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Discussion in 'RC' started by lizard, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. lizard

    lizard Member

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    FUCK ME IF WHOEVER SAW ME ACCIDENTALLY POST THIS IN THE STEWIE THREAD JUST CHALK IT UP TO ME BEING AN EASILY CONFUSED TARD

    I'm re-reading Tom Wolfe's classic, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, wherein Wolfe initially tries to track down author Ken Kesey, who was a fugitive from the law because of two felony drug charges.

    The book turned out to be more a penetrating view of the emerging psychedelic movement from the dying gasps of the bongo-playing beat culture...involving Kesey, Kerouac-famed Casady, the emergent Grateful Dead, Hells Angels, and the acid-addled Merry Pranksters.

    LSD was still legal in this country, and what a strange but exciting time it must have been.

    oh...plus I just started a mystery called Blood Atonement, and am almost done with The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell, about a reservist and his not very fun year + in Iraq.

    and now, dammit, I've got to get that book about the Cathars.
     
  2. Conspicuously Absent

    Conspicuously Absent Linguistically Confused

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    I'm reading "Understanding Data COmmunications, seventh edition" and "Microsoft Server 2003 Administrator's Companion"
     
  3. lizard

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    :kickass::kickass::kickass::kickass::kickass:
     
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    Conspicuously Absent Linguistically Confused

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    Data Comm = teh boring and teh suck.

    Admin Companion = review of first year... but like... easier
     
  5. E-bortion

    E-bortion Omae wa mo shindeiru

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    Lizard, sounds like a great read. I'll keep it in mind. Eh, is it pre-Timothy Leary?
     
  6. Night Mare

    Night Mare Camberwell Carrot

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    Just read Chuck Palahnuik - Invisible Monsters and Choke, both were awesome, and more than a bit disturbing.
     
  7. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    I started CHoke, but couldn't finish t. Too boring.

    I started the Dune series over again from the beginning. Best Sci-Fi ever!
     
  8. cthulufhtagn

    cthulufhtagn stop. just....stop.

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    do it! it's a great book. and i read part of phil lesh's recent autobiography, which i found to be a pretty cool and fast read, i recommend it. if you're into that 60s/70s drug/counter-culture stuff i also highly, highly recommend reading both the rum diary and fear and loathing; hunter s. is one of the greatest american journalists of all time, and anyone who disagrees is...misinformed :loco: ...definitely a distinct and enveloping style.

    and to J. i would say, palahniuk is definitely not for everyone, but keep reading...i love choke but i could absolutely see why one would dislike it. whatever gets your heart thumpin' :headbang:
     
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    threads like this should not be resurected at 2AM on Friday nights :loco:
     
  10. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    haha.

    so is the other "books" thread not good enough for ya, huh!??! :loco:

    i'm still working through dune, although haven't been reading much lately. too busy with the band and my porn collection.
     
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    Conspicuously Absent Linguistically Confused

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    I haven't read recreationally in over a year and a half now. School has kept me too busy, and when I've had off time... the ABSOLUTE last thing I've wanted to do is read. I do too much of that already.

    That's why I play hockey(roller and video game) and drink instead. Much more fun.
     
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    last book I read was Druids by Morgan Llewelyn. Great story, but history fags whine about anachronisms and stuff like that, but I don't care. Intriguing, good read, whether it's true or not.

    I don't read much and when I do it's pretty easy going stuff. I was never one to over-challenge myself.
     
  13. cthulufhtagn

    cthulufhtagn stop. just....stop.

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    hockey = teh most metuhl sport evarrr, i dare anyone to challenge me on this :p

    who is insanely excited for october 5!? i'm so fucking hockey-deprived......i'm gonna try and make it to a couple portland winterhawks (minor league) games this year, hockey is the fucking best sport to watch live, period. there is nothing quite like a hockey game, except perhaps a metal show :lol:
     
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    Conspicuously Absent Linguistically Confused

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    as a class we're going to some vancouver Giants games, me and my cousin might go see a few canucks games.

    At school i'm playing floor hockey, at home I'm playing roller hockey.

    Hockey + beer = win.
     
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    J. Old Fart

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    I'd like to read FIght Club, but I admit didn't get Choke. A dude that works at a Renaissance Festival (or something) that pretends to CHoke on food to get free meals? duhwhat?

    Maybe I just didn't make it far enough into the book to get the full plot.
     
  16. circus_brimstone

    circus_brimstone Forest: Sold Out

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    Shift key problems again? :p
     
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    Erik New Metal Member

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    What I should be reading:

    Floyd, Electric Circuit Fundamentals
    Floyd, Electronic Devices
     
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    BTW- your book came today, It's already ready to forward to you.
     
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    circus_brimstone Forest: Sold Out

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    :lol:

    Tired?
     
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    MFJ Member

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    Wow, yes.

    And I won't fuck it, fuck you guys.

    Edit: That's another great example. I won't fix* it, fuck you guys.
     

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