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    I would think the greater difference between a...

    I would think the greater difference between a novel and the film adaptation one has already viewed, the greater the enjoyment of that book. Few people want to re-trace the exact steps they've...
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    No straight man will answer that honestly...;) ...

    No straight man will answer that honestly...;)

    Would you judge an offensive comment by a friend differently than one from someone you didn't like, and, if so, why?
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    Who says literary novels are supposed to make us...

    Who says literary novels are supposed to make us sleep at night...you?

    Also, what exactly makes that novel great? You take an intellectual stance when you claim it is. And if intellectuals are...
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    People don't always get mad; they forgive. They...

    People don't always get mad; they forgive. They just hold out hope the people they like will relinquish the beliefs they don't.

    Why does every generation bemoan the music of their children's...
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    Are You Gonna Wait Forever--U2

    Are You Gonna Wait Forever--U2
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    The Kids Are Alright--The Who

    The Kids Are Alright--The Who
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    No. you're a mealy-mouthed clown who doesn't...

    No. you're a mealy-mouthed clown who doesn't understand "mealy-mouthed" or "curmudgeon"...;)

    Mona clearly didn't understand the term "racism" in her post to me, since she implied people couldn't...
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    Did he? He derided intellectuals: so how can he...

    Did he? He derided intellectuals: so how can he deride "airport novels" without taking an intellectual stance like yours?

    Also, if there are only "airport novels," how come so many other types of...
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    Daredevil Kirk Douglas or Burt Lancaster?

    Daredevil

    Kirk Douglas or Burt Lancaster?
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    1. You were also deriding/criticizing the...

    1. You were also deriding/criticizing the schools of thought themselves. So, the scholars were, and are overly, relevant. Your unfamiliarity with, and inability to address, those scholars...
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    None. My vacation days and summers off don't...

    None. My vacation days and summers off don't grant me fully-paid sick days; so, I rarely take them.

    How many American Poets, past and present, qualify as geniuses...and who are they?
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    John Cheever by a nose. Carver's structure and...

    John Cheever by a nose. Carver's structure and sardonic wit may barely edge Cheever's, but Cheever's style and profound social commentary make him the winner.

    Quentin Tarantino or P.T. Anderson?
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    This is funny, Mona makes the politically correct...

    This is funny, Mona makes the politically correct move of sanctimoniously criticizing my criticism of the term "breeder,' then hypocritically bemoans the "extreme political correctness" she, herself,...
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    Kiln People--David Brin

    Kiln People--David Brin
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    Narcissism and arrogance, which usually go hand...

    Narcissism and arrogance, which usually go hand to hand and are present within most people in the world.

    Why are people so un-accepting of those different than they and automatically assume they...
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    Nearly Lost You--Screaming Trees

    Nearly Lost You--Screaming Trees
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    Born on the Fourth of July--Ron Kovic

    Born on the Fourth of July--Ron Kovic
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    They make puppies. Who was cooler, Ralph Malph...

    They make puppies.

    Who was cooler, Ralph Malph or Potsie Webber...and why?
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    Yogg-Soggoth sighs shibboleths

    Yogg-Soggoth sighs shibboleths
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    Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Make Me Think of...

    Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Make Me Think of You--The Ramones
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    Songbird Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett

    Songbird

    Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett
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    I'm not compelled to believe the deity who gave...

    I'm not compelled to believe the deity who gave us logic, intelligence, and sensibility meant for us to not use them.

    The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is...
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    One of the greatest television shows ever. ...

    One of the greatest television shows ever.

    Moral:
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    1. I'm not focused on scholars and scholars...

    1. I'm not focused on scholars and scholars alone; you just mistakenly neglected them in your first post. Scholars/professional critics are the exemplars of their critical schools. You cannot...
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    You didn't answer any of my questions. We'll...

    You didn't answer any of my questions. We'll just agree you can't. And all literature becomes the literature of the past once it's published. So, you clearly just don't like literature at all,...
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