Friday, December 19, 2014
Entertainment Weekly and lots of other publications have been touting the comedy team of Key and Peele, who have a program on Comedy Central. I am just now going back and watching from season one forward. Their show is a half an hour so it's perfect for times when you can't commit to something longer, or you just want something to watch before you hit the sack. One of the guys, Jordan Peele, does a fabulous impression of President Obama. In the episode I just finished watching, he does an Obama bit without his partner Keegan Key. I swear it had me laffin' my ass off. It is frickin' High-Larry-Us. Check it out right here and see if you agree. Oh, and start checking out their show. These cats do outstanding work.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Friday, December 5, 2014
It's no surprise that people are coming out of the woodwork to claim ownership of the Cassady letter mentioned in my previous post. Lots of moola at stake, which brings out the greedy worst of all the players. You can read about all this in today's SF Chronicle right here. Be sure to check out the great photos on page two. I love the picture of "the gang" outside Ferlinghetti's City Lights book store in October 1956.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Today's Chronicle has a front-page article on the famous "Joan Anderson Letter" written by Neal Cassady in San Francisco to Jack Kerouac in New York. The letter is said to have inspired Kerouac's approach to "On the Road." The letter is to be auctioned off on December 17th with the bidding to start at around $300,000. (Hold on while I check my checking account balance.) The article is very interesting and you can read the whole thing right here. Click bottom right corner of page 1 to move to page 2. An interesting irony is that the "Joan Anderson Letter" was named for a woman Cassady describes in amorous detail, but who she is or was remains a mystery. Note the link on page two to an interesting video from the Beat Museum regarding the letter. The link is functional.