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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Rainswept on Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:44 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Mine is the Dictionary.



You can't post books you haven't even read all of!
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Ubi Dubius on Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:50 am

So hard to name a favorite.

Hitchhiker's Guide (never saw the movie)
For Love of the Game (much better than the movie)
Killer Angels (much better than the movie (Gettysburg))
Lost Moon (the movie (Apollo 13) was also very good)
Simple Justice (there's no way they could make a movie out of this)

Simple Justice has had the biggest actual impact on my life. It is the story of Brown v. Board of Education and picks it up during the Civil War. The heroes are the lawyers of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who worked for decades for equal rights for blacks. It's a great book for the history and for the law. It really helped solidify my thoughts on race relations and helped me start to understand just how horrible things were in my own Virginia.

It also physically has a big impact. That's one heavy book.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Scott the Pirate on Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:40 pm

I'll have to get that for the gf....She's off to law school soon.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Ubi Dubius on Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:54 pm

Scott the Pirate wrote:I'll have to get that for the gf....She's off to law school soon.

I read it when I was getting ready to start law school.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Scott the Pirate on Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:44 pm

She has 3 credits left. The system at UMD is set up so that "Senior Seminar" is only offered only once every other year, so she's taking that in the fall. Stupid. "Graduated" summa-cum-laude (she got departmental honors as well) with a 3.979/4.0 gpa. I'm still amazed at how such a smart person can stick to her guns (in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary) after claiming that the statement "In general men are taller than women" is false....

(No need to go 'splainin' Roy)
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Eniavlys on Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:02 am

The best series of books ever made in this world is the "Discoworld" series written by Terry Pratchett. :love:
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:00 am

Eniavlys wrote:The best series of books ever made in this world is the "Discoworld" series written by Terry Pratchett. :love:
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Cricket on Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:49 pm

Is "Discoworld" Discworld set to eighties dance music?

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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:32 pm

Cricket wrote:Is "Discoworld" Discworld set to eighties dance music?

"We're gonna put on a *show*!" :wink:
You realise I now have the disco version of the Star Wars theme stuck in my head? :furious:

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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Edd on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:33 pm

Cricket wrote:Is "Discoworld" Discworld set to eighties dance music?

"We're gonna put on a *show*!" :wink:


Well, Rincewind's theme song is Stayin' Alive.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:05 am

Edd wrote:
Cricket wrote:Is "Discoworld" Discworld set to eighties dance music?

"We're gonna put on a *show*!" :wink:


Well, Rincewind's theme song is Stayin' Alive.
It's the other way around. Stayin' Alive was recorded for Rincewind.
A flap of the wings yesterday means big changes tomorrow.
Let's work together to keep the present inevitable.

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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Eniavlys on Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:55 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:
Edd wrote:
Cricket wrote:Is "Discoworld" Discworld set to eighties dance music?

"We're gonna put on a *show*!" :wink:


Well, Rincewind's theme song is Stayin' Alive.
It's the other way around. Stayin' Alive was recorded for Rincewind.


I agree with DTH.
Hey I'm just thinking that the Death is a good example of omniscience. * Go on serious discussion part*
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Scott the Pirate on Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:52 pm

Hey Rainswept! Was the name of that book "Anthem"? It's probably one page back, but i'm too lazy today...
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Rainswept on Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:58 pm

yup.
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Scott the Pirate on Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:01 pm

Thanks. I'll get to it soon...assuming that i don't get a job... :furious:
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