Wednesday Night Book Thread

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The news about Ireland’s report on Catholic reform school child abuse came just as I was finishing a terrific series of crime novels by author Ken Bruen, set in Ireland. One of Bruen’s novels deals specifically with the “Magdalen Laundries” run by Catholic nuns, and the terrible effects on children that echo down through their lives: The Magdalen Martyrs.

I highly recommend Bruen’s “Jack Taylor” novels, if you’re into noir. Taylor is one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever encountered in crime fiction; “flawed” doesn’t even begin to describe him. The series in chronological order:

The Guards
The Killing of the Tinkers
The Magdalen Martyrs
The Dramatist
Priest
Cross
Sanctuary

All of these books are available in Kindle editions, except the most recent, Sanctuary.

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1 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:30:39pm

What's a "book"?

2 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:31:04pm

I've had a DA want to throw one at me.

3 quickjustice  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:31:38pm

G-d love the Irish!

4 Cognito  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:31:38pm

Mm.

5 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:33:21pm

re: #1 MandyManners

What's a "book"?

Something related to sports and betting, I believe.

6 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:33:21pm

It’s hard to believe, but true: under a law Congress passed last year aimed at regulating hazards in children’s products, the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute. Merchants, thrift stores, and booksellers may be at risk if they sell older volumes, or even give them away, without first subjecting them to testing—at prohibitive expense. Many used-book sellers, consignment stores, Goodwill outlets, and the like have accordingly begun to refuse new donations of pre-1985 volumes, yank existing ones off their shelves, and in some cases discard them en masse.

The problem is the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), passed by Congress last summer after the panic over lead paint on toys from China. Among its other provisions, CPSIA imposed tough new limits on lead in any products intended for use by children aged 12 or under, and made those limits retroactive: that is, goods manufactured before the law passed cannot be sold on the used market (even in garage sales or on eBay) if they don’t conform. The law has hit thrift stores particularly hard, since many children’s products have long included lead-containing (if harmless) components: zippers, snaps, and clasps on garments and backpacks; skateboards, bicycles, and countless other products containing metal alloy; rhinestones and beads in decorations; and so forth. Combine this measure with a new ban (also retroactive) on playthings and child-care articles that contain plastic-softening chemicals known as phthalates, and suddenly tens of millions of commonly encountered children’s items have become unlawful to resell, presumably destined for landfills when their owners discard them. Penalties under the law are strict and can include $100,000 fines and prison time, regardless of whether any child is harmed.

SNIP

7 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:33:29pm

Charles has some dark secrets...he may be a jewel thief in another life

8 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:34:05pm

re: #1 MandyManners

What's a "book"?

Shepherd Book?

9 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:34:39pm

re: #5 FurryOldGuyJeans

Something related to sports and betting, I believe.

I thought that was a "bookie". Or, is it "booky" and "bookies" is the plural?

10 Mauser  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:34:43pm

I seem to recall seeing a movie, probably on IFC, about the catholic girls being forced to work in a laundry. It was pretty grim. I can't recall the title.

11 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:34:51pm

re: #6 MandyManners

This has got to be the more audacious reach at censorship ever.

12 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:35:00pm

Bill Hicks- What your reading for?

13 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:36:00pm

re: #7 albusteve

Charles has some dark secrets...he may be a jewel thief in another life

If so,...

14 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:36:13pm

re: #9 MandyManners

I thought that was a "bookie". Or, is it "booky" and "bookies" is the plural?

I've heard there are things in Las Vegas called "sports books".

15 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:36:34pm

re: #8 jcm

Shepherd Book?

Never heard of that before now.

16 Vicious Babushka  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:37:41pm

This series looks interesting. I'll have to look up this author the next time I'm at the library.

17 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:37:42pm

re: #11 FurryOldGuyJeans

This has got to be the more audacious reach at censorship ever.

So far, the MFM are ignoring it. Well, why wouldn't they? They're a buncha' Gramscian Whores.

18 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:38:24pm

re: #14 FurryOldGuyJeans

I've heard there are things in Las Vegas called "sports books".

I figured those are filled with photographs of nekkid players.

19 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:38:44pm

L8tr

20 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:40:41pm

re: #15 MandyManners

Never heard of that before now.

If you enjoy sci-fi the series is no Hulu. It's a quirky si-fi with a western twist.

21 Randall Gross  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:40:43pm

Thanks for the recommendations Charles, I'll check them out. Right now my wife's big on Lincoln Rhymes / Jeffrey Deaver are they similar enough that she would like them ?

22 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:42:34pm

re: #21 Thanos

Thanks for the recommendations Charles, I'll check them out. Right now my wife's big on Lincoln Rhymes / Jeffrey Deaver are they similar enough that she would like them ?

I'm working through Lincoln Logs and Beaver Deaver...some very good stuff

24 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:43:20pm

programming note..The Magic have come back on the Cav's..it's the 4th quarter coming up..

25 lawhawk  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:43:30pm

re: #1 MandyManners

What's a "book"?

It's what these four should have thrown at them.

26 Noam Sayin'  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:43:30pm

Is this the first book thread?

27 Guanxi88  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:44:11pm

Hammett, baby! Read some Dash sometime; he was the knid of man Chandler's characters tried to be. (Chandler was the better literary man, though)

28 [deleted]  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:44:30pm
29 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:44:55pm

re: #26 Noam Sayin'

Is this the first book thread?

yes...Dick, Jane and Sally....so where y'at?

30 Noam Sayin'  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:44:58pm

I haven't read a book since I got the innernets.

31 bosforus  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:45:06pm

re: #23 HelloDare

Surprised he hasn't grown extra appendages with all those harmful toxic poisonous toys!

32 Cato the Elder  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:45:09pm

Thanks for the recos, Charles. As it happens, I just broke down and ordered a Kindle 2 with some of the money I earned from my first translation job since I became ill and got laid off last year. (Do I hear lizards cheering in the background? Thank you, thank you. Your good wishes and prayers helped.)

I hesitated for a long time but as a gadget freak and read-o-maniac it was too much. Just. Couldn't. Hold. Out. Another. Day.

It'll be here on Friday. I already own a bunch of Kindle stuff on my iPhone, so I can make a direct comparison between the tiny phone screen and the full-sized Kindle. The bigger DX was tempting, but I realized I'm much more likely to take it with me if it fits in a jacket pocket. Plus there's the matter of delayed gratification, which I generally find difficult. And the extra $160, which I can now spend on boooooooooks.

So I'm going to order the first of those novels right now via your link and have it ready for TGIF (Thank God It's Fun-New-Toy-Day).

33 Noam Sayin'  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:45:33pm

re: #29 albusteve

yes...Dick, Jane and Sally....so where y'at?

I'm on the one with Jane and Sally.

Heh™

34 [deleted]  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:45:34pm
35 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:45:48pm

re: #21 Thanos

Thanks for the recommendations Charles, I'll check them out. Right now my wife's big on Lincoln Rhymes / Jeffrey Deaver are they similar enough that she would like them ?

Not really similar to the Lincoln Rhyme books, but if she likes those she'll almost certainly like these.

37 bosforus  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:46:05pm

Long as I got me my Odell Lake, I'm good to go.

38 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:46:43pm

re: #33 Noam Sayin'

I'm on the one with Jane and Sally.

Heh™

very good weed hoppa

39 solomonpanting  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:47:20pm

re: #30 Noam Sayin'

I remember you being in contact with DesertSage. I haven't seen him here for some time.

40 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:47:29pm

re: #34 Iron Fist

Jane likes Dick...

that leaves Spot and Sally....

41 Cognito  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:47:35pm

re: #27 Guanxi88

Hammett, baby! Read some Dash sometime; he was the knid of man Chandler's characters tried to be. (Chandler was the better literary man, though)

Oh HO!

I have to disagree. Marlowe is what you get when you inject Spade with a bit of smarts.

42 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:47:46pm

Maybe I read too much non-fiction.

43 [deleted]  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:47:53pm
44 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:48:05pm

re: #28 Iron Fist

Aw hell, MM. You are missing one of the best TV shows ever to come down the pike. The movie was excellent as well. You don't have to see the vids in order to see the movie (or vice versa) but I recommend both. Awsome show.

If it is so awesome, then why didn't it last past the first season? ;)

Seriously, good television story telling generally doesn't last.

The movie was Serenity, right?

45 Guanxi88  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:48:21pm

re: #41 Cognito

Oh HO!

I have to disagree. Marlowe is what you get when you inject Spade with a bit of smarts.

Don't deny it, but Marlowe's too clever by half; Spade is what he is.

46 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:48:36pm
47 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:49:03pm

re: #42 Sharmuta

Did you get my gardening article?

48 Randall Gross  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:49:09pm

I stick mostly to non fiction myself with occasional forays into SF. I got my kindle today and downloaded "Your Inner Fish" and I'm about a third of the way through, it's very good so far. I also grabbed Shermer's "Why Evolution Matters" and the free Turtledove book. (The first book of the series is free, the later books you pay...)

49 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:49:31pm

re: #42 Sharmuta

Maybe I read too much non-fiction.

One can never read too much non-fiction, Sharm.

/ babble and drool.

50 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:49:50pm

The magic has come from 16 behind to take the lead in the 4th..
Somebody call 911..
*thud*

51 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:49:52pm

re: #42 Sharmuta

Maybe I read too much non-fiction.

fiction is like, not real...do you have like, an open mind?

52 snowcrash  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:50:31pm

re: #21 Thanos

Thanks for the recommendations Charles, I'll check them out. Right now my wife's big on Lincoln Rhymes / Jeffrey Deaver are they similar enough that she would like them ?


She may also like Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch novels.

53 HelloDare  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:50:33pm

re: #6 MandyManners

The law also hits children's ATV's that have plastic parts. The result will be that kids will drive larger adult ATV's. There'll be more accidents. More children will get hurt.

54 Randall Gross  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:50:44pm

re: #35 Charles

Not really similar to the Lincoln Rhyme books, but if she likes those she'll almost certainly like these.

Cool, I will let her know, she's a big mystery fan.

55 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:50:44pm

re: #40 albusteve

that leaves Spot and Sally....

That might give a different meaning to the phrase "doggy style". [snicker]

56 [deleted]  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:51:17pm
57 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:51:21pm

the first time I ever read 'Frankensteve' I blew myself away....some bad mojo

58 Jewels (AKA Julian)  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:51:44pm

in the Fantasy Noir Vien, I recommend Glen Cooks Garrett P.I. series, which reads likea cross between A Mick Spillane Mike Hammer novel and Lord of the Rings

59 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:52:03pm

Charles -

Non-Parental Care, secular or religious has a great potential for abuse. I understand that it is worse under religious auspices. Religion, after all aspires to be Better.
The real thing is to eliminate child abuse - by ANYBODY!

-S-

60 freetoken  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:52:08pm

Well, one book I'm wading through right now is
Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

The book chronicles various fossil finds in California, and reconstructs ancient California. A bit technical and dry, but full of information. Supposedly the most comprehensive up-to-date overview of Mesozoic California fossils.

/PS Don't tell the Texans, who apparently don't believe that there was a Mesozoic.

61 gmsc  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:52:27pm

re: #6 MandyManners

It’s hard to believe, but true: under a law Congress passed last year aimed at regulating hazards in children’s products, the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute. Merchants, thrift stores, and booksellers may be at risk if they sell older volumes, or even give them away, without first subjecting them to testing—at prohibitive expense. Many used-book sellers, consignment stores, Goodwill outlets, and the like have accordingly begun to refuse new donations of pre-1985 volumes, yank existing ones off their shelves, and in some cases discard them en masse.

After that law passed, one local (non-chain) bookstore advertised here in Las Vegas, "Well, Congress has now made it illegal to sell children's book from 1984 and before, for your safety! We will comply with this '1984 book rule', as we are concerned about your safety as well! To comply, we will be disposing of all our '1984 and before' books during the coming week!

"All these '1984 and before' children's books will be lined up outside the back of our store, located at [address edited out]. Remember these are dangerous books! It would be horribly unsafe if people were just to come around to the back of [address edited out] and started taking these books for free! Remember, Congress has declared that these books are unsafe and should be banned. Please do not come around to the back of [address edited out] during this week and take the books that are just lying out there, even though they are completely free! Remember, pay heed to Congress '1984 book banning law'! Protect yourself from these dangerous books today!"

I loved it – and the book store can honestly defend itself by saying they didn't sell any such books, and even warned people against taking them.

62 Vicious Babushka  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:52:53pm

Another offbeat noir mystery writer is Mo Hayder. Although I think her main character, Jack Cafferty, is a little too high maintenance.

63 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:53:04pm

re: #56 Iron Fist

Yeah, Serenity. The problem with the original series is that Fox kept moving its timeslot around. You never knew when it was on to catch it and see if it was any good. I never saw it on TV, just in the DVD Series set. And, of course, the movie. I saw that one in the theater, and then bought the DVD when it came out.

Everyone has different tastes, but this one really catered to mine.

Oh, yeah, Fox. That does explain it right there.

Put the series and movie on hold through the local library system. I need to rot my brain some more. ;)

65 HelloDare  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:54:28pm
66 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:55:00pm

re: #30 Noam Sayin'

I haven't read a book since I got the innernets.

Not even Playboy the month I was in it?

67 Miss Molly  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:55:30pm

Thanks Charles for the information on the books. I've been looking around for something new to read and this sounds very promising.

68 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:55:46pm

re: #64 MandyManners

The toys don't bother me.

IT'S THE BOOKS.

And they are doing it to protect us!

69 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:56:17pm

re: #66 MandyManners

Not even Playboy the month I was in it?

How much was air brushed? Come on..You can tell us

70 OldLineTexan  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:56:18pm

re: #60 freetoken

Well, one book I'm wading through right now is
Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

The book chronicles various fossil finds in California, and reconstructs ancient California. A bit technical and dry, but full of information. Supposedly the most comprehensive up-to-date overview of Mesozoic California fossils.

/PS Don't tell the Texans, who apparently don't believe that there was a Mesozoic.

Yes, ALL of us are teh stupid. And, every last one of us is a state senator. It is a hell of a cumbersome system, I tell you what.

But we LOOOOOVE fossils. That's why we drill into your Mesozoics et. al. and sell it to you.

/

71 jaunte  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:56:25pm

re: #56 Iron Fist

I heard about the Serenity/ Firefly series here. Don't watch much tv, but the description was appealing and I watched all 14 episodes on Hulu.
[Link: www.hulu.com...]
Thanks for the recommendation, if it was you.

72 solomonpanting  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:56:50pm

re: #66 MandyManners

Not even Playboy the month I was in it?

You were Miss Understood?

73 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:57:16pm

re: #60 freetoken

Well, one book I'm wading through right now is
Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

The book chronicles various fossil finds in California, and reconstructs ancient California. A bit technical and dry, but full of information. Supposedly the most comprehensive up-to-date overview of Mesozoic California fossils.

/PS Don't tell the Texans, who apparently don't believe that there was a Mesozoic.

have you checked out that Lizard chick on page 269?...WHOA!

74 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:57:17pm

re: #66 MandyManners

Not even Playboy the month I was in it?

You were in Playboy? Seriously?

75 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:57:42pm

re: #68 FurryOldGuyJeans

And they are doing it to protect us!

FurryOGJ -

BOOKS are only dangerous to those that wish to BAN them. Discussion?

-S-

76 OldLineTexan  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:57:51pm

re: #72 solomonpanting

You were Miss Understood?

Miss Aligned, as the staples covered all the naughty bits.

/

77 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:58:10pm

re: #72 solomonpanting

You were Miss Understood?

Maybe Miss Appear?

78 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:58:19pm

re: #24 HoosierHoops

programming note..The Magic have come back on the Cav's..it's the 4th quarter coming up..

Cavs taking way too many jump shots. West just tossed up another gratuitous three. No remedy for stupid.

Will Lebron bail them out?

79 snowcrash  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:58:26pm

This is a fun site, just plug in your authors name and find other authors you may like.

80 jorline  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:58:27pm

re: #40 albusteve

Is that a spot on Sally's new blue dress....damn Dick!

81 gmsc  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:58:35pm

re: #74 FurryOldGuyJeans

You were in Playboy? Seriously?

Well, she didn't sign the letter "Mandy Manners", but yes, she was!
;)

82 avanti  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:59:03pm

re: #61 gmsc

After that law passed, one local (non-chain) bookstore advertised here in Las Vegas, "Well, Congress has now made it illegal to sell children's book from 1984 and before, for your safety! We will comply with this '1984 book rule', as we are concerned about your safety as well! To comply, we will be disposing of all our '1984 and before' books during the coming week!

Nice promotion idea, but the only book banning going on was in the imagination of some right wing blogs. There is in fact a new law on toy and books covering items made after Feb 2009, but nothing covering used book sales.

lead law

83 justdanny  Wed, May 20, 2009 7:59:12pm

My sister gave me The Story of Edgar Sawtelle recently. I'm a little ways in and it seems very good so far. I gave up on fiction years ago when I went crazy reading anything I could about genetics and human migration.

Actually I've given up on most kinds of books lately. Reading articles on the net is so much more enlightening. Like stuff about this Mithra character. An earlier Jesus in all but name. Interesting stuff.

84 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:06pm

re: #60 freetoken

Well, one book I'm wading through right now is
Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

The book chronicles various fossil finds in California, and reconstructs ancient California. A bit technical and dry, but full of information. Supposedly the most comprehensive up-to-date overview of Mesozoic California fossils.

/PS Don't tell the Texans, who apparently don't believe that there was a Mesozoic.

Do they have a chapter on Nancy Pelosi? :D

85 hous bin pharteen  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:08pm

I get to read sometimes, when waiting for the car bomb to show up at the baked bean canaries. But what else can you? If you like crime/mystery novels in Ireland, faith and begonia. "Murder Most Irish" It is a group of short stories. Published by Barnes & Noble in 96'. With writers like James Joyce. When in the cave's in the 'stan' I read more comic books. They are easier to carry when running from those damn Air cav units. It is not fair, you American imperererialists! We don't have choppers! Just damn camels!

86 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:13pm

re: #77 FurryOldGuyJeans

Maybe Miss Appear?

FurryOGJ -

I USED to be Mr. Screwed Up. I HOPE to think that I have matured.

-S-

87 abolitionist  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:28pm

re: #44 FurryOldGuyJeans

If it is so awesome, then why didn't it last past the first season? ;)

Seriously, good television story telling generally doesn't last.

The movie was Serenity, right?

I watched the series recently, and liked it very much.
Serenity, Season 1 Ep. 1 - Firefly (1:26:42) at hulu.com Scroll down for others.

88 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:31pm

re: #80 jorline

Is that a spot on Sally's new blue dress....damn Dick!

that must be volume III, I'm not there yet

89 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:38pm

re: #81 gmsc

Well, she didn't sign the letter "Mandy Manners", but yes, she was!
;)

Well, either way if I were to read that issue it would nearly double the number I have read.

And, no, I didn't just look at them dirty pictures either! ;)

90 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:47pm

re: #78 The Shadow Do

Cavs taking way too many jump shots. West just tossed up another gratuitous three. No remedy for stupid.

Will Lebron bail them out?

Game tied at 90 5:34 left The Magic are plus 14 in the paint....
I can't believe my lying eyes!

91 HelloDare  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:54pm

re: #60 freetoken

Most people don't realize that there were mammoths and saber-toothed cat walking around 9,000 - 10,000 years ago.

92 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:00:57pm

re: #28 Iron Fist

Aw hell, MM. You are missing one of the best TV shows ever to come down the pike. The movie was excellent as well. You don't have to see the vids in order to see the movie (or vice versa) but I recommend both. Awsome show.

All the espisode are at Hulu.com the movie can be streamed at Netflix.

If you don't watch the series the movie won't make much sense.

93 Cato the Elder  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:02:08pm

re: #15 MandyManners

Never heard of that before now.

re: #28 Iron Fist

Aw hell, MM. You are missing one of the best TV shows ever to come down the pike. The movie was excellent as well. You don't have to see the vids in order to see the movie (or vice versa) but I recommend both. Awsome show.

IF, you speak from my heart on that one. I have never loved a teevee show the way I love Firefly. Mandy, you owe it to yourself. Just get the pilot episode from Netflix or Blockbuster and go from there.

That show (or rather my DVD copy of it) got me through some horribly difficult times. It's all about a kind of family, you see.

Plus the bits of Chinese they throw in for fun are really cool.

Dong ma?

94 Spare O'Lake  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:02:27pm

re: #81 gmsc

Well, she didn't sign the letter "Mandy Manners", but yes, she was!
;)

Ah yes, this Playboy talk brings back memories of when I was a teen... drooling over those Vargas portraits.

95 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:02:59pm

re: #91 HelloDare

Most people don't realize that there were mammoths and saber-toothed cat walking around 9,000 - 10,000 years ago.

not true...I was married to a mammoth not twenty years ago

96 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:03:26pm

re: #89 FurryOldGuyJeans

Well, either way if I were to read that issue it would nearly double the number I have read.

And, no, I didn't just look at them dirty pictures either! ;)

FurryOGJ -

I READ the Articles - AND - Looked at the Pictures as Well. The Human Female IS a Beautiful Thing.

-S-

97 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:03:52pm

re: #90 HoosierHoops

Game tied at 90 5:34 left The Magic are plus 14 in the paint....
I can't believe my lying eyes!

LeBron tanking?...is the fix in?

98 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:04:08pm

Ugh! History International is running the Presidents series, and they are now pitching Carter.

"He is a religious man, a truly good man..."

So virulent anti-semitism and cheerleading terrorists is good now?

*SPIT*

99 OldLineTexan  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:04:25pm

re: #91 HelloDare

Most people don't realize that there were mammoths and saber-toothed cat walking around 9,000 - 10,000 years ago.

I learned about Clovis points and mammoth hunting evidence in school in Texas.

And then there's Wrangel Island and the mini-mammoths, who were apparently the last to go.

100 HelloDare  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:04:26pm

re: #95 albusteve

not true...I was married to a mammoth not twenty years ago


tusk-tusk

101 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:05:39pm

re: #97 albusteve

LeBron tanking?...is the fix in?

Did you see that steal! OMG..It's on now Steve

102 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:05:41pm

re: #100 HelloDare

tusk-tusk

you asked for it

[Link: www.imeem.com...]

103 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:06:34pm

re: #101 HoosierHoops

Did you see that steal! OMG..It's on now Steve

that's me in the Cowboys cap, on the floor next to the time table

104 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:06:40pm

re: #96 Dr. Shalit

I prefer to do my looking for free.

And my tastes run to Rubenesque.

105 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:07:01pm

Firefly Theme Song.

106 Randall Gross  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:07:09pm

Does anyone know how to get free text versions of books on the internet (public domain) into the kindle? Right now I'm on an Aeschylus kick.

107 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:07:18pm

re: #98 FurryOldGuyJeans

Ugh! History International is running the Presidents series, and they are now pitching Carter.

"He is a religious man, a truly good man..."

So virulent anti-semitism and cheerleading terrorists is good now?

*SPIT*

FurryOGJ -

The Anti-Semitism only came about, noticeably, AFTER his term as President.
Saudi $, contributed to his Library and Causes "rented" him Well.

-S-

108 Summersong  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:07:22pm

I'm very fond of the Pinot noir. :)

109 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:08:00pm

re: #108 Summersong

I'm very fond of the Pinot noir. :)

Merlot..Nice stuff

110 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:08:39pm

re: #108 Summersong

I'm very fond of the Pinot noir. :)

Booze, distilled, and lots of it. ;)

111 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:09:30pm

re: #109 HoosierHoops

Merlot..Nice stuff

there is a small winery here in ABQ that brews a 14% merlot...my newest favorite wine

112 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:09:47pm

re: #104 FurryOldGuyJeans

I prefer to do my looking for free.

And my tastes run to Rubenesque.

FurryOGJ -

If you mean Women's Sizes 12 - 16 (Marilyn Monroeish, depending on height), we are on the same wavelenghth.

-S-

113 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:10:00pm

"Sleepers" was a disturbing (fantastic) movie.

Adam Lambert is a supreme talent. Vocal gymnastics bore me though. So, I was glad that Kris won.

(Just found out...waited to watch on DVR)

114 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:10:49pm

re: #109 HoosierHoops

What the hell just happened in the BBall game? Magic are ahead? WTF?

115 Cognito  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:10:58pm

re: #106 Thanos

Does anyone know how to get free text versions of books on the internet (public domain) into the kindle? Right now I'm on an Aeschylus kick.

Oh, great.

If you go ripping free books from the Internet, what motivation will Aeschylus have to keep writing great plays?

116 HelloDare  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:11:23pm
117 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:09pm

at present I am wading through 'Conquest...Montezuma, Cortez, and the Fall of Old Mexico'....by Hugh Thomas

I'm seeking out the beginnings of the sacred Taco...

118 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:23pm

re: #115 Cognito

That was purdy funny. ding.

119 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:27pm

re: #60 freetoken

/

PS Don't tell the Texans, who apparently don't believe that there was a Mesozoic.

Free, Free, Free - What a positively pre-Cambrian comment. You danged Californy types are just way too durn sure of all yur smartness an' such. Some's of us down here are sneakin' up on Quaternary I'll have you know!

120 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:38pm

re: #108 Summersong

I'm very fond of the Pinot noir. :)

Summersong -

I Prefer "Sterling Vodka" Pride of the Scobeyville Bathtub, and water.

-S-

121 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:45pm

re: #117 albusteve

Hey! That's my first name!

122 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:45pm

re: #114 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

What the hell just happened in the BBall game? Magic are ahead? WTF?

Great game..I can't breathe!

123 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:46pm
124 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:12:52pm

re: #114 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

What the hell just happened in the BBall game? Magic are ahead? WTF?

LeBron is goin down...what a puss

125 Randall Gross  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:13:05pm

re: #115 Cognito

Oh, great.

If you go ripping free books from the Internet, what motivation will Aeschylus have to keep writing great plays?

None at all, whatever shall we do?

/ heh, found him at the Kindle store dirt cheap

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

126 gmsc  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:13:37pm

re: #82 avanti

Nice promotion idea, but the only book banning going on was in the imagination of some right wing blogs. There is in fact a new law on toy and books covering items made after Feb 2009, but nothing covering used book sales.

lead law

Publishers, librarians and others in the children’s book industry are still waiting for resolution on a number of questions that will determine how they can comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Pending issues include protocols for lead and phthalate testing, which would affect publishers of novelty and book-plus titles; guidance on tracking labels, which are required for all children’s books; and information on how schools and libraries should comply with the law, especially with regard to older books.

In addition, the industry is still hoping for an outright exemption for ink-on-paper and ink-on-board books. A stay of enforcement in February covers most "ordinary" books printed after 1985, which are considered safe enough that the Consumer Product Safety Commission will not go after publishers or retailers who sell them (even if they end up containing lead, as long as no one knew about it). However, state Attorneys General could still prosecute if they so choose.

...from that right-wing blog known as Publisher's Weekly!

/////

127 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:13:41pm

re: #121 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hey! That's my first name!

Sacred Taco?

128 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:14:16pm

re: #106 Thanos

Does anyone know how to get free text versions of books on the internet (public domain) into the kindle? Right now I'm on an Aeschylus kick.

If they're PDF format, you email them to your Kindle email address -- look under Settings for the address. Then they're converted and sent to your Kindle by Amazon.

129 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:15:12pm

re: #124 albusteve

Heh.

No.

130 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:15:25pm

re: #116 HelloDare

Have explorers had feasts of woolly mammoth?

Eating endangered species, how neanderthal!

131 Spare O'Lake  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:15:34pm

The incomparable Alberto Vargas

132 Randall Gross  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:15:48pm

re: #128 Charles

If they're PDF format, you email them to your Kindle email address -- look under Settings for the address. Then they're converted and sent to your Kindle by Amazon.

Thanks! If they are not I have a handy PDF making program as well.

133 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:15:53pm

re: #116 HelloDare

Have explorers had feasts of woolly mammoth?

Not intrested in the meat here, but rather the tusks. Fossilized ivory like that is legal to use for firearms grips. A mammoth tusk could yield some very nice grips for an M1911A1.

134 JacksonTn  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:16:30pm

Not about a book but something that happened today ...

I was stressing so much about business today ... blah, blah, blah ... so went to a nail salon (therapy) ... sat down and the woman started working on my hands ... I looked at her hands ... she was missing two fingers ... I thought ... wonder how she feels taking care of people hands when she is missing fingers (now feeling really selfish for feeling sorry for myself about my business problems) ... then I started talking to the woman next to me getting a manicure ... she was really nice ... calm type of person ... she got up to go wash her hands ...

When she was walking back she was limping ... I asked her did she hurt her foot or something ... she said ... "I was shot." ... I asked her what? when? where? ... she said she went to India on a meditation retreat (can you believe it ... how ironic) ... to Mumbai ... she was one of the people involved in the massacre ... she lost her leg from one of the wounds ... she was shot four times by that young guy that survived ... (now I am really feeling way selfish about little problems) ... she also had a bad scar on her upper right arm ... she did not appear bitter ... it was so strange ... she said she had not experienced pstd yet but felt it could probably come still ...

I swear sometimes I get so caught up in my own little universe ... it was very humbling ...

135 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:16:35pm

re: #127 albusteve

Heh.

No.

136 Summersong  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:16:41pm

re: #120 Dr. Shalit

Summersong -

I Prefer "Sterling Vodka" Pride of the Scobeyville Bathtub, and water.

-S-

And bathtub water? Yick. :)

137 OldLineTexan  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:17:29pm

re: #127 albusteve

Sacred Taco?

Yeah, his parents were hippies with teh munchees.

138 JHW  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:17:33pm

National Geographic, May issue had an article about the recent discovery of a very well preserved one month old baby Mammoth. The article notes a show about it was televised in April, dang I missed it.
Waking the Baby Mammoth

139 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:17:48pm

AP put up another evolution thread at Hot Air. All the comments are about Charles. Heh.

140 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:18:48pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

Wow.

141 Randall Gross  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:18:54pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

It figures. It's sad, but I dropped hot air from my links. I couldn't see directing readers to Stacy McCain articles.

142 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:19:34pm

Lebron with 46.

143 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:19:47pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

See why I don't go to other sites?

144 Fenway_Nation  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:19:49pm

THe last couple of books I've read through were a bio of Terry Francona and Bowden's Killing Pablo, which I've read before but thought it was worth revisiting in light of current events in Mexico.

145 JacksonTn  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:20:35pm

re: #140 Killgore Trout

Wow.

KT ... I know ... it was so weird ... like I was just meant to sit there and get a large dose of reality ... it was something else ...

146 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:20:36pm

two plus one!

147 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:20:58pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

holy socks!...great story, small world eh?....count your blessings

148 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:20:58pm

re: #142 The Shadow Do

Lebron with 46.

Did you see that move on the baseline...25 sec left

149 Cato the Elder  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:21:01pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

Jeepers.

150 Summersong  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:21:24pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

"I swear sometimes I get so caught up in my own little universe ... it was very humbling".

I know what you mean. That has been happening to me a lot lately.

151 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:21:41pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

Not about a book but something that happened today ...

I was stressing so much about business today ... blah, blah, blah ... so went to a nail salon (therapy) ... sat down and the woman started working on my hands ... I looked at her hands ... she was missing two fingers ... I thought ... wonder how she feels taking care of people hands when she is missing fingers (now feeling really selfish for feeling sorry for myself about my business problems) ... then I started talking to the woman next to me getting a manicure ... she was really nice ... calm type of person ... she got up to go wash her hands ...

When she was walking back she was limping ... I asked her did she hurt her foot or something ... she said ... "I was shot." ... I asked her what? when? where? ... she said she went to India on a meditation retreat (can you believe it ... how ironic) ... to Mumbai ... she was one of the people involved in the massacre ... she lost her leg from one of the wounds ... she was shot four times by that young guy that survived ... (now I am really feeling way selfish about little problems) ... she also had a bad scar on her upper right arm ... she did not appear bitter ... it was so strange ... she said she had not experienced pstd yet but felt it could probably come still ...

I swear sometimes I get so caught up in my own little universe ... it was very humbling ...

You're asking her about it was a good thing.

152 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:22:09pm

re: #148 HoosierHoops

Did you see that move on the baseline...25 sec left

Fucking awesome. 'Scuse my French.

153 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:23:01pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

Not about a book but something that happened today ...

I was stressing so much about business today ... blah, blah, blah ... so went to a nail salon (therapy) ... sat down and the woman started working on my hands ... I looked at her hands ... she was missing two fingers ... I thought ... wonder how she feels taking care of people hands when she is missing fingers (now feeling really selfish for feeling sorry for myself about my business problems) ... then I started talking to the woman next to me getting a manicure ... she was really nice ... calm type of person ... she got up to go wash her hands ...

When she was walking back she was limping ... I asked her did she hurt her foot or something ... she said ... "I was shot." ... I asked her what? when? where? ... she said she went to India on a meditation retreat (can you believe it ... how ironic) ... to Mumbai ... she was one of the people involved in the massacre ... she lost her leg from one of the wounds ... she was shot four times by that young guy that survived ... (now I am really feeling way selfish about little problems) ... she also had a bad scar on her upper right arm ... she did not appear bitter ... it was so strange ... she said she had not experienced pstd yet but felt it could probably come still ...

I swear sometimes I get so caught up in my own little universe ... it was very humbling ...


And, it's good that she knows about PTSD.

154 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:23:12pm

I might have made that.

If I was closer.

If I wasn't guarded.

155 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:23:46pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

AP put up another evolution thread at Hot Air. All the comments are about Charles. Heh.

I live inside their heads, and whisper indecent suggestions about monkeys to them while they sleep.

156 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:23:52pm

Foreign Policy magazine has named Geert Wilders' party as extremist:

The List: Fringe No More

157 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:24:37pm

...and in interblog drama news: Yes, it appears Goddes of the Classroom has joined the stalker blog.....

Never be ashamed or embarrassed for having cared about something worthwhile. I learned a lot from LGF, and I love many posters–but I also love many people who’ve found themselves here. I felt that I was trying to serve two masters, and I was terribly conflicted. LGF HAS evolved, but I am still very conservative. That’s why I decided to leave.

These things happen.

158 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:24:41pm

re: #152 The Shadow Do

Fucking awesome. 'Scuse my French.

Did you just see the lewis shot..totally clutch..I screamed and the dog ran as fast as he could to the other room..14.7 sec left..A classic game

159 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:24:50pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

Hard seeing outside one's tiny little universe sometimes. What a great encounter. Thanks.

160 JacksonTn  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:25:08pm

re: #153 MandyManners

And, it's good that she knows about PTSD.

MM ... well, here is where it gets really weird for me ... this morning ... I posted on the Overnight Thread that Beatles song ... Across the Universe ... you know .... nothings gonna change my world ... well, I guess something did today ...

161 gmsc  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:25:14pm

Random Thought: I think we should all be taking pictures and video of as many people who wear 0bama t-shirts, buttons, hats and so forth, as possible. Years from now, we'll have the pictures and footage that nobody wants to admit to, that demonstrated 0bama's popularity.

162 gmsc  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:25:41pm

re: #155 Charles

I live inside their heads, and whisper indecent suggestions to them about monkeys while they sleep.

Cool! How does the rest of that poem go?
;)

163 Noam Sayin'  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:25:54pm

re: #39 solomonpanting

I remember you being in contact with DesertSage. I haven't seen him here for some time.

Sorry. Stepped away for a bit. Yes I have been in touch with Sage, fairly recently. He regrets that he hasn't had much time to spend with us lately, but sends his regards.

164 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:26:21pm

re: #157 Killgore Trout

...and in interblog drama news: Yes, it appears Goddes of the Classroom has joined the stalker blog.....

These things happen.

Thought so. I'm blocking her account now, because she's proven she can't be trusted.

165 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:26:57pm

re: #155 Charles

I live inside their heads, and whisper indecent suggestions about monkeys to them while they sleep.

ROFLMAO!

166 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:27:01pm

Can Lebron James sue the Cleveland Cavaliers for non support?

167 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:27:04pm

The Magic win 107 - 106 wow...
What a game!

168 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:27:16pm

re: #164 Charles

Inshallah.

169 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:27:24pm

Orlando Who take down the Cavs....hahahehe

170 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:27:29pm

re: #157 Killgore Trout

...and in interblog drama news: Yes, it appears Goddes of the Classroom has joined the stalker blog.....


These things happen.

That doesn't sound like her at all--neither syntax nor sentiment.

171 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:27:59pm

re: #166 The Shadow Do

Can Lebron James sue the Cleveland Cavaliers for non support?

Scotty Pippin is retired

172 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:28:00pm

re: #170 MandyManners

Agreed.

173 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:28:13pm

re: #160 JacksonTn

MM ... well, here is where it gets really weird for me ... this morning ... I posted on the Overnight Thread that Beatles song ... Across the Universe ... you know .... nothings gonna change my world ... well, I guess something did today ...

When world's collide....

174 Vicious Babushka  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:28:14pm

re: #21 Thanos

Thanks for the recommendations Charles, I'll check them out. Right now my wife's big on Lincoln Rhymes / Jeffrey Deaver are they similar enough that she would like them ?

I love the Lincoln Rhyme books, but Jeffrey Deaver's other books suck! No, the Rune books were good too. But everything that is no Rhyme or Rune, is just not in tune!

175 JacksonTn  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:28:37pm

Good Night ya'll ... I am going to bed and counting my lucky stars ...

176 Summersong  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:29:07pm

re: #157 Killgore Trout

...and in interblog drama news: Yes, it appears Goddes of the Classroom has joined the stalker blog.....

These things happen.

She's a lovely person. I wish her well, always.

177 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:29:14pm

re: #164 Charles

Thought so. I'm blocking her account now, because she's proven she can't be trusted.

well...just poop

178 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:29:15pm

re: #174 Alouette

Did you read "Twisted"? Very cool short story book. Has a sequel..."More Twisted".

179 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:29:26pm

re: #128 Charles

If they're PDF format, you email them to your Kindle email address -- look under Settings for the address. Then they're converted and sent to your Kindle by Amazon.

Charles -

Amazon does "Free Stuff?" - Seems to Me that they do NOT advertise it, WHY?
The Classic Greek Philosophers re NOT exactly Copyrighted at this point. I would prefer an Acer, Asus, or Hewlett/Packard Netbook as a reader. They are NOT as yet. The Kindle (I or II) Is.

-S-

180 Racer X  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:30:31pm

Orlando!

181 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:30:46pm

re: #171 albusteve

Scotty Pippin is retired

49 points, passion, bulldog defense, bleeding, and gets a loss. Cavs franchise can go to hell. Come to Dallas Lebron!

182 Fenway_Nation  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:30:52pm

re: #134 JacksonTn

Without meeting the actual person involved, I had a similar experience over the mother's day weekend. I got laid off last month and was doing some temporary work for a florist on Mother's Day weekend. I had to run an order of flowers out to a mobile home park for seniors, occasionally wallowing in self-pity and wondering what the hell I was going to after this temporary job. I get to the moble home where I'm supposed to drop off the flowers, but nobody's home. So as I'm filling out the little door-hanger I'm supposed to leave behind when nobody's there, I get a closer look at the car in the carport. It had a yellow ribbon and a liscence plate frame with the name of somebody who had the same last name on the trailer. Beneath the name, it read {rough guess on the DOB} March 17, 1964- September 11, 2001....

183 OldLineTexan  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:31:00pm

re: #177 albusteve

well...just poop

What if I register over there as albusteve and go on about the Stones for a while ... does that "prove" it's you?

184 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:31:03pm

I don't believe about Goddess. Someone's hijacked her. I'd ask for a stay on the blocking for her to come her and tell us herself. Is there proof that it is actually her?

185 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:32:15pm

re: #170 MandyManners

That doesn't sound like her at all--neither syntax nor sentiment.

There are other posts..
Charles knows about them...

186 solomonpanting  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:32:22pm

re: #163 Noam Sayin'

Thanks for your reply.

187 Cognito  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:32:34pm

Apparently I'm the only person who doesn't know what 'stalker blogs' are.

188 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:33:34pm

re: #184 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I don't believe about Goddess. Someone's hijacked her. I'd ask for a stay on the blocking for her to come her and tell us herself. Is there proof that it is actually her?

If it isn't her, I'll unblock the account. But it is. Those morons don't have the brains to impersonate someone that well.

189 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:33:38pm

So, we lose our Prayer List.

190 Noam Sayin'  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:33:46pm

re: #186 solomonpanting

Thanks for your reply.

By the way, he says to stay the hell out of his Mezcal safe. Don't tell him I made you a key.

;:

191 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:33:59pm

re: #187 Cognito

They are former lizards who live to follow everything that happens on LGF, then make mean, vile, nasty comments about Charles and LGFers on their pathetic little blogs. It's demented.

192 Gus  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:34:12pm

re: #157 Killgore Trout

...and in interblog drama news: Yes, it appears Goddes of the Classroom has joined the stalker blog.....

These things happen.

Really.

193 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:34:27pm

re: #183 OldLineTexan

What if I register over there as albusteve and go on about the Stones for a while ... does that "prove" it's you?

I don't know what to think...but certainly things are in motion...I always give people the benefit of the doubt

194 Noam Sayin'  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:34:27pm

;:?

195 avanti  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:34:46pm

re: #126 gmsc

...from that right-wing blog known as Publisher's Weekly!

/////

That link was just a accurate discussion of meeting the standards for new books, and talked about sales of used books not being a problem. Some other links suggest the government will arrest you for selling your old copy of Dick and Jane.
I just thought some would like to know there is no book banning going on. I'm sure the government will have to clarify the law since I don't think they expected anyone to think they were banning children's books when they came out with the lead standards.

196 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:35:20pm

re: #187 Cognito

Apparently I'm the only person who doesn't know what 'stalker blogs' are.

figures...it's very easy to discern

197 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:35:37pm

That's the second time this week I've been nice to cognito. I'm not even fevered.

198 experiencedtraveller  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:35:45pm

re: #168 Killgore Trout

Inshallah.

Ha. I love that term. In practical conversation with any Arab it basically means 'future tense'.

You can't say 'see you later' without the inshallah added.

You can't say 'lets have a meeting tomorrow' without the expected response of 'inshallah'.

In some odd and islamic-centro-way it salutes the human condition in its very mortal form. We do not know what tomorrow brings.

199 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:36:37pm

re: #188 Charles

If it isn't her, I'll unblock the account. But it is. Those morons don't have the brains to impersonate someone that well.

No. Dear God. Charles, the use of the "y'all" is NOT from gotc. Gotc would not include a final punctuation mark within quotation marks.

200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:36:42pm

re: #188 Charles

How will you know? What if she sees that she is blocked and doesn't know what to do. Charles. I just don't trust these people. I saw nothing from her on the "earlies" that made me think she was feeling this way.

I could have missed horribly, but, I just don't remember any clues.

201 Vicious Babushka  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:37:17pm

re: #164 Charles

Thought so. I'm blocking her account now, because she's proven she can't be trusted.

Well. That sucks.

I used to post a lot on another blog that has sadly deteriorated. I haven't been banned (or ZOTTed as they say over there) but I just don't go there anymore. I had a bunch of cyber-friends there.

202 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:37:24pm

re: #191 Sharmuta

They are former lizards who live to follow everything that happens on LGF, then make mean, vile, nasty comments about Charles and LGFers on their pathetic little blogs. It's demented.

people get way too deep in...it's a collection of people with ideas...some good, others not so much...why toss it away?

203 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:37:25pm

re: #200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How will you know?

Realwest said he emailed her to ask about it.

204 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:37:31pm

re: #200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How will you know? What if she sees that she is blocked and doesn't know what to do. Charles. I just don't trust these people. I saw nothing from her on the "earlies" that made me think she was feeling this way.

I could have missed horribly, but, I just don't remember any clues.

You didn't notice how she took off every time a creationist thread came up?

205 Cognito  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:37:39pm

re: #199 MandyManners

Gotc would not include a final punctuation mark within quotation marks.

Is she British or something?

206 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:38:09pm

re: #203 Charles

Realwest said he emailed her to ask about it.

So did I.

207 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:38:23pm

re: #202 albusteve

people get way too deep in...it's a collection of people with ideas...some good, others not so much...why toss it away?

Why toss what away?

208 Fenway_Nation  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:38:41pm

re: #204 Sharmuta

So that's grounds for The Stick now?

209 gmsc  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:38:55pm

re: #205 Cognito

Is she British or something?

OK, let's explain the origin of her screenname "Goddess of the Classroom" . . .

210 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:39:03pm

re: #204 Sharmuta

You didn't notice how she took off every time a creationist thread came up?

So do many here. Many limit their replies.

211 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:39:13pm

re: #200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

She may not want to come back after all the chatter today if it is not her. Sigh.

Note to Lizards... If I am asked to go away, I will go quietly.

If you see negatives posted about LGF anywhere by me? They are fake. And I will have no way to prove my innocence.

212 Cognito  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:39:27pm

re: #209 gmsc

OK, let's explain the origin of her screenname "Goddess of the Classroom" . . .

Not sure how that relates.

213 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:39:30pm

re: #200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How will you know? What if she sees that she is blocked and doesn't know what to do. Charles. I just don't trust these people. I saw nothing from her on the "earlies" that made me think she was feeling this way.

I could have missed horribly, but, I just don't remember any clues.

you are not aware of everything no matter how much time you spend here

214 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:39:37pm

re: #204 Sharmuta

I do too Shar.

215 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:39:39pm

re: #208 Fenway_Nation

Whoa- I didn't say that, nor would I know. I don't control the stick. But I would think posting at stalker blogs might be a good reason. Ask Charles.

216 gmsc  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:39:43pm

re: #204 Sharmuta

You didn't notice how she took off every time a creationist thread came up?

Big deal. So do I, usually.

217 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:40:05pm

re: #213 albusteve

Of course. I am very sad right now.

218 SummerSong  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:40:32pm

re: #204 Sharmuta

You didn't notice how she took off every time a creationist thread came up?

Quite a few people do that. Saying nothing shouldn't be used against someone, should it? Just asking...

219 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:40:49pm

re: #210 MandyManners

re: #214 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Not the problem. Posting at stalker blogs because of it might be.

220 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:40:53pm

re: #212 Cognito

Not sure how that relates.

Why don't you just shut the fuck up for a while?

221 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:40:56pm

re: #203 Charles

Thanks.

222 Gus  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:41:06pm

re: #199 MandyManners

No. Dear God. Charles, the use of the "y'all" is NOT from gotc. Gotc would not include a final punctuation mark within quotation marks.

Found this: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

223 A Kiwi Infidel  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:41:08pm

re: #214 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I do too Shar.


Ditto

224 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:41:29pm

re: #219 Sharmuta

"Might" is a mighty big word.

225 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:41:31pm

FUCKING A!

Read more into it, PLEASE!

You guys take off when a creationist thread comes up and post at stalker blogs?!

226 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:41:41pm

re: #218 SummerSong

Quite a few people do that. Saying nothing shouldn't be used against someone, should it? Just asking...

That has nothing to do with it. I'm blocking her because she has apparently decided to spend her time at a blog that is run by psychos. It's that simple.

227 Vicious Babushka  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:41:49pm

re: #178 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Did you read "Twisted"? Very cool short story book. Has a sequel..."More Twisted".

I read "Twisted" but I'm not into short stories.

I really love the novels of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, especially with the very offbeat character, Agent Pendergast, the albino FBI special agent with a bunch of weird relatives straight out of The Addams Family. They just put out a new one, "Cemetery Dance."

Other authors I love: Michael Connelly, Jonathan Kellerman, James Rollins, Mo Hayder, Kathy Reichs.

228 Cognito  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:41:55pm

Sounds like are: #220 MandyManners

Why don't you just shut the fuck up for a while?

Wow -- what?

229 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:42:26pm

re: #207 Charles

Why toss what away?

her account, her status, whatever it was that drew her here in the first place...she could contribute without going mental and choosing a stalker sight to flourish

230 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:42:39pm

re: #227 Alouette

I LOVE PENDERGAST!

231 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:42:40pm

re: #170 MandyManners

The nic jack attempts over there are pretty obvious. Simply the fact that the spelling and grammar were passable leads me to believe that it might be real. I have nothing bad to say about her.

232 The Shadow Do  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:43:22pm

The evidence is that The Boss does not execute without a good deal of provocation or prevarication. I recall only one fool who was dumped for being unduly stupid (my favorite), but otherwise never without plenty of cause.

233 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:45:14pm

re: #231 Killgore Trout

The nic jack attempts over there are pretty obvious. Simply the fact that the spelling and grammar were passable leads me to believe that it might be real. I have nothing bad to say about her.

it should be cleared up one way or the other soon enough

234 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:45:30pm

Charles. I trust your judgment.

Goodnight Lizards.

*mopes off to bed*

235 Racer X  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:45:30pm

Charles,

If some stupid thing I post gets me banned, I won't run to a stalker blog and sulk. I want you to know that I really appreciate the knowledge I have gained here. You (and The Lizards) have enlightened me on so many levels I cannot begin to describe. I may not always agree with you but I have the utmost respect and appreciation for what you do EVERY DAY.

Thank You!
Thank You!
Thank You!

236 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:45:31pm

re: #198 experiencedtraveller

Ha. I love that term. In practical conversation with any Arab it basically means 'future tense'.

You can't say 'see you later' without the inshallah added.

You can't say 'lets have a meeting tomorrow' without the expected response of 'inshallah'.

In some odd and islamic-centro-way it salutes the human condition in its very mortal form. We do not know what tomorrow brings.

It really is great term and there's a lot of nuance to it like "forget about it" amongst gangsters. I was using it as a "whatever" or "this is out of my hands".

237 Vicious Babushka  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:45:48pm

re: #204 Sharmuta

You didn't notice how she took off every time a creationist thread came up?

Is that supposed to send off a red flag? I don't post much on ID threads because I don't feel I have much to contribute to those discussion, but I lurk in the background, or I read literature to learn more about evolution and how it is not incompatible with a religious belief set. I don't go and post at Free Republic or at the stalker chat rooms.

238 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:46:20pm

re: #200 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How will you know? What if she sees that she is blocked and doesn't know what to do. Charles. I just don't trust these people. I saw nothing from her on the "earlies" that made me think she was feeling this way.

I could have missed horribly, but, I just don't remember any clues.

Veggie..kind regards my friend...There is some stuff you don't know about this story.You can highjack any nic..But Charles has checked this out..
Let this play out bro...
Set back..She can email 24/7..

239 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:46:26pm

re: #231 Killgore Trout

The nic jack attempts over there are pretty obvious. Simply the fact that the spelling and grammar were passable leads me to believe that it might be real. I have nothing bad to say about her.

I beg to differ.

240 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:47:40pm

When I get banned I'm going to start a blog for stalking the stalker that stalk haters of stalking.
/You'll all rue the day!

241 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:47:42pm

re: #227 Alouette

Ooooh. There's a new one? Cool! G'night.

242 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:48:04pm

re: #237 Alouette

No- it doesn't send up a red flag. It's just I noticed she seemed very uncomfortable about that topic, and I was trying to incorporate it into why she might have possibly turned to psychos.

I realize folks are upset by this, but I'm not the bad guy here.

243 itellu3times  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:48:29pm

Bought a nice little book by Noam Chomsky today.

Wanted it for the late thoughts on linguistics and guess what, it comes with a gratuitous essay on politics. Wau.

244 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:48:38pm

Final thought... I can't imagine her running off with the "list" either.

245 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:48:43pm

re: #240 Killgore Trout

When I get banned I'm going to start a blog for stalking the stalker that stalk haters of stalking.
/You'll all rue the day!

I'll be compelled to stalk you in that case....

246 SummerSong  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:48:59pm

re: #226 Charles

That has nothing to do with it. I'm blocking her because she has apparently decided to spend her time at a blog that is run by psychos. It's that simple.

Your decisions, I do not question. I respect them.

"You didn't notice how she took off every time a creationist thread came up?"

I was speaking to this post.

247 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:49:36pm

re: #242 Sharmuta

I know. Love ya [finger] Shar.

248 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:49:37pm

re: #243 itellu3times

Bought a nice little book by Noam Chomsky today.

Wanted it for the late thoughts on linguistics and guess what, it comes with a gratuitous essay on politics. Wau.

I've been engaged in a running Chumpsky debate with a co-worker who thinks he's THE MAN!

249 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:49:44pm

re: #244 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Final thought... I can't imagine her running off with the "list" either.

the list is here...fear not

250 Racer X  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:50:06pm
251 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:50:12pm

re: #222 Gus 802

Gus802 -

I prefer using the proper Confederate Plural - "all 'y'all." That IS all.

-S-

252 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:50:16pm

I'm sitting here wonder why she'd do such a thing, and it seems to me between her discomfort and the fact she's gone that it's the creationist debate that made her leave.

Sorry for articulating my thought process.

253 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:50:43pm

And- I'm with Racer X.

254 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:51:01pm
255 MandyManners  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:51:24pm

I DON'T BELIEVE A DAMN FUCKING THING ABOUT IT.

256 Racer X  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:51:48pm

re: #253 Sharmuta

Thanks!

I'm with you.

;-)

257 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:52:16pm

As I mentioned earlier today: The political landscape is changing and people are going to be looking for different directions. Some people are going to gravitate towards the blogs that are more friendly to the Tea Parties, Or Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin. We are probably going to lose some of our more partisan friends. They will even say say things about us on other blogs. I'm pretty used to it but it might be a new experience for some of you. These things happen.

258 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:53:03pm

re: #255 MandyManners

I DON'T BELIEVE A DAMN FUCKING THING ABOUT IT.

she has not answered RWs email...it's been all day...jus sayin

259 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:53:52pm

re: #255 MandyManners
It's certainly plausible. If it's not her she can email Charles or another lizard and set the record straight. This isn't a big deal one way or the other.

260 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:54:35pm

re: #252 Sharmuta

I'm sitting here wonder why she'd do such a thing, and it seems to me between her discomfort and the fact she's gone that it's the creationist debate that made her leave.

Sorry for articulating my thought process.

Sharmuta -

To the extent that only G-d/Great Spirit, Uncaused Cause, etc. can make Something from Nothing - I am a Creationist. Beyond that, Evolution works for me.

-S-

261 itellu3times  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:54:38pm

re: #248 jcm

I've been engaged in a running Chumpsky debate with a co-worker who thinks he's THE MAN!

Well, I'd say it's pointless, but my favorite lunch buddy is a leftard of the first water. Sensible guy for the most part, until he gets a chance to start spouting politics. A switch flips, and he just starts seething and frothing. Not unlike our boy Noam. I try to point out to him when he leaves the pavement, but it's a tough battle.

He's never heard of Chomsky, but he ought to.

262 Walter L. Newton  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:55:22pm

We must dare, and again dare, and forever dare.

263 yochanan  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:55:35pm

the failed anti semitic terror plot should get a thread I think.

264 Racer X  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:55:50pm

re: #257 Killgore Trout

As I mentioned earlier today: The political landscape is changing and people are going to be looking for different directions. Some people are going to gravitate towards the blogs that are more friendly to the Tea Parties, Or Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin. We are probably going to lose some of our more partisan friends. They will even say say things about us on other blogs. I'm pretty used to it but it might be a new experience for some of you. These things happen.

True.

LGF has evolved - and will continue to do so.

I see blind faith as the source of conflict within some people. Science can challenge faith.

265 [deleted]  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:56:07pm
266 itellu3times  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:56:25pm

re: #262 Walter L. Newton

We must dare, and again dare, and forever dare.

Who goes dare?

267 yochanan  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:56:50pm

re: #265 Iron Fist

Damn, but two Ambien . IImust go now d'w]eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee;; =-pp+++++++-+

lol

268 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:57:43pm

re: #262 Walter L. Newton

We must dare, and again dare, and forever dare.

dare naked

269 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:58:00pm

re: #257 Killgore Trout

As I mentioned earlier today: The political landscape is changing and people are going to be looking for different directions. Some people are going to gravitate towards the blogs that are more friendly to the Tea Parties, Or Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin. We are probably going to lose some of our more partisan friends. They will even say say things about us on other blogs. I'm pretty used to it but it might be a new experience for some of you. These things happen.

It's true. Who could have predicted a few years ago pamela would attack Charles like she did/does? I'm sorry to see it, but it's a part of life.

270 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:58:08pm

re: #255 MandyManners

I DON'T BELIEVE A DAMN FUCKING THING ABOUT IT.

I promise you if this is true...There will be a time when I'm by myself that I will cry real tears into a pillow..This sucks!
Unfortunately there is some overwhelming evidence floating around the web...Charles isn't going to reveal it....The Goddess has Charles email address..She could be here in a flat second..It's on her now...

271 jcm  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:58:11pm

re: #261 itellu3times

Well, I'd say it's pointless, but my favorite lunch buddy is a leftard of the first water. Sensible guy for the most part, until he gets a chance to start spouting politics. A switch flips, and he just starts seething and frothing. Not unlike our boy Noam. I try to point out to him when he leaves the pavement, but it's a tough battle.

He's never heard of Chomsky, but he ought to.

It's been fun, so far we're friends. It's a good natured running debate.

272 freetoken  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:58:11pm

re: #257 Killgore Trout

Religions are full of schisms...

The history of Protestantism is of schism after schism.

As a non-trivial portion of American society comes from said background, I'm finding it easy to believe that many people peel off of here and join a dissenting group, or start ones of their own. It's part of our culture.

The sad thing is when people turn truly paranoid, or deal in ugly (and unfounded) accusations.

273 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:58:23pm

re: #264 Racer X

...and there's no reason that Charles may take a direction that I don't agree with. In which case I'll leave and go to another blog more in line with my views. It's not bad, it's not good, it's simply the process of life.

274 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 8:58:37pm

re: #263 yochanan

the failed anti semitic terror plot should get a thread I think.

Agreed. It's a big story.

275 yochanan  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:00:33pm

dog the humans feed me, give me shelter and pet me, they must be G-D
cat, da humans feed me, give me shelter and pet me I must be G-D.

THE DOG CAT DEBATE.

276 Dr. Shalit  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:00:57pm

re: #261 itellu3times

Well, I'd say it's pointless, but my favorite lunch buddy is a leftard of the first water. Sensible guy for the most part, until he gets a chance to start spouting politics. A switch flips, and he just starts seething and frothing. Not unlike our boy Noam. I try to point out to him when he leaves the pavement, but it's a tough battle.

He's never heard of Chomsky, but he ought to.

itellu3times -

I understand your friend well - I used to BE him. If I can shed some light, I will make some observations.

1. Bet friend is verrry well educated.

2. Bet friend either is or considers themselves Poorly Paid - especially considering the prestige of their Last Degree.

If I am correct, the rest follows naturally.

-S-

277 freetoken  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:04:18pm

From the most recent HotAir article on Ida:


Careful with your comments about Chuck; he may run out of people to ban on LGF and start drop kicking them from HotAir. I’m registered but am thinking about taking the plunge and making an anti-evolution comment. Looking for the right comment and the right time, I want it to be perfect.

Right now I’m reading “Why Us?” by James Le Fanu. Gives me a lot of ammo.

jsulman on May 20, 2009 at 11:44 PM

Le Fanu is an anti-evolutionist, hero of the DI, and sounds about at the right level for the HotAir crowd.

278 OldLineTexan  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:04:24pm

re: #240 Killgore Trout

When I get banned I'm going to start a blog for stalking the stalker that stalk haters of stalking.
/You'll all rue the day!

HA!

/Well, start ruing!

LOL

279 albusteve  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:04:43pm

re: #270 HoosierHoops

I promise you if this is true...There will be a time when I'm by myself that I will cry real tears into a pillow..This sucks!
Unfortunately there is some overwhelming evidence floating around the web...Charles isn't going to reveal it....The Goddess has Charles email address..She could be here in a flat second..It's on her now...

I'm surprised but hardly weepy....it's an insult to split this forum that Charles graciously provides for one that trashes him...wtf?...that is just poor manners imo

280 Gus  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:05:50pm

re: #277 freetoken

From the most recent HotAir article on Ida:

Le Fanu is an anti-evolutionist, hero of the DI, and sounds about at the right level for the HotAir crowd.

jsulman
Karma: 13
Registered since: Oct 12, 2008 at 8:10 pm
No. of comments posted: 11
No. of links posted: 0
Recent comments

281 itellu3times  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:06:04pm

re: #276 Dr. Shalit

itellu3times -

I understand your friend well - I used to BE him. If I can shed some light, I will make some observations.

1. Bet friend is verrry well educated.

2. Bet friend either is or considers themselves Poorly Paid - especially considering the prestige of their Last Degree.

If I am correct, the rest follows naturally.

-S-

Not "well" educated in that he doesn't have a fancy degree, but is a bleeding edge technologist - or at least likes to think he is.

And is not really poorly paid, but *I* think he should be better compensated for what he does, moreso than he seems to.

(hope he doesn't read this)

Much more a middle-class revolutionary. I have not been able to suss out the roots of his knee-jerk radicalism.

(and then every now and then I find him advocating some free-market ideas, and sometimes I end up more the conventional liberal - and he usually fails to understand or believe when that happens, he's just completely in write-only mode when talking politics)

282 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:06:22pm

Because for now at least 9-11 isn't an inside job.......

Video: Anti-Terrorism School

283 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:06:25pm

re: #280 Gus 802

jsulman
Karma: 13
Registered since: Oct 12, 2008 at 8:10 pm
No. of comments posted: 11
No. of links posted: 0
Recent comments

Uh-oh. Busted.

284 Gus  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:07:15pm

re: #283 Sharmuta

Uh-oh. Busted.

It's the only profile with that name. ;)

285 A Man for all Seasons  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:07:25pm

re: #279 albusteve

I'm surprised but hardly weepy....it's an insult to split this forum that Charles graciously provides for one that trashes him...wtf?...that is just poor manners imo

I don't get it either..Great ball tonight...Time to hit the sack..
Night lizards

286 JohnAdams  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:08:42pm

Late to thread...who got banned, and why?

287 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:09:35pm

re: #286 JohnAdams

Late to thread...who got banned, and why?

Goddess of the Classroom. She was posting on a stlaker blog, and Kilgore sniffed her out.

288 pbird  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:10:40pm

re: #11 FurryOldGuyJeans

This has got to be the more audacious reach at censorship ever.

Thats what I think. Pretty tricky, huh?

289 sleepyone  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:11:27pm

Late to the thread but, Hey!
I've designed several Bruen paperback covers for various publishers. His writing is generally spot-on but sometimes it leaves me wanting more. Very cinematic prose revealing his love of movies in my humble opinion.

290 yochanan  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:12:53pm

PORKULUS AIRMAN sighted

[Link: www.nbcnewyork.com...]

nbc did a great job reporting this

291 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:13:18pm

re: #287 Dark_Falcon

Goddess of the Classroom. She was posting on a stalker blog, and Kilgore sniffed her out.

PIMF

292 Fenway_Nation  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:13:59pm

re: #263 yochanan

the failed anti semitic terror plot should get a thread I think.

Who? What? Where?

293 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:14:57pm

re: #290 yochanan

PORKULUS AIRMAN sighted

[Link: www.nbcnewyork.com...]

nbc did a great job reporting this

Correction, the local affiliate has done a great job. NBC national will probably ignore the story. Talking about it would remind the public that we are still at war with Radical Islam.

294 Cato the Elder  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:15:20pm

re: #273 Killgore Trout

I tend to think of LGF as a place where Charles challenges people to go beyond what they think they know. Some find it disappointing when the things they think they know about what he thinks about things they think they know about turn out to be their own assumptions.

Others find it invigorating.

295 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:18:25pm

re: #259 Killgore Trout

It's certainly plausible. If it's not her she can email Charles or another lizard and set the record straight. This isn't a big deal one way or the other.

Right, it's not a big deal at all. I'm no longer surprised at stuff like this - not one bit.

296 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:19:58pm

re: #277 freetoken

From the most recent HotAir article on Ida:

Careful with your comments about Chuck; he may run out of people to ban on LGF and start drop kicking them from HotAir. I’m registered but am thinking about taking the plunge and making an anti-evolution comment. Looking for the right comment and the right time, I want it to be perfect.

What a shame. Now he'll never get the chance to be an ass, since he's blocked already.

297 avanti  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:20:42pm

re: #294 Cato the Elder

I tend to think of LGF as a place where Charles challenges people to go beyond what they think they know. Some find it disappointing when the things they think they know about what he thinks about things they think they know about turn out to be their own assumptions.

Others find it invigorating.

Thanks for clearing that up. :)

298 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:22:24pm

re: #291 Dark_Falcon

Actually- Jimmah discovered it. Killgore followed up.

299 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:23:19pm

re: #296 Charles

What a shame. Now he'll never get the chance to be an ass, since he's blocked already.

I am pro-life but I do support Charles' abortion of that troll.

300 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:23:43pm

re: #298 Sharmuta

Actually- Jimmah discovered it. Killgore followed up.

I stand corrected, thank you.

301 Sharmuta  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:24:06pm

re: #294 Cato the Elder

Even if I should ever come to the decision to leave, or if I should ever do something ban worthy, my respect for Charles and LGF and Lizards and what I've learned here would prevent me from ever going stalker crazy.

302 experiencedtraveller  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:27:22pm

re: #236 Killgore Trout

It really is great term and there's a lot of nuance to it like "forget about it" amongst gangsters. I was using it as a "whatever" or "this is out of my hands".

If you are hip to that than you have to incorporate 'halas' into your vocabulary. Pronounced hull-OS it means 'over, finished, done, insult forgotten, completely finished' and etc. Its a final, mutually agreeable conclusion to a subject.

303 pbird  Wed, May 20, 2009 9:29:20pm

re: #112 Dr. Shalit

FurryOGJ -

If you mean Women's Sizes 12 - 16 (Marilyn Monroeish, depending on height), we are on the same wavelenghth.

-S-

That isn't Rubenesque, its just normal.

304 Fearless Fred  Wed, May 20, 2009 10:06:24pm

re: #157 Killgore Trout

...and in interblog drama news: Yes, it appears Goddes of the Classroom has joined the stalker blog.....

These things happen.

weird ...... i keep seeing this weird 'stalker blogger' stuff, and i guess i just wonder about what was it that drew them here in the first place. Charles' first principles and first interests and basic priorities haven't changed .....

305 Throbert McGee  Wed, May 20, 2009 10:12:49pm
Never be ashamed or embarrassed for having cared about something worthwhile. I learned a lot from LGF, and I love many posters–but I also love many people who’ve found themselves here. I felt that I was trying to serve two masters, and I was terribly conflicted. LGF HAS evolved, but I am still very conservative. That’s why I decided to leave.

On the basis of this last sentence, I assume that GOTC is essentially glad that Charles blocked her account -- since it means she won't have to deal with the temptation of posting even though she'd resolved not to, etc.

306 yenta-fada  Wed, May 20, 2009 10:14:31pm

Dead thread suggestion for book. "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" by Michael Chabon. It's an alternate history where some Jews fleeing Hitler form a Jewish society in Alaska.
They are nicknamed "The Frozen Chosen" Great writing!

307 SummerSong  Wed, May 20, 2009 10:50:49pm

Uncle.

308 Wendya  Wed, May 20, 2009 11:06:33pm

re: #230 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I LOVE PENDERGAST!

I stumbled across those a couple of years ago. Just finished up Cemetery Dance yesterday. Still Life With the Crows. Loved the Steak tartare in the greasy spoon bit.

309 Joel  Thu, May 21, 2009 6:08:27am

re: #65 HelloDare

2003 Film The Magdalene Sisters

A great film. I saw it when it came out and have it on DVD.

310 Jim D  Thu, May 21, 2009 6:15:00am

re: #304 Fearless Fred

double ding

311 Jimmah  Thu, May 21, 2009 6:44:38am

re: #298 Sharmuta

Yes, I'm the 'shit stirring talebearer' that some people were so steamed up about yesterday. To make my motives clear, for the benefit of those who found it easier to shoot the messenger and hurl schoolyard epithets:

I'm not a 'shit stirrer'; I just can't stand backstabbers - no matter how holy or pious a guise they don. And I don't take kindly to people abusing my favourite blog or it's community in this way. It's as simple as that.

I do understand that people were reacting emotionally, however, and am willing to cut them slack on that. No bad feelings from me.

312 Jimmah  Thu, May 21, 2009 6:50:30am

re: #301 Sharmuta

Even if I should ever come to the decision to leave, or if I should ever do something ban worthy, my respect for Charles and LGF and Lizards and what I've learned here would prevent me from ever going stalker crazy.

That's what got me about 'goddess'. I wouldn't have been surprised to see her drifting away from LGF for the reason you cited - discomfort on topics like creationism - but to join up with that mob - that was shocking. You think you know someone -at least a bit - then you realise you don't know them at all.

313 martinsmithy  Thu, May 21, 2009 8:19:53am

Another excellent set of noir novels having characters with MAJOR flaws is the James Ellroy series starting with The Black Dahlia and continuing through The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, and White Jazz. I've never read the first, but the last three are jaw-droppers.


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