Friday, March 27, 2009

March 27: On Fun

Today's Kerouaction

Have some fun today in honor of one of the last days of Jack Kerouac Month (duly authorized on March 1 by me). Go to Facebook and take the "Which beat generation character are you?" quiz.

It's a quiz I created that asks you 7 multiple-choice questions and then tells you whether you are Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, or Carolyn Cassady. Unfortunately, if you're not a Facebook member, you won't be able to take the quiz. Maybe this will motivate you to create a Facebook account?

If not, find some other way to have some fun today. Go see some live music. Hitchhike somewhere. Go somewhere you've never been before. Write a poem. Run around outside naked. Go for a hike in the woods. Learn a new song and sing it at the top of your lungs in public. Go up to someone and give them a $5 bill for no reason.

While you're deliberately living life today (and having fun), remember that there are a lot of human beings on this planet for whom fun is an unthinkable luxury right now. Let's all send them some positive energy and be thankful for our own situations.



Comrade M said...

Uh...apparently I'm Carolyn Cassady? That actually really ticks me off..that was no fun at all..haha guess I'll have to do somethin else...

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

Take it again and think "What would Kerouac do?" I bet you'll have a different result (although perhaps not accurate, as mine was not because I knew the answers).