Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Book Reviews: From political histories to bad comics, to bad comics of political histories. And the occasional rant about fiction and writing.

Farris Hassan’s day off

Jerry Stratton, December 30, 2005

I don’t normally see how e-mail can have the same cachet as the mojo wire... unless it comes from a Florida teen-ager via the Kuwait City Airport without his parent’s approval. Farris Hassan needs to read Hell’s Angels. Especially the part where Hunter Thompson gets the shit kicked out of him.

As part of a class on the techniques of the new journalism of the sixties, Hassan--without the approval or knowledge of his instructors--traveled from Florida to Kuwait and from there to Baghdad. He then used the modern mojo wire to e-mail his paper to his instructor. While he ought to get an A, it would be perfectly in keeping with the subject for him to get a failing grade.

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