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    Thanks for the background. It will inform the...

    Thanks for the background. It will inform the book when I get to it.

    Way too lazy to do much historical delving for myself :).
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    I'm also fond of Horatio Hornblower and would...

    I'm also fond of Horatio Hornblower and would suspect that Forester deviated from history to create a plotline that was personal and immediate, and soluble by an individual hero.

    I haven't read...
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    “Time of the Mad Atom” This is the age of the...

    “Time of the Mad Atom”

    This is the age of the half-read page.

    And the quick hash and the mad dash.

    The bright night with the nerves tight.

    The plane hop and the brief stop.
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    Thread necrophilia - sorry. My son is in the...

    Thread necrophilia - sorry.

    My son is in the US and I turned down invitations, as I enjoy the peace and quiet of Xmas here - so, none.



    How many keys on your keyboard show signs of wear?
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    cleave

    cleave
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    A Canticle for Leibowitz. Aubrey/Maturin series....

    A Canticle for Leibowitz.
    Aubrey/Maturin series. (counts as 20)
    Vanity Fair


    22 (or 3, one of which is huge)
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    Many thanks Ecurb. Great film recommendations...

    Many thanks Ecurb. Great film recommendations that will while away my spare hours for ages.
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    Hangout: What I saw a bloke do recently when he...

    Hangout: What I saw a bloke do recently when he squatted in shorts at a BBQ.




    arboreal
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    I loved this thread. Don'tknow if this board has...

    I loved this thread. Don'tknow if this board has a policy on thread necromancy?

    Lilliputian: Dyslexic relative of Vladimir




    Messy
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    Poetry appeals when it speaks to you. This one...

    Poetry appeals when it speaks to you. This one found me in a time of loss. I love it still.

    One Art

    By Elizabeth Bishop

    The art of losing isnít hard to master;
    so many things seem filled...
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    Haven't seen a film since 3 Billboards, then 2 in...

    Haven't seen a film since 3 Billboards, then 2 in one week.

    Bohemian Rhapsody cleaned up Freddy Mercury's story a little but was wonderful anyway. I intend to let my 8 and 9yos see it, since they...
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    I can be spontaneous, at a pinch. :) If...

    I can be spontaneous, at a pinch. :)



    If you had to own a cow would it be beef or dairy?
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    A Canticle for Leibowitz. Cats or dogs?

    A Canticle for Leibowitz.



    Cats or dogs?
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    Yes. Yes she does. I first read The...

    Yes. Yes she does.

    I first read The Fountainhead at an age when I was uncritical of texts and unknowledgeable of the ideological segregations within politics.

    What my young mind took away from...
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    Calling it, and I hope I never have to make such...

    Calling it, and I hope I never have to make such a choice again. Both appeal, for very different reasons.

    Choosing between 2 pieces that incorporate both truth and beauty I lean towards Cassie,...
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    Thanks for the post, Cassie. I am an older person...

    Thanks for the post, Cassie. I am an older person and learning lessons from the loss of friends does speak to me.

    I especially like these words, their lyrical quality keeps calling me back to...
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    I like what you have to say and the way that you...

    I like what you have to say and the way that you say it, YesNo.

    Just bumping, in case there are others looking for the thread.
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    Wow! Thank you, Cassie. I really enjoyed the...

    Wow! Thank you, Cassie. I really enjoyed the other two. Sorry I'm late responding, can't get here much.

    I would love to see responses incorporating the words "energy debt". Take it where you...
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    We're both of this land. I was dispossessed and...

    We're both of this land.
    I was dispossessed and need a home.
    You too were here since dot
    And now are dispossessed.

    Even if I gave my hand across the line
    How could you trust, and take it?
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    A monastery is in financial trouble, so it goes...

    A monastery is in financial trouble, so it goes into the fish-and-chips business to raise money.

    One night a customer knocks on its door. A monk answers. The customer asks, “Are you the fish...
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    Roman 1: You won't believe how many women I've...

    Roman 1: You won't believe how many women I've slept with.

    Roman 2: mmm?

    Roman 1: Don't be ridiculous, not that many.
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    How do you think the unthinkable? . . . With an...

    How do you think the unthinkable? . . . With an ithberg.
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    My grade 3 teacher asked me to name 2 pronouns. ...

    My grade 3 teacher asked me to name 2 pronouns.

    Wide eyed with fear I gasped "Who? Me?"
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    Comedies Have you been Paying Attention?...

    Comedies

    Have you been Paying Attention?
    Third Rock from the Sun
    Big Bang Theory
    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
    Home Improvement and Last Man Standing
    Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister....
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