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    How about John Steinbeck’s East of Eden or Wallace Stegner’s Big Rock Candy Mountain?

    Both are big, sprawling, American novels. Chronologically speaking, both are post whaling ship tales, and post...
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    A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom! RIP L.R.

    A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!

    RIP L.R.
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    Hear-hear I haven’t watched the mini series...

    Hear-hear

    I haven’t watched the mini series yet, but it’s on the list for when I find some spare time - like if we were to go under some sort of national lock-down or something. Anyhow I did...
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    The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth

    So I bought this book at Strand Books in Manhattan. The Strand is one of those great old independent book stores that continues to thrive while the chain stores keep going out of business. For me...
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    Yeah. What the hey?

    Yeah. What the hey?
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    Pompey Bum, he’s a smart one, eh?

    I agree with you totally about the term “subhuman” for a gorilla. We humans are an arrogant species - am I right? In fact when I wrote that post I wondered if it...
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    So there was a vignette in the book I actually...

    So there was a vignette in the book I actually laughed out loud at. Lester finds a rusty axe head and takes it to a blacksmith for sharpening. The smith tells him that simply sharpening the axe won’t...
  8. Thread: Westerns

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    The Revenant falls into that category, although I...

    The Revenant falls into that category, although I liked the book better. I wonder if Westerns got subsumed by Hollywood because they are just so filmable. Or maybe Hollywood likes Westerns because...
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    It’s not the type of book I tend to read very often either, Danik, but every 3 or 4 years I’ll read a Cormac McCarthy novel. So far my McCarthy reading list has gone like this: Blood Meridian, No...
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    Well...I’m still trying to suss that out. I think...

    Well...I’m still trying to suss that out. I think the book is written in such a way that the reader can approach it from a social or a moral standpoint. Or both at the same time.

    Do social factors...
  11. Thread: Lymerick

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    Uh-Oh, fart Did you fart, Raymond?! While...

    Uh-Oh, fart
    Did you fart, Raymond?!

    While green avocados are fine
    Los pintos frijoles divine
    They’re fried in lard
    A pants seat bard
    That odor wafting near is mine
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    Hiya Danik. Thanks. It’s good to be back and good...

    Hiya Danik. Thanks. It’s good to be back and good to “hear” you as well. Also you’re right, so I’ll start.

    ***Spoiler Alert***

    The main character, Lester Ballard, is a miscreant. Or rather he...
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    Child Of God, by Cormac McCarthy

    Whenever I think I’m starting to feel a little too comfortable I’ll read a Cormac McCarthy novel. Then for the next month or so I’m all jumpy, walking around with a furled brow, looking at people I...
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    How about - Post Office, by Charles Bukowski

    How about - Post Office, by Charles Bukowski
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    For how much longer do we have to suffer this...

    For how much longer do we have to suffer this fool?
  16. Thread: Tell Me A Joke

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    Lady decides to help out a local homeless guy...

    Lady decides to help out a local homeless guy
    Buys a couple gallons of paint
    Tells the guy she’ll pay him 100 dollars to paint her porch
    Guy says - okay
    Guy heads around back with paint, brushes,...
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    Well done, Sandy! Excellent post. I enjoyed it...

    Well done, Sandy!

    Excellent post. I enjoyed it immensely.
  18. Thread: Lymerick

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    True Love

    ^ ZING hahahah

    I once I knew a fellow named Knute
    Who went to a house of ill repute
    He was nervous and tense
    Anxious to commence
    But bounced when he found he had no loot
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    True story

    I once knew a gal from Tucumcari
    Between the sheets she was awfully scary
    She scratched my itch
    Raised a fever pitch
    And nearly gave me a coronary
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    Far Out, Man. For some strange reason the...

    Far Out, Man.

    For some strange reason the direction of this thread has made this song lyric pop into my head:
    (Or should I say, for some long strange reason)



    https://youtu.be/q6SE4g8yYRA ...
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    There once was a fellow named Floyd
    Whose diet was fiber devoid
    He grunted and strained
    His bowel constrained
    And so begat a colossal ‘roid
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    Wenner never had a muse

    There once was a fellow named Wenner
    Who fancied himself a fine tenor
    He sang while he talked
    And danced while he walked
    But musically was a bit off-center
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    Limericks are easy in a language where just about every word ends in an A or a O

    I once knew a señorita
    And she was muy bonita
    Laughed at my jokes
    No need to coax
    Now she’s my mejor amiga
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    So the senator’s a little handsy May have...

    So the senator’s a little handsy
    May have thought himself manly
    But he was confused
    The lady accused
    And I always thought he’s a pansy
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    Circle of life

    ^Ha! Close enough for government work, eh?

    Yesterday the turkey was roasting
    And family at the house hosting
    Now we’re off to the mall
    Then a little football
    With the meal in the tank...
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