Episode 67: Smollop: Bummer and Lazarus

They are like the Kardashians!


Historic tails of S.F. denizens Bummer and Lazarus

Mark Twain, the San Francisco Daily Morning Call, July 31, 1864: “Another Lazarus

Mark Twain’s eulogy for Bummer, The Californian, November 11, 1865: “Exit Bummer
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Annotated) * Mark Twain — If you haven’t read this, treat yourself. Excellent American literature, and deeply funny and clever to boot.

Bummer and Lazarus’ entry in the Encyclopedia of San Francisco

The boys have a gin named after them. Awesome. If you have some, let us know if it is any good. It has cinnamon bark in it. Bark. Bark! Yeah, I know, lame.

More San Francisco Memoirs 1852-1899: The Ripening Years * Malcolm E. Barker
Bummer & Lazarus: San Francisco’s Famous Dogs * Malcolm E. Barker and Edward Jump
The Odd Couple


Band names from this episode:

  • Bummer and Lazarus (or Bummer-Lazarus, like Sleater-Kinney)
  • The Odd Couple
  • Twain Frog

About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.