Dating Tips by Charles Bugowski

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9 Responses to Dating Tips by Charles Bugowski

  1. gregoryzaller says:

    This is good stuff RL. I think it would really have some punch if you could tie in the issues of the day. Not necessarily politics but the things on everyone’s worry list. Your cartoon about independent refusing the formula of the left and right is a good example. This one about wasp predation isn’t far from what advertisers do to us by putting ridiculous ideas into our heads that leave our wallets empty.

    • RL Crabb says:

      And here I thought it was a thinly-veiled tribute to the late barroom brawler and poet laureate of alcoholism Charles Bukowski, and a warning to beware of loose women offering a night of cheap thrills in return for a lifetime of misery and possibly herpes or AIDS. But if you see it as a metaphor for Madison Avenue, be my guest. All cartoons are deciphered in the bloodshot eye of the beholder.
      Actually, I was inspired by reading that the ill-conceived frozen yogurt shop on Commercial St. may return to its former incarnation as a saloon. Perhaps the owner finally realized there’s more of a profit margin in whiskey than desserts with flavored sprinkles on top. Cheers!

  2. gregoryzaller says:

    Well now I’m confused. I Googled Charles Bugowski and the first four entries were by RLCRABB then a Wikipedia entry spelled Bukowski. I’m guessing you are phonetic speller.

    This guy sounds like he could be one of your mentors:

    “His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work”

  3. Judith Lowry says:

    Back in college a group of us artists all flocked to see “Barfly”.
    For months after we all toasted each other with, “To my friends! My freeeeends.”
    Chuck Bukowski was rough and gritty and we loved him for it.
    However, IMHO Mickey Roark was not the best choice to play his alter ego.
    For my money, I would cast Danny Trejo.

    • Tom Odachi says:

      I didn’t like the movie “Barfly”, but I can see Trejo doing a good job in that role. I liked Mickey Rourke in “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man”. I know it wasn’t a critically acclaimed film, but I still liked it.

  4. Judith Lowry says:

    I looked up some of his quotes.
    This is quintessential Bukowski:

    “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”
    ― Charles Bukowski

  5. Tom Odachi says:

    That was a funny cartoon RL! Even without knowing who Bukowski was, or connecting it to the movie, “Barfly” — the dialogue cracked me up.

  6. Robert Lovejoy says:

    When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn’t she behave like a nice man ?

  7. Robert Lovejoy says:

    A woman who wants to be treated like a man is a woman with no ambition. However, if she wants to lower herself to a man’s level, that be fine with me.

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