You better not shout, you better not cry—
You better not pout, I'm telling you why—
Paul Krassner is Coming to Town!
I seem to have come down with a touch of bird flu, but I am determined to get well by the time Paul comes to my hometown, on Thursday.
What can I say about Mr. K that you have not heard before? Paul never misses a trick. I think that should be his epitaph. He is one of America's gifts to satire. Mark Twain would have been his best friend. Lenny Bruce actually was. He is one of the last radical political observers with an epic sense of humor.
Paul just got back from that gigantic comedy fest in Las Vegas, and here is his report on all the best lines. God, I love Jon Stewart. I can't control my sexual fantasies about him; I might have to go on Oprah and get cured.
Below is the tail end of Paul's book tour, for his new book, One Hand Jerking. I'll see you in Capitola if you can make it— just don't french me, because that's how this thing spreads.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, Cody's in Berkeley, 7:30
Wednesday, Dec. 7, City Lights in San Francisco, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 8, Capitola Bookstore/Cafe, 7:30
In 1967, Paul Krassner published MAD artist Wally Wood’s parody, "The Disneyland Memorial Orgy," as a center-spread for his satirical magazine, The Realist, and then as a poster. You can still get the poster today, from Paul's web site.