As our readers no doubt know, today, June 16 is the day on which the events of Joyce's Ulysses transpire and on which admirers across the world gather to read the book in whole or parts. Kip has decided to bring a little culture to Ft. Scott today, wandering about town like a traveling minstrel and reading the dirty bits on a podium in the town square: " . . . and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes." Responses to Kip's performance are likely to be mixed, ranging from bystanders saying, "What the fuck?" and "This is a bit gay," to more positive reviews: "I'm so proud of him!" (Kip's mom).
In Larryville this week comes the much-anticipated Kansas/Nebraska Chautaqua, this year focusing on America in the 1930's and featuring local actors and historians portraying such figures as FDR, Zora Neale Hurston, Huey Long, and Will Rogers.
Kip says: "The mistake is letting Nebraska participate in this enterprise. While they don't suck as much as Missour-a, they still suck, bad."
Richard says: "It hasn't been publicized much, but I'll be making a Chataqua appearance as...Charles Lindbergh!"