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The Kerouac Bobblehead Doll!

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.

Jack Kerouac bobblehead doll: From the Lowell Sun,

... 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 bobblehead doll.

"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 visit

"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.

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