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I belive it's a baseball book, there was a pretty good movie made from it.


Life is like a clam. Years of filtering crap then some bastard cracks you open and scrapes you into its damned mouth, end of story.

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Yeah, pretty epic scene with Robert Redford knocking out the lights and all.

 

You see, he was "naturally" good at baseball.


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Is the book good enough to be part of school curricula?


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geek stuff:

 

Independent Component Analysis by Hyvarinen, Karhunen and Oja

Optimum Array Processing (Detection, Estimation and Modulation Theory part IV) by Van Trees

Adaptive Blind Signal and Image Processing by Cichocki and Amari

 

my head hurts.

 

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you need to loosen up Taks, how about reading Christopher Moore's 'A Dirty Job', that should cheer you up.

 

btw, I just started The Great Gatsby last night. I've never read it *shrug* but it


Life is like a clam. Years of filtering crap then some bastard cracks you open and scrapes you into its damned mouth, end of story.

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i have a very hard time reading regular books. even the tech stuff is difficult. i bore too easily i think. i'd rather play, too. :thumbsup:

 

i did read, and enjoy, the hitchhiker's guide books. laughed my arse off, actually.

 

taks


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Is the book good enough to be part of school curricula?

 

It's fairly good, if I remember right. Then again I was a lot younger and a baseball fan when I read it.

 

Also, the movie gave the book a big boost in popularity, as film versions tend to do.


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you need to loosen up Taks, how about reading Christopher Moore's 'A Dirty Job', that should cheer you up.

Yes. That is an awesome novel.

 

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bill bisett - pavlovs  dog 1

 

 

wud yu rathr onlee b

ths happee  thn fullee

trusting  agen  n gettin

whackd  whappd  wun

mor time as yu cirkul th

reel prize  yr own focus

on yrself  innr serenitee

yr love  happee being

without goal attainment

alredee is  not self having

 

bells ar ringing  great smells

b careful  sumthing mite

not work  having can b valu

n thers no food  nun  not

dont  care abt things yu have

no powr ovr agen  n get reelee

 

miserabul  sew thers a ringing

sum wundrful perfumeree from

th larkspur hydrangea  roses n

plums  pears  n a kleer lake neer

by  valu can protekt  its virtual

realitee  sumwun may honor

theyr agreement with yu  if they

dont  sum thing els may  still

**** up gud

 

happeeness is sew tempting  yu

dont want 2 fall apart if yu dont

get it  meditating tails  or  heds

oftn its not binaree  its in th 7th

or third opsyun th magik resides

wait 4 it  hungree  awkward re

wired  agilitee  taking yr time

fr sure  but redee  2 leep

http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/bissett/poems.htm

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Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

 

Finished it... It could be that the worst thing to happen to horror writer is to fall in love and find happiness.

 

Also, the problem with Abarat is that when everything is wierd, orginal and strange, it kinda shoot itself in a leg and everything that is wierd, orginal and strange becomes normal: stuff without wonder.

 

But still mostly good read.

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I just picked up "How to Build a Time Machine" by Paul Davies, and it's super interesting.


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The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler,

 

"The Simple Art of Murder" refers to both a critical essay and a collection of short stories written by hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler. The essay was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in December 1944. It was later reissued in a book along with eight of Chandler's early stories pre-dating his first novel, The Big Sleep.

 

The essay is considered a seminal piece of literary criticism. Although Chandler's primary topic is the art (and failings) of detective fiction, he touches on general literature and modern society as well.

It is not a fragrant world, but it is the world you live in, and certain writers with tough minds and a cool spirit of detachment can make very interesting and even amusing patterns out of it. It is not funny that a man should be killed, but it is sometimes funny that he should be killed for so little, and that his death should be the coin of what we call civilization. All this still is not quite enough.

 

In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption. It may be pure tragedy, if it is high tragedy, and it may be pity and irony, and it may be the raucous laughter of the strong man. But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective in this kind of story must be such a man. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor--by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world. I do not care much about his private life; he is neither a eunuch nor a satyr; I think he might seduce a duchess and I am quite sure he would not spoil a virgin; if he is a man of honor in one thing, he is that in all things.

 

He is a relatively poor man, or he would not be a detective at all. He is a common man or he could not go among common people. He has a sense of character, or he would not know his job. He will take no man's money dishonestly and no man's insolence without a due and dispassionate revenge. He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him. He talks as the man of his age talks--that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham, and a contempt for pettiness.

 

The story is this man's adventure in search of a hidden truth, and it would be no adventure if it did not happen to a man fit for adventure. He has a range of awareness that startles you, but it belongs to him by right, because it belongs to the world he lives in. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in. Such is my faith.

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they cut back sew much on th backs uv th poor by bill bisett,

 

whats missing from my poetree  is th stink n slime

  n th toxik pools surrounding us mooving closr in

2 our sereen psychik oases

 

whats missing from my poetree  ar th smells uv our

habits  2 endors hierarkeez uv hurt  n denial  ego

victoreez  resentments  rot n stench uv  ekonomik

  boundareez  konstrukts we create  allow  punish

 

wher onlee munee mattrs  th top  middul n bottoms

uv th work munee stupid klass  destroying evree

thing whn nowun is bettr n evreewun can have worth

if onlee we cud evolv 2 beleev n see that  can we

 

its a ring toss echo uv our fleeting wishes we take

evreething with us we can  how much is that

 

whats missing from my poetree  statements totalee

  in support uv free edukaysyun  guaranteed min

imum inkums 4 evreewun  lessnings uv th fetish uv

work n strengthening uv all yuunyuns  linda mcquaig

sz on evan solomans xcellent teevee show  hot type

 

th tobin tax  small tax on investment gains evreetime

munee moovs out uv th countree agen that small tax

cud go a long way tord paying evreething off  insted

uv cut backs 2 pay debts on th back uv th poor  wch

is what is now happning as we hed mor tord a two tier

system uv evreething  onlee munee rewardid with

xcellent services  povertee not changd  deepend

 

 

 

whats missing from my writing is total prais uv th

life uv th mind  what it can reseev  envisyun  create

imagine

 

 

 

as we dew need a few feet sankrosankt around us

  almost alwayze  not th infinit rooms  say yr a rich

prson n a fairlee gud prson as aneewun can b ovr

  time yuv got ther n yu have 2 much space yu dont

undrstand whats happend  yu feel self pitee  angr

at othrs  dont love yrself  yu have sterling silvr

  evreething  n lonliness  is ths th reward 4 all th

working time

 

whats missing from my writing is  total soshulism

  dusint work eithr  still hierarkeez  evn less priva

seez  simplr thot control  wch makes it perhaps

evn mor annoying  n still 2 much working  wch

creates damaging habits n still dislike uv pleysyur

 

we ar in veree rudimentaree levls uv being  we may

  not evolv in time  b4 th sun blows up aneeway

    is it anee reassurans that wun workd reelee

  hard  2 oftn tirudness  th best uv capitalism  we

dew want 2 trade  xchange  have things uv our

veree own  best uv soshulism  all peopul deserv

proteksyuns n guaranteez  health  edukaysyun

 

services  regardless  evreewun has alredee worth

n th lives uv th mind n soul  independentlee uv

  munee propaganda ikons  th originalitee 2 b

imagine such storeez as can uplift yu  entertain

enlitn n deepen yu

 

whats sumtimez missing from my writing is th hope

n braveree n optimism  that we can dew it  make

  all thees acheevments  b a store  b a produser

presentr  server  n royal in yr own life without

hurting  we can dew it

 

 

 

whats missing from my poetree is a recent

    conversaysyun at th bus stop in north sydney

cape breton wun prson he sd th sun is going

        2 blow up in th yeer 2001  th othr prson he

    sd he thot it wud b 2010  well i sd dont we have

a lot  uv oil  wind powr  gas  etsetera  4a whil  well

    they sd  th tempratur will drop sew far down  thos

  mesyurs will not b at all effektiv in keeping warm  n

weul all freez 2 deth  ohh i sd  i dont think thats an

  xcellent way 2 die tho i gess no way 2 die is reelee

that xcellent  no they sd  as we get back on th bus

2 drive on furthr 2 sydney  they both had sd all ths

had bin prophesizd  th dramatik winds n ghostlee see

  storeez in th turbulent nite bcumming a bit cold in

    th air all around us  wer thrilling n home 2 me

 

whats missing from my writing  is yu  our ****ing

  our mind reassurances  unknown parts uv my

    bodee bcumming alive

 

whats missing from my writing  ar all th dramateek

  konflikts  prsonal  we all struggul  with how we

escape th crueltee  or non rewarding  dominans

  uv othrs thru  we being harsh ourselvs  squel 4

our freedom from bull ****  skreem 4 our demands

that we b lovd  not always rite on sumtimes we ovr

  reakt mor drama  we ar all such devoteez uv  evn

bside th endless atlantik  we ar such fish stik toddlrs

  bside  we caree on  all th strugguls  duelistik layr

ing uv kontradiktoree tapestereez  n eventualee let

  go  evreewuns konfusd  n feeling th guidans n

  wondring  what is it all  th blessings  th pain  th

  journeez  th sun bakes us  4give  n love  n find

as a demand that will seldom work honestlee we need

  2 rewrite it  make  let it glow  mor  will i evr go

  back aftr sumwuns bin harsh 2 me  sumtimes its

  eazier thn othrs  th sun can reapeer  it was all a

  ms mistr undrstanding  othr times its just not

    possibul  try not 2 think uv it  moov on  b loving

b ther  wundr  th road n th bus taking a suddn

curv  tho th drivr knows it like th back uv his

hand  thru th see saltee  inkee  nite  ium thinking

  now  4 a veree  littul whil  nothing is missing

    evreething  is  alredee  heer

http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/bissett/poem2.htm

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Shaman's crossing? Or that 2nd part of that trilogy?

 

I've only read Farseer trilogy... and it rocks. Dunno about other books


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I loved Shaman's Crossing, and I'm waiting on the second one. The Liveship Trilogy was a bit slow for me, but it picked up in the second book. Robin Hobb is one of my favorite writers though.

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Well, I've read (or re-read) Junky, Slaughterhouse-Five and The Sun Also Rises. I'm not gonna admit I'm all gay for the writers, I'm not, not here anyway and surely not now, but there's a possibility, that's something, I guess.

 

I've read about 180 pages of Valis on my way back home, and, man, I don't really care for, like, half of PKD's books, especially the early ones, insanity really really suited him.

 

I mean,

 

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