This weekend they’re unveiling a statue of Ken Kesey on a corner in Eugene Oregon. We were standing outside the MacDonald Theater reading a poster about the event when I decided that Ken Kesey was a good name for the “Alive or Dead” game and so I blurted “Ken Kesey — alive or dead!?” to the nearest passerby. The woman chose “dead.” She then went on to explain that she was certain of this because he was her uncle and he died two years ago. I then went on to feel like a jackass.
Eugene is the kind of place where everyone is related to Ken Kesey. Eugene is the kind of place where Joe will walk around in a fleece beret and claim that he’s “pulling it off.”
Cast your vote:
a) Joe is totally pulling off that hat
b) Joe is definitely not pulling off that hat