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I had a dream ...


Last nite, I dreamt ...

LotteryPost has a clubhouse.  Members are hanging out as usual.  Todd comes in and starts handing out flyers.  I look at the flyer, and it said LotteryPost is closing shop.  It also said members should claim their lottery loses on their income tax returns.

I ask the man beside me what is happening.  He shakes his head, and says it is all the fault of Todd's rich uncle.  The uncle has absconded leaving Todd high and dry.

Todd invites everyone for a ride.  I look out the door, and I see a big bright yellow bus.  Emblazoned on the side of the bus, in bold black, are numbers 2278.  Everybody piles into the bus.  As Todd starts the bus, I wake up.

Entry #26


Comment by Rip Snorter - September 8, 2006, 10:10 am
Ahhhh. 2278! That was part of the license tag number on that psychodelic bus Kesey and the Merry Pranksters ran around in for the Electric Koolaid Acid Test.

I'd go to sleep again and try to follow what happens next. Once we're out of the 2000s the 2010s are going to make the '60s look like the 80s. You wanna be on that bus.

csfbComment by csfb - September 8, 2006, 10:17 am
Okay Jack, I'll go sleep again. Catch ya later.
Comment by c*aramel - September 8, 2006, 2:03 pm
GA.   cash 4 midday today 2827. Wish I had read this earlier.
csfbComment by csfb - September 8, 2006, 3:49 pm
Well c*aramel, I'm told one has to play the numbers 8 times. Good Luck.
csfbComment by csfb - September 8, 2006, 4:01 pm

Didn't know Kesey and the Merry Pranksters so I looked them up. Interesting what I read. Apparently, they were in the psychedelic era. Along with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. I know something about Kerouac and Ginsberg 'cause I have some of their books, but not Kesey. Did you meet any of these writers?
Comment by Rip Snorter - September 8, 2006, 6:15 pm

I was a big fan of Kesey when he wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Great book, though I haven't read it in a good many years. And Sometimes a Great Notion, I thought in those days, was good, but less so than Cuckoo's Nest. Electric Kookaid Acid Test I never, I confess, succeeded in finishing. I might try it again sometime, though I'd be more likely just to re-read one of the other two.

Ginsberg, I met once at a poetry reading in NYC.   Just one of a multitude shaking his hand and congratulating him. Never met Kesey, though I felt close enough to him because of his books to feel I knew him well.

Came within a city block of meeting Kerouac once, but to be honest I was never much impressed with him. He did what everyone I knew, including me, were doing at the time, and he wrote about it.

Kesey, I'd like to have read a lot more from before life, acid, the '60s, something, brought his decline. He could have been a contender. (On the Waterfront, Marlon Brando)

Comment by Rip Snorter - September 8, 2006, 7:12 pm
Actually, now I think about it, I guess Electric Koolaid Acid Test was written maybe by wossname, the guy who got dead a few years back and had his ashes shot up into the sky in fireworks. Guy who wrote Hell's Angels and invented Gonzo Journalism. But I might be wrong. Might have been Kesey. For some reason it's in my mind Kesey wrote something after Sometimes a Great Notion, and it might have been Electric etc.

But he was definitely a Merry Prankster.

Comment by LOTTOMIKE - September 8, 2006, 7:33 pm
didn't ginsberg end up trying to follow bob dylan around once he saw how huge bob was getting in regards to the.........
csfbComment by csfb - September 8, 2006, 10:56 pm
I asked an older guy here in the office if he knew anything about Ginsberg and Bob Dylan, and Kerouac and Kesey - all he knows is Ginsberg and Kerouac were in the beat generation, Kesey was a hippie who died some 2 or 3 years ago; and Bob Dylan, he is still going strong.
Comment by Rip Snorter - September 8, 2006, 11:24 pm
Your older guy made a good summation. I think LottoMike might have been obliquely referring to one of the facets of Ginsberg's character involving sexual preference.   Dylan was a bit young to get followed around by Ginsberg, however. Joanie Baez had to follow him around, instead, because of the age thing and the fact she was a Joan instead of a John.   

Some of Ginsberg's poetry is up on webpages if you're interested. Sort of typical beat generation stuff, not anything great but some of it qualifies as good.

Comment by LOTTOMIKE - September 9, 2006, 12:41 am
i think ginsberg was in dylans rolling thunder revue back in '75.joan beaz was too.just got through reading a dylan biography.pretty good.....

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