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I ain’t even mad

Lookee who tried to pull a fast one, Steve. Nice try, Steve.

What do you guys even know about Ferlinghetti, anyhoo? I remember my mother talking about this guy.

Never mind. I didn’t have anything to post about tonight anyway. So thanks, Steve. Dead Pool 141 still stands!


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 25, 2021, 8:45 pm

I have his book.

Purchased it in college OR it was given me by one of my crazier girlfriends, can’t remember which.

I’m 73, so…

Didn’t Ferlinghetti establish Kerouac alley beside his store?

Ferlinghetti’s middle name is “Monsanto” and now Laurence has been called to The Big Roundup.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: February 25, 2021, 9:05 pm

Important and influential modern poet, or so my comp.lit. profs insisted.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 25, 2021, 9:20 pm

He made it to 101, which is impressive.

Have you seen the image of Olivia de Havilland riding a bike at 103? It’s making the rounds of social media. Granted, it’s a trike, but still…

Comment from homer
Time: February 25, 2021, 10:17 pm

Go read rule number three.

Comment from steve
Time: February 25, 2021, 11:40 pm

Tie goes to the runner!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 26, 2021, 12:38 am

So, here is an excerpt of one of Ferlinghetti‘s poem, quoting from memory and totally not cut n’ pasted from Poetryhunter.com. I must say that I am not a fan of prosetry poetry in most cases. It’s like listening someone stoned to the point they can only manage a word a minute or something.

“ The world is a beautiful place

to be born into

if you don’t mind some people dying

all the time

or maybe only starving

some of the time

which isn’t half bad

if it isn’t you ….

Oh, and Steve, bummer, man, bummer.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 26, 2021, 2:06 am

I read Coney Island of the Mind on a bet. I won the $10 and then tossed the book in the trash, naturally.

—- And all the while
——– while no birds sang
———— any Saint Francis Passion
and while the lookers kept looking
———— up at Saint Francis
—— with his arms outstretched
———— to the birds which weren’t there
a very tall and purely naked
—————— young virgin
— with very long and very straight
—————— straw hair
—- and wearing only a very small
—————— bird’s nest
—— in a very existential place
———— kept passing through the crowd

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 26, 2021, 2:13 am

Oh Lester…I think we have a perfect invitee to the next soiree at the ‘Estate’. Give him the honoured seat in the chair-o’-pain…
Steve? what ya doin’ next Saturday night?

Comment from God’s middle finger
Time: February 26, 2021, 4:43 am

……………..effin’ Steve

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 26, 2021, 5:02 am

But it doesn’t even appear to be that close of a sneak attempt. All counts of Ferlinghetti’s death state 22FEB.

I get it, though. Steve was wrought with anxiety having initially picked someone already claimed, the first entry even. A blunder that is embarrassing. He was distraught, distracted, and dismayed.

But Rule Zero is subtitled after him, though. I will instruct the calligraphy room to be ready to draft an additional invitation, and the motor pool to have the courtesy van ready…

Comment from steve
Time: February 26, 2021, 1:26 pm

“He was distraught, distracted and dismayed.”

I think LesterIII was Jackie Childs in a past life.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 26, 2021, 1:47 pm

Trump obviously inspired Steve to do that!

We MUST have an investigation! One that will involve everyone traveling to some pleasant tropical island paradise, spending billions in Taxpayer dollars to find the true reason for Steve’s behavior, which is obviously TRUMP!

And I thought rule rule #3 was

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 26, 2021, 2:12 pm

But all this reminds me.

Am I too late to pick RBG?
No one else picked her in the last Deadpool, right?

Comment from OldFert
Time: February 26, 2021, 5:26 pm

Can I pick Joe’s mind, or does it have to be his whole self?

Oops. I see from his State of the Union, or lack thereof, that his mind already left the building.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2021, 6:08 pm

Oh, homer, I’m down with Rule 3. It was a nice attempted sneak. Doesn’t mean I won’t check it out.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: February 26, 2021, 7:15 pm

Steve, did you mean Jackie Chiles, Esq.?

Did you just allude to me being an alliterative, asshat attorney? The courtesy van will definitely have room for you.

I begrudge no one of utilizing Rule 3. I use it consistently, in my own way.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 26, 2021, 9:51 pm

OldFert @ February 26, 2021, 5:26 pm:
Can I pick Joe’s mind, or does it have to be his whole self?

A few DPs back, I picked Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been comatose since 2013. (Didn’t stop him being re-elected in 2014. So Joe may have a second term in his future.)

Anyone with a pulse is eligible. (Or a brainwave: Dick Cheney had no pulse for several months, being kept alive by a rotary blood pump when his heart failed. It works fine: I have a friend who walked around with one looking perfectly normal.)

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 26, 2021, 10:01 pm

@Rich Rostrom

So, is it okay if the stand-in finally dies, like RBG’s did?
Do we have to name the stand-in, or can we use the name of the person they’re impersonating instead?

And what about Animatronic people?

Comment from BJM
Time: February 27, 2021, 8:41 pm

@Durned…or Royal moon bumps?

What!? too crass?

Comment from BJM
Time: February 27, 2021, 9:24 pm

We usta hang around City Lights cos it was what the cool kids did back in the day before focus shifted to the Haight in ’67. Truth be told it was kind of boring, a bunch of old guys leering and posturing and young guys hoping to score.

We’d hie over to Caffe Trieste, sip espresso, read foreign newspapers and listen to the Commies and assorted ratbags leering and posturing.

This sums up the Beat scene for me.

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