Monday, February 1, 2010

It's been 13 years since Herb Caen died

In this 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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Caen's dead? When did that happen?