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Book porn!
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Gun owners have small "members" and no stamina. #GunControlNow
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#GunControlNow
Feb 17, 2018 02:18PM 2 comments

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I got nothin' else. Sorry. Laterz.
Feb 16, 2018 08:57AM 15 comments

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Feb 15, 2018 07:01PM 4 comments

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Another day for coffee with scream:
Feb 15, 2018 07:40AM 2 comments

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Roses are red
Martinis are shook
Put the glass down
Let Daddy read his book
#ValentinesDay
Feb 14, 2018 03:53PM Add a comment

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via Anu Garg's A Word A Day:

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. -Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (12 Feb 1809-1882)

Feb 12, 2018 03:06PM Add a comment

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Richard Derus is on page 30 of 338 of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
"In statistics, the Kolmogorov–Smirnov test (K–S test or KS test) is a nonparametric test of the equality of continuous, one-dimensional probability distributions that can be used to compare a sample with a reference probability distribution (one-sample K–S test), or to compare two samples (two-sample K–S test). It is named after Andrey Kolmogorov and Nikolai Smirnov." Wikipedia cleared that one up! NOT
Feb 12, 2018 06:24AM Add a comment
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

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Richard Derus is 70% done with We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)
I am about to have an attack over how much I'm enjoying this read.
Feb 11, 2018 06:26PM Add a comment
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)

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Richard Derus is on page 127 of 215 of No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
UKL saw with the clarity of great age, great erudition, and great wisdom, and we have not listened as long and as hard as her thinking and writing have earned from us.
Feb 09, 2018 06:30PM Add a comment
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

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Richard Derus is on page 83 of 215 of No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
Upholders and defenders of a status quo, political, social, economic, religious, or literary, may denigrate or diabolize or dismiss imaginitive literature, because it is —motr than any other kind of writing—subversive by nature. It has proved, over many centuries, a useful instrument of resistance to oppression.

#ReadingIsResistance
Feb 09, 2018 06:28PM Add a comment
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

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Richard Derus is on page 59 of 215 of No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
Why UKL was never considered for a Nobel in Literature is puzzling to me. Certainly she was more worthy that Bob Dylan.
Feb 09, 2018 09:28AM Add a comment
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

Richard Derus
Richard Derus is starting Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
I've owned this book since 2005. It was translated by Ursula K. LeGuin and as she's passed to her reward, it's time to read it.
Feb 09, 2018 09:26AM 1 comment
Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was

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Richard Derus is 24% done with The Doctor's Discretion
I did NOT see that one coming (!).
Feb 08, 2018 07:50AM Add a comment
The Doctor's Discretion

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Someone I know liked the TV series made of Ann Cleeves' mysteries about Jimmy Perez, Shetland, and now I know there's going to be a season 4 of it. The trailer teases the season's plot.
Feb 07, 2018 12:19PM Add a comment

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Dear Whoever Told Me About Bonne Maman,

I love you.
Feb 04, 2018 12:02PM Add a comment

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Richard Derus is on page 29 of 338 of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
This is amusing and important and as little like the awful Exceptional Adolescent Female book I was reading as it is possible to get. The relief is enormous.
Feb 03, 2018 11:52AM Add a comment
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

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Richard Derus is on page 50 of 173 of Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)
I don't know how she did it, but Seanan McGuire made a 174-page book into the literary equivalent of the Bataan Death March. Every Heart a Doorway will NOT defeat me!! I am *determined* to finish this dull, lifeless wodge of prose.
Feb 03, 2018 08:30AM Add a comment
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

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The money's run dry, yes the money's run dry...

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers sing "The Broke Ass Waltz" or the "45's America Waltz"
Feb 01, 2018 06:57PM Add a comment

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Richard Derus is on page 20 of 173 of Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)
I am already sick to bloody death of Exceptional Adolescent Females.
Feb 01, 2018 07:56AM Add a comment
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

Richard Derus
Richard Derus is 64% done with Four-Day Planet (Federation, #2)
Steve Ravick reminds me of 45.
Jan 31, 2018 12:26PM Add a comment
Four-Day Planet (Federation, #2)

Richard Derus
Richard Derus is on page 148 of 817 of The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Hernes was a tedious historical piece about women who suffered at the hands of men. As a mand who's suffered at the hands of multiple women, I'm not interested in this perpetuation of the myth that all women are Noble Victims of Bad Men.
Jan 31, 2018 10:31AM Add a comment
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin

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Mentally edit out all the tchotchkes and fill the shelves to capacity. Add a mug of steaming whatnot to the side table. Send Perkins the butler for your spectacles and there it is, perfect book porn.
Jan 30, 2018 06:46AM 1 comment

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Richard Derus is on page 83 of 144 of The Messiah of Stockholm
Poor Lars. True or not, fantasy or fact, he's just been hit with the body blow to end 'em all.
Jan 29, 2018 07:37PM Add a comment
The Messiah of Stockholm

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*Attainable* book porn. Any 10x12 room in a tract house can be this room. And it RAWKS.
Jan 29, 2018 03:20PM 3 comments

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Richard Derus is on page 170 of 257 of Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
"A Swarm of Motorcycles" makes the case for the origins of senescence simply and elegantly. One reason I've enjoyed this read so much.
Jan 28, 2018 06:32PM Add a comment
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

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