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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Page 3, Oddities 2, 1982

I'd like to refudiate "undoubtably."
Moammar, Moammar, we hardly knew ye. I remember a clip on the short-lived Fridays show, well before even the "Mad Dog of the the Middle East" Reagan bombing era, with somebody singing "The Qadafi Look" and an actor in some kind of white suit and sunglasses
posing, with the line "Drink your coffee with Qadafi." This bit is not on Youtube --at least, I couldn't find it.

A while back saw a bumper sticker on a large glossy pickup, reading, "A village in Kenya is missing its idiot," along with one involving an obscene suggestion regarding Obama and the camel he rode in on. Curious to see who would display such lighthearted thoughts, I looked up and saw a grey-haired white man about 60, a look of distant blankness on his face.


  1. I'm wondering what P. Romero, whom you met in Denver I believe, thinks of all this Qadafi stuff now. I recall him discussing visits with the man himself! That must have been just before the Mad Dog era, when he had more of an early Chavez aura.

  2. Ah yes, I remember Pedro, met him once in the student studio at DU, around the time of the big snowstorm (well, I guess snowstorms aren't unusual in Denver, but that one was a little earlier than normal). Are you still in touch with him? Wow, Pedro actually MET GadQadKadaffhi? Though no doubt your typical evil brutal dicator in many ways, he has a weird desert mysticism about him at the same time. Radio rants from beyond.