Monday, July 14, 2008

I love you Alice B. Toklas

So I was working at drawing sexy nuns when comes up this song I love from the Harper's Bizarre on I love you Alice B. Toklas.

So I google it and discover it's from the soundtrack of a Peter Sellers movie about pot brownies. Then from Wikipedia I learn that Alice B. Toklas is an artist communist lesbian Jew from the early 20th Century (hence, I love you Alice B. Toklas and so does Gertrude Stein) who is famous for writting a cookbook with the first pot brownies recipe.

The things you learn on these Internets. @_@ I gotta use that song someday for Miss Dynamite. I love you Alice B. Topless... XD


Blogger Sailor Scorpio said...

Gertrude Stein really rings a bell from one of my last classes before graduation. If I had even the slightest clue as to where my course packet from that class went, I'd look it up to refresh my memory. XD I can't remember if it was an excerpt from an autobiography that she wrote, a biography that someone else wrote about her, or a semi-autobiographical piece in which she changed her & Alice's names.

So that made no sense, but it still reminded me of that class. It was pretty awesome. Also, if you're at all familiar with the UFC, the teacher of my class was the brother of Din Thomas. Pretty out there, and the two are probably totally different -- one guy likes getting beaten for a living, the other is doing PhD work at a (sorta) major university. XD

Sorry. It's late, and I'm tired and bored and really should be sleeping.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Sailor Scorpio said...

Ah! Good old wikipedia! It was an excerpt from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas that we read in that class.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Weird that they could go on a booktour about a lesbian book in those days.

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Jezebel1669 said...

Halfway down the Hoover Dam.
Blackie: "Who's Alice B?"
Eva: "What are you talking about?"
Blackie: "Alice B. That woman in the song, the one whose topless."
Eva: "You's better start making sense soon or I'm going to have to hurt you again."
Blackie: "You know, the song I Love You Alice B Topless."
Eva: *sigh* "It's called I Love You Alice B Toklas. She was a communist artist who was also Jewish and a lesbian."
Blackie: "Why do you know about a lesbian artist? Are you holding out or me?"
Eva: "Because she's a communist artist, Stupid."

6:40 PM  
Blogger Sailor Scorpio said...

Yeah, that's what I thought. I mean, as intolerant as people are now, they were MUCH worse back then.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Woody George said...

This is Sweet!!!

5:01 AM  
Anonymous surft said...

Gertrude actually wrote an autobiography which she narrated from the perspective of Alice B. Toklas.("The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas)
The brownies were probably concocted to amuse the artists who frequently visited the the Stein/Toklas home (sometimes staying there for a time).
Incidentally, she converted to Catholicism in her later life. Probably because of the persecution she had received from her former religion. (probably because Catholicism is actually pretty much more bark than bite, i.e. they preach against homosexuality but do not refuse sacraments or even burial services to them (or so has been common practice))

Anyway, that song brings so many memories back of my college days.
Thank you for for posting it:)

3:28 AM  

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