Who is William Burroughs?

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    Now what sort of man or woman or monster would stroke a centipede I have ever seen? “And here is my good big centipede!” If such a man exists, I say kill him without more ado. He is a traitor to the human race.
    —William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    It’s very hot,
    And weighs a lot,
    As many a guardsman knows,
    So off that helmet goes.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)