Genius And Heroin Part Two

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 7, 2009




PG decided that this was the day for his scheduled vehicle maintenance. It is the 55k round, so it should not be too technical.

The book for the waiting room is “Genius and Heroin”. PG finished his part one post on page 123, with Jean Harlow. Continuing through the H section, he sees that LSD was the drug of choice for Jimi Hendrix. This is not the first time the PG has doubted G&H, nor is it likely to be the last.

Later, in a sidebar to Henry VIII, the cause of death for some English kings is listed. The hot poker massage of Edward II is not mentioned. We do see that James I had gout in 1625, probably from the consumption of too much meat. George II met his maker after “excessive pushing” on the throne in 1760. His heir, George III, did a little excessive pushing of his own, and lost 13 colonies.

William Sydney Porter went to federal prison for bank fraud. He used the time to write the short stories that made him famous. His prisoner number was transliterated into his pen name, O Henry.

The dealership has a customer workroom, with a door to separate it from the main waiting room. This is a quiet place, without the TV that is required for the modern waiting room. Today is the memorial service for Michael Jackson. The sound of Al Sharpton goes through the glass door to annoy PG.

“Genius and Heroin” is a series of mini biographies. The honorees were brilliant men and women who had problems, many of which led to an early grave. PG suspects that if it was being written today that it would have a section about Michael Jackson. Al Sharpton, by contrast, is still alive, and has not produced any artistic work of value.





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  1. Party Star said, on July 9, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Nice info! Very cool post.I have looked over your blog a few times and I love it.Doesn’t it take up a lot of time to keep your blog so interesting ?

    Party Star

  2. The Jacko Memorial « Chamblee54 said, on July 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    […] few weeks ago, PG posted “Genius and Heroin Part Two“. The post was written in a work room at a Honda dealer, while a vehicle was being serviced. […]

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