Wednesday, November 02, 2011


I forgot to tell you that the superhero The Flash appeared again in THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST, though this time he seems to be the Barry Allen Flash, not the Jay Garrick Flash, if you will permit me the distinction. It's a fine description of The Flash catching "speeding bullets by streaking at precisely their speed and reaching out and picking them up like eggs..." More surprising was to run across Charles Fort and Dean Moriarty in the same sentence (well, Neal Cassady, the real-life inspiration for Dean Moriarty). "Cassady began fibrillating the vocal cords, going faster and faster until by dawn if he had gone any faster, he would have vibrated off, as old Charles Fort said, and gone instantly into the positive absolute. It was a nice weird party."