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by The Venerable Bogatir X
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fiction books you've read multiple times
Replies: 70
Views: 8221

Re: Fiction books you've read multiple times

Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises, Old man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, and a bunch of short stories. "A Clean, Well- Lighted Place" is the greatest short story ever written and I have read it more times than I count. . +1 for "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place", but I think his best was "The Short, Happ...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fiction books you've read multiple times
Replies: 70
Views: 8221

Re: Fiction books you've read multiple times

Now that the topic came up I realised that I mostly read non-fiction and professional stuff. Among the books that I re-read not too long ago The Mansion by William Faulkner (difficult to get through, but well worth it. Simply monumental.) Graham Greene - Quiet American, Our Man in Havana, The Comed...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fiction books you've read multiple times
Replies: 70
Views: 8221

Re: Fiction books you've read multiple times

tonkadtx wrote:
Stronger man than I...oi. That book ruined an entire vacation for me.
The language is so masterfully crafted. It is also truly terrifying.
The weight he makes you feel knowing what he'll do to his son and for his son if it came down to it, is crushing.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fiction books you've read multiple times
Replies: 70
Views: 8221

Re: Fiction books you've read multiple times

Cormac McCarthy - The Road. Stronger man than I...oi. That book ruined an entire vacation for me. Very intense. It's like supersetting the NIN and Cash versions of "Hurt" and listening to them on continuous loop. "The Road", the movie, couldn't keep my attention 15 minutes into it. Perhaps I will g...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fiction books you've read multiple times
Replies: 70
Views: 8221

Re: Fiction books you've read multiple times

tonkadtx wrote: Stephen King - The Stand, It
....I've read both of those twice, too. Also "Thinner."

Along the lines of The Stand, I'll add Swan Song to my list of reread books, too.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fiction books you've read multiple times
Replies: 70
Views: 8221

Re: Fiction books you've read multiple times

Cormac McCarthy - The Road. Stronger man than I...oi. That book ruined an entire vacation for me. Very intense. It's like supersetting the NIN and Cash versions of "Hurt" and listening to them on continuous loop. "The Road", the movie, couldn't keep my attention 15 minutes into it. Perhaps I will g...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Fiction books you've read multiple times
Replies: 70
Views: 8221

Re: Fiction books you've read multiple times

Some good ideas up in here. "Heart of Darkness" and Hemingway short stories are the only fiction re-reads I can think of outside of classics I read in school and later read as an adult. I wouldn't mind rereading "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men" again, but there's 3-4 on this thread alone I ne...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 448
Views: 98808

Re: Right now I'm reading

I'm reading "Imagine Heaven", which is essentially a book on folk's reports on near death experiences, i.e. clinically dead and then came back to life. It most definitely has a Christian slant, but the people interviewed run the gambit from Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jew, right on through outright At...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Lacrosee. America's new garbage sport
Replies: 18
Views: 3021

Re: Lacrosee. America's new garbage sport

I can't stand soccer. LAX would be tolerable, I suppose, but I can't say I've ever watched a full game and a good friend of mine is a HS LAX couch for one of the Twin Cities top HS teams. My son is in basketball right now and I think I hate that more than soccer.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: My fucking dog
Replies: 26
Views: 4075

Re: My fucking dog

Protobuilder wrote:I used to hate dogs but now I realize it's generally the people who have dogs who have no idea how to shape their behavior. You deserve this.
I just caught this post. Much truth in what Proto says. You have mine and Bren's numbers, call one of us and we'll help ya out, Syaigh.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Starting the year the Chicago way
Replies: 143
Views: 29872

Re: Starting the year the Chicago way

Kazuya Mishima wrote:I see two heads adorned with weave, and the other two sporting some traditional African dog turds.
Their smugness is undeniable too.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Starting the year the Chicago way
Replies: 143
Views: 29872

Re: Starting the year the Chicago way

2014 data Homicides in the US by victim and perpetrator, 2014 Blacks killed by whites 7.6% Whites killed by whites 82.4% Whites killed by blacks 14.8% Blacks killed by blacks 90.1% Data: Federal Bureau of Investigation A black person is far more likely to be shot by another black person, including ...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: So.. is StrongFirst dying?
Replies: 30
Views: 9436

Re: So.. is StrongFirst dying?

Crossfit has buried everything else...follow the money and the pussy. I was actually the second puppet prez of the fledgling NAKF. I *really* thought it would be a great idea to make KB medley's as a 'sport', but I was alone in that regard over the GS crowd. To their credit, they most definitely ma...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: So.. is StrongFirst dying?
Replies: 30
Views: 9436

Re: So.. is StrongFirst dying?

The time is coming when nobody is going to want to pay to go and make Pavel a bunch of money, especially since it seems Pavel just shows up to some of these things. It's a shitty business model for everyone but Pavel and maybe his chosen few. I find it exploitative and disgusting that anyone wants ...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Republicans are starting to heart Putin
Replies: 33
Views: 7808

Re: Republicans are starting to heart Putin

Stats are funny. https://beingclassicallyliberal.us/2016/12/14/are-97-of-the-poorest-counties-really-republican/ LOL at picking a fight with "Occupy Democrats." LOL, coming from the guy who has cited Salon.com as a viable news source. Hey, to your point, every bit as good as The Gray Lady, these da...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Seige of Jadotville
Replies: 1
Views: 1554

Re: Seige of Jadotville

I watched it a few weeks back, too. Thought roughly the same as you 'was ok enough'.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Understanding Recovery
Replies: 30
Views: 7224

Re: Understanding Recovery

Perryman is physically fucked up last I heard He alludes to that a bit in SED. Basically says he doesn't have the time or desire to spend hours in the gym everyday, ect. Everyone who does any specific sport for a long period of time seems to get physically fucked up regardless of their approach. Th...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Understanding Recovery
Replies: 30
Views: 7224

Re: Understanding Recovery

For those of you who have not read "Squat Everyday", Perryman has some good reading on recovery.....the book makes a lot of sense and he gives ample credit where due WRT the sources.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How many facebook friends did you loose this week?
Replies: 116
Views: 15624

Re: How many facebook friends did you loose this week?

@ Boris, the 'problem' with many libs (and I am not a conservative), is that the very things they despise are often the very things they are guilty of, too. Take racism, which is clearly one of my favorites right now as it is on the left. White, college educated kids shout racism at any inkling of ...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Tonight's Election
Replies: 117
Views: 14393

Re: Tonight's Election

Lie nap, bad link. Yeah, I PM'd it to you via FBIM. Not sure why it's otherwise locked down, I have tried a couple of months back and it didn't work then, either. Watch the beginning. Where to begin. Viral political videos are pre-packaged doses of confirmation bias. There's no journalistic quality...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hindu squats: Are they knee poison?
Replies: 20
Views: 5903

Re: Hindu squats: Are they knee poison?

Squatting on your toes is kind of a natural thing in athletics. It was a common exercise in the gym a while back too. Of course certain drills are not for everyone, but it's a valuable tool. MLB baseball players are probably the least 'fit' of the pro team sports, but I always thought that the catc...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How many facebook friends did you loose this week?
Replies: 116
Views: 15624

Re: How many facebook friends did you loose this week?

Fair enough. But i do not think there is any evidence at all that Trump supporters in any numbers would be rioting in the streets, burning cars and flags, and threatening more violence. Rush and Hannity may have had a 20 minute meltdown. But we have seen for the last two years the left only continu...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Tonight's Election
Replies: 117
Views: 14393

Re: Tonight's Election

Grandpa's Spells wrote:Lie nap, bad link.
Yeah, I PM'd it to you via FBIM. Not sure why it's otherwise locked down, I have tried a couple of months back and it didn't work then, either.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Tonight's Election
Replies: 117
Views: 14393

Re: Tonight's Election

I was poking fun at your Numale hand wringing over Trump's Twitter account...ya know...he's like literally Hitler...and...you can't even. The establishment and previous administration GOP folks seem to be the hand-wringers. While I get how people who don't watch Fox etc. don't understand how you ca...