(Editor’s Note: This post was first published on 10 October 2014.)
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Hello, all my fans who live all over the world! It’s an overcast day in The ‘Burgh. The high will be around 60 and we might get some rain. I’m going to post this and then take a stroll into Little Italy to see what’s going on. I have cubed pork in my crock pot. It should be ready when I get back. I’ll take a few cubes and some diced yellow and green peppers (that I got from the discount shelf for 89 cents) and throw everything into some boiling water with my Ramen Noodles. This new Ramen Noodles diet is working out just fine. I’ve really cut down on my food bill.
But I digress…
Last night I watched a forty-minute documentary on YouTube about the writer Charles Bukowski. He was a bum, an alcoholic and a very talented writer. It was fortunate for him that he was a talented writer, because very few people would have put up with his nonsense if he wasn’t a talented, published writer.
Why are so many of our celebrities so messed up? I guess they are just normally flawed people like the rest of us except that when they make fools of themselves it’s news.
Oh, well, celebrity has a price.
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