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 Post subject: the rooster
PostPosted: October 15th, 2002, 9:20 pm 
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i wish i had a brother that would bring over a bucket of candy and (was it?) chicken...
my brother just brings strange rocks he found in the driveway and strange girls...(who look like he found them in the driveway) <p>" He flew the coop while we were sleepin'!"</p>


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 Post subject: Re: the rooster
PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 1:07 am 
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Shoeshine, you surely do make me giggle. :) <p>"How interesting! How bizarre!"</p>


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 Post subject: Me Talk Pretty One Day
PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 2:12 am 
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Ok, I need to just express my love for the chapter when the french class is trying to describe what Easter is!!!!
("The rabbit. He bring of the chocolate")

WHAT?! The written word does not get any funnier than that. <p>"Goodnight, everyone."<BR></p>


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 Post subject: Re: the rooster
PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 9:42 am 
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DudleyFan,
here is your Rooster article from Esquire:

http://www.esquire.com/humor/sedaris/ar ... ter_1.html

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 Post subject: Re: the rooster
PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 10:45 am 
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Oh, Margot, I think I hurt myself laughing the first few times I read that particular story. All of his French-lauguage-trouble stories are too hilarious for their own good. <p>

<hr>"Then we built a Sizzlean-to. That was stupid, and I don’t know why we do things like that."</p>


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 Post subject: Groucho
PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 11:23 am 
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I just started the greatest book last night, The Groucho Letters: Letters to and From Groucho Marx. If you're a fan of the Marx Bros like I am, this is indispensible!

Groucho's correspondence with assorted public figures was donated to the library of congress in the 1960's so that, basically, people could read them and get a sense of how a great comedic mind works.

So far they've all been really great. Some of the people he exchanges letters with include: TS Elliot, James Thurber, Harry truman, all his brothers and children, Warner Bros, and assorted studio heads. Some have been laugh-out-loud funny!


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 Post subject: Re: the rooster
PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 6:01 pm 
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Oh, HeyJude, you sweetie!

Sedaris fans! Bookmark the link! It's got an archive of Dave S.'s Esquire articles! <p>"How interesting! How bizarre!"</p>


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 Post subject: Readin
PostPosted: October 17th, 2002, 11:01 am 
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About Schmidt, in advance of the film's release. Creeped out by Schmidt on the first page. Looking like the perfect role for Jack. Can't wait. <p>"When I saw Bottle Rocket, I responded to its heart. I think he has a real love for people, a gentle way with people that has a charm and a beauty..." - Martin Scorsese</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Reading currently?
PostPosted: October 21st, 2002, 12:09 am 
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I'm reading Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Dr. Stephen LaBerge, and I'm about to start Practical HTML 4.


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 Post subject: Kite Runner.
PostPosted: January 15th, 2006, 10:52 am 
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Well, I picked it up in an airport, and started in on the thing. Oooooh. Ooh.

"There is a way to be good again."

My heart. :sig nakitome

(Man, I'm never going to finish that Paraguay book.)

Wow, we're missing a lot of posts in this thread.

Quick reminder of that book I loved to bits: Sandra Newman, The Only Good Things Anyone Has Ever Done. It's finally available in paperback, by the way. I think anything else I cared about enough to post has an author or title thread somewhere.


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 Post subject: Currently reading...
PostPosted: January 19th, 2006, 5:00 pm 
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For class, Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling/Repetition. So far, he's managed to make me dislike the Old Testament even more than I already did.

For leisure, I still haven't finished that Alexander Hamilton bio. I had 4 weeks of free time and I didn't pick it up once. But at least it looked mighty nice on the coffee table.

I did buy more books though, including a Chabon. My stack of purchased a never-read books gets larger and larger.

EDIT: Oh, my goodness. Highwaters, if you haven't already, reread your 2002 post just a couple above your new one. Heh.

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 Post subject: Re: Currently reading...
PostPosted: January 19th, 2006, 9:02 pm 
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KumarsTouch Wrote:My stack of purchased a never-read books gets larger and larger.


Mine is also pretty long. It is also online!

I'm reading Oedipus Rex in English class and 1984 for a panel discussion. That means I am not reading anything leisurely right now.

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 Post subject: Your list
PostPosted: January 19th, 2006, 10:40 pm 
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Looking at your list, Sunset, I'd suggest holding off on some of those, considering the likelihood you'll have them as assigned reading in college. But that could also be a reason to read them now....

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Is that the Chernow book I assume Kumar? When you do get through it I'd like to know if you think it's worthwhile.


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 Post subject: Hamilton
PostPosted: January 19th, 2006, 11:27 pm 
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Yeah, Kingsley, it's the Chernow. It's one of the easier to read epic biographies I've read, so I really have no excuse for not finishing yet. I read a review of the book on Amazon and the review thought Chernow was irrationally anti-Jefferson, but I haven't quite found that to be the case (it is a Hamilton bio, so one could reasonably expect some criticism coming Jefferson's way).

My favorite aspect of the book is that every once a while, when Chernow hasn't mentioned Aaron Burr for a while, he reminds the reader of his presence and his similarities (especially in career path) to Hamilton. Burr, apparently, was known for sharing "racy asides" with his colleagues.

Hopefully I'll get cracking at the book this weekend.

I'll be sure to let you know what I think of the book when I finish.

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