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Charles Bukowski

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dusty Lipschitz, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. ok
    his name came up in a post a while ago, and i replied saying he deserves his own post. he really does. i stumbled across buk years ago and was an instant fan.
    for this who dont know charles bukowski was a miserable, drunk, womanizing, poet. got your attention?

    he has written many books of poetry, a few novels, a movie, done some artwork and other good shit.

    damn. i sit here tryin to think what i can write about him. just check him out yourself. here are a few good links:

    here is one of my favorite poems wriiten by him:

    "The Aliens"
    you may not believe it
    but there are people
    who go through life with
    very little
    friction or
    they dress well, eat
    well, sleep well.
    they are contented with
    their family
    they have moments of
    but all in all
    they are undisturbed
    and often feel
    very good.
    and when they die
    it is an easy
    death, usually in their

    you may not believe
    but such people do

    but I am not one of
    oh no, I am not one
    of them,
    I am not even near
    to being
    one of

    but they are

    and I am


    can you relate?

    Now back to your regularly scheduled re-programming...
  2. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    so ya had to start it eh dusty...nice...at work but can contribute later, but how but this one, dedicated to all those silly scorned or immature doods that dont think women were gods best creation...

    Yes Yes – Charles Bukowski

    when God created love He didn’t help most
    when God created dogs He didn’t help dogs
    when God created plants that was average
    when God created hate we had a standard utility
    when God created me He created me
    when God created the monkey he was asleep
    when He created the giraffe He was drunk
    when he created narcotics He was high
    and when He created suicide He was low

    when He created you lying in bed
    He knew what He was doing
    He was drunk and He was high
    and He created the mountains, and the sea and fire
    at the same time

    He made some mistakes
    but when he created you lying in bed
    He came all over His Blessed Universe
  3. brown twinkie

    brown twinkie Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 8,127 Likes Received: 0
  4. i think i started this topic a while back. definately one of the best. ham on rye is one of the best books i've ever read. one of the few authrs who can make me laugh out loud.
  5. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    .....bump...in times of doubt...charles make me feel so not alone...
  6. dik.n.ur.ear

    dik.n.ur.ear Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2001 Messages: 1,556 Likes Received: 0
    my girlfriend loves bukowski.
  7. webmaster

    webmaster Guest

  8. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    mondays were made for charles bukowski:


    self-congratulatory nonsense as the

    famous gather to applaud their seeming



    wonder where

    the real ones are


    giant cave

    hides them


    the deathly talentless

    bow to



    the fools are




    wonder where

    the real ones are

    if there are

    real ones.

    this self-congratulatory nonsense

    has lasted



    with some exceptions



    is so dreary

    is so absolutely pitiless


    churns the gut to


    shackles hope


    makes little things


    pulling up a shade


    putting on your shoes


    walking out on the street

    more difficult




    the famous gather to

    applaud their




    the fools are




    you sick

  9. thanks to all (aka- mental) for keeping the post up

    what a perfect poem to come into the office on a monday morning to

    Now back to your regularly scheduled re-programming...
  10. shyster

    shyster Member

    Joined: Mar 6, 2001 Messages: 752 Likes Received: 0
    "hello, how are you?"

    this fear of being what they are:

    at least they are not out on the street,they
    are carefull to stay indoors, those
    pasty mad who sit alone before their tv sets,
    their lives full of canned mutilated laughter.

    their ideal neighborhood
    of parked cars
    of little green lawns
    of little homes
    the little doors that open and close
    as their relatives visit
    throughout the holidays
    the doors closing
    behind the dying who die so slowly
    behind the dead who are still alive
    in your quiet average neighborhood
    of winding streets
    of agony
    of confusion
    of horror
    of fear
    of ignorance.

    a dog standing behind a fence.

    a man silent at the window.

    we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars--oscar wilde
  11. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8

    poetry is so fucking great....

    twisting words to make sense
  12. DIBS

    DIBS Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 11, 2000 Messages: 1,302 Likes Received: 1
    from "the new censorship"1992


    the amazing thing about many insane people
    is that
    they can act perfectly sane
    when they feel that that need can suit their
    in fact, many of these insane can act more
    sane than a sane
    a sane person, much of the time, is often
    hesitant about his or her opinions, feelings
    whereas the insane person is acting sane,
    since it is an act,
    can often sound more in control and of
    more inteligence
    than the sane.
    and what astonishes me is that
    the mad
    can go from raving and roaring
    and salivating
    in a tick and a flick
    to seeming complete lucidity
    if they feel, for one reason or
    another, that this would be
    beneficial to

    this whole matter is
    confusing, for if they can
    act sane, more sane than the
    sane, then why not?

    well, they just don't want
    they prefer insanity, they
    chose it, they
    languish in it
    becase by doing it, they
    destroy us.

    and thats their goal.
    to destroy us,
    not themselves.

    do you think i'm crazy
    for saying this?
    i might be.

    sounds damned sane,
    doesn't it?
  13. the crunch

    too much too little

    too fat
    too thin
    or nobody.

    laughter or


    strangers with faces like
    the backs of
    thumb tacks

    armies running through
    streets of blood
    waving winebottles
    bayoneting and fucking

    an old guy in a cheap room
    with a photograph of M. Monroe.

    there is a loneliness in this world so great
    that you can see it in the slow movement of
    the hands of a clock

    people so tired
    either by love or no love.

    people just are not good to each other
    one on one.

    the rich are not good to the rich
    the poor are not good to the poor.

    we are afraid.

    our educational system tells us
    that we can all be
    big-ass winners

    it hasn't told us
    about the gutters
    or the suicides.

    or the terror of one person
    aching in one place

    unspoken to

    watering a plant.

    people are not good to each other.
    people are not good to each other.
    people are not good to each other.

    I suppose they never will be.
    I don't ask them to be.

    but sometimes I think about

    the beads will swing
    the clouds will cloud
    and the killer will behead the child
    like taking a bite out of an ice cream cone.

    too much
    too little

    too fat
    too thin
    or nobody

    more haters than lovers.

    people are not good to each other.
    perhaps if they were
    our deaths would not be so sad.

    meanwhile I look at young girls
    flowers of chance.

    there must be a way.

    surely there must be a way that we have not yet
    though of.

    who put this brain inside of me?

    it cries
    it demands
    it says that there is a chance.

    it will not say

    Now back to your regularly scheduled re-programming...
  14. imported_! Hoes Get Sex !

    imported_! Hoes Get Sex ! Banned

    Joined: Jul 11, 2001 Messages: 121 Likes Received: 0
    My last 3 books i read have been by Bukowski. I enjoy the subject matter and can relate to alot of his drunkeness and feelings toward life and woman. Currently I am reading "Tales of ordinary madness," and its some good shit. Peace to the Buk fans!!!
  15. teister

    teister Senior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2001 Messages: 2,100 Likes Received: 0
    This guy is dope. I've never heard of him before, but i'm going to check his stuff out. Thanks.