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Dr Goofy Mofo
January 8th, 2009, 08:15 PM
How to Break a Terrorist by Matthew Alexander

rzm61
January 8th, 2009, 08:22 PM
This thread.



Seriously though, I'm still working on The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide. Stopped at the beginning of Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.

tagnostic
January 8th, 2009, 08:36 PM
in the bathroom, The Art of French Cooking, J Child
in the backpack, Rama 2, AC Clarke
on the bedstand, Complete Descarte's
in the living room, Unix for VMS users

Kabel
January 8th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Body language book, Artemis Fowl series and just finished Harry Potter series.. again.

winwun
January 8th, 2009, 11:00 PM
The Honourable Schoolboy, by David Worthington

Eric
January 8th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. Love that man.

rmw
January 9th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire.

Eric
January 9th, 2009, 05:28 AM
Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire.

That's an excellent book. :)

sailor
January 9th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Forest Dhamma

Tsar Phalanxia
January 9th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Stalingrad - Anthony Beevor

Lilith
January 9th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Mostly veterinary magazines to keep updated, but when I get the time I'm reading through Philipp Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

Lilith
January 9th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Stalingrad - Anthony Beevor

Has this anything to do with the movie?

Tsar Phalanxia
January 9th, 2009, 09:31 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalingrad_(book)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalingrad_(film)
Nope

Dr Goofy Mofo
January 9th, 2009, 04:26 PM
When I am done with my book who wants to be interrogated?

rzm61
January 9th, 2009, 05:07 PM
I guess I'll be the guinea pig.

Loki
January 9th, 2009, 07:00 PM
When I am done with my book who wants to be interrogated?

How much are you going to pay the proof reader?
:D

Dr Goofy Mofo
January 9th, 2009, 08:14 PM
His life!

sailor
January 10th, 2009, 02:01 AM
Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff

Eric
January 10th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Watchmen by Alan Moore.

Tsar Phalanxia
January 10th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Watchmen by Alan Moore.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll286/Phalanxia/29ddee3d.jpg

V for Vendetta is also fantastic. But the movie is shite.

rzm61
January 10th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Gotta make sure I read this:
http://thethingswethink.com/2009/01/07/the-wrong-time-for-talking-heads/

Tsar Phalanxia
January 10th, 2009, 08:51 PM
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7661

rzm61
January 10th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Word up, thanks.

winwun
January 12th, 2009, 11:56 AM
Brakfast of Champions ?

. . .and so it goes . . .

sailor
January 13th, 2009, 01:29 AM
The Te of Piglet - Benjamin Hoff

I Heard God Laughing - Hafiz

Poems of Rumi - Rumi

Eric
January 13th, 2009, 05:07 AM
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll286/Phalanxia/29ddee3d.jpg

V for Vendetta is also fantastic. But the movie is shite.
LOL that picture made me laugh till I cried. I agree though, it's brilliant so far. I'm stoked for the movie. I disagree about V for Vendetta, the flick that is. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.

tagnostic
January 13th, 2009, 09:10 AM
I just scored a 1946 grossett & dunlap
mint hardback
Alice in wonderland and Through the looking glass.
1816 Chesterfield (gentlemans guide)
1926 Winston Simplified Encyclopedic dictionary.

woot..

Alice in Wonderland first of course
with dabbling into the Chesterfield

bouchie
January 13th, 2009, 07:24 PM
How to Break a Terrorist by Matthew Alexander And I'm reading The Absolute Violation: Why Torture Must be Prohibited by Richard Matthews.

Tsar Phalanxia
January 13th, 2009, 09:18 PM
In China? :D

sailor
January 16th, 2009, 02:38 AM
LBCC course catalog.

i havta take units this semester, so i thought...theater arts? or maybe dance.
online classes are supposed to be what's hip. anyone take distance learning?

(it's just to stay outta student loan repayment mode, and give me some relief)

bouchie
January 16th, 2009, 02:41 AM
In China? :D Started it there. I also read a story about Falun Gong while in China. And my gf advised me never to say those 3 words (in Chinese, it's fa lun gong) in public.

Tsar Phalanxia
January 16th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Niiiiice. *Win for Bouchie* Why does the government hate the Falun Gong?

The Prince - Machiavelli

Dr Goofy Mofo
January 16th, 2009, 10:10 PM
And I'm reading The Absolute Violation: Why Torture Must be Prohibited by Richard Matthews.

Interesting I may have to check that out. Mine is how to break them using your brain but a lot of the time it takes underhanded lieing to get to what they want to know. Emotional torture could in fact be worse.

rmw
January 17th, 2009, 12:56 AM
online classes are supposed to be what's hip. anyone take distance learning?

I've done it, but I prefer regular lecture-type courses. IMO, it takes more self-discipline to do an online class than lecture. When you're physically in class, it's a lot harder to say "I think I'd rather just screw around online than actually do classwork." But that's just me. I know some people love it.

sailor
January 17th, 2009, 07:36 AM
I've done it, but I prefer regular lecture-type courses. IMO, it takes more self-discipline to do an online class than lecture. When you're physically in class, it's a lot harder to say "I think I'd rather just screw around online than actually do classwork." But that's just me. I know some people love it.

Thanks, I'm going to try splitting the difference. Don't ask me why but I'm taking a theater management class irl. there's only 8 people in it and it's one night a week. they go over theater arts production and business mgmt, so i figure i can apply it to my various ventures and learn something about the theater.

the online classes i want to try, so i thought why not go for an intro class. they have intro to theater and dance through the ages which are like101 classes, so i think i can handle it. (famous last words!) just reading and quiz taking, and the subject will be relevant to work (i hope.) i just need 6 units, plus GYM which is 1, and open access computer lab with nice laptops which is 0! huge new library. i love school better than my day jobs.

Tsar Phalanxia
January 18th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Various BPRD Comics - Mike Mignola

Ptobably the most violent form of media I have ever seen :D

Loki
January 18th, 2009, 09:24 PM
I'm re-reading Causing Death and Saving Lives by Glover. Biotechnology Weapons and Humanity by the BMA. Janes' Handbook on ChemBio, a map of the world and a DuPont catalogue.

Fallen Hero
January 18th, 2009, 09:32 PM
I am reading The Return of Martin Guerre

rmw
January 18th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Just started Son of a Witch, the sequel to Wicked.

tagnostic
January 19th, 2009, 03:08 AM
The Westinghouse Cookbook, Simon&Schuster 1954
The Stainless Steel Rat, Harry Harrison 1961
Retief's War, Keith Laumer 1965
The Chronicles of the Lensman, E.E. "Doc" Smith 1948-1950

its mind candy week
hehehehe

Lilith
January 19th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Grimm's Fairy tales. Every night the same story (Sleeping Beauty)... and I have to read it aloud *sigh*

tagnostic
January 19th, 2009, 06:13 PM
i love grimms ive got a 1953 simon & schuster

Lilith
January 19th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Wow! I adore old books!
I just have a new print of the original Tales, they were pretty harsh and not quite politically correct at many times, wouldn't read those to my kids yet, the 'disarmed' ones are bad enough already :D

tagnostic
January 19th, 2009, 07:15 PM
hehehe
me too,
my collection is small but beloved.
you should see my cookbooks
and my childrens collection runs
from the 1880's through 1950's

Lilith
January 19th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Do you know the "Struwwelpeter"?
Absolute cult here in Germany, but nothing for soft minds ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struwwelpeter

tagnostic
January 19th, 2009, 07:23 PM
wow, cool,
i have to go to work now
i will definately try to score
a copy of that..looks bunderbar!

Tsar Phalanxia
January 19th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Do you know the "Struwwelpeter"?
Absolute cult here in Germany, but nothing for soft minds ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struwwelpeter

Sweet Zombie Jesus, they're AWESOME! :icon_surprised:

Lilith
January 19th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Sweet Zombie Jesus, they're AWESOME! :icon_surprised:

Gotta read them in German! :D

Dr Goofy Mofo
January 19th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Various comic books and the same book that started this thread.

djura
January 20th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. Love that man.
One of mine favorite writers!

"The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov (a strong recommendation to all)

ryooshi
January 25th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Lightning by Dean Koontz

winwun
January 26th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Found most of a set of OLD encyclopedia in a jumbles sale and they were very interesting.

Couldn't determine the publication date, but in one of them, "submarine" was described as "an underwater naval vessel used for the first time in the current sino-soviet conflict"

And "negro" was said to have a skull much thicker "than that of a human being".

Overall, very informative . . .

tagnostic
January 26th, 2009, 01:07 PM
score,,,
i've got a couple of cookbooks like that
one's a 1930's Charleston Womens Club
that's just wild, from reading the little
blurbs above the recipes you get an
idea of how far civil rights have
really come, it's a wake up

Tsar Phalanxia
January 26th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Found most of a set of OLD encyclopedia in a jumbles sale and they were very interesting.

Couldn't determine the publication date, but in one of them, "submarine" was described as "an underwater naval vessel used for the first time in the current sino-soviet conflict"

Lolololoollolo
Sure it wasn't Japanese?

Rainbow
January 30th, 2009, 11:26 AM
The Story Of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage, Volume I.
Will Durant.

tagnostic
January 30th, 2009, 11:34 AM
The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cookbook, 1954(bathroom)
The Consolation of Philosphy, Boethius (bedstand)
Retiefs War, K. Laumer (backpack)
VMS 6.0 Users Guide, (living room)

djura
January 31st, 2009, 10:06 AM
Bill Bryson - A short history of nearly everything

Perna de Pau
February 2nd, 2009, 05:39 PM
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon, 1776

(I am interested in learning more about the re-invention of xianity by Constantine)

tagnostic
February 2nd, 2009, 05:45 PM
i haven't read that in ages,
last time i went through it
was in the early 80's

dull, but informative

Dr Goofy Mofo
April 2nd, 2009, 12:23 AM
bump
Reading textbook Management of Information Security

For a place of knowledge we are ok with what are you listening to and eating but no one is reading?

sailor
April 2nd, 2009, 12:34 AM
i think it's because we are too busy obsessively reading each other's (and our own) posts and thinking of funny sayings.

this is not a healthy, life-affirming activity...btw.

therefore, i am now going to reread a business for bodyworkers workbook i think it's called Business Mastery. it's about advertising/marketing techniques for healers and other therapists.

:)

Will.
April 2nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
Elements of Quantum Mechanics. Textbook II

Dolores
April 2nd, 2009, 08:23 PM
The Great Mortality (read half, put it down, now I'm reading the other half)
The Emperor of Scent

Daruko
April 3rd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Wow. Thx for bumping Goof.
Some good recommendations ITT.

Currently (aside from calculus/physics school shite):
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature by Richard Rorty
Aldous Huxley and the Science of Mysticism by June Deery
Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

Soon to be reading:
Nature, Man, and Woman by Alan Watts
Does It Matter?: Essays on Man's Relation to Materiality by Alan Watts
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

djura
April 3rd, 2009, 10:34 AM
Jim Crace - Quarantine

rmw
April 4th, 2009, 02:23 AM
Just finished re-reading 1984.

sam the moderately wize
April 6th, 2009, 06:43 PM
The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)

I have to re-read it, as I'm soon going to be writing an essay comparing it to Anna Karenina

Also, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - it's a masterpiece...

DrM
April 6th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Im reading Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove.
Hilarious seeing confederates running around blasting AK-47's.

Soon to be reading "All Too Human" by Stephanopoulos"

Will.
April 7th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Elements of Quantum Mechanics III,

Tsar Phalanxia
April 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Just re-read my collection of BPRD Graphic Novels.

Sooooooo Good :D

zexx0r
April 7th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Atheism - that's one hell of a good book :)

Dolores
April 7th, 2009, 11:40 PM
The Feynman lectures companion book.

Al Farabi
April 8th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Krapps Last Tape by Beckett

Tsar Phalanxia
April 8th, 2009, 11:24 AM
EDIT: HURR DURR Anthony, well done for posting in the wrong thread you EEJIT :icon_surprised:

Loki
April 9th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Readers Wives

Dr Goofy Mofo
April 9th, 2009, 05:15 AM
This thread... OOOOOh yea I said it!

tagnostic
April 9th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Annals of the WitchWorld (1963)

A Salute to American Cooking (1968)

Ender's Shadow (Orson Scott Card)

Unix for VMS Users

jon_hill987
April 9th, 2009, 10:12 AM
I'm reading Thud! by Terry Pratchett.

Brilliant book, as are the rest of the Discworld novels.

djura
April 9th, 2009, 12:00 PM
I'm reading Thud! by Terry Pratchett.

Brilliant book, as are the rest of the Discworld novels.

Yap!

Albert Einstein biography

Dolores
April 10th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies

Tsar Phalanxia
April 10th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Dance Dance Dance - Haruki Murakami

Loki
April 10th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Tim Heald - Stop Press.

Tsar Phalanxia
May 1st, 2009, 03:56 PM
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels (One for Djura?)

tagnostic
May 1st, 2009, 04:02 PM
Chronicles of Witchworld

A Primer of Indian Logic, S. Kuppuswami Sastri, M.A., I.E.S. (1932)

Charleston Receipts, (Junior League of Charleston, 1950)

Rama II, A.C.Clark & G.Lee

Daruko
May 1st, 2009, 04:33 PM
Ulysses - James Joyce
HA! I'm reading that right nao too. :icon_cool:

Tsar Phalanxia
May 1st, 2009, 07:49 PM
HA! I'm reading that right nao too. :icon_cool:

Excellent! How are you finding it? I'm about three pages in, since the introduction was about 100 pages.

Daruko
May 2nd, 2009, 06:17 AM
Excellent! How are you finding it? I'm about three pages in, since the introduction was about 100 pages.
Just getting into Part II. Enjoying it immensely. A bit of a grind at the beginning until the style sets in comfortably.

Tsar Phalanxia
May 2nd, 2009, 06:52 PM
Hmm. I tried reading it on a 2 hour motorway journey today, and found it difficult. It's one of those armchair-beside-the-fireplace-with-a-glass-of-brandy books.

Ambassador Klok Kaos
May 4th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground.

I love me some existential crisis.

Will.
May 7th, 2009, 03:51 AM
Buffalo Bill's guide to knife fighting.

Dr Goofy Mofo
May 7th, 2009, 04:03 AM
Some comics including the death of barry allen, his last issue and the #1 of wally

Time
May 7th, 2009, 08:09 AM
Some billboard sitting outside the back window of my house... and now its gone... I think it was an add for cheese.

sailor
May 7th, 2009, 09:13 AM
not much, but i did read an email from the daily sufi teaching that my friend showed me yesterday. the cat's name is:

Hazrat Inayat Khan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inayat_Khan

rmw
May 8th, 2009, 12:20 AM
George Orwell's Animal Farm

Loki
May 8th, 2009, 12:32 AM
George Orwell's Animal Farm

The pig did it!

rmw
May 8th, 2009, 12:36 AM
The pig did it!

Bastard, you gave away the ending!

L.K.googleist237
May 8th, 2009, 01:08 AM
i am reading The Will Of The Empress. it is really good. i am only about a forth of the way through it. ;)

Al Farabi
May 8th, 2009, 08:21 AM
The Simpsons and Philosophy

sam the moderately wize
May 13th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Nausea.

I didn't realise how weird it would be.

Cain
May 13th, 2009, 01:07 PM
The Modern Prince - Carnes Lord
Nietzsche's Machiavellian Politics - Don Dombowsky
Mercenaries: The History of an International Norm - Sarah Percy
Plan Like a Grandmaster - Alexei Seutin

Tsar Phalanxia
May 13th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Nausea.

I didn't realise how weird it would be.

My first thought

http://www.yooouuutuuube.com/v/?rows=36&cols=36&id=9BzDjRPvmRI&startZoom=1

(It has to be Yooouuutuuube because Beck's record company doesn't like foreigners to listen to his music >:[

However, Yooouuutuuube is an excellent proxy :D )

Who wrote your book?

sailor
May 13th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Today I read the text to a flyer I'm making for a construction business. Then, I read some band pages. Often, I read CoG. I carry a few books or mags around with me, but, sadly, I fear they are a thing of the past.

:\

Dolores
May 13th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Nausea.

I didn't realise how weird it would be.


I loved that book. Man, Sartre was a trip!

I'm currently reading "The Emperor of Scent,", about Luca Turin's work, and it's excellent.

sailor
May 14th, 2009, 11:10 AM
I'm like trying to remember something that I read, but I can't think of it, oh yeah, now I remember it.

I was reading the facebook, you know the one where you list all about whatever you were doing that day, only like everyone's totally, like, lying about it, of course, and I remember thinking, oh yeah! I totally forgot to answer this one dude whose been texting me and voice mailing me and then it shows up in my inbox that he, you know, like, posted my name up in a notice on the facebooks. So, I like totally just blew him off for about a week, you know, because I'm like not that desperate, or anything, I'm sure, and while i was contemplating all this about that whole stupid shit, I went ahead and I'm all accidentally hitting read messages instead of logout like I should have at that point, and, oh shit, there was like this invite to this art event with all kinds of words that were my name. I was like all, oh my god! there's my name...AGAIN...!

wow, it's this Friday. Should I go?

what should I wear? should I bring a Date?

Dementis
May 16th, 2009, 12:37 AM
Just finished the Septimus Heap series (what is out at this time) by Angie Sage. Magyk, Flyte, Physik, and Queste. Good reads... Next is I Am America (and so can You!) by Stephen Colbert.

PS: I'm back!

Cain
May 18th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Francis Fukuyama - The End of History and the Last Man
Jeremy Black - Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony 1500-Present
Barry Buzan and Richard Little - International Systems in World History

Loki
May 19th, 2009, 12:47 AM
The Beano.

Gnasher was a star again. Sadly Dennis failed to keep up and Minnie the Minx had one over on him.

Philosophy 101

Tsar Phalanxia
May 19th, 2009, 09:05 AM
It's still Ulysses by James Joyce.

It's freakin' huge! I'm only up to page 89.

sam the moderately wize
May 20th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Kafka's Metamorphosis

Lewis Carroll's Hunting of the Snark

Dolores
May 20th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Still reading "Emperor of Scent"
Started reading a haiku anthology last night
Started reading "Epidemiology" last night

Cain
May 20th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security - Barry Buzan and Ole Waever
Japan's Reluctant Realism: Foreign Policy Challenges in an Era of Uncertain Power - Michael J Green
Torture: When the Unthinkable is Morally Permissable - Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clarke

followerOfGoogle
May 21st, 2009, 02:19 AM
just finished Pendragon: The Soldiers of Halla
the last book in a series of 10

Dr Goofy Mofo
May 22nd, 2009, 02:38 AM
Getting to YES: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher and William Ury and for the Second Edition, Bruce Patton of the Harvard Negotiation Project

Will.
May 22nd, 2009, 06:23 PM
Tyr's March. - Veliaf Olson.

tagnostic
May 28th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Last Legends of Earth, A.A. Attanasio

See, I told you so, Rush Limbaugh

Reward for Retief, K. Laumer

U.S. Constitution, (daily)

Cain
May 28th, 2009, 04:17 PM
The Spanish Civil War by Anthony Beevor.
Deception: Pakistan, the United States and the Global Nuclear Weapons Conspiracy by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark.
Introduction to the Forensic Sciences by William G. Eckert

Tsar Phalanxia
June 2nd, 2009, 12:06 PM
A Japanese Phrasebook I picked up for 70p at a second hand bookshop. I later saw an identical one new for 12 :D