Clearly the Beats have reached the level that Slam Poetry will in about 15 more years...
Will we someday have the Marc Smith bobblehead? How about the Taylor Mali bobblehead? Will Jared Paul and Bernard Dolan ever have a bobble head? (some say all of Providence are bobbleheads, but that's another entry)
I guess only time will tell.
... The Lowell Spinners, in conjunction with the UMass Lowell English
department, are declaring Thursday, Aug. 21, Jack Kerouac Night at LeLacheur
Park. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Kerouac
"What better than a Jack Kerouac bobblehead?" said Spinners
public-relations director Jon Goode. "Not everyone gets the bobblehead
made of them. It's quite the honor."
On that night, the Spinners, a Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red
Sox, will play the Williamsport (Pa.) Crosscutters, which is a member
of the Pittsburgh Pirate's farm system.
Seats are sold out, but $3.50 "standing room only" tickets
still are available. For purchasing information, call 978-459-1702 or
"The baseball team has turned literary on us who would have thought
it?" said UMass Lowell English professor Hilary Holladay, director
of the Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature.
... The bobblehead doll itself is about 8 inches tall. The figurine
sports a full head of black hair and stands on a copy of On the Road,
pen and notebook in hand.