Was Mickey Mouse a gigolo? Was he thinking about turnin' tricks? Well, we're thinking not but if anything, the panel above from a vintage Mickey comic is proof positive that the lines were certainly blurred when it came to harmless kiddie entertainment and adultish fare (something we've pointed out before).
Hmmmm, we're wondering if Bukowski would have liked Mickey more had he seen the panel above. Confused? Not sure how many Buk fans out there realize that Hank hated that "three fingered son-of-a-bitch" with a passion -- a deep, dark and profane hatred.
For proof, check out the rant below, as seen in the stupendous Bukowski documentary "Born Into This."