by carl wilson

Hipstory Repeats


Mort Sahl, late 50s/early 60s, according to The New Yorker's recent piece about the Village Voice: "The beat generation is a coffeehouse full of people expectantly looking at their watches for the beat generation to come on."

Sounds like a punchline from Cat & Girl.

Note the mature refraining from comparisons to vague foreign threats, technological jitters and unspecified-hope-inspiring presidents of other decades.

General | Posted by zoilus on Friday, January 16 at 11:23 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (2)



You know Carl, I've been meaning to thank you for turning me on to Cat and Girl. The comic cited above is one of my favourites.

Posted by Ryan M on January 22, 2009 1:55 PM



Sahl's idea for a sequel to the Checkers speech also sounds exactly like a certain vein of Bush-era comedy:

"Nixon could read the Constitution aloud to his two daughters; Pat, his wife, could sit within camera view, gazing lovingly upon him while knitting an American flag."

Posted by Chris on January 17, 2009 12:19 AM




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