Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jack Kerouac, Wendy's chili, and Lowell, MA

I just read in today's newspaper that a lumber truck driver was eating chili from Wendy's when he hit a bump, causing him to choke on the chili and pass out. His truck, at that point without a driver, ran into a house in Jack's hometown of Lowell, MA.

I'm not sure if Jack would have been a fan of Wendy's chili, but I do know this: if he were eating in a moving vehicle, he would have been a passenger, not the driver. As you know, Jack pretty much eschewed driving and never even got a license. His approach is an excellent strategy for avoiding a ticket for eating while driving, which the newspaper reports may be the outcome for the chili-eating truck driver.

Six degrees of Jack Kerouac strikes again.


Anaphylaxxya said...

Kerouac had an illustrious driver, Mr. Cassady.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

True that! And who, by the way, could eat chili, swoon a lady, tell a story, and drive all at the same time - no danger of crashing into a house or anything else for that matter!