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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


NPM: Kicking it off with my FAVORITE poet!

I always like to start out with some of my favorite poets when it comes to NPM.  This year is no different; Today, I'm going to pimp my favorite poet of all time.  A man who many misunderstand and many can't get enough of: Allen Ginsberg!

Here is a recording of Allen Ginsberg reciting, arguably, his most famous poem, Howl. Howl represented the most intense feelings of the Beat generation; those poets working within the counterculture to corporate America, denouncing "Big Brother" and all he represented.  An invigorating  irreverent look into society, Allen Ginsberg produced one of the most controversial poems of that time period.  I believe much of it still resonates within today's counterculture, and young adults (in this case 20 year olds) trying to find some semblance of purpose.

I hope you all give it a chance, even if it may seem a little "far out" for you.  Below is also a link to the text of the poem, if listening just isn't your cup of tea.  

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