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    A fascinating book. I read it after listening to...

    A fascinating book. I read it after listening to the author on NPR.

    Incidentally I just ordered ‘The Soul Of Baseball, A Road Trip Through Buck O‘Neal’s America’ by Joe Posnanski. I’ll let you...
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    I couldnít finish it. And Thatís after standing in line at Powellís to get an autographed copy.
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    Nice review, PB. I suppose I’m a simple man,...

    Nice review, PB.

    I suppose I’m a simple man, but what stood out for me in this book were her descriptions of natural Minnesota. It made me want to go there - only not in January. I’d just read...
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    The Last Stone, by Mark Bowden

    This book is a detailed account of a criminal investigation into a 40 year old cold case. In 1975 two preteen girls, sisters, disappeared from a mall near their home in suburban Washington DC, and...
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    You may be on to something, Ecurb. Every time I...

    You may be on to something, Ecurb. Every time I watch that movie I find something I didnít notice before.

    As for the Stegner books, I struggled with ďAngle of Repose.Ē Probably I should give it...
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    Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” Gotta...

    Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”

    Gotta rewatch it every so often. I’m not sure why. I suppose it suggests something about the duality of man. You know, the Jungian thing.
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    How about John Steinbeckís East of Eden or Wallace Stegnerís 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, heís a smart one, eh?

    I agree with you totally about the term ďsubhumanĒ 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 wonít...
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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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    Itís not the type of book I tend to read very often either, Danik, but every 3 or 4 years Iíll 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...
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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 Iím starting to feel a little too comfortable Iíll read a Cormac McCarthy novel. Then for the next month or so Iím 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?
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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.
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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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