My late, great friend, Faridi McFree, who was one of Bob Dylan’s many girlfriends, wanted to make a cartoon show based on him. Since his real name was Robert Zimmerman, she decided the main character of the show would be a little “Heartoon” she named “Zimmie the Zipper.” This was because, she related, he was “all zipped up” when it came to communicating with other people.
I’ll say! You nailed it, Faridi! Bob Dylan just won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, but the Nobel people can not find him! Where in the world is Bob Dylan? And why can’t he simply acknowledge his prize? Could it be that he really is all zipped up?
You know, it would be great if Faridi’s “Heartoon” about “Zimmie the Zipper” could be considered worth another look by television producers. She had a great little idea for a cartoon series there, and it was a shame it was never moved forward.
And by the way, if you’re interested, or were wondering, zipped up or not, Faridi loved Bob Dylan until the day she died.
Now where in the world is he? Carmen Sandiego would be easier to find…