Happy birthday, Jack Kerouac -- we honor you thusly

Jack-Kerouac.jpg Jack Kerouac, the man who inspired the beat generation and this new trailer featuring a topless Kristen Stewart, would bave been 90 on Monday (March 12). Kerouac's best-known work, "On the Road," will hit the big screen as a film adaptation later this year (hence the topless K-Stew trailer), but here are a few things you can do now to honor the scribe in the meantime:

1. Read "On the Road": It may have been published more than 50 years ago, but the semi-autobiographical tale of road trips, jazz and recreational drug use still resonates with most college students, who still consider it required off-syllabus reading.

2. Listen to Kerouac himself read "On the Road":



3. Get Kerouac cool with some of his most famous quotes, like this one:

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'"
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