Monday, February 1, 2010
It's been 13 years since Herb Caen died
retrospective, the Chron's Carl Nolte said Caen had a special way of spinning items: "He called an L.A. cop 'an equal opportunity bigot — he hates everyone' ... he said the Catholic archbishop had closed so many churches he made an unholy mess ... he found a guy who played two saxophones at the same time and wondered if he was bisaxual ... he called a bus driver with a perfect attendance record the Cal Ripken of the Muniserable railway ... he gave Beaucaens, and sent Caengrats. He invented words. Beatnik was one."
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 9:20 AM