Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, William S. Burroughs

Today is William S. Burroughs' birthday. Daily Beat readers need no introduction to Bill, who was Old Bull Lee in On The Road and appeared in several other of Jack Kerouac's books.*

We've mentioned Bill over 30 times in past posts. For example, see this synchronicitous post on his birthday in 2009. It's kind of weird that Neal Cassady died the day before Bill's birthday. Or maybe it's not weird at all. As Bill reportedly said, 

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. 

Happy Birthday, Bill. 

*Check out Empty Mirror Books for a useful Kerouac character key.

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