Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner & Curtis ~ Photo: Dwight Dolliver

[Ed. Note Regarding, "WTF am I doing?" questions: Photographer says to Paul, “I wonder where all the other warriors are today?” (referring to those brave enough to stand up against any form of injustice) and I lift my t-shirt to reveal a Maasai warrior belt (ref one, ref. 2); not to be confused with marriage belt, which has diamonds.]

In Memory of Our Very Dear Friend
Paul Krassner
April 9, 1932 ~ July 21, 2019

Paul Krassner  (April 9, 1932 – July 21, 2019) was an American author, journalist, comedian, and the founder, editor and a frequent contributor to the freethought magazine The Realist, first published in 1958. Krassner became a key figure in the counterculture of the 1960s as a member of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and a founding member of the Yippies. He died on July 21, 2019, in Desert Hot Springs, California. [Continue reading at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

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Update, 20181205 ~ Paul sent a link to a great video with Tuli, , and him:

Paul Krassner's Contributions to the Counterculture

The Ten Suggestions
by Paul Krassner

1. Stay well-informed and be on the alert for disinformation; besides mainstream media, check out alternative papers and the Internet, especially the international press.

2. Maintain empathy for the motivation of terrorists and sympathizers, bearing in mind that they are victims of their own conditioning.

3. Start saving the world by acting in every aspect of your daily life as though you were a role model for all humankind.

4. Understand and forgive your foibles instead of guilt-tripping yourself.

5. Resist police-state legislation passed in the guise of security.

6. Pro-choice or not, don't abort your inner child.

7. With the stench and sadness of death so much in the air, practice loving those you cherish while they're still alive.

8. Keep feeling hopeful by finding your balance between total despair and the 100th Monkey fable.  As Harry Chapin said, "If we don't act like there's hope, there is no hope."  And remember, placebos work.

9. Pay attention to Godspin, such as, "I never said Promised Land, I said I'd see what I could do."

10. When eating a sandwich at the delicatessen, be sure to remove the toothpick before taking your first bite.

An audiobook version of Paul Krassner's Confessions of a Raving,
Unconfined Nut
, is now available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.

The full story behind Krassner losing his mind is included in the expanded edition of his autobiography, Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture.

Local Paul Krassner Articles:

Censorship on NPR

Getting High Down Under

Al Franken for President


Why I'm Optimistic About the Future

Nothing Will Ever Be the Same

There are more articles that have not been indexed. Use the below search box to locate them.

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Other Paul Krassner Pages

Paul Krassner Bumper Sticker on Communism
by Michael Dooley on November 30, 2012 ~ CLICK TO READ


Paul Krassner's BLOG at The Huffington Post

Paul Krassner at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Krassner, Zen Bastard, at NEW YORK PRESS.

Happy Birthday Paul! - April 9th
Much Love from Flying Snail and Friends
Paul Krassner
Photograph: Chris Nelson

Who's to Say What's Obscene?


Who's to Say What's Obscene? Politics, Culture and Comedy in America Today Paul Krassner

About the Program

Mr. Krassner assesses the ongoing conflict between the governmental power that be and cultural opponents.

The comic, journalist and author looks at how obscenity is defined, by whom and why. He also examines why drugs laws are what they are and why so many are incarcerated for what he believes are victimless crimes.

About the Author Paul Krassner

Mr. Krassner is founder of the Realist magazine, a journalist, author, stand-up comedien and close friend of Lenny Bruce. He was also editor of Bruce's autobiography and his articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, Playboy, Mother Jones, and National Lampoon.


thanks for the birthday greetings.

I just self-published a collection of my columns for AVN [Adult Video News] ONLINE, a trade journal for the Internet porn industry. Below is the cover and table of contents. It's available at (Link listed below)

All best,

Contents of “Porn Soup”
Susie Bright Interviews Paul Krassner
Lenny Bruce Meets Blow Job Betty
In Praise of Indecency
Masturbation Helper
The Man Behind The Aristocrats
Showing Pink
Pee-Wee Herman Meets Pete Townshend
Satirical Prophecy
The Marriage of Hip-Hop and Pornography
Porn and the Manson Murders
Rape and Porn
Bizarre Sexually Oriented Spam Subject Lines
Meet an FBI Porn Squad Agent
Remembering Pubic Hair
The Taste of Sperm
Disinformation Porn
Hobo Sex and Crack Whore Confessions
Eating Shit for Fun and Profit
Porn Dogs
“I Fuck Dead People”
Porn Provides Product Placement
Addicted to Porn
Women and Porn

Front cover of Porn Soup by Paul Krassner

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