburban housewife--concerned citizen -- depressed and repressed -- damaged, for attention -- that of a wierdo, but i'm really just normal and that's what i fear, being _just_ normal. -- a very happy wasp -- -- rabbit -- ? -- -- a little powerhouse -- that I might even have like a bit of a clue about what's going on. -- Pink, warm, mushy mass of matter draped in fabric -- self secured -- yours -- deadpan man -- sexual -- someone you can trust -- the carnival queen -- cyborg -- peachy beige -- slut gay -- slut gay -- -- Mine -- the one i see fit--the polar opposite of the one i'm supposed to be projecting.... -- the one you didn't see -- -- -- I'm in art school, so as long as I project something weird, my identity is happy. -- I'm bald. -- beans -- cuddly danger -- salt -- an insecure weenie -- who is that in the mirror?? -- -- content -- -- -- Truck stop blow-job queen -- -- im the devil -- love -- {caring, listening, inviting, insightful, sensitive, wounded, watchful, resentful, obsessive-compulsive, masculine gay man} -- -- customer -- science nerd with goth side -- whichever is appropriate -- centuar -- Centuar -- not mine -- yomx -- The identity that I believe the world wants to see. Not the real "really real" me. -- helix younger -- depends on situational demands -- eccentric? -- -- -- cyberwoman -- happy enthusiastic quiet moody alone -- corn beef hash -- insecure -- one that is always misinterpreted -- grey -- -- -- I wonder. . . -- -- a serious man -- lkjlkj;lkj;lkjl;kjl;k -- satanic -- -- -- pisyol psckingmamas -- everyone finds me a shy quiet mouse, not knowing mice can be rabid. -- :-/ -- standoffish -- mine -- icey tall blond who wouldn't talk to YOU -- the one of Christ -- -- -- sarcastic, SINcere, passive, oppositional, frightened, transitional manchild -- super woman -- an angel what i am not -- Happy -- ssaic -- -- wallflower -- -- beer..friend me good -- karen*comet -- -- 007 -- insecure -- That of a maniacal power freak. -- my own -- a thinking planful acting pinball -- a planful acting pinball -- -- artist/architect poser -- possibly -- glamour-julie andrews style in "star" -- happy yet sad -- www.iggi.com. -- -- -- -- No one's -- -- -- -- -- avatar -- -- -- Myra -- straight -- angry girl -- my own -- understanding -- -- psychological manipulator -- -- melting in universe -- stranger -- fez locknot -- shame -- See -- -- i am an individual -- -- escape -- trying, im trying -- -- that of a naive girl -- -- -- recirculating document feeders -- -- : is "us & them", yet takes a virtual slobbering bite out of a magic cookie from a third party vendor (like Bill Clinton/Bill Gates/Jessie Helms for the fun of it -- z -- love and peace -- -- nice and sleazy -- badtempered -- aloof -- -- CONFIDENCE...DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK...DO I? -- the greatest one ever -- 777 -- Eagle eating all the dictators of the world. -- Selfconfidence -- Retired superstar. -- one of quiet introspection -- undersexed overage humanoid -- -- -- -- stoicism -- -- -- quiet, trustworthy -- -- Goddess of the Universe -- work -- Intense -- pussy -- insecure -- a good girlfriend -- that of a bird -- I have imaginary friends -- happy/me -- happy/me -- A person in control of its destiny -- unsatisfaction -- a powerful woman; but i'm just a scared little girl -- happy -- -- -- the side of my self that iam currentley identifying with -- depends on the day kind of like the days of the week underwear sometimes you'll cathcing me wearing my tuesday personality on friday -- mystic -- -- King Kong -- a false one -- loser -- -- different flavors of myself -- mine -- a calm worrier -- me -- machoMale -- -- none -- MS. COMMUNICATION -- heuphrate --
Where do you feel SAFE?

in the bathroom --- in bed --- with my dog --- at home -- under the covers -- in my narration booth -- home alone, sometimes -- with myself -- in my mother's kitchen -- hell no -- in anything in motion -- nowhere -- in wonderland -- in my car -- nowhere -- in hotels -- in my attic -- when flirting with the enemy -- with my dog Rocky Balboa -- in the womb -- the kitchen--on mountains -- -- @ home -- in front of the computer -- under the covers -- bicycling -- -- almost nowhere -- only when I'm strapped in -- in my pocket -- at church -- in crowded areas -- at this web page -- most places -- in small spaces -- In the womb, in my Cryo-Tank, in a padded cell, far away from sharp objects... but only whensedated by precriptionmedication. -- -- bath -- nowhere -- in front of the computer -- in an elephant carcass -- anywhere with gun -- in my room with locked doors without pat. -- at home -- in my boat -- At John Siever's new house. Call me there: (213) 464-6104 -- -- paradise -- In Troy, at night, in the worst part of town -- on the highway deep in sound -- in motion -- In the kitchen -- at home -- -- area 51 -- I just peed my pants. -- soho -- here -- -- in the bathroom -- in the toilet -- bed -- nowhere, especially my own head -- In his arms, in his bed. -- In Bed -- -- -- -- bed -- with GOD -- nowhere -- in my car--basements that I am familiar with--a Mormons home well stocked for the second coming with a good supply of food and water for a few years -- -- ubs -- street -- {Being held in his lap; driving alone at night on a long stretch of highway, in men's rooms, on the aisle, watching videos with mom at Christmas} -- -- in my bed, lights out -- inside myself -- happy -- in my mind. in memories. in dreams. in imaginings. -- in bed -- in New Jersey -- in New Jersey -- In my room, mmmm in my room. -- -- in remote places -- Here in my car. Gary Neuman said it best. -- anywhere -- martina place -- womb -- -- hah -- -- -- sleeping under a bounty of blankets-removed from roaches, rats or noise pollution -- here -- in front of our computers -- -- -- -- -- eating -- yes -- alone -- -- anywhere people are open, honest and warm -- -- in my wifes arms -- by my tv -- work -- -- alone at home in my room or in my car -- any place, because I choose the places I go to -- here -- home -- -- in a wet suit, with a dry martini. -- -- nowhere -- dick -- jail -- nowhere -- -- -- bed -- New york city subways, preferabley the A downtown express -- the park -- -- everywhere -- -- in my head. -- nowhere -- in the ocean -- home -- when i'm feeling the flow, with my buds, smokin a doob -- -- China -- in a WOMANS arms -- at home -- in my refrigerator -- in my own bed -- in my kitchen & in my bathtub & in kathie lee gifford -- in my dreams -- in parks -- In the Seminar -- when i am alone -- -- rv's room -- wonderland -- under the covers -- CHURCH -- planet Earth -- planet Earth -- -- at my mama -- Where ever I know I can beat the shit out of anyone around me should the need arrise. -- everywhere -- -- -- rolled up in a napkin -- hold in arms -- -- AT EYRARBAKKI IN ICELAND -- in my boyfriends arms -- everywhere -- -- in my house -- at the breast of Jan's dentist -- in my body, the shell of my personal universe -- bar -- -- -- home -- when attached to a paintbrush -- -- nowhere -- 5555 -- home -- in his arms -- womb -- Home, work, on the internet -- anywhere -- -- -- -- running -- athome -- home -- -- nowhere -- in your womb -- alive -- -- on trains -- most places -- no -- inside myself, outside of my room, in the cold air, on top of a tall building, anywhere I can see the stars, when I say "i love you", at the Baba center in all of these conditions.. -- in my sleep - but only if I don't dream -- in bed -- Home -- -- in my body -- -- cool -- -- -- under the covers -- where ever it smells like home -- -- Working -- -- -- my bedroom -- at home -- -- -- in bed -- -- sleeping -- home -- anywhere -- in the net -- in bed -- Nowhere -- no place -- bed -- -- when i am drunk -- -- : in bed -- : beneath Julia Sher, or at least in her lemon-flavored "fundies" -- a letto -- only in the fridge -- at work -- in the washing-machine -- home -- a bean bag chair -- in Australia ! -- -- -- -- WITH MY FAMILY -- home -- -- When I am with somebody who cares about me. -- In my own space, wherever I may be. -- -- Nowhere,,, everythign I fdo/sayy is suspect -- the sky -- WITH FAMILY -- at home -- In my bed -- -- only after a thorough ionic shower do I feel cleansed of orgasmic extascy -- wilderness -- -- -- over there -- in my bed -- -- bed -- In bed -- sitting in a chair with my cello between my legs -- -- dream -- urinal -- everywhere -- -- in warm woolen mittens -- -- my car -- -- -- here -- never -- in the country -- here -- -- in your arms -- everywhere -- my volvo -- with you -- ute -- home -- home -- home -- in bed -- nowhere -- in my car --
Which POISONS and mutigens do you feel most susceptible to?

high places --- --- oh yeah --- oui -- A clone of myself -- yes---death. -- yes, all -- fat -- -- the air -- -- dioxin -- lsd -- -- -- streptacoccle muciolus -- pink peeps -- all -- alien probes -- NICOTINE -- pesticide -- smoke -- silent & tasteless ones -- drinking tap water -- those in vegatables and air pollutants -- -- -- diet pepsi, catfish, grapes, strawberries, HIV, any kind of suspicious virus, snowstorms in May or any other environmental mutigen -- -- smog -- not susceptible -- nitrates -- sugar-free candy which acts as a laxative -- Little men called "Germs" that live in filth, who want to alter my DNA so that I will resemble Howard the Duck. -- very much so, sometimes, rarely and never -- Girls -- fat -- spam -- -- internet -- The saliva that flows into the wound after having been bitten by John Sievers' dog. -- caffine -- Radiation poisoning -- over -- You spelled "caffeine" wrong. -- Rogaine and cheesecake and rat turds. -- alcohol -- -- sex -- life -- sex -- muslims -- -- uv rays--fruit loops--muscle relaxers, any and all--msg -- hemlockl -- -- Water -- -- mold -- -- -- not sure -- fire -- energy -- {lead, asbestos, pod people/body snatchers, flesh-eating viruses, ebola, lyme disease, cancer, self-hatred, homophobia} -- literary theory -- -- psychological propoganda vented by people that profess to love me -- -- -- ignorance. fear. apathy. -- jalalal -- you -- -- ARCENIC -- It are cakes. -- -- caffeine and noise pollution -- -- -- caffeine -- caffine, THC, sugar, video-burn -- adb -- belladonna & strichnine -- looking -- airborn -- -- -- antifreeze -- all of them -- heroin -- secondhand smoke and chauvinist ideas -- piss and vinegar -- commercials -- DDT -- chocolate -- -- -- Micheal Criton novels -- -- chicken poxs -- -- novelty -- -- -- cigarette smoke -- Crown Royal, cotton -- all -- airborne germs, dustmites -- polyester -- caca -- almost all -- pollution & alar & kathie lee gifford -- alcohol -- -- feces infested baby guts -- animal hormones -- wheatgrass -- -- mesquite honey -- Just about anything a modern industrial city has to offer, and whatever happens to taste good. -- --

art school

my girlfriend -- mustard -- ammoniated products -- -- this world's life -- dogma -- -- methamphetamine -- -- knowledge, money, electronic impulses -- coffee, air, water -- -- -- brilliant atomic viral-helixes, and shock-trauma thick elixers -- all those microbes. -- -- humanoids -- weekd -- -- -- -- Interior chemical productions and breakdowns. -- e- -- testoterone -- love -- airborn seepage -- umpah! -- everything -- water, wheat and dairy -- -- wormwood -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- nitro -- ddt -- sugar -- Cyclon B -- ice cream, i scream -- -- nicotin & pesticide -- nicotin & pesticide -- rhubarb -- -- air and water pollution -- coffee -- -- -- -- -- sperm and cabbage water -- --
the confusion between art and life
-- kryptonyte -- -- tylenol, gatorade -- TV -- aze -- air -- cannabis -- ants, Twinkie filling -- fufufufufu -- TIME....NO TIME.. -- hloo0 -- friends -- bad breath -- Arsenic -- Gin and lacquer thinner. -- -- food -- -- cigarettes -- -- alcohol -- dioxins, x-rays -- cancer and the insanity virus -- cancer and the insanity virus -- mushrooms -- pesticides -- -- wierd things in water like hormone mimics and heavy metals -- caffeeennneee -- alcohol -- olive oil -- licking tongues -- Long-chain non-polar hydrocarbons, in general -- -- -- lies -- men -- men -- --