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hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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#31
speaking of haughty, did anyone see the movie Haughty Naughty Hotties? it's about a a bunch of rich sorority girls and a pizza delivery dude and a stern lesbian Dean.

it's pretty good.

and that's not a Bukowski quote.
 

Danny Mac

Over 100 posts
#41
Wow! Allow me to introduce a new topic. I read to my sister who lives in California a Buk poem a few weeks ago. I read to her "Dinosaurs, We", and she was blown away. She was sort of speecless for a while. She asked me when it was written and I didn't know off the top of my head. Since this website is filled with knowledgable experts of Bukowski can someone let me know what year this poem was written in? I could have did the google thing but this website is much better.
 

bospress.net

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Over 5000 posts
#42
Before 1991, but not much earlier. Someone else may be able to pinpoint it better.

It is a powerful one and one that will grab people that don't read poetry too.

Next time try Bluebird and Genius of the Crowd.... Two other great classic Buk poems to start with.

Bill
 

Danny Mac

Over 100 posts
#43
Thankyou Bill....funny you should mention Bluebird because I read that to her also. Bluebird gets me right in my heart. Genius of the Crowd is another good one.
 
#47
Joined here purely to say this:

MJP, your attitude towards the ladies posting on this thread is nothing short of embarrassing, and you really should NOT be a moderator. You seem angry towards them -I hope whatever has happened involving women to make you feel this bitter, you eventually deal with it, and stop being such a misogynistic fcuknugget.

EDIT: Perhaps it's just your attitude to *anyone* you deem less than you. Just so SAD...
 
#48
... MJP ... you really should NOT be a moderator. You seem angry ...
Tom Petty said it well when he said "you don't know how it feels. no you don't know how it feels. to be mjp"

this site has almost 5000 members and well over 7000 threads. not an easy feat. people come in here off the streets talking all kinds of different crap, because its the internet and the world is crazy and people often are too myself included. when somebody is out of line or presumptuous, the nearest authority figure puts them in their place. that is always how the world works. ideally this is done in a balanced way but there's not always time for balance when teh world spins sideways and the acid rain comes tumbling down. the women on this thread used that classic double talk 'oh i'm sweet and pretty' on the one hand and then, under their breath they don't respect anyone and feel entitled to spout off about whatever without thinking it through first. come to think of it, YOU just spouted off about whatever without thinking it through first.

that said, the bitterness mellows when you cook it down, add some salt, rice vinegar and a pinch of sugar. good to go.
 
#49
when somebody is out of line or presumptuous, the nearest authority figure puts them in their place. that is always how the world works. ideally this is done in a balanced way but there's not always time for balance when teh world spins sideways and the acid rain comes tumbling down.
Fascist! There is always time for balance. Even when teh world spins sideways.
 

mjp

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#52
Well, if the Houston Press says it, it must be true.

Actually, the singer from that band, Ramon Medina, emailed me a couple of weeks ago with the Kinky Friedman attribution. I neglected/forgot to post the attribution here.

The "one old woman who couldn't tell you why some random Facebook poster first attributed it to Bukowski" quote in the article comes from one of my responses to Ramon. Which begs the question, since when do newspapers quote third party emails without permission? Seems to me that someone shouldn't be surprised by seeing passages from their emails in "newspaper" articles.

Just saying, Houston Press. You aren't wikileaks. Or maybe everyone is wikileaks now. Why not. What the hell.

Of course none of this will stop people from spreading that "Bukowski" quote for the next 100 years.
 

Gerard K H Love

Appreciate your friends
Over 5000 posts
#53
Bukowski may not have said everything but I'm sure he thought of it and didn't write it all down. To quote Sarah Silverman,"Bukowski is Magic."
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Over 5000 posts
#58
Speaking of quotes attributed to Buk, I just saw a Buk quote on Facebook saying, "Without literature, life is hell", and I'm wondering if it's a genuine Buk quote or not.
Here it is:

Buk-Quote-2-2.jpg
 
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