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  1. Thread: Heywood Broun

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    I ordered a book of his collected works -- edited...

    I ordered a book of his collected works -- edited by his son, Heywood Broun Hale -- from the library. My regular library system didn't have it, though, so I had to order it from one a few hundred...
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    If I read for too long at a time my eyes start to...

    If I read for too long at a time my eyes start to get strained and tired. Also, sometimes I have to use the restroom while I'm reading...although that could just be Nature calling in her usual way...
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    meh... I read it awhile ago and I actually like...

    meh... I read it awhile ago and I actually like that kind of book, but honestly, it is not the greatest love story of all time. To be honest with you, I'm not sure it's even that much of a love...
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    The new Entertainment Weekly came today and it's...

    The new Entertainment Weekly came today and it's all about the fall TV preview. I haven't read every word of it just yet, but so far the only new show that has me a little interested is that one with...
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    Wow, man, you just made me feel all dirty...

    Wow, man, you just made me feel all dirty thinking about Harper Lee. On second thought, though, you can keep her... :D
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    hehe, I seem to remember a guy I met online once...

    hehe, I seem to remember a guy I met online once who was trying to read everything by Isaac Asimov (who, fyi, is (in)famous for writing over 500 books in his life; he was primarily a sci-fi writer,...
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    That character is a perfect example of the...

    That character is a perfect example of the injustices done to this hallowed group of proud, upstanding individuals. Shame on you for mentioning it here.
  8. Yesterday on Jerry Springer they had on this guy...

    Yesterday on Jerry Springer they had on this guy who had decided to meet up with this "good looking girl" he had talked to online. She turned out to be a guy, but he went for it anyway. Today, I can...
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    Fine, just a little cold on account of the sudden...

    Fine, just a little cold on account of the sudden climate shift. But you know what they say: "if you don't like the weather here go the hell back where you came from!"

    And my question: How many...
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    Are you interested more in the relationship...

    Are you interested more in the relationship between woman and cat, or on crazy shut-in "Cat Ladies" in general?
  11. Thread: Hi all!

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    Welcome! This certainly is a good place to post...

    Welcome!
    This certainly is a good place to post some of your stories and/or snippets. You'll quickly find out if your writing has any kind of bite to it -- or if it just slips off the front page...
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    Shakespeare was an asexual alien... so no,...

    Shakespeare was an asexual alien... so no, definitely not gay!
  13. Thread: Early autumn

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    I agree with Haunted... those four lines are...

    I agree with Haunted...
    those four lines are very nice, esp.
    "oh, That my voice may disturb the birdsí pillow"

    nice work. A+ :D
  14. Oh yeah, graphic novel adaptations are definitely...

    Oh yeah, graphic novel adaptations are definitely good way to make some cash. That's probably why so many of them are less than stellar. They have several things going for them from the POV of...
  15. Thread: Cool Love Calls

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    cool love calls? Well...that's not very exciting,...

    cool love calls? Well...that's not very exciting, is it?
    What ever happened to hot sloppy love? -- the kind where you have to pull yourself off the floor and brush the hay off your backside before...
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    Well, it's nice to me you too! Except, it's...

    Well, it's nice to me you too! Except, it's spelled H-U-G! :D
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    Also let me add that NaNoWrimo...

    Also let me add that NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month) is right around the corner. I decided to participate in that event for the first time last November and, let me tell you, it really got...
  18. Thread: Heywood Broun

    by Abras
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    Heywood Broun

    He was a newspaper writer and socialist of the first half of the twentieth century -- and a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. And that's about all I know about him... but I read two...
  19. Thread: My Hands

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    Oh, no! At first I thought it was going to be a...

    Oh, no! At first I thought it was going to be a poem I could really relate to: 20 lines on your own inadequacy. But then you had to go and write about all those things your hands have done, and so...
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    I read, more or less... :blush5:

    I read, more or less... :blush5:
  21. I find the Blue Letter Bible site to be most...

    I find the Blue Letter Bible site to be most helpful, so thank you, AdoreroDio...
  22. Thanks for replying, but that's not really what...

    Thanks for replying, but that's not really what I'm looking for. I would prefer something that feature side-by-side comparisons of various English translations... I hope I've made myself clear. If...
  23. Sine the OP, and indeed other posters on this...

    Sine the OP, and indeed other posters on this thread, seem to find the Book of Genesis so difficult to read, may I suggest R. Crumb's wonderful graphic novel version of it? I know. I know. I'm sure...
  24. An online Bible translation cross-referencing tool?

    Hi,

    I'm looking for an online tool or site that allows you to compare the various (English) translations side by side, verse by verse. Specifically, I'm interested in the Book of Jonah, and which...
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    My best advice: skim. I am nearly done with my...

    My best advice: skim. I am nearly done with my first Dickens novel (David Copperfield, fyi) and so far I have found very little to induce me to skim -- but, honestly, I went into it with very clear...
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