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State of Fear by Michael Crichton
" This is propaganda written by an ultra-rich person. Utterly despicable. I just thought Crichton was mediocre until I read this. Now I think he's insidious. There're 2 basic thrusts: Global Warming is a myth & ecology activists are phenomenally... " Read more of this review »
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Steven Wright
“It was the first time I was ever in love, and I learned a lot. Before that I'd never even thought about killing myself.”
Steven Wright

“We move to Camp David and we hide. They can't get in there.”
H.R. Haldeman

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or fucking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you've got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.”
David Milch

Kingsley Amis
“Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence. ”
Kingsley Amis

My Criteria for Obama's VP Choice (Humor)
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Description: A response to a bitter PUMA associate who entered the "Obama Vice Presidential Speculation" Listserve to declare that 18 million Hillary supporters would not vote for Obama if Hillary wasn't his VP candidate.
How to Spot Nathan's Former Lovers or Catherine Knows Full Well I'm no Emo (Reference)
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Description: A guide to recognizing my former lovers on Good Reads who may take issue with my genius.
Either or Orr: A Unanimous Declaration of Personal Solidarity with Myself (Nonfiction)
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Description: Run away to Sweden, Yossarian. And I'll stay here and persevere.
10 Requirements You Must Meet Before I Will Accept Your "Friend"ship (Nonfiction)
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James Jesus Angleton, Edward Jay Epstein, and People I'm Not Interested In (History)
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Description: If you're going to be pretentious, please include the proper modifiers.
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This is a public forum for people to kvetch (cleanly, please) about books they absolutely hated, and for others to respond. Though nonfiction is certa...more
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For the booklover who reads four or five books at a time, buys just as many at a time and who changes books like he/she changes his/her clothing. If y...more
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Darth Vader is all knowing. Ask what you will and it shall be answered. Come to the dark side...We Have cookies!
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A chance to discuss books covering the Second World War, the battles, campaigns, leaders and weapons. Tantum librorum, tam brevi tempore (So many books...more
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A chance in quick form to give your recent impressions of a movie you just watched--on the big screen or on dvd. Good or bad; life-changing or just si...more
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