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  1. maven2blue

    Pet Peeves

    When I was in high school, we had a substitute teacher, Mr. Parks. He had only one arm. His other arm was a stump that ended just above his elbow. He would walk the aisles in the classroom and check peoples work and lay his stump on people's shoulders or neck. When I knew he was teaching, I would find a seat in the left corner so that I wouldn't get the stump. I'm not sure if he did it on purpose. He was always nice to me.
  2. Candide-Voltaire The Brothers Karamazov-Fyodor Dostoevsky Cloudsplitter-Russell Banks The Magnificent Ambersons-Booth Tarkenton Running Out of Dog-Dennis Lehane (short story) It is so hard to pick just five. I'm in love with "Elvis Cole" in the Robert Crais novels. George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire is the best fantasy series that I've ever read and believe me, I have read many fantasy novels.
  3. I mentioned Who's on first because way the conversation seemed to be going, no insult intended. I like you both and enjoy reading your posts.
  4. The conversation between Eternal light and Ninelives reminds me of this classic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Watf8_Rf58s
  5. Brass in Pocket by the Pretenders. I used to dance for my boyfriend to that song while he watched through the window of my bedroom. We were young and it was a funny, silly game. A couple months later, that song was playing at a party and my boyfriend smiled and gave me a big hug. The '80's were so much fun.
  6. maven2blue

    Pet Peeves

    Nathan and Manderlyrn, I agree with you both. This should never have happened, for many reasons. She can't possibly give each child the time and care that it needs with that many children. Then of course there is the money issue. She was clearly thinking of herself and not what kind of life that she was going to give these children. But, now it is too late. The children are in this world. Maybe, adoption? I don't know. This brings me to Charles Murray. We live in a democracy. Once you start taking away people's right to reproduce then you are a slippery slope to total government control. I don't like and agree with a lot things people do, including this mom but I realize that these things happen when you live in the United States. Also, I took exception to Murray's statement because it was irrational. I know rich people who are shitty parents. Money didn't help their children have a better life. Implementing reproduction control would send this country into a frenzy by creating a class war. It's not going to happen of course. I'm not worried about losing reproduction rights if it sounds that way. I was already irritated by a person who told me recently that people have too much freedom in this country. My answer? Go buy an island and implement your own government. I'm happy that I live where I do. It is not perfect but I don't complain because it could be much worse.
  7. maven2blue

    Pet Peeves

    That story pissed me off too. Especially, this quote: "It's my opinion that a woman's right to reproduce should be limited to a number which the parents can pay for," Charles Murray wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Daily News. "Why should my wife and I, as taxpayers, pay child support for 14 Suleman kids?" Maybe Charles Murray's parents should've had second thoughts before they reproduced.
  8. I think that he looks more like Theoden than the Cowardly lion. Stephen Colbert called Robert "fettucine carbonara" Collbert I did think it was funny when Colbert called Coldway, waiters from Long John Silver's.
  9. As the it was printing, the next post popped up, so I wrote it on the bottom of the page. I didn't take the posts and pic as mean-spirited, just all in good fun. I don't find meaness or whining about Robert funny.
  10. I got a Wikipedia entry. Cynthia is a personal name of Greek origin (Κυνθία, Kynthía) meaning "from Mount Cynthus" on Delos island. It can be abbreviated as Cindy. Cynthia was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis, who was sometimes called "Cynthia" because, according to legend, the goddess was born on Mount Cynthus. Wow, I feel special.
  11. Omg, you guys, this is a classic. I just printed a copy of the pic and the replies and pinned it up on the board next to my computer. Thanks for the best laugh that I've had in a long time.
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    Captain Morgan in boiled custard
  13. Now, the press release is being reinterpreted? Will the madness ever stop? "After those dates, Robert has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years" -Plant's website
  14. Legend of the Seeker. The episodes are posted on Hulu. So far, the show is boring. Its too generic. I feel like I've seen it before. Maybe, it will get better in later episodes.
  15. The Doors Purple Rain The Sound of Music Oklahoma West Side Story
  16. Wow, you did get a good deal. Mine has 4 gigs but I paid $150 for it. Office Depot does have good deals. I know someone who bought a $1200 laptop for $500 there. It had been on display. Runs like a dream.
  17. I have my internet back. My Belkin wireless went crazy. I had to call tech support who were very helpful (another thing to be happy about) and give the wireless some new commands. It better mind me from now on or I'm going to take it out to the driveway and run over it with the car.
  18. I agree with Tangerine. Kashmir has transcendentalism in not just the lyrics but in the music itself. LZ was into Eastern music,so, I Would look at songs that have an obvious Eastern influence,
  19. former Pentecostal pastor sentenced to prison recently for fleecing his Colorado congregation I saw this on Google and was mildly curious. I lost interest when I found something about a different person, a guy who gets in fist fights with members of his congregation.
  20. I love "Fringe". Walter is what kept me watching in the first episodes. Now I'm hooked. John Noble is a great actor. He also played Denethor in LOTR:Return of the King. In Movies, I loved John Candy's character in "Uncle Buck", he was really funny, sweet and tough, all at the same time. Also, Liked Steve Buscemi's character in "Con Air". Creepy, you just didn't know what was going to happen next, well played by Buscemi. It gave an otherwise bland movie, some edge.
  21. I understand what you are saying. Some bands wear the devils tag for show, its a gimmick but they don't practice it in private. As for listening, I have heard things while listening to Zeppelin but nothing devilish. The odd thing is that its always happened when I least expected it, caught me off guard. I have been curious to why this only happens when I'm listening to Zeppelin but I don't worry about. Not everything can be explained so there's no sense in obsessively mulling over it.
  22. You guys are right, this is interesting. I would like to know the Who, What, When and Where of this incident.
  23. I guess I did. Hey, now we know real reason why Robert doesn't want to tour with them. There was no way in hell that they were going to get him in a dragon suit.
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