I don't believe it contemporary beatniks do in fact exist!
Ya don't believe me? Check out this post:
"Beatniks were a group of artists in the 1950's. They were non-conformists who used their art to express their emotions, which was usually against society. They were outcasts and proud. As the 50's ended the Beat Movement gave birth to the Hippie Movement. Although they were similar in a 'hate the establishment' sort of way, their methods and dress were quite different.
What is an Urb Beatnik?!
On Urb, the Beatniks are the funkiest members on the site. Funk-Ahhh-Delic ALT is the main group for these members. The Beatniks on Urb are people who grew wary of the same ol' battle of good versus evil (although some of us still keep our allegiance with one group or the other). Beatniks aren't all good nor are they all evil, their love for the arts keep them grounded. They are often ridiculed for their free spirit and accused of being a Hippie but only the ignorant do that."
This one is even better:
"Come check us out at the Arts District and sign your name on our charter:
SOME famous Beatniks include:
Remember, Beatniks do it BETTER! If they ask what "it" is, tell them EVERYTHING!
I hope to see you soon! Even if you aren't a Beatnik, stop by my Hep Cat Chill Spot and HOLLA!!!
Remember Hep Cats and Squares...
All are welcomed to join!
Keep it Funky!
The Mistress of Funk"
I'm adding this link to my blog - http://www.urbaniacs.com/forums/?t=514701