And speaking of lies, here's a great column by Juan Cole all about G.W. Bush and the lying machine that is now ruling us. In the meantime, Unka Dick celebrated the occasion by goin' fishin' with his old pal, that great humanitarian and great innovator in the world of freedom and democracy in which he lives, the Sultan of Oman...yep, there he was, old Unka Dick himself, his heart defibrillators sparkin' away like crazy keepin' ole Dick goin' strong while he wiles away his time, at We the People's expense, doin' a little fishin' with his buddy the Sultan (wonder if he's kin to Bin Ladin?) off the Sultan's yacht (probably paid for by We the People, too)--oh what a life. And Unka Dick's the workingest vice president we ever had; what a man! What did you do today to celebrate our victory in Iraq? Link here for Juan Cole at his best:
New Kerouac/Burroughs Novel Comin' Out (Burroughs said it was too juvenile to published) on the Stabbing of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr:
New Jack Kerouac book to be published
By Chris Hastings and Beth Jones
A novel co-written by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, two giants of the "Beat Generation" of poets, writers and drug-takers, is to be published for the first time more than 60 years after it was written.
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, written in 1945, was inspired by an actual killing which led to the arrest of both authors.
The novel draws upon the stabbing in 1944 of a homosexual, David Kammerer, by Lucien Carr, a friend of the duo and another Beat leading light.from telegraph.co.uk
Lucien Carr is on far left; Kerouac's
looking tough; Ginsberg's looking like Ginsberg; and there's William Burroughs in his bowler.
Here's a Link to a Site That Tells You All About This Famous "Beat" Murder:
for The Daily Growler