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About Bulgakov

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  • Birthday 05/31/1948

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    Quartzsite, AZ
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    Writing, TV, Internet, History, Thinking too much

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  1. I know this wasn't funny, but it made me laugh. Not to judge your mom, but, she wouldn't mind you having a sexual relationship with a trans so much, as long as it doesn't mean you're gay, LOL. It's a familiar reaction from a mom who wants to keep her 'son' narrative on track. Informing points, thanks. Bulgakov
  2. Will it be a lottery? Vaccine distribution. First Responders and medical/nursing home first. Maybe then the elderly--that's me! Then there's some argument already about who comes next, like 18-32 year olds because they are the spreaders--I heard this suggested. They eventually get to the rest of us, which will be most of us. What to help decide? Population density, COVID severity--The Navajo Nation here in Arizona. Maybe lottery then, or alphabetical, or by age . . . or maybe just more politics. It may be the coming media event. Bulgakov
  3. I had an instructor who said that the cynic has no audience in mind--in terms of narrative. The satirist or ironist for example, is speaking to the disparity between the pretend and the real. The cynic speaks to no one but themselves, content to pick at a scab. Bulgakov
  4. The dog talk reminds me of a story my mom told me about a special dog, a fighting dog. In the old neighborhood people liked to own the toughest dog. One yellow dog was famous for his fury, for sending all dogs packing. He had short legs and a monstrous snout. No one could really tell what breed of mutt the dog was though. The fastest and the biggest came at him only to turn tail and run, or worse. Finally someone in the neighborhood spotted him walking with his dog, so he asked: "Say that's one helluva dog you got there mister, but some of us have been wondering just what kind it is?" "Well," the man replied, looking down at his dog. "Before I cut his tail off and painted him yellow, he used to be an alligator." (No alligators, or alligator spirits were harmed during this joke.) My mom told me jokes like then when I was just a squid. I thought they were dumb then, but they've gotten funnier as I've gotten older. Maybe I'm a lot easier to amuse. Bulgakov
  5. I was afraid to ask. Bulgakov
  6. Turkey sniffing dogs are being considered for use at state border stops.
  7. I was thinking of something today that I saw on tv years ago. It was on the RoseAnne show, and she and her sis were working at a diner, Martin Mull was the manager. As the actors moved around the restaurant, a small blackboard on the facing wall announced : "Today's Special: Loose Meat Sandwich". It still gives me a laugh. Bulgakov
  8. Before my time, in vaudeville, they had a hook on a pole which would come out from a side curtain, loop around an actor/singer/juggler's neck and drag them off the stage, if the crowd booed and hissed enough. I wish the talking heads and their shows could use a virtual hook to snag experts, pols, and pundits who simply will not stop speaking, though they've stopped saying anything. Most of the authorities I hear interviewed, whatever their specialty, don't seem to be able to wind up a thought. Any lingering moment of silence triggers them to relaunch their mandate, their rhetoric. I was just watching Alan Dershowitz bulldoze a young reporter on Fox. After lots of time speaking, the reporter tried, I mean four or five times, to interrupt. It was at first funny, then it just seemed kind of rude of Dershowitz. Give him, and all the ever talkers the hook. Bulgakov
  9. So, one good thing, for me, has been learning to play an African thumb piano, or kalimba. I got it about two weeks into Covid, and play it every day. I watched a hand full of YouTube instructional , but mostly just hear a song in my head or on YouTube and try to play it. I've played a couple of instruments, but it's been awhile. Anyway, playing it relieves depression and anxiety. I've tried to get better on three or four songs: "Walkin' To New Orleans" by Fats Domino, "When I Paint My Masterpiece" the Band, "Man of Constant Sorrow", and the theme song from The Adams Family tv series. "I got my suitcase in my hand, and you know I'm a worried man." Fats Bulgakov
  10. Just watched on YouTube--American Bandstand. Just like you say. I barely do remember that song. But I didn't know they were Latino. It's a great video too, the style. And the audience--a large auditorium, not the regular dance floor--didn't seem to realize the were Mexicans either when the camera catches them. The "Premiers" probably didn't promote themselves as a "Latino" band those days. "Farmer John, I'm in love with your daughter," and 'we're three Mexicans from L.A.' Not in 1964. Bulgakov
  11. For where two or three are distanced together in my name, I am there among them, but if there are four, I'm out the door. Bulgakov
  12. "As a good American I'm going to do two things: vote, and buy gold." William Devane "I even like the feel of gold." William Devane Bulgakov
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