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Beatniks (People)

"Ah. Poetry reading?"

Logan's reaction to seeing Duncan all in black is hysterical laughter, although, being Logan, he externalizes this with a snarky comment. The connection is to the Beat Generation of the 1950s and 1960s, nicknamed Beatniks by a journalist to reflect their supposed Commie leanings and the then-recent Sputnik launch. Born of writers like Jack Kerouac and others, it was an anti-materialistic, soul-searching counter-culture, the fashion of which was goatees, berets, and black, black, black. Get-togethers to read angst-ridden poetry were de rigeur and the association continues to this day.

2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner"

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