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    05-26-2024, 06:18 PM
    Totally agree with you about trying to watch a movie with commercial breaks. P’tooey! That, in a nutshell, is what blew the doors off the television...
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    05-22-2024, 06:54 PM
    Well, in short Billy Ray figures out he's being used in a rich man's game and nobody likes to be used. The whole scheme was set up by the Dukes as a...
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    05-20-2024, 10:18 AM
    I’m pretty sure Trading Places comes down on the nurture side of the argument. As you noted, the Duke Brothers (the old guys) not only tried to pull...
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    05-19-2024, 11:39 AM
    Ta-da. Found one. Currently reading James, by Percival Everett. I don’t know much about it except that it’s a reimagining of Twain’s Adventures...
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    05-19-2024, 11:22 AM
    I don’t know. — Christmas Vacation (I’m not sure I could communicate without movie quotes) But I haven’t seen any of the X-men movies. I...
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    05-16-2024, 08:51 PM
    Good pics. It almost looks like the peloton is on top of the train in the second one. Have you ever been on the sub-reddit “confusing perspective.”?
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    05-16-2024, 08:47 PM
    Haha. Figures. How do you feel about optimistic bias vs pessimistic bias? I normally take the optimistic side, but looks like in this case I’m on...
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    05-16-2024, 03:38 PM
    I read The Boys From Brazil probably 30-40 years ago. If I’m remembering correctly the ending was left ambiguous, but suggested the answer came down...
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    05-16-2024, 11:21 AM
    I’m looking forward to the tour this year. I kinda feel like I know what's going on in the cycling world since we’ve got this thread going. ...
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    05-16-2024, 10:35 AM
    I haven’t watched Deadpool 2. I gotta think though, going back in time and visiting baby Hitler in his crib would kick off a nature-vs-nuture...
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    05-13-2024, 04:53 AM
    Oh man, as far as female antagonists go I’ll put Kathy Bates’ Annie Wilkes on a level plane with Louise Fletcher’s Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over The...
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    05-12-2024, 11:51 PM
    Hahaha. I expressly said — no rakes! I bet'cha try to stand in the peddles on that thing and it'll result in an immediate face plant. Talk...
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    05-12-2024, 02:41 AM
    Well hi-de-ho I finished The Big Sleep. What a gas. Lotsa twists and turns in this one and I do believe I’ve figured out where the Coen Brothers got...
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    05-12-2024, 02:38 AM
    Here’s a few from my latest read, Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, a hard-boiled Philip Marlowe detective novel from the ‘30s:
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    05-12-2024, 02:34 AM
    Now that I’m back up to speed unicycling, I’m thinking of growing a handlebar mustacheo, donning a bowler and buying a high-wheel bike, a...
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    05-08-2024, 01:21 AM
    Ya know, I’ve never watched any of that stuff. I haven’t caught the super-hero bug and the special effects in TV sci-fi has always seemed a little...
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    05-07-2024, 10:54 PM
    Bah, while it’s not quite like riding a bike, I did find my balance fairly quickly. The muscle memory was still there, sort of. The comedy came from...
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    05-06-2024, 09:52 PM
    Speaking of cycling, I did a strange thing the other day — I bought a unicycle. What hoot. I built one years ago out of spare parts and managed to...
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    05-06-2024, 09:44 PM
    Finished Stephen King’s 11/22/63. If you could go back in time and change something, would you? If you could pick a historical event to change,...
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    04-28-2024, 04:01 AM
    M*A*S*H the movie was way better than the book it was inspired by, IMHO.
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    04-28-2024, 03:51 AM
    I’m having an exceptional reading year thus far. I’ve managed to get ahold of some good ones. Just finished The Moor’s Account, by Laila Lalami ...
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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.”
I guess they are doing the best they can, but you simply can’t put a qualifier or adjective

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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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