Thu 4 May 2006
I found it hilarious when I read the fake suicide attempt Kesey tries to mastermind for himself. It is just a humongous debacle. Noting goes the way Kesey had planed it would and nobody believes he is dead. For starters, the suicide note that Kesey and Mountain Girl wrote together while they were high on marijuana described a completely different suicide then the one that Dee actually carried out. It is usually not a good sign when the suicide described in the note, doesn’t coincide with what actually happens. For instance, Kesey says in the note that his truck crashes into a redwood, but in actuality the truck is dumped off the side of a cliff. This is because Dee runs out of gas and has to call a tow truck to help him make it up the hill. He can not ask the tow truck to run the car into a tree, so instead he asks the tow truck driver to help throw the car of the cliff. In conjunction with this, Dee brings the car to a cliff which is so desolate that no one notices the suicide for a long time. Now, I always thought that someone who commits suicide wants to be found and not be left on the bottom of a cliff somewhere. This whole suicide is being played off as a joke and for someone like Kesey who really wants to escape it is the feeblest effort to do so I have ever seen. The marrypranksters are supposed to be good at this sort of thing, but instead they look like a bunch of idiots running around.