Tales of Ordinary Madness - Notes of a Potential Suicide Summary & Analysis

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Notes of a Potential Suicide Summary

Bukowski goes out with a German and a Jew to try to pick up girls, but they all fail. He thinks about classical music and about how many people do not have any taste in music. They simply applaud at pieces that sound familiar to them. Such performances of overplayed music only serve to make the unintelligent feel educated.

Then, Bukowski remembers attending an Air Show as a boy. At the Air Show, he sees stunt pilots, parachute jumpers, and races. One of his friends pulls him underneath the bleachers and shows him how they can see up the girls' skirts from down there. They stare at a woman's vagina for a long time, and then come out to see a parachute jumper's parachute fail to open. He hits the ground and the Air Show ends. Young Bukowski and...

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