[Sca-cooks] Non-SCA Authenticity

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri Feb 1 10:09:44 PST 2008

On Feb 1, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Susan Fox wrote:

> Charlie didn't mention biscotti.  That may be more "New York" where
> influence of Italian immigration was more pronounced.  My mom, the
> onetime Greenwich Village coffeehouse chick, is all for the idea of
> biscotti on the other hand.  I say, let's do biscotti anyway because
> they neatnik for the beatnik, you dig?

Ah, yes, the Cafe Borgia, ummm, is there a female-specific equivalent  
to Daddy-o?

> Beats = emo goths of the 50's?
> Sel.

Sounds about right. Jack Kerouac meets Maynard G. Krebs, Simon and  
Garfunkel performing with short hair, black suits and ties, that sort  
of thing.

This is all really before my time, I confess, but I do have early  
memories of hippies (and even Yippies) in various pop-culture media,  
such as comic strips, depicted as being largely indistinguishable from  
beatniks, which is pretty funny when you think about it. A little like  
being unable to distinguish between the Bee Gees and the Sex Pistols,  
but when has actual familiarity ever been a prerequisite for judgement?


More information about the Sca-cooks mailing list