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Ginsberg and other really gay writers

My dad is a Ginsburg freak. For some reason he's having a party in honor of Ginsberg's famous poem "Howl."

My parents once had a party in honor of Van Gogh and they baked a cake in the shape of an ear and decorated it with pink and red frosting. I just hope they don't have a party in honor of John Wayne Bobbit someday. Of course now that I said it they probably will....

So anyway, I sent my dad a book of select Ginsberg interviews, with a note saying, "Happy Howling...Hope this book doesn't 'give rise' to any latent tendencies'", since Ginsberg is probably one of the gayest dead poets alive....well you know what I mean.

Somebody told me once that my dad was staggering around at one of the local "it's-not-just-for-gay-people" gay bars and was allegedly claiming that "Everyone is bi-sexual." Sheesh dad, two Bud Lights and a couple of queer guys sittin' at the bar and you're suddenly "bi-sexual?" No wonder mom can't take you anywhere!

In other news, I went to the local Natural Foods Co-op because I ran out of vitamin B-12 complex, which I take on a regular basis in an attempt to combat my persistent propensity for mental misery. But they were out of vitamin B-12 complex, so I drove across town to the other natural foods store and the only thing I could find was this weird little bottle that said, "Sublingual-Cherry Flavor 2500 mcg Vitamin B-12."

When I got home I took one, then read the label. It said each tablet contains 41,677% of the daily recommended value. I then proceeded to have one of the worst stomach-cramp-diarrhea-attacks of my life.

But today I feel great. Even with more pictures surfacing of Iraqi detainees being tortured and humiliated by American soldiers I'm just as chipper as can be!


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May. 7th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
what a great read! thanks!
May. 7th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
After reading that... I think I'm going to enjoy having you on my friends list. LOL Glad to meet you.
May. 7th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
May. 9th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
On this and other matters. I used to eat natural food unlit I found out that most people die of natural causes. Ginsberg died in 1997, of probably un_natural causes, so to say that he is the "gayest dead poet alive" is just not true; he is the deadest gay poet not living, perhaps, or something like that. The reading of "Howl" will commence at 6:30 PM on Saturday. be there or be square. If Beth wants some "really gay" poetry she should read "Kaddish":, by Ginsberg. I heard Allen read (preform?) "Kaddish" in Kansas City back in the early seventies at the University of Missouri, the place was packed with neo-beats, long haired, tofu sucking, kelp eating, new age hippie freaks; the type of people Jack Kerouac held in the highest disregard. The whole scene turned me off, Ginsberg was just a dried up old Jewish cocksucker, trying to make a living on the college lecture circuit. So what's my point? Eat more un-natural foods and avoid aging, bearded poets.
May. 9th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC)
Oh my God, you actually posted a comment!!!
I didn't know that you saw Ginsberg do some readings in the early 70's. That's pretty cool, even if he was a dried up stale fart. Interesting.....what else have you seen or done that I don't know about...

Were you really at a Pink Floyd concert when Karma was born?
Jun. 22nd, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
Just found Ginsberg reading Howl and remembered this post of yours.
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