Aaron “Pie Man” Kay today on Hempresent
Aaron “Pie Man” Kay today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Aaron “Pie Man” Kay, a counter-culture icon and long-time member of the Youth International Party, or Yippies. Aaron is infamous for throwing pies in the faces of various politicians and celebrities, including conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, former New York Mayor Abe Beame, former Senator Patrick Moynihan, former California Governor Jerry Brown, and Avante Garde artist Andy Warhol. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, with the sounds of the rebellion still ringing in America’s ears, Aron Kay railed against the establishment using a variety of creamy desserts.
The “Yippie Pie Man” cut his teeth with the Youth International Party, a left-wing activist group that had spun out of the ’60s anti-war movements. Among his ranks were famous counterculture icons such as Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and Tom Forcade, the founder of cannabis culture magazine High Times. They were smart, fierce, stoned, and – most importantly – they were funny. While many members of the Youth International Party (or “The Yippies”) dabbled with using confectionery as a tool of political irreverence, Aron was the crème de la crème of pie throwers. His impressive hit list included dozens of big names of the conservative establishment, corrupt politicians, and many public figures that dared to take themselves too seriously.