Happy birthday, Jack Kerouac -- we honor you thusly
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!'"