Ökodorf Freie Republik Wendland at May 1980 Gorleben Protestcamp

The Great Pause Week 56: The Upside of Work

Albert Bates
Apr 11 · 8 min read

We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.
— expression in the Soviet era

In his breakthrough role as beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” actor Bob Denver had an audible brand. He was unable to say the word, “work,” without a voice break, the inflected half of the word rising a couple octaves. That speech impediment was generally…