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Date: 08/08/06 02:04 AM

38 Responses to Jack Kerouac

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2006 at 1:53 am
    Link: Jack Kerouac - He answers some sqaure questions.
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    Purple_Pride Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 2:11 am
    I...don`t....understand......
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    QALAUGHTRACK Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 2:24 am
    The guy seems to wonder why he wrote On The Road so quickly, and why Kerouac liked to use on continuous sheet for his type writer. He was a freaking speed freak, thats why. If your as drated on speed as they were, you dont want to stop to change the sheet.
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    Littlelo Female 18-29
    150 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:11 am
    That was brilliant! Thanks for sharing Buddy! :)
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    cooltapes Female 18-29
    101 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:17 am
    Littlelo, are you being sarcastic or sincere?
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    72tour Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 3:17 am
    Man, I hate that book.
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    vthings Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 3:52 am
    Thanks for the link. I had not ever seen him talking about his work before. Was very interesting.
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    Hungwell Male 18-29
    410 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:55 am
    This was mentally engaging. Now excuse me while I smoke a joint.

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    Roob Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 6:46 am
    Never heard of this guy before, whats with playing piano whilst asking questions?
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2006 at 7:49 am
    That was really cool. Nice post.

    And Rooib, the dude playing the piano was Steve Allen, the father of all TV talk shows. He was the first Jay Leno. He was playing the piano because that style of jazz was played in the bars and cafes where the "beat crowd" hung out in the 50s and read their poems and excerpts from their novels, etc.

    Kerouac is a legend.

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    notapervert Male 13-17
    2567 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 8:31 am
    ummm
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    MrEman Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 8:35 am
    that was really good. I wish all talk shows were so chilled out, I might actually watch them. Loads better than having poor one liners and an audience of labotomised hyenas. thanks buddy.
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    andxxdarling Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 11:52 am
    thanks for this. weird thing is, im in the middle of that book right now.
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2006 at 12:16 pm
    If you guys like "On the Road" you should also read "The Dharma Bums", I actually liked that one better.
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    Tweetness Male 18-29
    292 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 12:19 pm
    if i only knew who he was it might have been interesting.
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    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 1:04 pm
    hmm yes
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 1:54 pm
    so 50`s i couldnt watch it
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    bram Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    I feel bad for the people on here you don`t know who he is. He`s a dratin legend, people.
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    0verclock3d Male 13-17
    230 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:13 pm
    I`m seeing that all the people who recognize and enjoy this guy are over 20.

    It`s not that were too uninterested or stupid to know about him, were just far too young. This is early fifties, thats like asking a kid in 2050 to know about Dan Brown.

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    Littlelo Female 18-29
    150 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 3:50 pm
    Cooltapes, I was being sincere. :)
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    depawel Male 50-59
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    August 8, 2006 at 3:59 pm
    To tell the truth, I`m amazed by the reactions of this post. I read "On the Road" in 1962, and I remember Steve Allen`s shows. You people are much more informed than I was at that age.
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    0AmY0 Female 18-29
    472 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 4:29 pm
    I am lost in space :-/
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
    552 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 4:30 pm
    ok...
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    PunkGirl_123 Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2006 at 5:01 pm
    hmmmm.....i wonder.....wtf is this....mmmmm.....guess it`s back to not caring...
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    satanicbeast Male 18-29
    179 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 7:49 pm
    yeah same, what the bloody hell was that all about?? apart from some dodgy piano player and some guy who looked like he were bout to fall asleep within seconds?
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    satanicbeast Male 18-29
    179 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 7:50 pm
    i like how this pooe gets on, but my suggestions dont...
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    tonesontail Female 13-17
    55 posts
    August 8, 2006 at 9:38 pm
    Alot of the Beat stuff is utter crap but Kerouac and Ginsberg were geniuses. On the Road and Howl are some of the best literature works written in the English language.

    Dan Brown won`t have a lasting legacy like these guys.


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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
    1354 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:28 am
    You guys are idots. This guy is a genius. If you cant see the difference, well, it`s because you`re an idiot. And they say Muhammed Ali started Hip-hop...
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    jogurl Female 30-39
    51 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 5:22 am
    Kerouc was great....
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    SPERMBUBBLE Male 18-29
    125 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 9:16 am
    That guy playing the piano is taking the piss! its like saying "you`re so boring I`m gonna amuse myself while you speak"
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    SPERMBUBBLE Male 18-29
    125 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 9:22 am
    Oh yeah and while i`m here "on the Road" is one of the most overated books I have ever read. Poorly written and dull.
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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 9:30 am
    i honestly can`t stand On The Road. i loved The Dharma Bums, though. if you like kerouac, check out richard brautigan.
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    southpaw101 Male 13-17
    160 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:12 pm
    who the hell is he
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    southpaw101 Male 13-17
    160 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:12 pm
    plus the piano carried on playing when he wasn`t
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    southpaw101 Male 13-17
    160 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:13 pm
    humph
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    flourchild29 Female 30-39
    269 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 5:07 pm
    southpaw101, he was adding to the background music with his own.
    i absolutley loved listening to kerouac with the piano in the background. it was beautiful.
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    palm Male 30-39
    223 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 8:31 pm
    So good. Mans a great writer, and spoken word artist. Yeah, hippies smell, and beatniks seem so quaint, but they laid the groundwork for some serious social change, and the way in which we think of ourselves as humns, and americans. Today wadda ya got? "retro" punk rockers... "Emo", im gonna be sick, where are the people who are creating, making the world a better place?? Ill tell ya, its the "Fags". They are the new hippies. Making social progress, equality, chalenging existing thought processes, Oh, the "Potheads" and "druggies" also fit into all of the preceeding stereotypes. So, in short, EMO=bad hair/attitude, Beatnicks are the "OG`s" (unless you count flappers in the 30`s) Hippies =used to smell, now they just sell, and Homos and stoners= the only thing saving us from evangelical christians. God help all our sorry asses.
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    QALAUGHTRACK Male 18-29
    5 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 5:08 pm
    excellent point Palm ^^^^^

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