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    Today, 10:45 AM
    On the anniversary of Kobe Bryant's death, one ESPN announcer solemnly intoned, “We all remember where we were when we heard about Kobe's tragic...
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    01-26-2021, 07:22 AM
    Hawkman replied to a thread Quote of the Day in General Chat
    "Pallida Mors eaquo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas regumque turres" (Horace)
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    01-23-2021, 03:00 PM
    Hey fellow NitLetters, if it's okay with you, let's start a new thread containing quotations. Post a line or two that strikes you as remarkable,...
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    01-23-2021, 02:41 PM
    AuntShecky replied to a thread Tell Me A Joke in General Chat
    (The following could be considered a true "Dad" joke as it was related by an actual "dad" upon perusing a take-out menu that had arrived in the...
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    01-21-2021, 02:28 PM
    This phenom is called "the anxiety of influence," a term and a theory once coined by Harold Bloom. (Just substitute "writer" for "poet.") T.S. Eliot...
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  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-21-2021, 11:56 AM
    To those who are interested I recommend the Yale Open Courses. There are four in English Lit: Milton, Modern Poetry, Literary Theory, and the Novel...
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    01-20-2021, 11:56 AM
    I'm through the first two books of Sigrid Undset's trilogy. It's set in 14th century Norway, and one of the themes is the integration of...
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    01-20-2021, 11:34 AM
    Interesting. I remember reading about Azrazel and Samahazai (sp?) in Robertson Davies' "The Rebel Angels". They were depicted as angels who came to...
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    01-15-2021, 02:40 PM
    Weather reports: "Peaks of sun" when they mean "peeks." More and more I'm seeing the word "roll" confused with the noun "role." It popped up...
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    01-13-2021, 02:01 PM
    Logos replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    wow, it's been a long time since I've had to close a thread! Please remember .. 7. Discussion of current politics is not allowed. Cheers, ...
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    01-13-2021, 12:25 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    I didn't bother to read JCamilo's post. Long and dreary experience warns me against even attempting it. Enough of this petty sniping, though! To...
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    01-12-2021, 11:00 AM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    By the way, I posted about Brazil's history of racism only because WolfLarsen claimed Brazil was a superior country to the U.S. It had nothing to do...
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    01-12-2021, 10:53 AM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Verbal jousting with JCamilo is like fighting a five-year-old. Victory is easy, but there's not much glory in it. "Ad hominem" means "to the...
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    01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    "Sharing"? It wasn't your idea, JCamilo. Besides, you are now just making another ad hominem argument -- if Jorge Luis Borge made a claim, it MUST...
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    01-11-2021, 11:24 AM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    I can see why you listed it as a contender for "Great American Novel". Not only is it a great novel, but Bo Mason embodies a certain type of the...
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    01-10-2021, 07:32 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Well, flying the Confederate flag is "OK with me" in that I don't think it should be outlawed -- it's protected speech. However, it's not OK by me...
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  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-09-2021, 10:12 PM
    WWI was a traumatic event for Europe, and humanity. The U.K. and France suffered 2 to 3 times the military casualties they did in WW2. Modern...
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    01-09-2021, 09:21 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Sorry, Danik. I forgot I was insulting your country (although of course I wouldn't mind insulting JCamilo's country). You are correct that I don't...
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    01-09-2021, 01:11 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Brazil is one of the few countries that's more corrupt, racist and authoritarian than Trump's America. They didn't abolish slavery until 1888. My...
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  • AuntShecky's Avatar
    01-09-2021, 09:55 AM
    Yes, but that horrible day was outrageous, frightening, and downright heart breaking. I kept thinking of the quotation of the underrated Alfred E,...
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  • Steven Hunley's Avatar
    01-04-2021, 07:27 PM
    Thanks to both of you guys. I sense there's an underlying message here too. The author subconsciously want women to throw themselves at him. it's a...
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  • Steven Hunley's Avatar
    01-02-2021, 07:07 PM
    Magnificent Millie Millicent was a literary groupie and her plan was simple. “I’ll screw F. Scott Fitzgerald and end up a character in one of his...
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  • AuntShecky's Avatar
    01-02-2021, 03:21 PM
    I agree with banning the "Thank you for having me" line, Manichaean. And Danik, "the new normal" was one of the expressions I was going to add today....
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  • AuntShecky's Avatar
    12-31-2020, 03:58 PM
    The long national nightmare is over! (No, we still have about 19 days to wait for that one to end, God willing!) I mean the wait for the Annual...
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    Oh my gosh, I haven't been here in a few months. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I'm sorry I didn't see it until now. I hope things are well with you Aunty. And you're still young at heart. I do miss our conversations, but I just don't have the time for Lit Net any more. And frankly I've gotten out of the habit of checking here, so when I do have the time it never occurs to me. God bless.
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  7. Nice one! of course the ultra conservatives have reclaimed "liberal" by sticking "neo" in front of it. Thus, "neoliberal" now means what every good republican believes is Truth, Justice and the American way: a free-market unaccountable corporate democracy for the super-wealthy, allowing them to become extra-super-wealthy at the expense of everyone else! Since my student status expired at the end of September, I no longer have full access to the NYRB, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I may have read this piece when we did Waiting for Godot. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have downloaded it, so this time round I only got to read the first bit which you linked to. HI ho. I'm going to have to see if my alumni status will allow me to continue plundering the university resources. Live and be swell - H
  8. Thank'ee, Auntie. Glad to hear you're on the case good ol' Pen got with the programme fairly promptly, but I'll try and Jivvy up some further participation. Finding people up to the task is going to be the tricky bit!
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