Before we get started, I want to point out that we are halfway through our sojourn through the books that inspired The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions. By the time we're done, faithful Daily Beat readers will know each passage from The Dharma Bums and On The Road that inspired an entry in my book. This is in lieu of trying to publish the book with the Kerouac passages, something I was advised against by a New York agent who works with Penguin Books.
Day 50 in The Beat Handbook, titled "On Priorities," is based on the below passage from On The Road.
Beats know how to prioritize. Drink or work? That's a beat no-brainer. If you don't have money for a drink, work a little bit until you do and then buy some booze. Drink up. Repeat. Any questions?