BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Add Shelby Foote & Walker Percy. Very different personalities and philosophical / religious views, but great friends for life.Can't take the article too seriously when re: Camus / Sartre, it trivializes their issues with - "Sometimes it’s better to forgive and forget than to try and win an argument– especially if it is pretty trivial in the grand scheme of things." In the "grand scheme of things" what isn't "trivial"?Sartre was a literary genius and a sorry human being. Camus was a literary genius and a good human being. Guess whose side I'm on 8-)Rant over.
March 2nd is the birthday of the publication of that wonderful book “The Cat in The Hat.”And it also marks the birthday of its author Dr. Suess.Theodor Seuss Geisel. Born March 2, 1904. Died September 24, 1991.Who was a close friend and a drinking buddy of Raymond Chandler. They lived near each other in La Jolla, California, which is a ritzy suburb just north of San Diego.Imagine the Cat in the Hat bumping whisky classes with Philip Marlowe.What? Did you never think of Dr. Seuss being a heavy drinker? Have you never read his books? Green Eggs and Ham? He wrote that book for Saint Patrick's Day!!(I made that up.)
Suess was also a good friend of my great-uncle. I wonder if my uncle ever met Chandler. If so, he never mentioned it.