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Old 05-09-2011, 06:18 PM   #1576
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:40 PM   #1577
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:44 PM   #1578
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I think you will find a lot of Freud's writing is slightly antagonist and dismissive of the opposing view.

Much of mid 19th century german thought is characterized by a violent repudiation of previous ideas. this is most apparent in works of Nietzsche with his deconstructive attack on philosophy. But it's also seen in Freud and Nietzsche. those three are often studied together

I'm gonna check out that Nick Hornby book Rufus loved high fidelity

Yeah, it was my first taste of Freud so it caught me a bit off guard. It was an interestting read but I think i'll be more prepared the next time I read his works. I'm anxious to get into his more popular works.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:51 PM   #1579
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I'm almost done with it. It's pretty good, and I can recommend it.
I stopped reading it about 30 to 40 pages in due to the language used.. the slang kind of grated on me.. I hope to one day return to it, the concept itself does seem reasonable.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:41 AM   #1580
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Just finished reading these series of books and they were great, kept my interest the whole way though.

This last book was great and with a pretty decent ending. Thought it was going to be a let down but it wasnt and cant wait till they make the films in a few years time!
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:32 PM   #1581
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10/10

A great ode to my home state's primary contribution to world cuisine. I read it partly for my own interest and partly because I'm planning to make a barbecue thread and wanted to brush up on the basics.

Highly recommended for the porciverous among you.

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Old 05-10-2011, 03:40 PM   #1582
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just recently read a great v.s. naipaul book, half a life. Like most of his books that Ive read, it deals heavily with people finding their place in a modern world with changing (or eroding) social institutions and definitions (in this case, the caste system of India). Melancholy but such great imagery.


I also read the Blind Owl, a very intense book by the Iranian (I read a translation) author Sadegh Hedayat. Wow. At times the repetitive use of some of the language seems odd, but this is really a very engaging and mysterious story that probes the meanings of personal reality. Told from a narrators view, you start to realize that you cannot trust the narrator as an objective or truthful presentation of the events, perhaps because there is no true objective reality within the framework of this story. I read it on a plane yesterday and really couldnt put it down
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #1583
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10/10

A great ode to my home state's primary contribution to world cuisine. I read it partly for my own interest and partly because I'm planning to make a barbecue thread and wanted to brush up on the basics.

Highly recommended for the porciverous among you.
What about the S. Carolina food traditions around Charleston? Golden Rice?
http://www.ansonmills.com/index.htm

or are you a N. Car snob?
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #1584
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What about the S. Carolina food traditions around Charleston? Golden Rice?
http://www.ansonmills.com/index.htm

or are you a N. Car snob?

It's the Charleston peeps who are the snobs. I'm just a hog eatin Tarheel.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:01 PM   #1585
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It's the Charleston peeps who are the snobs. I'm just a hog eatin Tarheel.

Charleston is one of the nicest places I have been to. Completely ***** all over some of the bigger name cities in the states.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:17 PM   #1586
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Charleston is one of the nicest places I have been to. Completely ***** all over some of the bigger name cities in the states.

Yeah it's got a lot going for it. Cobblestone streets, nice architecture, good restaurants. I go down to Kiawah Island south of there once a year.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #1587
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Yeah it's got a lot going for it. Cobblestone streets, nice architecture, good restaurants. I go down to Kiawah Island south of there once a year.

My cousin is working in Charleston at the moment, and I'm heading down Memorial Day weekend for my first visit. I'm pretty pumped.


I just finished TJ English's Havanna Nocturne. For a big book, that reads a tiny bit clinical in spots, I absolutely blew through it, for me anyway. The subject matter is right up my alley. It was really interesting, and gives you a nice short history on a lot of topics without going too heavy into anything. Cuban Political history. Castro's bio. Fulgencia Battista's bio. Meyer Lansky's bio. Lucky Luciano. The basic mob evolution from prohibition to it's peak in the 60s.

I just started a comprehensive research book on the existence of the North American Upright Ape. Bigfoot has always interested me, but in at least a little bit of an ironic way. I'm hoping to get some insight out of this without actually feeling like the author is a wack job. I'm only a chapter in, and it's at least an easy read.
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My cousin is working in Charleston at the moment, and I'm heading down Memorial Day weekend for my first visit. I'm pretty pumped.


I just finished TJ English's Havanna Nocturne. For a big book, that reads a tiny bit clinical in spots, I absolutely blew through it, for me anyway. The subject matter is right up my alley. It was really interesting, and gives you a nice short history on a lot of topics without going too heavy into anything. Cuban Political history. Castro's bio. Fulgencia Battista's bio. Meyer Lansky's bio. Lucky Luciano. The basic mob evolution from prohibition to it's peak in the 60s.

I just started a comprehensive research book on the existence of the North American Upright Ape. Bigfoot has always interested me, but in at least a little bit of an ironic way. I'm hoping to get some insight out of this without actually feeling like the author is a wack job. I'm only a chapter in, and it's at least an easy read.
who is the author?
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:23 PM   #1589
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It's "Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America", by Loren Coleman.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:26 PM   #1590
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hmmn, dont know him, but a brief internet search suggests hes a hack (they all pretty much are). My PhD advisor used to go on bigfoot excursions with this guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Krantz) back when he was at WSU in the 70s. We still get people who send us "bigfoot" scat samples for analysis. Almost all of them are bear shit.

I actually have some of the plaster casts of footprints they mention in that wiki link in my lab.

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