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#21 BigDMcGee

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 02:13 PM

View PostEl Guapo, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 3:12 PM, said:

Go Dog GoHop on PopGoodnight MoonThe Foot BookThe Goodnight GeckoThese are just some of my nightly reading rotation. How many of you here can say you read between 3-6 books a night? Huh?Didn't think so.
What, no " There's a monster at the end of this book?"
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 02:29 PM

OOooooo Hop on Pop is one of my favorites !

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:19 PM

I've stopped reading fiction, essentially. (Oddly, LG, following the DFW suicide, in a funk, I revisited my Pynchon love, but that's about it. Oh, also, I've developed a somewhat less literary fixation with Tom Robbins, but I'm gay like that.)

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:21 PM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 1:53 PM, said:

An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory, by Peskin and SchroederSpacetime and Geometry, by Sean CarrollGravitation, by Misner, Thorne, and WheelerQuantum Field Theory, by Mandl and ShawQuantum Mechanics: A Modern Development, b7y Leslie Ballentine
Given my limited mathematical/scientific background, would any of these actually be readable?

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:34 PM

View PostDirtydutch, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 7:19 PM, said:

I've stopped reading fiction, essentially. (Oddly, LG, following the DFW suicide, in a funk, I revisited my Pynchon love, but that's about it. Oh, also, I've developed a somewhat less literary fixation with Tom Robbins, but I'm gay like that.)
I enjoyed his performance in Bull Durham.wait, what?
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:49 PM

I just finished Michael J. Fox's autobiography for the second time.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:56 PM

View Postloogie, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 6:49 PM, said:

I just finished Michael J. Fox's autobiography for the second time.
Is that some kind of Alzheimers joke?
We are all so complicated, and then we die. We are a subject one day, with our vanities, our loves, our worries, and then one day, abruptly, we become nothing but an object, an absolutely disgusting pile of shit. We pass very quickly from one stage to the next. It's very bizarre. It will happen to all of us, and fairly soon too. We become an object you can handle like a stone, but a stone that was someone.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:44 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 4:56 PM, said:

Is that some kind of Alzheimers joke?
Um...what?

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:00 PM

View PostDirtydutch, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 3:19 PM, said:

I've stopped reading fiction, essentially. (Oddly, LG, following the DFW suicide, in a funk, I revisited my Pynchon love, but that's about it. Oh, also, I've developed a somewhat less literary fixation with Tom Robbins, but I'm gay like that.)
I read another road side attraction, and it was okay, if a little hippy. Then I tried to read another book, but it was too hippy, and I think I read american psycho instead, plunging me down a po-mo dirrection, and forsaking the hippy earnestness of robbins. Maybe it's because Olympia had so many Tom Robbins fans that I hated, but I have a strong aversion these days.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:01 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 3:56 PM, said:

Is that some kind of Alzheimers joke?
MJF has Parkinsons, not Alz.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:07 PM

View Postloogie, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 6:49 PM, said:

I just finished Michael J. Fox's autobiography for the second time.
Seriously?





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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:24 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 6:01 PM, said:

MJF has Parkinsons, not Alz.
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View PostHollywoodAFD, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 6:07 PM, said:

Seriously?
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:29 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 6:00 PM, said:

I read another road side attraction, and it was okay, if a little hippy. Then I tried to read another book, but it was too hippy, and I think I read american psycho instead, plunging me down a po-mo dirrection, and forsaking the hippy earnestness of robbins. Maybe it's because Olympia had so many Tom Robbins fans that I hated, but I have a strong aversion these days.
I remember the second chapter of Jitterbug Perfume contains one of the funniest sentences I can recall. There are two characters who are lesbian waitresses, intentionally 2-dimensional (one of whom is also a brilliant part-time scientist), and the narrative notes of one lesbian that the length of the Seahawks' cheerleader's skirts is "the standard upon which she bases her currency of joy." Beat that.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:47 PM

View PostDirtydutch, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 3:19 PM, said:

I've stopped reading fiction, essentially.
I agree, although I hit this point somewhere around the 5th grade.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:05 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 8:01 PM, said:

MJF has Parkinsons, not Alz.
Oh oops, that was an honest mistake. I thought he was making a joke about memory loss but it didn't really make sense to me and now I realise that's because Fox doesn't have Alzheimers. I hope I didn't offend anyone.
We are all so complicated, and then we die. We are a subject one day, with our vanities, our loves, our worries, and then one day, abruptly, we become nothing but an object, an absolutely disgusting pile of shit. We pass very quickly from one stage to the next. It's very bizarre. It will happen to all of us, and fairly soon too. We become an object you can handle like a stone, but a stone that was someone.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:07 PM

If you like biographies, loog, Phil Esposito's is good.http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/1572435399I got a hardcover for like $8 including shipping

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:17 PM

View Postrunthemover, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 7:07 PM, said:

If you like biographies, loog, Phil Esposito's is good.http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/1572435399I got a hardcover for like $8 including shipping
I'm not really into figure skating. I keed!I recently reread Gilda Radner's autobiography. What is the matter with me?

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:51 PM

View PostDirtydutch, on Monday, October 20th, 2008, 7:21 PM, said:

Given my limited mathematical/scientific background, would any of these actually be readable?
Not really, they're all advanced graduate texts. The closest to "readable" would be Gravitation by M, T, and W. It's about a thousand pages, but it's written in a very charming style.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:59 AM

Has anybody read World Made by Hand by James Kunstler? I just randomly picked it up at Borders and finished reading it a couple of days ago.If you're into the whole post apocalyptic genre, I'd definitely recommend it.It's set in a "not too distant future" where global warming, nuclear terrorism and an oil shortage has pretty much collapsed the world economy and set society back to the mid 1800s.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:26 AM

Re reading Harold Coyle's booksTom Clancy recommends him, he is to ground warfare what Clancy is to spy books.Trying to get through Christian in Complete Armor, 17th century english is hard to follow though, and it's 1,600 pages
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