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    Baseball playing angel?

    Notes of a Dirty Old Man, page 14 (second story). It has no title, like all the other stories in the book.
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    Unknown Early Buk Photo?

    I'm glad he didn't hold a grudge against this place.
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    Unknown Early Buk Photo?

    From what he said I reckon it was the exhibit of discarded photo-booth photographs some crazy artist found in a landfill or some garbage can and made a selection of the bunch to present to the general public. Even if you don't know anything at all about Bukowski that strange mug is enough to...
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    Unknown Early Buk Photo?

    Johnny Brewton is the man! Here's what he says: I would like to thank Mr. Brewton once again here for shedding some light on this mysterious photo and for his quick and generous response. P.S. Mr. Brewton replied to my email the very same day i wrote to him, but I (being a stupid bastard and...
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    Unknown Early Buk Photo?

    I've sent an email to Mr. Brewton, keep your fingers crossed.
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    Quits (poem)

    Harold Norse. The book of Bukowski/Norse letters was supposed to be called Fly Like a Bat Out of Hell.
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    Musso and Frank's

    Check his stories Death in the Afternoon (Betting on the Muse), My Friend, The Gambler (More Notes of a Dirty Old Man), novels Ham on Rye (chapters 5, 22, 26, 32, 39) and Pulp (chapters 2, 3, 14, 26, 27, 51) and poems Red (Septuagenarian Stew), Between Races, Inactive Volcano (The Last Night of...
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    Net worth

    Sounds great! Where do I have to sign? Oh, you mean Bukowski... Shucks.
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    The Whitman thread

    So... It was Whitman who wrote "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream."
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    You cracked me up with this announcement.
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    Plants mentioned in Bukowski’s work

    And purple onion.
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    Net worth

    That's from Father, Who Art in Heaven (in Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame): Once again I'm amazed by how well you can remember his stuff, word for word.
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    Bukowski Drawing

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    Bukowski Drawing

    Be sure to check this thread too. It all started there.
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    One for the Shoeshine Man

    I haven't compared the whole poems yet, it just struck me that the famous & familiar line "locked in the arms of the crazy life" (which I like very much and kinda prefer to "locked into the afternoon of a crazy life") hadn't been present in the original/first published version, so I (kinda) had...
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    One for the Shoeshine Man

    One for the Shoeshine Man is a well-known poem and H. Sounes used a line from it as (a part of) the title of his book Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life. Are those words that Sounes used Bukowski's words or someone else's? From Love Is a Dog from Hell (1977): From LA Free...
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    a girl from nowhere really love Bukowski

    你钉了它,兄弟! 👍
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    Shits and Giggles

    Be careful about where you keep your porn.
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    Shits and Giggles

    What happens when you don't keep your mouth shut: read more about the incident
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    Tom Waits and his dad

    That's Tom Waits with his dad (Frank Waits), a high school professor of Spanish. The picture was taken at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in October of 1975.
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    Shits and Giggles

    Google has the first image of a black hole:
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    reviews at time of publication

    A review of South of No North, published in LA Free Press 497, January 25, 1974:
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    Hey from Texas.

    That's "welcome aboard" in mjp's lingo, in case you're wondering.
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    South of No North - magazine column sources

    Zobraks is a complex conglomerate of experts connoisseurs.