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July 29, 2003 6:52 AM   Subscribe

Kerouac becomes a bobblehead. From the sports promoters in Lowell, Massachusetts, to the literati, everybody thinks it's a terrific idea. "Certainly, Jack would love it," says the executor of his estate.
posted by beagle (12 comments total)

 
Gosh, with one of these it might be worth stealing a car and getting back on the road
posted by donfactor at 7:09 AM on July 29, 2003


"What better than a Jack Kerouac bobblehead?"

Don DeLillo Assless Chaps™?
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:11 AM on July 29, 2003


As for Henry Miller...
posted by liam at 7:16 AM on July 29, 2003


William S Burroughs Special Edition Handguns™?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:27 AM on July 29, 2003


Will Self Hypodermic Needles™?

You could always have a collectors set of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and T.S. Eliot hipflasks.
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:46 AM on July 29, 2003


I have a sneaking suspicion that the bobblehead was never intended to be Kerouac--for one, it looks nothing like him. I think it may have been designed for another player, possibly even from another team, and rebranded to capitalize on Jack.

Yeah, right, Kerouac would love it--just like he'd love having luxury condos named after him.
posted by m@ at 7:47 AM on July 29, 2003


"The bobblehead fits with Kerouac because he was such a rhythmic guy. He loved music. He loved the rhythmic speech of good writing."

What. The. Fuck?!

Goddamned gravytrainers, stop cashing in on dead people!
posted by Fezboy! at 9:06 AM on July 29, 2003


Kerouac would have lent his name and likeness to a set of anal beads for a case of Narragansett.

I'm not trashing him as a writer at all. But his exploits as a drunk are still legendary in eastern Massachusetts. Unfortunately, Lowell has exactly one icon on which to cash in and it's a good writer. No one wants bobbleheads or condos named after Paul Tsongas, and half the population already has a Wang.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:24 AM on July 29, 2003


"The bobblehead fits with Kerouac because he was such as rhythmic guy." I never before considered bobblehead symbolism. Heh.

/slight off-topic/ I don't understand bobblehead dolls. A doll looks familiar mostly (sometimes only) because you know the subject by a uniform and number. Can b-heads work in non-athlete portrayals? /slight off-topic/
posted by philfromhavelock at 9:56 AM on July 29, 2003


also planned is a Harley-Davidson bobblehead

How about a Headless Horseman bobblehead?
posted by LeLiLo at 9:57 AM on July 29, 2003


Kerouac would have lent his name and likeness to a set of anal beads for a case of Narragansett.

Actually, given his much-repressed sexual proclivities, the anal beads would be far more appropriate, I'd think.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:27 PM on July 29, 2003


Allen Ginsberg Brand PubicBeard Merkins™

Neal Cassady's Burning Sun God® Evaporating Ink™



Ah, never mind.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:02 AM on July 30, 2003


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