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    You Never Had It - An Evening with Bukowski

    We missed this when it premiered here in 2016. And there were readings from Tam Dean Burn and poets Stephen Watt and Nisha Bhakoo, and live sets from Chrissy Barnacle and the purveyors of ‘doom wop’, Killearn’s finest Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lockpickers. We didn't miss those though. Or...
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    What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. Volume 8

    I found this a fascinating listen. Patterson. Patterson? That sounds familiar. The last episode airs Monday.
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    Women 1996 misprint?

    I had two blank, opposing pages in a copy of Fante's West of Rome.
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    Shits and Giggles

    The portrait. Is that Lincoln giving him the finger? Above Lincoln, what is that, a noose? "Be careful, Mr President," beseeched the aide, as the ladder buckled under Trump's formidable rump.
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    Where The Hell Would Chopin Be?

    Earnest Bukowski. That's a wonderful poem.
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    looking for a specific Bukowski influence

    Garcia Lorca. Pablo Neruda. Cesar Vallejo. Cervantes?!
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    Why the Beatles?

    I imagine the B-side was Number Two.
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    Seen any good movies lately?

    Apparently Highsmith smuggled her own snails into Europe under her breasts. For one who reportedly love snails so much you would think France the last place you would take your beloved gastropods.
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    Shits and Giggles

    One morning exiting Ealing Broadway station with the throng I stopped and happened to look up at the windows above the shops opposite. Spread across the panes of glass were lettering announcing the nature of the companies which inhabited the various rooms. The first window which my eyes fixed...
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    It has all come out in the wash.
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    Poet Galway Kinnell

    He translated Villon. I seem to recall the work had a lengthy introduction on the conventions of medieval poetry and the impossibility of fully apprehending Villon's poetry with its many personal allusions.
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    Found some manuscripts

    Songs of innocence and experience.
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    Now that is an achievement.
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    "Banksy" shreds painting at Sotheby's auction, but what's wrong with this picture?

    On the BBC it was reported the painting had "self-destructed," which conjured the image of an exploding canvas, screaming. The dinner parties are going to be awash with the news tonight. The first row nearest the painting should have left the auction hall with blackened faces and raised hair...
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    Me, too.
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    And then Andreas started talking about Nazis

    Turkeys vote for Christmas. I was like Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove over the keyboard unable to stop the arm...
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    Hey, you look great!!!

    No, I should be sorry. I used your post to repeat your funny and satirical line about slapping your wife off the couch in tribute to Bukowski. And I've done it again. Incorrigible.
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    Hey, you look great!!!

    The literalness of my post is irrelevant? Or that you slap your wife off the couch in tribute? I am lost. I cannot believe I repeated that sentence and enjoyed it.
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    Hey, you look great!!!

    Like d gray's post, it wasn't meant literally. There again, maybe d gray does slap his wife off the couch on an annual basis, what do I know?
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    Hey, you look great!!!

    You must film and post that, you know, for authenticity.
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    Shits and Giggles

    Stewart Lee pricking the pomposity of collective identity and culture. I love it, particularly as we share biographical similarities. There is another routine based on UKIP and immigration and is somewhat reminscent of "What did the Romans ever do for us?" which is worth the watch, I think.
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    Psyche Inference & Projection

    Yes, like someone in the field of psychiatry. It wouldn't surprise me if he uses chatrooms like Reddit and such to prey on the vulnerable, with his Mansonesque complex. Just a theory based on research.