Bob Merlin

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Gender MALE
Industry Museums or Libraries
Occupation Curator, Graphic artist, Photographer, Retoucher
Location Los Baños, Out West in California, U.S. Outlying Islands
Introduction I'm upbeat and offbeat, I see things from a very different point of view. I blame this warpage on my teens. While most kids my age were listening to Elvis, I was listening to Stan Freeburg, Mickey Katz(a borscht belt comic), Lenny Bruce and of course, his royal hipness, Lord Buckley. Buckley once lived across from a dump filled with old mattresses. Rather than PM(piss & moan)about it he dubbed it his mattress farm. He made the ordinary surreal. He was an inspiration to Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, and many, many others. Mine also. He single handedly paved the way for all the comedians of today. He kept court and everyone around was a prince, count, or some other royal title. He died in 1960 My current source of warpage is the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz. Anybody that can get Elvis, Barney, and "Its a Small World" into one song is OK in my book. His best CD is called Pianist Envy. Between the tracks is a running tale about Roberta, wife number 3. Find it, buy it and get some super glue; cause you'll laugh your ass off. I’ve always done crosswords and in addition to keeping the “little gray cells” active they force you to look for alternative meanings and perspectives.
Interests Last month it was lust, This month it was my beautiful, smart and witty wife, Jilian.
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Bunuel's "The Milky Way", Robots, The Man Who Would Be King, , Under the Volcano, Anything by John Huston, Rebel Without a Cause, Cassandra the Cat.
Favorite Music Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf. "Ju-Ju Music" - King Sunny Ade, Rockabilly, The Sleeper's Opera, and my depated buddy, Little Walter.
Favorite Books The Vertical Smile, Candy, The Horse's Mouth, Ulysses, Angels and Demons. Anything by Dame Agatha(especially Poirot, Miss Marple and Ariadne Oliver), W.B. Yeats and?