was left His Way
wasn't made to Cry
"My friend in her eighties mentioned being intimate
with Lawerence Welk.... in the early fifties.
'He was an uncircumcised German Ukrainian farm boy,'
she told me." - a correspondent.
One evening [c.1924, aged 12] at dinner while several guests were present, Bowles asked his mother what the word circumcision meant. He said he had heard a girl whispering that she could not come to her friend's party because she was "going to a circumcision."
Bowles's father appeared to take no notice of the question, nor did the others at the table, but his mother summoned Bowles to the kitchen when she got up to serve dessert. "You want to know about circumcision?" she asked. Then she explained that "sometimes when a baby boy is born, they take the little penis and cut a piece off the end of it."
"What for?" cried Bowles, wondering vaguely who they could be.
"Some people think it's cleaner."
Unable to imagine how "civilized people could agree to practice such a barbarous act on helpless babies," Bowles conducted his own investigation with a needle. "The pain was not so intense as I expected, but I never experimented in such fashion again."
Paul Bowles, a life, by Virginia Spencer Carr, p 34
|The Everly Brothers
No Rings Around their Rosies
|It was on his death certificate:|
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The Man in Black
Thank God I'm A Country Boy
"Oh, by the way ... John's parents must have been more enlightened
then most back when he was born ...
he was not circumcised."
- A woman he was close friends with for many years
Jerry Lee Lewis
Great balls of fire!
And their cousin, Jimmy Swaggart
- A correspondent encountered
all three in her youth.
- An old date remembers.
"...a friend of mine used to work at a club in New York.
He used to sneak into the dressing rooms
after the shows to see what he could see;
he told me about Marvin and Ike several years ago."
- a correspondent
On his death certificate was:
Shake Your Bon Bon
Have stripped on stage
On arrival, they told me I'd have to undergo the old strip-down and bend over, spread my butt cheeks, lift up my nut-sack, peel my foreskin back, full-body check, because they didn't know how long I was going to be in there and they didn't want me to be keestering in goods.
- his autobiography, Scar Tissue, p225
Danick Dupelle Mike Melancon
Fans reported on them
Report from a highschool date
Was asked in an interview
... Always I'm in some shit, my abdomen is the clip
A schoolmate remembers
Often mentioned on the Howard Stern show.
A former groupie reported on him
The band's vocalist, Ralph Saenz,
Used to show it to the audience at his shows.
"In the early seventies I saw him do this.
It was ... just the way I like it.
I will never forget that big thang."
- A (female) correspondent.
"Serj Tankian [b. Lebanon, parents Armenian],
Daron Malakian [b. Los Angeles parents, Iranian and Iraqi],
Shavo Odadjan [b. Armenia, parents Armenian] and
John Dolmayan [b. Lebanon, parents Lebanese-Armenian]
of System of A Down are all uncut.
I'm a groupie chick." - a corrrespondent
Photographed nude by Annie Leibovitz
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