On Drinking

cirerita

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I was asked to remove the poem below, "share the pain," from On Drinking. The first person to guess why will get a cool, inscribed galley copy of On Drinking.

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skiroomalum

Never been to Waffle House, never been to me...
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Well, I guess the racial epithet would be too obvious, so hmm...no I’ll stick with that.
 

cirerita

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Wish I could say it was the alka-seltzers, at least that would have been funny. But no, it was the N word. I unsuccessfully argued that the N word has appeared in previous Bukowski collections. It doesn't matter, apparently. No more N words, I'm told. All right.

skiroomalum, pm with your full name and postal address. Will send you the book soon.
 
Bukowski once said, "What the drunk really needs is a good stiff drink!" In other words what the alcoholic should imbibe is an drink he can really feel through and through for it's pain relief not the drink he gets addicted to. Of course which of us gets the choice! Pain is momentary. Bottoms up!
 
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mjp

A stranger in your land
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Bukowski once said, "What the drunk really needs is a good stiff drink!"
Forgive me, but where did he say that? I don't recall ever reading it or hearing it, but my memory is not what it used to be. Or, actually, it is, it's just never been any good.
 

PhillyDave

“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
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If it's on the internet, it must be true. Didn't Einstine say that?
 
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