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8trackdisco Offline
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Mad
grmcooper Offline
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The forums
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The wild blue- stephen ambrose. You?
wheelrite Offline
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My Mom and Dad gave me a beautiful leather bound Bible for Christmas.

I have never read the Bible from cover to cover. I decided to do so by this Christmas and have it blessed by the Bishop of our Diocese this Christmas Mass, after I've finished.

Some nights I read several pages others only a couple. I'm about through with The Gospel of John,,,
I've really enjoyed it,,,


wheel,
fishinguitarman Offline
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wheelrite wrote:
My Mom and Dad gave me a beautiful leather bound Bible for Christmas.

I have never read the Bible from cover to cover. I decided to do so by this Christmas and have it blessed by the Bishop of our Diocese this Christmas Mass, after I've finished.

Some nights I read several pages others only a couple. I'm about through with The Gospel of John,,,
I've really enjoyed it,,,


wheel,






I have read it once...cover to cover....Some great history stories in it!
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A Wanted Man. Lee Child. Applause
wheelrite Offline
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dkeage wrote:
A Wanted Man. Lee Child. Applause


You want a man named Lee ?
dkeage Offline
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wheelrite wrote:
You want a man named Lee ?



You really don't want to start with me boy
Mathen Offline
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Just finished a book called "The Passage" that I picked up traveling a couple weeks ago. Good airplane material
wheelrite Offline
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dkeage wrote:
You really don't want to start with me boy


Boy ? Boy ?

You better feel again !!!
I'm all grown up !!
ram27bat
dkeage Offline
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wheelrite wrote:
Boy ? Boy ?

You better feel again !!!
I'm all grown up !!
ram27bat



Funniest thing I've seen posted here in years!!


thanks Beer
Brewha Offline
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Playboy.

Say, they interviewed Richard Dawkins this month - how cool is that!
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Finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey Freed.

Now on to The Vow.
wheelrite Offline
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MrsSledn wrote:
Finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey Freed.

Now on to The Vow.


Trashy Houswife porn alert !!
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Baby Books - Bright from the Start. Really informative!
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wheelrite wrote:
Trashy Houswife porn alert !!



Yeah... What of it?
wheelrite Offline
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MrsSledn wrote:
Yeah... What of it?


nothing,,,

I like houswives that are all hot and bothered,,,
victor809 Offline
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Moby ****** by Melville

and Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi

wheelrite Offline
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victor809 wrote:
Moby ****** by Melville

and Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi



read Billy Bud and Bartelby the Scrivener if you're a Melville reader... (if you have'nt already)
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wheelrite wrote:
read Billy Bud and Bartelby the Scrivener if you're a Melville reader... (if you have'nt already)


I might try it. Not particularly impressed with Melville so far (based on Moby ******). About the time I sat reading through a completely inaccurate reclassification of whales based on the authors' whim, I got a bit pissed.
wheelrite Offline
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victor809 wrote:
I might try it. Not particularly impressed with Melville so far (based on Moby ******). About the time I sat reading through a completely inaccurate reclassification of whales based on the authors' whim, I got a bit pissed.


Moby ****** for Melville is like Tarentino's most profitable movie, decent but not his best...





Herman Melville’s stories of Moby ****** and Bartleby share a stark number of similarities and differences. Certain aspects of each piece seem to compliment each other, giving the reader insight to the underlying themes and images. There are three concepts that pervade the two stories making them build upon each other. In both Moby ****** and Bartleby the main characters must learn how to deal with an antagonist, decide how involved they are in their professions, and come to terms with a lack of resolution.

Ahab is dedicated towards regaining control of his life by conquering the whale. His obsession with Moby ****** is what fuels his desire to spend months and months at sea. Ahab is so involved that he tries to get into the mind of the whale. He becomes obsessed with the whale’s every move. Similarly, the narrator is highly analytical of Bartleby’s behavior. He feels the need to know exactly what it is that makes Bartleby ‘tick’. Eventually the narrator is mentally defeated by Bartleby and is forced to change the location of his offices in order to avoid him. Ahab on the other hand is constantly chasing his antagonist and does whatever he can to get closer to Moby ******.



The amount of involvement in one’s profession is another important theme in the two stories. Ahab takes his job as a whaler quite seriously. He is obsessed by the desire to destroy the whale that shattered his life. In contrast, the narrator of Bartleby does not seem to be quite as involved. In the opening paragraph he refers to his job as an ‘avocation’ implying a lack of seriousness in it. Both Ahab and the narrator’s lives are damaged by what they come across in their professions. Ahab sees Moby ****** as something he must destroy to regain what he has lost in his life, specifically his freedom and mastery over his world. Eventually Ahab is destroyed by his profession which was centered on his desire for revenge. Bartleby’s entrance into the life of the narrator puts a huge strain on his profession. In fact he must retreat from Bartleby in order to regain control of his life. The narrator says “I must quit him, I will change my offices.”

Both Ahab and the narrator are plagued by a lack of resolution in their lives. Ahab was mentally defeated by Moby ******. He made it his life goal to destroy the whale that took his leg. His obsession became all encompassing and lead to his eventual demise. Similarly, the narrator is unable to comprehend Bartleby’s world. Bartleby’s behavior starts to drive the narrator crazy. Finally when Bartleby dies, the narrator is left with unsettling emotions and is still filled with questions. Ahab’s death leaves his life’s work unsettled. The focus of his life, the whale, overcomes him in the end. This is because Ahab is completely unwilling to settle for anything less than a fight to the death with Moby ******.

Although the two stories have such a different subject matter, it is quite remarkable that such parallels exist. The fact that such universal themes exist in both stories is what makes them such an important part of literature.





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Finishing Guy Vanderhaeghe's "A Good Man", last volume in his "border trilogy". Very good stuff.
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Book 4 in the dark tower series "wizard and glass"
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Bass Pro Shops catalog...
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Sick Puppy- Carl Hiaasen
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Classic XMEN Vol 2

A-Z Drugs

GEEK Magazine
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^wheel,,,
Bartleby +2. Huge Moby ****** fan, but Bartleby nails it.

"I prefer not to."

A,,,
wheelrite Offline
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fiddler898 wrote:
^wheel,,,
Bartleby +2. Huge Moby ****** fan, but Bartleby nails it.

"I prefer not to."

A,,,


Yes !

ya know I am drastically misunderstood here,,,,
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Brewha wrote:
Playboy.

Say, they interviewed Richard Dawkins this month - how cool is that!

when you're done, I call next.
wheelrite Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
when you're done, I call next.


you are sick..
who wants a crusty antiquated soft porn magazine ?
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Just read American Sniper and ZOO last week. Pretty good in my opinion.
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CI catalog.
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Just finished Pump Six. If you're into Sci Fi, dystopian future stuff it's a definitely worthwhile collection of short stories. Some of which tie into his novel The Windup Girl.

At 60% with Moby ******. The author's obsession with whales is worse than Ahab's.
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Read CI mag once years ago. Found the photos of CI "gangsters" amusing.


Also reading the Bible from cover to cover for the first time- despite taking years of theology (and Latin) in Catholic school. Currently on Jeremiah (Old Testament).

Remember being mesmerized by Melville's Moby ****** when I was 13 or 14. Good book. Movie w/ Gregory Peck more odd than good.
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You guys know that Moby ****** was written by a guy fighting his homosexuality and the book itself is about both enjoying homosexuality and struggling to be free from it, right? The relationship between Ishmael and Queequeg (sp?) is the main theme about enjoying it while the fight between Ahab and the whale is the fighting it part.
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I'm reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
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This page
bloody spaniard Offline
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rumraider wrote:
You guys know that Moby ****** was written by a guy fighting his homosexuality and the book itself is about both enjoying homosexuality and struggling to be free from it, right? The relationship between Ishmael and Queequeg (sp?) is the main theme about enjoying it while the fight between Ahab and the whale is the fighting it part.



You made that up because of the title, dintcha? Also can't accept the fact that something that large can be white or that a straight man named Queequeg loves intimate walks on the poopdeck? Bastid.Sneaky
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bloody spaniard wrote:
You made that up because of the title, dintcha? Also can't accept the fact that something that large can be white or that a straight man named Queequeg loves intimate walks on the poopdeck? Bastid.Sneaky



LOL
Are you sure actual wittiness is allowed here?
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rumraider wrote:
LOL
Are you sure actual wittiness is allowed here?



Shame on you (unless you get a signed note) LOL!!!Applause
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Audiobook: Just wrapped The Long Walk by Stephen King as R. Bachman. Moving into Republic by Plato.
Actual book: Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forrester, reading through the Hornblower collection again.

Forgot:
Graphic novel: Lone Wolf and Cub 17
wheelrite Offline
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rumraider wrote:
You guys know that Moby ****** was written by a guy fighting his homosexuality and the book itself is about both enjoying homosexuality and struggling to be free from it, right? The relationship between Ishmael and Queequeg (sp?) is the main theme about enjoying it while the fight between Ahab and the whale is the fighting it part.


Really ?

was that the topic at the last Queer Book of the Month Club pig pile meeting ?

d'oh!
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Penthouse forum.
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Penthouse forum.
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Musta read it twice....Good stamina!
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wheelrite wrote:
Really ?

was that the topic at the last Queer Book of the Month Club pig pile meeting ?

d'oh!

Wondered who the repressed homo would be. I should have known. Keep lashing out, It'll help you feel manly and you'll like thatWink
wheelrite Offline
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rumraider wrote:
Wondered who the repressed homo would be. I should have known. Keep lashing out, It'll help you feel manly and you'll like thatWink


Lighten up Sally..

Beer
rumraider Offline
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wheelrite wrote:
Lighten up Sally..

Beer

One sign of repression is that you dish it out but can't take it. If you ever come out, your new friends will break you of that.
wheelrite Offline
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rumraider wrote:
One sign of repression is that you dish it out but can't take it. If you ever come out, your new friends will break you of that.


um,,
you're new here...

ask around if I "Repress" much of anything,,,,
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