Funnily enough, Robert Anton Wilson was a long time local luminary where I live
. Saw him lecture a couple of times. My Radio Programmer buddy introduced me to him and we chatted several times and shared pipeweed on at least one occasion.
He was quite a Curmudgeonly Raconteur. Petty, you would have loved him
. He was a pretty Radical Dude, on the cutting edge of politics (for all his talk of Left and Right in public, he was pretty much an Anarcho-Socialist type), philosophy, science, and...ahem...illicit psychedelic substances.
I miss the dude.