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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: 20037

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 ...
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: 20037

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: 20037

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: 20037

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 ...
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: 20037

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: 20037

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 ...
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: 20037

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...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 690
Views: 171680

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 o...
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: 6728

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: 9484

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: 50182

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: 50182

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 4:15 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Republicans are starting to heart Putin
Replies: 33
Views: 13521

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...
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: 3113

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
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How many facebook friends did you loose this week?
Replies: 116
Views: 32011

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: 30736

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 4:11 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How many facebook friends did you loose this week?
Replies: 116
Views: 32011

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: 30736

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: 30736

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...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Tonight's Election
Replies: 117
Views: 30736

Re: Tonight's Election

BLM and their ilk are a part of the professional protesters.

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articl ... t-face-off
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Tonight's Election
Replies: 117
Views: 30736

Re: Tonight's Election

All right, I thought people dubbing GOP voters as white nationalists was unfair, but I am struggling to see the jump from "Trump attacks first amendment rights from a couple different angles in a tweet" to "Black people are bad." I don't know what the issue had to due with black...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Tonight's Election
Replies: 117
Views: 30736

Re: Tonight's Election

D got his Twitter account back. He is not rising to the office so far. Oh, he said a bad thing on social media...the horror...as they continue to stack bodies in the Chicago morgue. As one of many black men you can find on YouTube (but not mainstream news) voicing their opinions on their disappoint...
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How many facebook friends did you loose this week?
Replies: 116
Views: 32011

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

I gained one. An old Marine buddy.

I did have a liberal friend who asked me to stop posting on her crybaby thread (and I was very polite and fair in my comments). I of course, agreed and told her "of course, my very best to you and your family, always". Kill 'em with class.
by The Venerable Bogatir X
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Tonight's Election
Replies: 117
Views: 30736

Re: Tonight's Election

Pinky wrote:
Turdacious wrote:Do you really need to bring Timmah into this?
We should involve him as often as possible before he goes on his next rafting trip and it's too late.
Well, Tim is both a Lib and a great outdoorsman, so Canada may be a viable option from his perspective.