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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #705 on: June 10, 2009, 11:55:31 PM »
I am reading 'Misquoting Jesus', which is about the history of the Bible and the many hands and languages it has been through.

That and 'Physical Computing', which is about hooking up sensors and motors and whatnot to little microchips which leads into building world conquering robots and all that.

I really enjoyed "Misquoting Jesus" myself.  The guys who do the Reasonable Doubts podcast use this kind of info to debate Xian apoolgists.

Re: 'Physical Computing' we may be Robuts already.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #706 on: June 11, 2009, 03:44:49 AM »
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Re: 'Physical Computing' we may be Robuts already.


Some of us more likely than others, but you're pretty low on that list, Fredericks.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #707 on: June 11, 2009, 09:44:36 AM »
I am reading 'Misquoting Jesus', which is about the history of the Bible and the many hands and languages it has been through.

That and 'Physical Computing', which is about hooking up sensors and motors and whatnot to little microchips which leads into building world conquering robots and all that.

I really enjoyed "Misquoting Jesus" myself.  The guys who do the Reasonable Doubts podcast use this kind of info to debate Xian apoolgists.

Re: 'Physical Computing' we may be Robuts already.


So far it's (Misquoting) enjoyable. Hard to argue w/ a guy who went whole hog and learned Greek and Hebrew. He takes that stuff pretty seriously.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #708 on: June 11, 2009, 01:36:40 PM »
I loved Misquoting Jesus.  I just picked up his new one, and, at five pages in, I think it's going to be just as good.  Anyone else read it?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #709 on: June 11, 2009, 05:22:36 PM »
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Re: 'Physical Computing' we may be Robuts already.


Some of us more likely than others, but you're pretty low on that list, Fredericks.


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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #710 on: June 11, 2009, 10:27:05 PM »
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Re: 'Physical Computing' we may be Robuts already.


Some of us more likely than others, but you're pretty low on that list, Fredericks.


Hey Buffy,

Did you compliment me?

Mind= confused.


What do you know about the Psychologist from Watchmen?




I like you, Fredericksy, warily.  Don't take that personally - wary is more or less the buffcoat Way.
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #711 on: June 11, 2009, 11:05:00 PM »
Just started Simon Reynolds' Rip Up and Start Again: Postpunk, 1978-1984.  Liking it so far.  Anyone else here read it?

Yeti #7 and J.G. Ballard's Super-Cannes just came in the mail today.  I'm pretty psyched for both.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #712 on: June 12, 2009, 12:03:47 AM »
Just started Simon Reynolds' Rip Up and Start Again: Postpunk, 1978-1984.  Liking it so far.  Anyone else here read it?

i started it, and life got in the way - so i only made it 70-80 pages in. i liked it a lot, though, and it's on my get-back-to-it list. i also peeked ahead to the chapter about the fall, which only made me want to purchase mark e. smith's book. and any other book about the fall.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #713 on: June 12, 2009, 10:22:38 AM »
Just started Simon Reynolds' Rip Up and Start Again: Postpunk, 1978-1984.  Liking it so far.  Anyone else here read it?

Yeti #7 and J.G. Ballard's Super-Cannes just came in the mail today.  I'm pretty psyched for both.

I loved Super-Cannes. It was the first Ballard I read, I think, and it made me an instant fan.

I like you, Fredericksy, warily.  Don't take that personally - wary is more or less the buffcoat Way.

Hey, I just started The Buffcoat Way! It's good so far.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #714 on: June 12, 2009, 10:45:27 AM »
I'm finishing Game of Kings by Michael Weinreb.  It's about kids who attend Edward R. Murrow High School and are on the elite chess team there.  Some of the best players are barely going to graduate and are just as interested in making money playing cards.
     Next on my queue is Power Makers.  It's about how steam and electric power changed the world.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #715 on: June 12, 2009, 11:57:21 AM »
Just started Simon Reynolds' Rip Up and Start Again: Postpunk, 1978-1984.  Liking it so far.  Anyone else here read it?

i started it, and life got in the way - so i only made it 70-80 pages in. i liked it a lot, though, and it's on my get-back-to-it list. i also peeked ahead to the chapter about the fall, which only made me want to purchase mark e. smith's book. and any other book about the fall.

Yeah, I'm about 30 pages in, and I like it, but it's pretty freaking dense.  Not dense as in academic (though, in true postpunk fashion, it is that), but dense as in music-nerd.  It makes an interesting companion to Our Band Could Be Your Life, though: after 1976-77, the UK went in an art-school/pop direction, whereas the US went into a more populist but noisier one.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #716 on: June 13, 2009, 02:53:22 AM »
Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations by Simon Rich

After hearing him on Seven Second Delay I thought I'd throw him some business. Nice fun read! Short and sweet.

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« Reply #717 on: June 18, 2009, 12:43:12 AM »
Just started Simon Reynolds' Rip Up and Start Again: Postpunk, 1978-1984.  Liking it so far.  Anyone else here read it?

i started it, and life got in the way - so i only made it 70-80 pages in. i liked it a lot, though, and it's on my get-back-to-it list. i also peeked ahead to the chapter about the fall, which only made me want to purchase mark e. smith's book. and any other book about the fall.

Yeah, I'm about 30 pages in, and I like it, but it's pretty freaking dense.  Not dense as in academic (though, in true postpunk fashion, it is that), but dense as in music-nerd.  It makes an interesting companion to Our Band Could Be Your Life, though: after 1976-77, the UK went in an art-school/pop direction, whereas the US went into a more populist but noisier one.

Please kill me is a entertaining read.  If you like those two.

I am a big fan of band bio's lately.  Reading the Soft Machine one right now just read the replacements one and previous to that I read the No Wave Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980. book

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #718 on: June 18, 2009, 09:43:08 AM »
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It's like watching the six hour A&E Pride and Prejudice with my big brother.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #719 on: June 18, 2009, 01:12:11 PM »
I keep on meaning to get this to read! Tell me if it is totally worth it, Julie.
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