Monday, November 12, 2012

A Seasonal Reminder from America's Last Great Poet


“in the November of our hell
the birds still fly
or are murdered by the
cats.
in the November of our hell
the boxers hear the bell
and rise to do
what they must do
in the November of our hell
in the November of our hell,
December 
approaches.”


 Charles Bukowski

“the 13th month”
Betting on the Muse

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Brother George Carlin on the One Thing He Doesn't Complain About


“Now, there’s one thing you might have noticed I don’t complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There’s a nice campaign slogan for somebody: ‘The Public Sucks. Fuck Hope.’”  
                                                                             —George Carlin

Monday, November 05, 2012

America's Last Great Poet on Election Day

“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.” Charles Bukowski