Monday, January 05, 2009

From Tübingen

I saw a mannequin yesterday, in one of the windows here, that looked exactly like Gibbons. Except it didn't have a head. But it was dressed like him. And it was standing like him. And had that same sort of lithe-fey look thing he had.

I said, Hey, that mannequin looks like my friend Jon, and the person with me asked me if my friend was OK, being headless.

Tübingeners, it should be said, celebrate in a very Beat way. The New Years Eve event reminded me a lot of Lee. It involved fireworks, fired off randomly and without any sort of timing, five minutes before midnight and 10 minutes after. The roof of a house build in the middle ages caught on fire.

If Lee had been there, there would have been more things shouted, but that was the sort of night it was. Also, there's a big tree in the middle of the square (marktplatz), and a small sick crew spent an hour, at least, shooting bottle rockets into the branches and setting off fire fountains beneath the boughs. I figure they don't know that liquor is flammable, or they never asked themselves what Bob would do, or maybe they never had anything like that ridiculous, burning stuff Harvey used to bring out of the mountains.

Anyway, you guys would have liked the madness here.

10 comments:

TheAmber said...

you bring a tear to my eye.

dave said...

That sounds pretty rad. It makes me want to move again soon.

Anonymous said...

I think Indy is a pretty Beat city...there is a store on the westside with a sign that says "Karate, Guns & Tanning!"

-finite

JHitts said...

I have that shit topped:

A billboard on I-44 E from Springfield to St. Louis reads: "Vasectomy reversal, best in Missouri. Call Jim at (xxx-xxx-xxxx)."

Anonymous said...

There is one of 65 south that says "Vasectomy reversal, no appointment necessary!"

-finite

JHitts said...

My problem with vasectomy reversal billboards is that I always wonder why anyone would want it...I mean, there's a reason you get a vasectomy in the first place...

Anonymous said...

I suppose if they got a new wife and figure it would help keep her in the kitchen...

-finite

JHitts said...

Is this blog still alive?

I expect at least one rambling, only semi-coherent August post every 6 months. I've been stilted.

JHitts said...

Oh, also:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/58209/late-night-with-conan-obrien-hunter-s-thompson

Anonymous said...

I'm working on a post about Pat Buchanan's friendship with my grandfather and Hunter Thompson...

My sister is graduated with a degree in film and is wrapping up her MBA. When she graduates, I'm going to make a surrealist movie about family. I'm going to hire Silliman as an extra, he'll be featured smoking in the background of all the wide angel shots.

-finite