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Post by Ranger Genius » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:05 am

Context, toots! Could've given you that definition, too.
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Post by Simply Joel » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:09 am

i am reading "Being an involved father during the teenage years"

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Post by Rian Jackson » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:11 am

Ranger Genius wrote:Context, toots! Could've given you that definition, too.
Somehow I thought, for an agile mind such as yours, that the preceding conversation about Latin would have done the trick.

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Post by Ranger Genius » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:06 pm

You think I was paying attention? I think my brain settled on the time-frame for Notes...
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Post by Badger » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:14 pm

i am reading "Being an involved father during the teenage years"
Yeh, I think they renamed the title to boost sales. I believe the previous title was No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre and before that The Inferno by Dante.
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Post by buckethead alien » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:18 pm

Badger wrote:
i am reading "Being an involved father during the teenage years"
Yeh, I think they renamed the title to boost sales. I believe the previous title was No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre and before that The Inferno by Dante.
Holy Fuck! P.O.T.D.!!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:25 pm

Finished Robin Dunbar's Gossip, Grooming and the Evolution of Language. Checked out HUman Natures, with a squib by Diamond on the cover.
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Post by Ranger Genius » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:07 pm

Badger wrote:
i am reading "Being an involved father during the teenage years"
Yeh, I think they renamed the title to boost sales. I believe the previous title was No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre and before that The Inferno by Dante.
Are you sure you don't mean "A Comedy of Errors?"
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Post by Donita » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:36 pm

This Is Burning Man by Brian Doherty

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Post by Blue Jester » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:54 pm

I am reading NIGHT STALKER (about the night stalker killings in LA) and animal farm (a book about animals on a farm)
Rob the bank, give the money to the poor, then steal from the poor and shoot the money.......or something like that.

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Post by samtzu » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:57 pm

The Writer's Journey, by Christopher Vogler... A paring down of The Hero with a Thousand Masks, by Joseph Campbell....but... an extremely good paring down... I think I have found my base in this......... teee hee hee...
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:12 pm

Krackatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883.
Simon Winchester
Reads pretty quick and has everything: vulcanism, colonialism, Weneger, the Wallace line, natives running amok, and I've only finished 4 chapters.


Big boom in Chapter 8. There's an elephant and the laying of transoceanic cables before I get there. Like i said, everything.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:14 pm

Blue Jester wrote:I am reading <snip> animal farm (a book about animals on a farm)
Be sure to catch the sequel--Vegetable Farm, a book about vegetables on a farm.
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Post by tisha2 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:18 pm

so flame me for not reading the whole thread before posting, but does it make anyone besides me crack a smile that one of the most literate threads in here is titled incorrectly??
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:23 pm

Oh there's some notice of that in the first couple of pages. It's a charming mistake.
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Post by dr.placebo » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:09 pm

Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
by George Lakoff

Essential reading for liberals.

Conservatives may wish to avoid due to risk of elevated blood pressure.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:14 pm

What's that like, doc? I found (the first edition of) the political language ("Moral Politics", I believe) book to be interesting, but a bit of a slog because it so academically written.
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Post by dr.placebo » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:33 pm

The Elephant book is short, easy to read (aimed at a lay audience) and relatively up-to-date (has a post-election part). I've also read Moral Politics, and that book is much more academic, and a bit repetitive for my tastes. What I like most about Elephant is that it gives great hints for how to respond in political discussions (although not really that useful on ePlaya [grin]).

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Post by Martiansky » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:43 pm

I just got done reading "Dragon's Kin" by Todd McCaffrey. Very good contiuation from his mother's books. Can't wait to read the next one, "Dragon's Blood".
So the theme this year is like a giant camp out in the desert? With people bringing lots of shit from all over? uh.. -Marscrumbs

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:19 pm

Hehehe--first on the waiting list for Collapse at the library at work!
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Post by Zane5100 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:21 pm

Just finished We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda and Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Second Edition.

Just started Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing, Bone to Pick : Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition and bunch of filmmaking books.

Real uplifting stuff, I'll tell ya...
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:45 pm

Tell me if Becoming Evil is any good, because that sounds interesting.
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Post by Zane5100 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:49 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Tell me if Becoming Evil is any good, because that sounds interesting.
So far it is, however it's hardly comforting.

If you're interested in that kind of material, I'd also recommend On Killing : The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:00 pm

To tell you the truth, I haven't even got to Hitler's Willing Executioners yet. It all depends on which I find cheap or free first. I'll try to keep those titles in mind.
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Post by the_iconoclast » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:10 pm

From the Ashes of Angels - Andrew Collins

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Post by Elemental666 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:35 pm

Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology - James Freeman Clarke
Assorted translation of the Apocrypha and other omitteb books of the bible...

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Post by dr.placebo » Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:22 pm

Recently re-read "The Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks (1992). Social commentary, inventive writing, complex characters, and I wish that I could live in the Culture. Actually, Banks wrote other great stuff in the '90s, my other favorite being "Use of Weapons".
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Post by bullD » Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:44 pm

Ayn Rand's "Fountain Head"
I couldn't stop with reading just "Atlas Shrugged"

oh yeah, and I'm reading some really fucking boring deemed mandatory by the state text book madness, bleh!

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Post by tisha2 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:46 pm

hey! where the fuck where you on Saturday, huh?
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Post by bullD » Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:57 pm

working,,, sorry.

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