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« Reply #150 on: April 01, 2015, 09:00:40 PM »

I spent a little time today reading the "The What Are You Reading? Thread" on the Smiley Smile forum.  Before that, the last thing I read was the front of a Cheerios box.

Fck it.  I only looked at the pictures.  "Strawberries in my Cheerios," I thought.  "Good idea!"

And wouldn't you know it -- the picture was right!

As for what I read about Cheerios being "good for my heart" -- I thought, "how will I ever know?"  People can say anything.
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« Reply #151 on: April 02, 2015, 03:18:12 AM »

I spent a little time today reading the "The What Are You Reading? Thread" on the Smiley Smile forum.  Before that, the last thing I read was the front of a Cheerios box.

Fck it.  I only looked at the pictures.  "Strawberries in my Cheerios," I thought.  "Good idea!"

And wouldn't you know it -- the picture was right!

As for what I read about Cheerios being "good for my heart" -- I thought, "how will I ever know?"  People can say anything.
LOL   Nothing like a Bean Bag post to brighten one's morning.
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« Reply #152 on: April 02, 2015, 05:15:57 AM »

Nothing to read for now, but my old favorite used to be a comic series about "Duck Tales". I liked the stories that didn't make the final cut. Alongside, I was reading a Theory of Chaos. I literally ate it; there was this description about a water drop in the sink falling not inconsistently, but having its own pattern & 'schedule'. That was mind-boggling for my 13-year-old self.
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« Reply #153 on: April 03, 2015, 03:17:09 AM »

Last two books that I have read were by David Yallop
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« Reply #154 on: April 03, 2015, 11:07:22 AM »

Hi all,

Today I am reading Love In Blolom by Sheila Roberts. 
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« Reply #155 on: April 07, 2015, 06:45:20 PM »

Got the Robert Christgau memoir from the library.
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« Reply #156 on: April 09, 2015, 04:49:44 PM »

THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE  Rick Perlstein
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« Reply #157 on: April 09, 2015, 04:50:17 PM »

Got the Robert Christgau memoir from the library.


 Any good?
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« Reply #158 on: April 13, 2015, 08:54:17 PM »

Meh. 'Bout half way throughgonna just browse the rest for explicit sexual anecdotes and call it a day .
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« Reply #159 on: April 15, 2015, 07:59:33 AM »

This:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/raymond-chandler-life.html
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« Reply #160 on: April 15, 2015, 03:23:35 PM »

Some Bukowski stories. I don't much like Bukowski. Also a book about archaeological evidence as it relates to Judeo-Christian scriptures' accounts of history. Could some version of the exodus have happened (spoiler alert: no), and if so, when. That kind of stuff.
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« Reply #161 on: May 02, 2015, 02:49:15 AM »

tr.: City Dwellers of the Sun. I grabbed it as a giveaway action held by the local library. A girl brought up by snowmen meets a gang of odd kids who must break the central clock in Moscow metro to prevent people of dying. There is plenty of sur, fantasy, adventure and violence. Its main target is children, but it has tough language, almost like "Master & Margarita". Some dialogs are straight philosophical. But it did won award for the Best Book'09   nomination "school literature".
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« Reply #162 on: May 06, 2015, 02:25:15 PM »

Hi all,

I am going to read a memior called Drunk Mom tomorrow.  Do any of you read romcne novels?  I am going to read a lot of romance over the summer.   
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« Reply #163 on: May 06, 2015, 02:30:03 PM »

Romance novels? You mean stuff like Fifty Shades of Grey?
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« Reply #164 on: May 08, 2015, 02:44:50 PM »

Hi all,

I include Fifty Shades of Grey in the list of romance books.  I haven't read it and don't intend to.  The rest of you may read it.  Tomorrow I will read a romance book by Maya Banks.  On Sunday I won't read any book due to 5.10 being Mother's Day.   
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« Reply #165 on: May 08, 2015, 03:55:08 PM »

Hi all,

I include Fifty Shades of Grey in the list of romance books.  I haven't read it and don't intend to.  The rest of you may read it. 

No way. I'd rather listen to Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow. :=)
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« Reply #166 on: May 08, 2015, 04:29:48 PM »

I guess sarcasm really don't come across online...even when it's about Fifty Shades of Grey. LOL
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« Reply #167 on: May 26, 2015, 02:04:45 PM »

I'm reading (and thoroughly enjoying) Ass's heroic transcription of Hamstring Hero et al.'s "wild one-word story".   
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« Reply #168 on: May 26, 2015, 03:07:21 PM »

"The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State," by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge (both of The Economist).
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« Reply #169 on: May 27, 2015, 12:29:09 AM »

I'm reading (and thoroughly enjoying) Ass's heroic transcription of Hamstring Hero et al.'s "wild one-word story".   
I thought it was sheer poppycock myself. And btw, their names are Judd & Swedish Frog, if you don't recognize them. I have to tell you this so you know.
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« Reply #170 on: May 27, 2015, 02:04:41 AM »

I'm reading (and thoroughly enjoying) Ass's heroic transcription of Hamstring Hero et al.'s "wild one-word story".   
I thought it was sheer poppycock myself. And btw, their names are Judd & Swedish Frog, if you don't recognize them. I have to tell you this so you know.

Wasn't it Dudd? I do recognize them, but thanks anyway. Yes, it was poppycock----of the most superior kind.  Grin

I think it's good----and often hilarious. In fact I'm linking it to "my" MB, where we have our own (BB-related) multi-authored epic, salvaged from the Capitol Board when it all went pear-shaped over there.
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« Reply #171 on: May 28, 2015, 12:23:24 AM »

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« Reply #172 on: May 28, 2015, 05:43:59 AM »

"Why We Suck" by Dr. Denis Leary. 
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« Reply #173 on: May 30, 2015, 11:02:05 PM »

Wasn't it Dudd?
He's Judd. I went straight to his earlier posts & look what I found (note the Last Edit - by whom?): http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26.msg348494.html#msg348494
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« Reply #174 on: June 13, 2015, 10:09:11 AM »

"The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State," by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge (both of The Economist).

I recommend this to anyone interested in politics--not the day-to-day bullshit, but political philosophy.--regardless of your particular persuasion. It's a bit more classically liberal than I tend to be (not surprising, being by people associated with The Economist), but it's well thought out and informative, as well as persuasive at times. What I'd call its thesis statement may be this:

"[R]eformers need to embark on a grander project. The key to reviving the democratic spirit lies in reviving the spirit of limited government. The great problem of the West is not just that it has overloaded the state with obligations it cannot meet; it has overburdened democracy with expectations that cannot be fulfilled. This book has repeatedly demonstrated the truth of Plato's two great criticisms of democracy: that voters would put short-term satisfaction above long-term prudence and that politicians would try to bribe their way to power--as they have done by promising entitlements that future generations will have to pay for. A narrower state, especially one that constrained itself by various self-denying ordinances, would be a more sustainable one."

Don't let that fool you into thinking this is a libertarian tome, either. That's not the case. But it is full of interesting history, direct criticisms and praise for governments and parties around the world throughout modern history, and common sense ideas.

Best of all, it is presented coolly and rationally. That is important to me, as I tend to believe someone's intelligence seems to be inversely proportional to how many exclamation points or all-caps words s/he uses. The louder, the dumber.

Up next: "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe," by Anne Applebaum. Then back into biblical criticism with mythicist Robert M. Price.
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