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    Progga mogrooves's Avatar
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    RIP Paul Krassner

    I suspect few here are familiar with Paul Krassner, the political satirist, 60s reprobate, editor of The Realist, and general all-round agent provocateur.

    But I never missed an issue of The Realist in my misspent youth in the 60s and early 70s, and his screamingly funny satire of the Kennedy assassination--in which the odious LBJ fucks the bullet wound--surpassed the Warren Report in its "truthiness."

    As much, or more so, than Hunter Thompson, Krassner knew that America's elite classes were populated with scam artists, con men, mountebanks, liars, in-bred imbeciles, craven opportunists, moral midgets, apex assholes, and any other form of desiccated (in)humanity interested only in the main chance one can think of.

    The guy who named the "Yippies," Krassner was piece of work and a righteous muthafucker for sure.

    https://www.apnews.com/ffcc2b5fb57f47d2948cc851684d3279

    Hell, they ain't even old-timey ! - Homer Stokes

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    Geriatric Anomaly progeezer's Avatar
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    It certainly won't surprise you that I very fondly remember PK as well.

    RIP. He had balls the size of grapefruits.
    "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician, and to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference"

    President Harry S. Truman

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    Rest in peace, Paul.
    Can this be the swan song? The final elbow?

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    RIP Paul!

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    On Twitter:
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    Yippie! Paul Krassner is dead, @normmacdonald

    Norm Macdonald@normmacdonald
    Norm Macdonald Retweeted Kliph Nesteroff
    I'm sorry. That should read, " Yippie Paul Krassner is dead."

    Resurrecting an old joke that was used for Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman.

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    I don't believe MacDonald.
    Hell, they ain't even old-timey ! - Homer Stokes

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