BROMANCING THE STONED (boho buddies in popular culture.)

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A terrific article Tom

TOM GEORGE ARTS

  Over the last 60 years or so, a distinct sub-genre has emerged across film, TV and literature: the slacker buddy narrative. Inspiring devoted cult followings, these often comic tales follow the misadventures of two males on the bohemian underbelly of society who are usually co-habiting in conditions of abject squalor.

At least one of the pair is often dreaming of stardom in some creative field, but drug-taking or general chaos derails their plans.

The two main characters generally fall into two distinct types: a relatively grounded and rational individual who instigates most of the pair’s schemes and adventures, and a more hedonistic figure who lives purely for kicks and has no sense of consequences.

Plot is often of limited importance in this genre, the events being as spontaneous as the characters themselves. It’s a world where women are on the periphery, but this has less to do with any…

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About hobo hippie

Hi I am an old hippie, a "beat" poet and novelist, and digital artist. I was co -editor and publisher of "Alpha Beat Press" alpha beat soup, bouillabaisse and cokefish and cokefishing in alpha beat soup with my late husband Dave Christy. My novel "eeenie meenie minee moe is for sale on amazon books. my other blogs are http://tilliespuncturedromance.wordpress.com about humor and the weird. The blog is named after a Charlie Chaplin movie. http://concretebologna.wordpress.com a blog about world art.

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