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Post by nipples » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:40 pm

Thanks for the lead/mimory!

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Post by mullethunter » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:09 pm

just finished "aquariums of pyongyang" by kang, chul-hwan, a true story about the author's 10 years in a north korean gulag (along with his entire family) disturbing to say the least (for some unknown reason i'm fascinated with anything to do with brutal regimes, holocausts, and dictators)

right now... the motorcycle diaries by che quevara, loved the movie, love the book more.
vanity fair magazine. they have some good articles, just finished one about the way media is become marketing.
the bitch in the house, it's 26 or so articles by various women. beh.. it's hit and miss but still interesting.
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Post by diane o'thirst » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:50 pm

Just finished a re-acquainting of myself with <i>1984</i>, digested what it means to me now at 43 as opposed to what I thought of it at age 16 when I first cracked it, ran it through the filter of the cinematic version of it, and stuck it back on the shelf.

I took down <i>Shardik</i> by Richard Adams next and I'm about 200 pages into it. Brilliant book. I'm wondering why the studio that put out the animated <i>Watership Down</i> and <i>The Plague Dogs</i> don't do this as well? It's clearly the best of the three. Or, even, why they bothered with the latter? Should have skipped <i>Plague Dogs</i> entirely and gone from rabbits to a bear.
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Post by regynalonglank » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:27 pm

Bless Me, Ultima

it's taking me along time, but its good

mebbe i'll go read it now...
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Post by Ash_ » Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:37 pm

The Rum Diary - H.S.T.
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Post by kilngod » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:34 pm

RE/Search: Pranks.

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Post by robbidobbs » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:56 pm

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett.

"The Apocalypse has never been funnier."
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Post by bigsmokinjoe » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:39 pm

[quote="theCryptofishist"]How is the Permaculture Design Manual?

It's pretty much an encyclopaedia...

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Post by cowboyangel » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:04 pm

Fornander's History of the Hawaiian People
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Post by robotland » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:31 am

cowboyangel wrote:Fornander's History of the Hawaiian People
Hey! I read that!!! Just recently read Mark Twain's dispatches from the "Sandwich Islands", too....

Currently: The NEW How Things Work, by David Macaulay....never did actually sit down and READ the whole thing before....
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Post by cowboyangel » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:40 pm

oo,oo (ala Gunther Toody, Car 54 Where are you)
I gotta read that book
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Post by Monkeypoo » Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:48 pm

The Complete Guide To Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

yummy....

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Post by Ranger Genius » Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:02 pm

I especially love the chapter on 10w30.
“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”

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Post by robbidobbs » Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:10 pm

Michael Crichton's: The Sphere.
Waiting on more Discworld to come in the mail.
Having a hard time with Cerebus: Latter Days.
Trying to read about 2 pages per day, but sometimes it gets painful.

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Post by Monkeypoo » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:20 pm

Dancing Like A Fucking Happy Hippie

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Post by robbidobbs » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:30 pm

YAY! I got Hat Full of Sky in the mail! YAY MORE DISCWORLD!

Rats, after only 2 days, I'm almost done.

YAY! I have The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents!
It's the Pied Piper story with a twist.
That should keep me busy until the end of the week.
I'll be in my blanket fort until further notice.

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Post by d6 » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:36 pm

last battle
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wasp factory

good omens always one of my favorites

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Post by diane o'thirst » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:49 pm

Finished Shardik. Now I know why they didn't go from bunnies to a bear, this would never make it as an animated film anywhere but Japan! No, if someone (Ridley Scott comes to mind) made "Shardik" that sucker'd be rated R. Unquestionably. The way the bear gets fucked up throughout the course of the story alone points to it.

I caught the subtext fairly early. I thought, "This could be pointed at almost any organized religion on the face of the earth and it'd be a fitting allegory." Religion can be twisted and skewed to excuse the excesses of its zealots: that's the moral I got from the read.

I'd love to do a Shardik stick horse (early inspiration: do the flames in figured maple) but it's not in the public domain yet and I couldn't sell it, and that's too much work and expense to just do it for my own edification.
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Post by robbidobbs » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:38 am

Just finished Andromeda Strain and watching the movie simultaneously. I'd read a chunk of the book, then watch the movie up to the point where I hadn't read it yet, repeat. It was a great afternoon.

Just saw 13th Warrior, so now I MUST stop what I'm doing and read Eaters of the Dead.

Ok, after I finish Prey.

(What can I say, I've gone from one addiction -- Discworld -- to another -- Crichton.)

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Post by Lassen Forge » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:44 pm

The first book to get me antsy about something and make my toes tingle in a looooong time... Just got it from "bigtallscarywoman dot com". (You know the one...)

The Man Burns Tonight by Donn Cortez.

As a murder mystery it's not bad, but the images... the sounds... Hell, I can damn near smell the Playa dust just by reading it. (Wait, maybe that's my body pillow... nope... it's the book...)

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Post by Sandwichman » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:01 pm

Descartes Error- Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio R Damasio


Just started it but very good so far.
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Post by helitack » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:10 pm

I'm in the middle of three:

Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung
The Patton Papers
Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell

Shit
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Post by Kinetic IV » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:26 pm

Heli, I thought you would be reading stuff on the Geneva convention and prisoner's rights. That way when Camp Apokiliptika is overrun by allied forces and you're taken prisoner you'll know your rights. Or at least the ones we might chose to give you. (evil grin)
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:05 pm

"Doors of Perception" -Huxley
wowie was it that long ago? shit, must be in some kinda time warpasaurus...
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Post by FireFox » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:55 pm

"Battle Royale" by Koushun Takami.... again. A personal favorite of mine. I recommend it.

Come the 23rd, I'll be reading "Eragon: Volume 2" by Christopher Paolini. Another recommendation there. The first is amazing.
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Post by helitack » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:02 pm

Kinetic IV wrote:Heli, I thought you would be reading stuff on the Geneva convention and prisoner's rights. That way when Camp Apokiliptika is overrun by allied forces and you're taken prisoner you'll know your rights. Or at least the ones we might chose to give you. (evil grin)
Huh?

Ooops, also reading, Dealing with Twits, by R. Lee Ermey
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Post by Kinetic IV » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:07 pm

Ooops, also reading, Dealing with Twits, by Art Linkletter
Since when did they put that in the "self-help" section?
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Post by Driveway » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:30 pm

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell by Susanna Clark

and

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.


I was following him up until we got to the point where there was no more big bang, time became imaginary, and the universe was no longer infinite but still had no boundaries or edges.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:51 am

Driveway wrote:Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell by Susanna Clark

and

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.


I was following him up until we got to the point where there was no more big bang, time became imaginary, and the universe was no longer infinite but still had no boundaries or edges.
The last Hawking sighting I have word of is his wheel chair going "error...error..." over and over again. Maybe that's why.
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Post by MrGAJ5001 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:51 am

SELF HELP SECTION!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

That's good comedy!

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