Gerry Canavan

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Only Goofus Has Revolutionary Consciousness

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Dial B for Blog, once again drawing closer to its final issue, celebrates Goofus and Gallant.

Fair enough, though Gallant’s hand appears to be slightly radioactive.

It seems unreasonable to hold Goofus responsible for this.

Gallant is a quisling. Only Goofus has revolutionary consciousness.

See also one of the best McSweeney’s pieces ever, “Goofus, Gallant, Rashomon.”

Alex, high-school teacher of Goofus:
Goofus had a top-notch bullshit detector. Most teenagers think they have one, but his was the real thing, and I’m one of the few teachers who can relate to it. I introduced him to Kerouac, Bukowski, Burroughs. He acted enthusiastic about writing a paper in which they interacted. But it turned out to be seven pages of … well, I was one of the characters in the scene, which was extremely graphic and not what we agreed on.

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November 22, 2008 at 2:51 pm

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