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Old 09.04.2017, 07:05 PM   #4721
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The Goldseekers - W. R. Burnett

adult story of men going to look for gold in the Yukon
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Old 09.14.2017, 10:18 AM   #4722
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Finished Terence McKenna's Food Of The Gods. read it back in 1992, and read it again.

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Old 09.14.2017, 10:29 AM   #4723
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Finished Terence McKenna's Food Of The Gods. read it back in 1992, and read it again.

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ha ha, me too! (not now, but then)

coffee and sugar ruined us all, eh?

ps- great review!
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Old 09.14.2017, 10:49 AM   #4724
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thnx!

I am myself a caffeine addict (in the AM). used to be a sugar addict. used to be tobacco addict.
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Old 09.14.2017, 11:01 AM   #4725
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me too with the tobaccker. it actually helps with ADD/concentration/coffee business. lets your park yourself in front of a dull task the whole day! but not no more...

btw did you know (learned this from ken burns) the drink of choice of the civil war was coffee? every soldier drank something like 1/2 a gallon a day (this precision im not certain about... would have to rewatch). but explains a lot, huh?

i still drink coffee mornings and post-lunch. with great suspicion though.
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Old 09.14.2017, 11:09 AM   #4726
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The Goldseekers - W. R. Burnett

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Never read, but I'm interested. Thanks!
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Old 09.14.2017, 11:12 AM   #4727
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thnx!

I am myself a caffeine addict (in the AM). used to be a sugar addict. used to be tobacco addict.

I can't seem to stop smoking completely. One in the morning, just after getting up, and one at night, immediately before bed. Sometimes two if I need to knock myself out/speed myself up. I've been trying take that final step for years now.

No coffee and very little sugar though. In case you were wondering. Which, I mean.... how could you not?
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Old 09.14.2017, 11:19 AM   #4728
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im completely off the sugars these days

the current epidemic of obesity & diabetes is due to it
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Old 09.14.2017, 11:20 AM   #4729
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Just finished this. Very enthralling read. Emotionally resonant. Heartbreaking. Also, a nice use of science fiction and fantasy elements in a story that doesn't really fit in either genre. Twisting SF so that it's just "fiction with awesome stuff" is something I value a lot, as a lifelong fan of SF who's sick of reading "SF books."

There are some awkward and intentional "millennialisms" in the prose — attempts to connect with 20/30-something audiences, but the bigger picture is definitely aimed at mature adults, so I can handle it. Good book.
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Old 09.14.2017, 11:20 AM   #4730
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written in 1928, covers from Civil War to 1915 or so, draft riots in Civil War are particularly interesting. Some great names..
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Old 09.14.2017, 11:24 AM   #4731
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im completely off the sugars these days

the current epidemic of obesity & diabetes is due to it

Funny you should mention obesity. I was just going to say I've never really fully quit smoking, and people tell me I'll gain weight. I've seen it happen to other people. But I'm rail thin and I've never really had a chubby phase not even in childhood or after high school so I'm kind of curious about what fat me would be like.
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I'd take the plunge just to find out if I wasn't terrified of being more on-edge and restless and foul-tempered than I already am.
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Old 09.17.2017, 05:46 AM   #4732
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i'm on a robert mitchell kick ever since i watched cloud atlas. 'the bone clocks' was great. now i'm in the middle of 'slade house', not as good but still fun.
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Old 09.17.2017, 03:37 PM   #4733
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Old 09.18.2017, 09:21 AM   #4734
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i'm on a robert mitchell kick ever since i watched cloud atlas. 'the bone clocks' was great. now i'm in the middle of 'slade house', not as good but still fun.

I read half of Cloud Atlas and then I think I gave up or got distracted. I almost never leave a book half-finished. Maybe I should give it another go. Hmm.
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Old 09.18.2017, 09:37 AM   #4735
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I read half of Cloud Atlas and then I think I gave up or got distracted. I almost never leave a book half-finished. Maybe I should give it another go. Hmm.
maybe you should give up more books half-finished!

life is too short to be doing homework all the time

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just read your beetus comments. just know that too much fat won't give you healthy mass. if you want mass you need weight exercise plus protein. this doesn't mean you'll necessarily get huge-- i used to know some wiry people who could outmuscle any steroid meat packets.

gotta run to work..
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Old 09.18.2017, 11:15 AM   #4736
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maybe you should give up more books half-finished!

life is too short to be doing homework all the time

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just read your beetus comments. just know that too much fat won't give you healthy mass. if you want mass you need weight exercise plus protein. this doesn't mean you'll necessarily get huge-- i used to know some wiry people who could outmuscle any steroid meat packets.

gotta run to work..

I'm actually super secure with being scrawny as fuck, but I feel like if I had to punch someone I would do almost no damage. Actually, that has totally happened. Anyway, yeah, hah. Wilford Brimley.
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Old 09.18.2017, 11:43 AM   #4737
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I'm actually super secure with being scrawny as fuck, but I feel like if I had to punch someone I would do almost no damage. Actually, that has totally happened. Anyway, yeah, hah. Wilford Brimley.

e = .5mv^2

so speed is more determinant than mass

 


anyway don't look forward to getting fat is what im trying to say. it's not a good thing-- it's actually worse for "skinny fat" thin people.
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Old 09.18.2017, 12:58 PM   #4738
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Yeah yeah I know. I don't actually want to get fat. All my friends got fat. I'd be ok with not looking like a high schooler at the 49 mark, but whatever.

I'm going to read "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari next. Just ordered it on Amazon.

Think I'm gonna read some comics to dumb down while until it arrives.
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Yeah yeah I know. I don't actually want to get fat. All my friends got fat. I'd be ok with not looking like a high schooler at the 49 mark, but whatever.

I'm going to read "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari next. Just ordered it on Amazon.

Think I'm gonna read some comics to dumb down while until it arrives.

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Old 09.18.2017, 02:51 PM   #4740
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i read multiple reviews of that book and feel like "nothing to see here". in the sense that there are no new ideas advanced by it, but rather it's a compendium of common knowledge plus some errors (see the review on "the guardian" for a list of gaffes).

no new ideas except for maybe the bit about humans rallying around fictions. that's a great model to see things. human rights as religion, sure. but do i need to read 500 pages to grasp that? nope. it's immediately graspable, thanks-- next?

i sort of don't believe in books anymore. sad but true. all that fattening of pages for what could take 2.
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