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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    Haha. I get it. In fact after my trip to the watery part of the world, I’m gonna need to read a McManus book too.
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Again, talk about serendipity. I just read the scene where Starbuck contemplates murder/mutiny. And I agree, it has a Shakesphere feel about it —...
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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Oy vey. Wrong religion. Ah well, my main point was that art means different things to different people. I don’t think you can say definitively it...
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    All good stuff above, guys! Thanks bounty, Danik, hellsapoppin! So we've got Starbuck and Mocha Dick. When are we going to come across somebody named...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 AM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    That right there is the main criticism of the book — too much detail about stuff that doesn't matter. A close second is — the prose is way overblown....
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    12-06-2023, 04:08 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Haha! Get that kid a Seahawks jersey. I live in the PNW. I’ll have a Venti Pike’s. (20 ounce coffee) Stumptown Coffee works too. Lodge Dunkin?...
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    12-06-2023, 03:04 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    I liked that scene, too. It was like a hoity-toity, black tie dinner with a wait staff and world-class cook serving food nobody really wants to eat...
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    12-05-2023, 09:09 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Sounds fun. I'll check it out. It does seem like there's only a handful of people on this website any more. Honestly though seems like forums are...
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    12-05-2023, 09:07 PM
    Oh yeah, I'm still here. The Lit-net sends me an email every time somebody posts something on a thread I've also posted on. It's just that I've gone...
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    12-05-2023, 08:01 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Ya know, I liked the Cetology chapter. I liked reading the cutting edge science of the day. The details and comparisons of whales might get a little...
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    12-05-2023, 04:28 AM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Woo-Hoo. If we’re doing music, there ain’t too much in this world that doesn’t remind me of a Grateful Dead tune. Ship Of Fools:...
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    12-04-2023, 11:49 AM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    I was thinking along the same lines as to what the name of the ship would spell for the crew. Captain Peleg sort of jovially mentions the tribe, but...
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    12-03-2023, 01:11 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Well, thumbs up right back at’cha, my friend. This website and you-all have made reading Moby Dick so much more enjoyable than it would’ve been...
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    12-03-2023, 12:07 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Haha. I think Gary Larson may struggle with writer’s block from time to time. That panel is just too on-point. I’ve got a collection of his in a box...
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    12-02-2023, 01:16 PM
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    Ya know, I was just considering making my next read an old western, a Zane Grey or a Louis L’Amour. I haven’t read too much in that genre. Lonesome...
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    12-01-2023, 03:48 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Haha. Good Greek General quote. Sounds like our adventures in Vietnam. Although now, it seems the pendulum has swung. We’ve got an 80 something...
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    11-30-2023, 06:16 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Haven’t found boxing in Moby yet, but Stubb, one of the mates, weighs in on getting hit with a fist as opposed to a cane: So we finally meet...
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    11-29-2023, 03:26 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Boxing! Hey, straying off topic adds spice to life. Although if we go down that path we’ll probably wind up reading Hemingway next. Not such a bad...
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    11-29-2023, 12:40 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    I agree, guys, that is a beautiful poem. I also agree with you, bounty, it’s a slippery slope to look at a group of people from a historical...
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    11-28-2023, 07:45 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Uh, I don’t know, man. Elijah, although nuttier than a sh*thouse rat, might be someone the boys should pay attention to. Just saying. But I get...
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    11-28-2023, 07:37 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Well that’s just it. The zeal of spilling “tuns upon tuns of leviathan gore” goes a tad further than providing for one’s self and one’s family, eh? ...
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    11-28-2023, 02:08 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    I am the greatest! Fifteen times I have told the clown what round he’s going down And this chump ain’t no different He’ll fall in eight to prove...
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    11-27-2023, 06:19 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Excellent post, hellsapoppin. It’s posts like that that keep me coming back to this website. I went ahead and bookmarked the sermon chapter, because...
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    11-27-2023, 03:19 PM
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    I may not have made the connection between Ismael’s defense of Queequeg and Father Mapple’s sermon, but Captain Peleg did. In fact he thinks Ismael...
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    11-27-2023, 02:41 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Moby! in General Literature
    Nice. You know, I didn’t make the connection between Father Mapple’s sermon and Ishmael’s defense of Queequeg. There’s a lot about that sermon I’m...
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    11-27-2023, 11:57 AM
    Oh yeah. Don Quixote is a book I’ve been fascinated with for quite some time. I’ve read it, from one perspective or another, probably 6-8 times. The...
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    11-27-2023, 11:52 AM
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    There’s a lot going on there. Ismael proves himself open minded for the day by taking as a bestie a dark, heavily tattooed, unapologetic cannibal. ...
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    11-26-2023, 11:56 AM
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    Welcome aboard Danik! Welcome aboard hellsapoppin! Well said, Tailor. Looks like we’ve already got a couple of ideas on the book’s subtext...
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    11-25-2023, 08:48 PM
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    Sounds good. I’ll let you know when I get to Chapter 128. Here’s where I am so far: “Call me Ishmael.” And okay I already have some questions....
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    11-25-2023, 03:34 PM
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    Haha, no worries, bounty. I didn’t figure we’d get you to read it. That’d be like asking the Sheik of Araby to shave off his beard. Of course we...
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Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout

by qimissung on 12-15-2012 at 02:13 AM
I live in the United States of America, and we had another school shooting today. With horror I listened to the news reports that a gunman had gone into an elementary school and killed 27 people, 20 of them “children between the ages of 5 and 10.” And I listened tiredly and wearily to the usual rhetoric of the newscast without end as they recounted the “worst school shooting in an elementary school.”
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In Memoriam

by qimissung on 04-03-2012 at 11:05 PM
One of my former students-he graduated last year-was shot and killed last night around 10 o'clock.

He had just finished playing a game of basketball and was sitting in a car on a dark street, with his cousin. They were waiting for his cousin's ride when another car drove up. It was someone they knew and they argued over a girl his cousin had been seeing. The young man in the car pulled out a gun and shot them. Victor was shot two times in the back. He was treated at a nearby hospital,

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The Anger and The Anguish

by qimissung on 01-04-2012 at 02:24 PM
I read several good books in 2011. I read "Candide," "The Crying of Lot 49", "Housekeeping," "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," and "The Dubliners." I read others, but these I read last fall and today it is of "The Dubliners" I speak.

I've been wanting to read something by Joyce. Eventually I hope to read "Ulysses." I think that might be akin to saying that someday I'd like to climb Mount Everest, for

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The Bird's Nest

by qimissung on 12-27-2011 at 03:20 PM
looking at it I knew it was different
a bird's nest
full of hope and fear
and the cavalier fulsomeness of life
the blind ability to get up each day under the weight of it all
to go out every day believing you were one of the masses
dressed in the same uniform
believing the same things
that god is good
that love will find a way
believing or hoping to believe that
the others would not notice your vampiric differences

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I acquire some books

by qimissung on 12-04-2011 at 08:13 PM
I got up yesterday morning, a Saturday, around 5:45. I washed my face and dressed and walked to my car in the dark. I stopped by my local Starbucks and treated myself to a tall mocha.

I then made my way down Midway to 635; from there to Central Expressway from which I exited at Northwest Highway. My destination was the Half-Price Books located there, or rather the warehouse that I knew was located near it.

Once I arrived I noticed, somewhat to my chagrin, that there

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