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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Speed_demon wrote:
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Let's see your fancy pent-o-gram protect you against that


I don't have the balls to fuck




Fail.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

how deep Che

report from da dark heart of congo:
started delving into the world of vonnegut yesterday, using cat's cradle as a springboard. 75pp in and enjoying the ride so far.

what else did you pick up with your massive gift card, naegro?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I got Moby Dick, Einstein's Dreams, another Borges' book, and In the American Grain :deep:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wikipedia makes Einstein's Dreams out to be quite the snazzy little book. I do suspect that I will have to check it out. How would you rate it on the Gass-Wallace scale?

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report from a previously unexplored subconscious: chillaxing with the rise and fall of the third reich. shirer's research is quite outdated, but it is an interesting read nonetheless :fun fact:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

:pretentious pseudo-intellectual bullshit: gibariba
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's pretty postmodern, chief. But highly recommended. Quick easy read that still yet manages to make the mind behave in strange ways. Go to it, pilgrim.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'll.. look into it. icon_google
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Have any of you gimps read any of David Britton's stuff? His book "Motherfuckers: The Auschwitz of Oz" sounds mighty interesting, but seem to be a bit hard to come by. icon_sadblinky
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.amazon.com/Motherfuckers-Auschwitz-Oz-David-Britton/dp/086130098X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206398360&sr=8-1

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

hardcover edition? sixty buckaroos? used? nigga please :subhuman:

maybe I'll just get it directly from the publisher
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

NakedLunch wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/Motherfuckers-Auschwitz-Oz-David-Britton/dp/086130098X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206398360&sr=8-1

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

lol internet exploder
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm almost through Dies the Fire, and it's gotten pretty good. It's definitely not one of the best post apoc books I read. Although, I'd say it ranks with Lucifer's Hammer. They're both very long, have a million characters, there's groups of good guys, mercenary types, bad guys lead by Lord Humongous types, cannibalism, and dead bodies everywhere. The Wiccan shit mostly surrounds one chick and her group of hippies that live together on a farm. It's incredibly dorky, fortunately everyone else in the book thinks so too.

I do think it's intriguing to imagine what would happen if all the electronics and modern technology suddenly stopped functioning. We go back to medieval times, basically. I can't help but think how much better (and different) the book would have been if Stirling threw guns into the mix.

Next up in the not too distant future:
The Aliens vs. Predator series written by Steve Perry, Stephani Perry, and David Bischoff in the early 90's. I picked up the comics when I was a kid, but didn't rediscover the book series until a few days ago.
AvP: Prey is the first one, and I remember it was the basis of the original AvP movie script. Predators drop off Aliens on a desert planet for their younger members to fight and become "blooded". Unfortunately, there's a human colony of ranchers aliready there and shit hits the fan. Meanwhile a ship of Colonial Marines is heading toward the planet to do stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Olde space crap
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

sarge112 wrote:

Auschwitz -- Waist management icon_evil_laugh
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Auschwitz diet really works. That's why you can't read about this stuff in the yellow press.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a well-kept secret. salute
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

not anymore
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Mad Max RW wrote:
I'm almost through Dies the Fire, and it's gotten pretty good. It's definitely not one of the best post apoc books I read. Although, I'd say it ranks with Lucifer's Hammer. They're both very long, have a million characters, there's groups of good guys, mercenary types, bad guys lead by Lord Humongous types, cannibalism, and dead bodies everywhere. The Wiccan shit mostly surrounds one chick and her group of hippies that live together on a farm. It's incredibly dorky, fortunately everyone else in the book thinks so too.

I do think it's intriguing to imagine what would happen if all the electronics and modern technology suddenly stopped functioning. We go back to medieval times, basically. I can't help but think how much better (and different) the book would have been if Stirling threw guns into the mix.

Next up in the not too distant future:
The Aliens vs. Predator series written by Steve Perry, Stephani Perry, and David Bischoff in the early 90's. I picked up the comics when I was a kid, but didn't rediscover the book series until a few days ago.
AvP: Prey is the first one, and I remember it was the basis of the original AvP movie script. Predators drop off Aliens on a desert planet for their younger members to fight and become "blooded". Unfortunately, there's a human colony of ranchers aliready there and shit hits the fan. Meanwhile a ship of Colonial Marines is heading toward the planet to do stuff.


Read all the avp books and still own them. from what I remember they were quite good.

Also, with dies the fire, I still have yet to pick up meeting at corvalis but I must say...from what I've heard, it keeps going much the same. I agree about the wiccan shit but, definitely a good book and an interesting exploration of that scenario.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Anyone read The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age by Richard Rudgley?

It's pretty entertaining if you are into prehistoric life and how basic written word and languages were developed.
It's pretty much a book on how ancient cultures were way more advanced than we originally thought they were and a study on how certain things developed in certain areas.

I'm only about a third of the way through but you should pick it up if you like a little history. It ain't light reading though.
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