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  1. You compare it to one of the greats, if not the...

    You compare it to one of the greats, if not the all-time great (Gene Kelly), and you wonder why it does not seem to measure up

    As far as your criticism of Natalie Wood - tremendous acting skill...
  2. The human condition is always relevant. My...

    The human condition is always relevant.

    My tops picks, by authors not yet mentioned here, are To Build a Fire by Jack London, Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis, and The Californian's Tale...
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    He meant "in battle with death." They were...

    He meant "in battle with death." They were battling death, and lost - hyuk
  4. Thread: Organic Food

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    You don't have to qualify that statement. They...

    You don't have to qualify that statement. They absolutely are evil
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    When I first tried to read it, I got bored and...

    When I first tried to read it, I got bored and stopped.

    I picked it up a couple of years later. The beginning still struck me as a bit boring. But elements from throughout the story stuck with me....
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    Bartholomew and the Oobleck Something about...

    Bartholomew and the Oobleck

    Something about the dreamlike, bizarre, desperate drama of it captured my mind when I read it and left an impression that was indelible
  7. Thread: Rate That Song

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    Very cool. 8/10 Makes me want to listen to the...

    Very cool. 8/10

    Makes me want to listen to the Spinners



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkje4FiH9Qc
  8. I don't really see the logic of recommending...

    I don't really see the logic of recommending Faulkner to someone who likes Steinbeck - Steinbeck writes straightforward prose and Falkner does the opposite

    For the OP - I would highly recommend...
  9. Thread: Rate That Song

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    8/10. Neat changes in that one. Impossible not to...

    8/10. Neat changes in that one. Impossible not to tap your foot to it


    Anybody remember this gent:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1TpeMt8aF4
  10. Thread: Rate That Song

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    Perty good. 7/10. I'd forgotten how cool/fairly...

    Perty good. 7/10. I'd forgotten how cool/fairly unique their singing style was.

    This one starts of kind of quiet


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14nD-QMjFvI
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    Poll: Scott Fitzgerald

    Scott Fitzgerald
  12. Thread: Rate That Song

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    8 out of 10. Maybe a little higher. Very good...

    8 out of 10. Maybe a little higher. Very good song.

    Did you see the Pearl Jam documentary on PBS last night?


    Anyway - how about this one


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1G16F3GDOQ
  13. Thread: Song Title Game

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    Tomorrow Never Knows - Bruce Springsteen

    Tomorrow Never Knows - Bruce Springsteen
  14. Thread: Song Title Game

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    Watching the Wheels - John Lennon

    Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
  15. Thread: Song Title Game

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    Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

    Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
  16. Thread: Song Title Game

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    Take it to the Limit - Eagles

    Take it to the Limit - Eagles
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    Bah - I didn't even go to school until the 6th...

    Bah - I didn't even go to school until the 6th grade.
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    Yes, and I am not trying to attack materialism....

    Yes, and I am not trying to attack materialism. Because I didn't to want to bias the discussion that way.

    Another consideration is, with the various activities and camps and so on, are parents...
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    What Is the Purpose of Childhood?

    Often when you hear people talking about sacrificing for their children, they talk about paying for piano lessons, losing time taking them to soccer practice, or working extra hours so they can send...
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    I'm not a churchgoer, but probably the sermon on...

    I'm not a churchgoer, but probably the sermon on the mount in Matthew. It speaks to the deepest desires of the human heart: fairness, justice, hope. It is easily one of the most resonating passages...
  21. Thread: Vegetarianism

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    I think both of you make really good points, and...

    I think both of you make really good points, and I agree with much of what you are saying. I, for one, am sick of eating chickens and cows that have been pumped full of steroids and raised in...
  22. Thread: Vegetarianism

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    I think those are pretty admirable goals. But...

    I think those are pretty admirable goals. But those kind of utopian outlooks ignore the realities of human nature. It won't happen, because human beings are selfish, petty, brutes and they always...
  23. Thread: Vegetarianism

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    Again, you're coming from some kind of privileged...

    Again, you're coming from some kind of privileged suburbanite background and viewing the world that way. There are still plenty of people starving around the world, and starving right here in the...
  24. Thread: Vegetarianism

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    Vegetarianism is the philosophy of the privileged...

    Vegetarianism is the philosophy of the privileged

    If you were a pilgrim making his way across the Midwest in the 1700's (substitute year if you want, I'm no expert on America's migratory history),...
  25. If I took issue with a poster's assertions, I...

    If I took issue with a poster's assertions, I would try to attack it with a logical argument of my own, instead of attacking the poster himself, attacking his tone or how he comes across, or...
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