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Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1581 » by Kilroy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 pm

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Slava wrote:I borrowed For whom the bell tolls by Hemingway from the library to read on the train commute and its utterly overrated. if I have to read a chapter about some Spanish matador's ballsack again, I'm going to throw this into the North Sea and pay my fines to the library.


I would probably suggest avoiding the Beat Poets then...


I actually love Kerouac. His narration doesn't feel forced.


Yeah, Kerouac is the most popular for a reason... He's probably the most accessible... He keeps things more neutral.

Ginsberg and Burroughs are better writers, but I can't read much of their work. The subject matter, is... Unrelatable.

I just figured the homo-erotic overtones of the Beats might trigger the same matador's ballsack reaction... 8-)

If you like Kerouac, do you like Bukowski? He's like if Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg had a love-child and he dug chicks...
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1582 » by Slava » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 pm

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I would probably suggest avoiding the Beat Poets then...


I actually love Kerouac. His narration doesn't feel forced.


Yeah, Kerouac is the most popular for a reason... He's probably the most accessible... He keeps things more neutral.

Ginsberg and Burroughs are better writers, but I can't read much of their work. The subject matter, is... Unrelatable.

I just figured the homo-erotic overtones of the Beats might trigger the same matador's ballsack reaction... 8-)

If you like Kerouac, do you like Bukowski? He's like if Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg had a love-child and he dug chicks...


I haven't read much Bukowski but that's on my reading list and I also like Ginsberg. The problem wasn't the homoerotic overtones, there are barely any in For whom the bell tolls, it's a love story set around the Spanish revolution, but the utter pointlessness of a narrational tangent. I did not expect it to be so tiresome when Hemingway is considered to be the example of keeping prose simple.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1583 » by hermes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:20 pm

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1584 » by hermes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:21 pm

i've been reading some books by tom brokaw about the greatest generation, pretty interesting stuff. i like history and the great depression/wwii was a fascinating time period
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1585 » by tugs » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:57 am

Current reading the first of Philip Pullman's trilogy.

2 months in, still page 36.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1586 » by Slava » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 am

hermes wrote:i've been reading some books by tom brokaw about the greatest generation, pretty interesting stuff. i like history and the great depression/wwii was a fascinating time period


Grapes of wrath is one of my favourite books and probably the greatest written about the depression period.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1587 » by Slava » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:11 am

Note to self: No Espresso after 5 PM. :banghead:
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1588 » by tugs » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:00 am

Slava wrote:Note to self: No Espresso after 5 PM. :banghead:
Ooohhh... Bad choice, man. You'll be up til witching hours.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1589 » by Sedale Threatt » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:03 am

More proof there is no justice in the world: T.J. Simers just won an age discrimination lawsuit for $15 million.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1590 » by Kilroy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:49 am

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1591 » by Slava » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:14 pm



Man needs to get off the steroids before those veins burst.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1592 » by Danny Darko » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:45 am

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1593 » by Slava » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:59 am

That must be like a Rorschach test because I see a robot standing in front of an open book.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1594 » by Sedale Threatt » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Now I see a robot reading a book while screwing a crab.
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