There are a couple here I have to pull out...
There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most
are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic
music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana
causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers
and any others.
-Harry J. Anslinger, Commissioner, The Federal Bureau of Narcotics,
testimony to Congress, 1937
Can't argue with something so *obviously* true, can we?
Television - a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well-done.
Visions of the Nairobi trio dancing around in my head now.
Slow motion, slapstick, jazz playing apes.
There's a book you know, "Quitting the Nairobi Trio" by Jim Knipfel about his institution and recovery and release. Quick read, excellent book.
But just the mention of Kovacs and the Nairobi Trio brings to mind Percy Dovetonsils too... with his slicked down hair, Erol Flynn mustache, coke bottle glasses...
That smoking jacket... the lisp.
I'm only 23 years old.
Why the hell do I know these things? And it seems like I've just always known them.