July 09, 2003
Fear and Self-Loathing

Did you know...?

  • That recently-fired right-wing mouthpiece Mike Savage, founder of the Paul Revere Society, used to be a hippie liberal, "herbal" expert named Michael Weiner?
  • That this Savage Weiner was buds with Allen Ginsburg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, resulting in some damning correspondence unearthed by Radar magazine?

That's "damning" as in:

March 8, 1970
Dear Allen:
After speaking to you on the phone about how nice the black-white thing is in mountain villages in Fiji, I walked downstairs to the school courtyard, where a little–known black brother looks at me, takes my hand gently, we do some old–world Lower East Side finger tricks, and he peacefully kisses the back of my hand – I do the same for his hand. I told him about our brief talk, and he says, "I must have felt the vibes."
Michael Weiner
Botany Dept.
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

"Lower East Side finger tricks"? Where's my pron dictionary?

Posted by tmonkey at July 09, 2003 10:15 AM
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