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Allen Ginsberg

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The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a member of NAMBLA.
    His mother, Naomi, was a radical follower of Josef Stalin.
    He had a gay sexual affair with fellow beat-icon Neal Cassady.
    After declaring he was heterosexuality, he had a three decade sexual relationship with Peter Orlovsky.
    Though vigorously participating in the anti-Vietnam War movement and anti-establishment politics he avoided supporting gay-rights causes.
    He worked with Timothy Leary to publicize the psychedelic drug LSD.
    In his FBI file, J. Edgar Hoover cited Ginsberg as a 'subversive,' with 'evidence of emotional instability.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His mother, Naomi, was an irrepressible nudist.
    His mother was a severe paranoid schizophrenic who was eventually lobotomized.
    He was a follower of Buddha.
    He never moved away from his meager apartment in the poetry-rich streets of New York City.
    Bob Dylan often cited Ginsberg as one of the few literary figures he could stand.
    He and Anne Waldman founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa institute.
    He promoted the works of Kerouac and William S. Burroughs to publishers before his own.
    He was kicked out of Cuba for implying that Fidel Castro's brother Raul was gay and that he thought Che Guevara was cute.
    He is credited with coining the term 'Flower Power.'
    Lots of beautiful hippie chicks love his poetry.

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    In 2005, Out of 233 Votes: 60.94% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 337 Votes: 67.66% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 705 Votes: 64.54% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2028 Votes: 46.40% Annoying