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William Seward Burroughs
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    (February 5, 1914-August 3, 1997)
    Wrote 'Naked Lunch,' 'Junkie,' 'The Soft Machine,' 'The Ticket That Exploded' and 'Nova Express'
    Grandson of William Seward Burroughs, inventor of the first practical adding machine (namesake)
    He was addicted to heroin and morphine.
    He inherited his grandfather's fortune.
    His father Mortimer sold his share of the Burroughs Company in 1929 (stupid! stupid! stupid!)
    Those shares would have been worth $25 million in the 60's.
    His family depleted the Burroughs fortune by the mid-'50s.
    He claimed to have been born with the predisposition toward homosexuality.
    He hated Harvard and Boston, Massachusetts.
    When Esquire Magazine rejected one of his pieces, he sank into a deep depression and didn't write for six years.
    He was divorced.
    He was arrested for drunk driving (1948).
    He was arrested for possessing illegal firearms and narcotics (1949).
    He 'accidentally' shot and killed his wife (1951).
    Originally, his book, 'Naked Lunch,' was considered obscene.
    He attended Harvard University.
    Briefly, he was a medical student, private detective and exterminator.
    He lived in Paris France and Tangier Morocco.
    He pushed the barriers of science fiction, homosexuality and hell in writing.
    He strived to expose the ways in which ordinary people are manipulated through words and images.
    He is represented in the artwork for the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club' album cover.
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    In 2012, Out of 203 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
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    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 56.82% Annoying
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    In 2007, Out of 97 Votes: 63.92% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 185 Votes: 48.11% Annoying
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    In 2004, Out of 524 Votes: 42.94% Annoying
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    In 2002, Out of 1963 Votes: 55.12% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 1347 Votes: 31.55% Annoying
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