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So I searched out Mac’s place the way other men might search out the right wife or the right church. No blasphemy intended, but I learned a long time ago for many of us where we drink is more important than what we drink, more important even than if we drink, because a bar that’s right is a place you can go and sit for hours in the friendly supportive dark, sipping warm Coke and eating endless bags of fried hogskins, greasing and regreasing your stomach after some mild outrage in the same bar the night before.

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Quote of the day, July 20

Harry Crews, on people

“So far as I can see, nothing good in the world has ever been done by well-rounded people. The good work is done by people with jagged, broken edges, because those edges cut things and leave an imprint, a design.”

Literature

This is America, where money’s more serious than death.

– Harry Crews

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Proper training of a bullterrier for the dogfighting pit requires two dozen live kittens a week. Each kitten is tied unceremoniously to a stuck and dangled in front of the dog to whet his lust for killing.

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The girl, Monica, nicknamed Money, had worked for a long time in carnivals, and in a carnival nobody has a job, he has a ‘proposition.’ And if you want to put him out of business, by using the law or anything else, you are said to ‘burn down the proposition.’

– Harry Crews

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The last call had come for drinks when Buck sat down at my table. He was nearly two ax handles broad at the shoulder, with a belly that had cost him several thousand dollars’ worth of beer.

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Well, like the man says, it’s two kinds of people in this world. Us that wants a drink and them that don’t want us to have one.

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