Agreed, no intention to equate them by any means. But it's interesting that they both got into this oblique, weird, "absurd surreal" (or whatever you want to call it) odd, zany way of looking at things. Dylan I believe claims to have read Kerouac. I would guess the common source for Bukowski and Dylan is surrealist/ [Buk's "chew dead bacon/bomb the moon"] absurd literature, but they both give their lyricism a particularly brilliant, American, comic, edgy, quick, forward-moving mad intelligence. I remember at age 13 or 14 or whenever the "Subterranean" 45 came out playing it over and over thinking "this is very funny stuff." Sort of like Mad Magazine. Yeah, Dylan, Buk and Mad Magazine. Everything off a bit in a very funny way.