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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
    Iím 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 donít know much about it except that itís a reimagining of Twainís Adventures...
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    05-19-2024, 11:22 AM
    I donít know. ó Christmas Vacation (Iím not sure I could communicate without movie quotes) But I havenít 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 Iím 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 Iíll put Kathy Batesí Annie Wilkes on a level plane with Louise Fletcherís 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 Iíve figured out where the Coen Brothers got...
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    05-12-2024, 02:38 AM
    Hereís a few from my latest read, Raymond Chandlerís The Big Sleep, a hard-boiled Philip Marlowe detective novel from the Ď30s:
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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, Iíve never watched any of that stuff. I havenít 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 Kingís 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
    Iím having an exceptional reading year thus far. Iíve managed to get ahold of some good ones. Just finished The Moorís Account, by Laila Lalami ...
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    04-27-2024, 12:52 AM
    Haha! I like Ďem all. And that second one kinda has a metaphor within a simile, eh? I mean the vegetarian is fishing the caterpillar out of the...
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Name: Gilliatt Gurgle, married with one son. Interest in books and reading began the day my mother and I discovered my Grandfather's WW I footlocker. Inside was a treasure of numerous novels and books of poetry.
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