Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Electric Kool-Aid Happy Test

Nope, this HaPomo post isn't about Tom "Tommy the Wolf" Wolfe; rather, it's about the subject of the nonfiction novel being referenced above: Ken Kesey, that wacky, bandana-wearing motorist to your right.

Kesey was clearly meant to join the HPm fold. Hell, he led a band of drug-addled gadabouts called the Merry Pranksters. If that's not happy/postmodern, I don't know what is. In fact, that image of the (probably high) Kesey driving like a madman is easily among the happiest images I've ever seen.

Plus, reading Cuckoo's Nest back in my junior year of high school was a hella tight experience. And if not for that novel, imagine how many fewer manic grins we'd have seen on Jack Nicholson's face! So, Mr. Kesey, we salute you. Sometimes, you are a great notion. Huzzah!

Now here's Ken Kesey in "Mel Brooks Lookalike" mode:

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