From Plastic Tub

Honeybee(s) n. 1. Derisive term applied to those women who, with apparently little else to do than to malinger around museums, art galleries and drafty studios, spout nonsense and display a prowess for elegant hair-dos. 2. A blatantly homo-sexual man. 3. A superficial or shallow person; an expert at toadying and sycophantry.


The term gains importance due to it's near-obsessive presence in Addisson's youthful novella How Goes. In it, he queries:

" ... if I'm dangerous with a knife and my pal Eric is dangerous with a gun. Tom here can kill you with a remote. We're all fucking danger incarnate. Nothing but angry cocks and hawking condoms, pushing a tighter pipe fitting, America's greatest poetry -- how is it that a honeybee gently floating keeps Us at a Bay? We've pulled out, here. It's touched on all our faces, each window the flit of a wing, the trash of our lives gaining in sound like an angry hive, arriving finally at the corner lot -- where, apparently, someone had been waiting."


"It's quite a good show -- if you can see past the queens and honeybees." --Steven Adkins, mid-flex.

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Cassius Clay ate twenty-seven honeybees after hearing that Fidel Castro ate twenty-four.

The honeybee is mathematically impossible.