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« Reply #330 on: April 17, 2004, 06:29:31 AM »
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The Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck
\"I wanted to make a film for kids, something that would present them with a kind of elementary morality. Because nowadays nobody bothers to tell those kids, \'Hey, this is right and this is wrong\'.\"
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« Reply #331 on: April 18, 2004, 12:14:38 PM »
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Interesting for those interested in (1) Microsoft, (2) modern hiring culture, (3) some gnarly puzzles, (4) getting hired in the tech industry

It's a fun read. Good job of reporting.


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« Reply #332 on: April 18, 2004, 12:30:56 PM »
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Just finished Middlesex. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.

Moving on to The Bell Jar.

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« Reply #333 on: April 18, 2004, 09:48:32 PM »
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i got nostalgic and decided to start reading the chronicles of narnia again. i finished the first 2 books within 4 days, but now i'm getting bored. don't know if i'm going to finish dawn treader.
The corpses all hang headless and limp bodies with no surprises and the blood drains down like devil’s rain we’ll bathe tonight I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls Demon I am and face I peel to see your skin turned inside out, ’cause gotta have you on my wall gotta have you on my wall, ’cause I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls collect the heads of little girls and put ’em on my wall hack the heads off little girls and put ’em on my wall I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls

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« Reply #334 on: April 18, 2004, 09:53:44 PM »
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yesterday, i decided to pick up a Goosebumps book. they used to scare me, now they're fucking hilarious.
Did I just get cock-blocked by Bob Saget?

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« Reply #335 on: April 19, 2004, 01:21:53 PM »
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I've just found in my inbox an e-mail from me, from that same email address, containing virus.

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« Reply #336 on: April 19, 2004, 01:55:00 PM »
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was it a good read, at least?

you really should delete suspicious-looking emails
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« Reply #337 on: April 19, 2004, 06:29:34 PM »
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i just finished "The Da Vinci Code" it was good, but it's waaayyy overrated.
Did I just get cock-blocked by Bob Saget?

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« Reply #338 on: April 19, 2004, 06:54:15 PM »
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Quote from: rustinglass
was it a good read, at least?

you really should delete suspicious-looking emails


deleted, i'm not reading that stuff, it's all 26kb and from unfamiliar addresses

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« Reply #339 on: April 20, 2004, 11:46:24 AM »
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Training Mules and Donkeys: A Logical Approach to Longears by Meredith Hodges

.. It really is the most comprehensive guide on the market.

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« Reply #340 on: April 20, 2004, 01:11:51 PM »
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i just finished "The Da Vinci Code" it was good, but it's waaayyy overrated.


Yeah.  I read that one around Thanksgiving.  Interesting read but Foucault's Pendulum, it's not.

I started reading Angels and Demons a couple of weeks ago but I had to put it down; it's the EXACT same book as Da Vinci Code.  Like Dan Brown has a story template that he doesn't deviate from at all.  It's all there: woken up in the middle of the night, taken to some foreign landmark, there's an accomplished woman related to the deceased, an obnoxious police officer, a wild goose chase, and a killer on the loose working for an unknown mastermind. If you were considering reading it, don't waste your time.  The factoids are interesting but the book wears on you very fast, particularly if you read more than pop lit.  I had to put this down to read Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures.

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« Reply #341 on: April 20, 2004, 04:02:59 PM »
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I feel guilty because I don't read as much as I should, but there are so many great movies I need to see.  how do you find time to read?

make time dumbass
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« Reply #342 on: April 20, 2004, 04:20:32 PM »
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I recommend GRABBING THE BOOK AND START READING. Seriously, the book won't read by itself.
context, context, context.

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« Reply #343 on: April 20, 2004, 07:13:08 PM »
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the book won't read by itself.


book on tape.
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« Reply #344 on: April 20, 2004, 09:10:06 PM »
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I feel guilty because I don't read as much as I should, but there are so many great movies I need to see.  how do you find time to read?

make time dumbass


You don't even have to make time; I guarantee you have time in which to read that you pass up every single day. A prime example would be right now: why read this when you could read a book?

Honestly, though, from the ages of 14 to 19 -- starting at about the point I developed any sort of social life -- I had a lot of trouble reading. I've got a really short attention span -- if my parents weren't so holistic, they'd probably have put me on some ADD medication -- and it's only been in the past few years that I've developed the concentration I need to read at the volumes I do now.

 

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