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"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."



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it was great, back in the 80's...

...when I used to see Bukowski all the time in the Santa Anita grandstand.

A serious loner; sitting in the same section as me about 300 times, only spoke with him (briefly) about 3 or 4 times.

(Not so "great" was that I spent all my 20's and early 30's being "out there" every racing day.)

"You don't have to be crazy to...

"You don't have to be crazy to be a part of this church, but it sure helps!" - the pastor of my church

www.35thavenuebaptist.org

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

At one of his live readings of how he responded to a question...

"who are your 3 favorite poets they asked?" "Charles Bukowski, Charles Bukowski, and Charles......." Classic.

scawarren's picture

My favorite "crazy" statement...

I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.
-Waylon Jennings

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Good one

!

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

speaking of crazy...

http://www.dailypaul.com/328859/cognitive-disinhibition

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

when i discovered Buk

i read every book i could get my hands on. still my personal favorite is POST OFFICE.

Anybody want a peanut?

Cracking up (no pun intended)

time is wasted in minutes not hours

I recognize insanity because I've been insane.

Regular people dismiss insanity because it is easier to not be responsible and just go ahead and be victimized then act the victim later.

sorry folks no one can make you a victims without your permission.

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Charlie sells video cameras now....

He sells video camera systems for security now. Charlie is the original material....

cRaZy???

"Crazy? Well sure I'm crazy! But I'm making money off of it now, so they can't lock me up for it again!"
Comedian Red Skelton responding to a lady in the audience calling him crazy.



Liberty. Get some.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Reminds me of Zorba the Greek

"A man needs a little madness, or else... he never dares cut the rope and be free." ~ Zorba


http://youtu.be/2NRFpUiGHzs

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Grammar of life

Lie down and eat roses.


http://youtu.be/regT58IQcBA

DJP333's picture

I used to really enjoy

reading Bukowski. But then again, I used to also really enjoy drinking beer, whiskey and smoking. It all started with this one little book, Post Office:

http://www.amazon.com/Post-Office-Novel-Charles-Bukowski/dp/...

Other gems from Bukowski:

Ham on Rye- http://www.amazon.com/Ham-Rye-Novel-Charles-Bukowski/dp/0061...
Women - http://www.amazon.com/Women-A-Novel-Charles-Bukowski/dp/0061...

Those were good times. Thanks for the flashback Michael.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Michael Nystrom's picture

Dirty Day just isn't the same unless it is followed by this one

The Wanderer


http://youtu.be/d-dZvQxYX1g

Johnny Cash even got his own stamp.

He's the man.

Another thing I love about the DP

Finding things you never would have otherwise... like Johnny Cash stamps . Excellent !!

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yeah, the comments around here are like a gold mine

Lots of un-mined gold laying around here in the comments.

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He's the man.

You said a gobfull there.

I landed a job in the green bay packers kitchen and I'm pretty happy about that.

expect $10 in your bit coin account next whensday.

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