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by Cricket
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Picked up The God Delusion yesterday
Replies: 13
Views: 7116

Re: Picked up The God Delusion yesterday

I see your also located in Michigan. I got mine at the B&N in Grandville at the mall. Which is also a very rabidly fundie town. There is a megachurch just a couple blocks from the mall. Perhaps that's the town your speaking of? Hah! Grandville ain't even tryin'...I'm talking Holland, home of th...
by Cricket
Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Picked up The God Delusion yesterday
Replies: 13
Views: 7116

Re: Picked up The God Delusion yesterday

Oddly enough, being as the closest town of any size is rabidly fundy, the local B&N has one whole wall covered with Pagan/Spiritualist stuff, twenty feet or so of New Age, and a ton of other stuff that surprised me mightily. Haven't looked there for "The God Delusion" - next time I'm u...
by Cricket
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Worst book ever written..
Replies: 127
Views: 91221

Re: Worst book ever written..

Ethan Frome - depressing, soap operaish and whiney. Had to read it for English taught by an ancient dried up teacher. It was another 'life sucks, you suffer and die, but not soon enough' book. After I finished "Ethan Frome" I just sat there for a minute thinking "Why in the name of a...
by Cricket
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Worst book ever written..
Replies: 127
Views: 91221

Re: Worst book ever written..

Oh lordy - that's the prose equivalent of Edgar Guest...
by Cricket
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Worst movie ever made...
Replies: 178
Views: 71295

Re: Worst movie ever made...

Might have missed some of the thread, but did anyone mention "Plan 9 From Outer Space"?
by Cricket
Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page
Replies: 46
Views: 22321

Re: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page

I'm actually rather fond of the Patrician...

That probably says something about me...
by Cricket
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3403
Views: 884636

Re: What are you reading right now?

Bill Bryson rocks... A Walk in the Woods is still one of my all-time favorite books of any genre, language, or format Spent a week backpacking on Isle Royale a few years ago - rained the whole time. We kept amused in the really drenching downpours by passing "A Walk in the Woods" around a...
by Cricket
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Watcha listenin' to?
Replies: 1704
Views: 449568

Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Sound track to "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

For some reason it's my get my ass outa my chair and go do something useful music...that and Aerosmith.
by Cricket
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3403
Views: 884636

Re: What are you reading right now?

I really like "The Curious Incident" - probably because the main character is very like someone I know. Right now I'm reading a collection of short stories called "My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon" - vampires and werewolves and such, in love. My tastes are a tad eclectic...also ...
by Cricket
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What's The Last Movie You Saw?
Replies: 2807
Views: 650804

Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Well, way to make me feel behind the times - I just finally saw the original "Hellboy" a couple of weeks ago.

Pretty good, probably will see the new one a little less tardy-ly...
by Cricket
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page
Replies: 46
Views: 22321

Re: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page

Sigh. I have all the Discworld books, "The Wee Free Men", and a couple of other illustrated "History of Discworld" or whatever books. I was so thoroughly depressed about Pratchett's diagnosis that I haven't had the heart to read any lately - it's about time that I start over at t...
by Cricket
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Plagiarism
Replies: 8
Views: 6006

Re: Plagiarism

Oh for Pete's sake, that never even occured to me - it's country stations I usually hear it on too...until I switch over to something else - and it's there too!!! Aaargh!!!
by Cricket
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Plagiarism
Replies: 8
Views: 6006

Re: Plagiarism

If you live in Michigan they play it on and on ad nauseum, since it mentions us and all - at least that's the excuse people requesting it give.
by Cricket
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?
Replies: 241
Views: 169180

Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

I love the bit in "The Lost Boys" about "All the damn vampires."

I think it's Santa Maria - but don't quote me. Of course, I'm pathologically incapable of not going and looking it up now...

Santa Carla - okay, I knew it was a girl's name...
by Cricket
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: How's your library?
Replies: 44
Views: 18367

Re: How's your library?

When I was a kid, my sister came home from school in tears, with a rather snarky note from her second grade teacher stating that said sister was over-reacting and being ridiculous...because she'd freaked when given her homework assignment - count the books in your house. After we split the house up ...

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