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    that's a neat story Jackie, I mean Sancho.

    just to clarify though, all the prisoners I was writing to HAD libraries in their facilities, its just that the libraries were all closed down. it boggles my mind how the administration couldn't/didn't go round with a large list saying, "pick one, we'll bring it to you."

    I love your kindle idea though.

    I wrote this elsewhere in the forum---this past summer I started donating books to a charity called "books through bars." they collect books, an inmate writes them and says something like "I want a mystery" and the charity will look through what they have and send the inmate a mystery.

    the charity particularly solicits educational type books, but I hardly ever come across those so I haven't sent any. but tomorrow my local library is going to give me a free bag of books to send to them so maybe i'll find some there.

    ps. you put the balm on? who told you to put the balm on? I didn't say to put the balm on. why'd you put the balm on?

    pps: oh and by the way, they're real, and they're spectacular, part II

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    Haha
    I’ve gotta say, I wish they’d’ve given more of Jackie Chiles
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    ironically, that actually might have been one of the positive aspects of the show---so many memorable characters remained memorable in large part because they were only there so fleetingly.

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    …She had man hands.
    Man hands?
    Man hands. She was like a creature outta Greek mythology, part woman, part horrible beast
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    Mrs. Murdstone?
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Oh yeah, I’ll bet Miss Murdstone had man hands.

    The quote (or at least the paraphrase) is from the TV show Seinfeld.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpvV96hf2L4

    did you have Seinfeld in brazil danik?

    but I don't wanna be a pirate!

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    On the paid channels certainly. But I don't have them.Thanks for the video, bounty.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    If the ancient Greeks used Homer as a guide for acceptable behavior, a whole generation of us used Seinfeld:

    — Did you just double dip that chip!?

    — He’s not sponge worthy.

    And of course there’s shrinkage, significant shrinkage, like a frightened turtle:

    https://youtu.be/GG2dF5PS0bI?si=ZEvIZTisJFCwej8l

    I don’t how you guys walk around with those things
    Uhhhh...

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    I was in the pool! I was in the pool!

    so many good ones, although, i don't know if anything beats "no soup you for!"

    danik, here's a YouTube channel with lots of clips if you are interested

    https://www.youtube.com/c/seinfeldtv/videos

    to answer elaines question:

    (I had to compress the file for it to fit. unfortunately the attachment will have to be saved as a file and enlarged in order to see the dialog and even then its going to be blurry. hope the efforts worth it)
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    I cannot live in a world without books.

    ~ Thomas Jefferson


    When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent

    ~ Isaac Asimov

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