Zappa.com

The Official Frank Zappa Messageboards
It is currently Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:47 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1510 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 6222
Location: Eastern CT coast
Image

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2002 4:35 am
Posts: 1586
Mangas Coloradas...Chief of The Chiricauhua - Edwin R. Sweeney


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:32 am
Posts: 11
Brave new world by Huxley. It had been on my list for a long time. The translation I have kinda sucks, and trying to find it in english is pretty hard. I'm loving it, nevertheless.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:54 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: The Thumb
Image

_________________
*********************************************************************
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 6222
Location: Eastern CT coast
By da mon hisself...

Reads like sci-fi, but it's real :D

Image

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:51 pm
Posts: 28829
Location: >>==> Wellington New Zealand
Image

_________________
hey punk, where you going with that rat in your pack?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 7224
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
Just got this...
Image

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:51 pm
Posts: 28829
Location: >>==> Wellington New Zealand
Caputh wrote:
Just got this...
Image


now that looks interesting.....

_________________
hey punk, where you going with that rat in your pack?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:14 am
Posts: 5217
:)

_________________
" . . . On the outside now . . ."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 6222
Location: Eastern CT coast
Yay, new Scalzi (of the Old Man's War series)

Image

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:54 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: The Thumb
I'm really enjoying the book I'm currently reading dealing with 5th century Greek campaigns. Didn't realize how difficult it was/is to lay waste to an entire farmland of the enemy by hand. The three main crops were barley,olives, and grapes. Barley could only be destroyed with fire after it had been harvested (June or July) and dried out. Olive trees are very hardy and difficult to uproot even with modern equipment. The grape vine had to be hacked up and burned and would probably spring back within 2-3 seasons.

Imagine having just won a war (lasting no longer than an hour) only to marshal your troops to attempt to destroy 5-10 acres of farmland with axes and fire. Talk about a long and exhausting day for soldiers whose ages were between 18 and 60. Phew :P

_________________
*********************************************************************
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 7224
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
Gray_Ghost wrote:
Caputh wrote:
Just got this...
Image


now that looks interesting.....


If you think that looks interesting, this is the funniest conversation I've heard in ages...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dysEbk25McY

Part 3 is even better - they talk about badly translated German porn on that one. Barry Andrews (also ex-XTC) is the perfect foil. They should get their own show. Plus the improvised music sounds really great.

The book is really good, too.

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:51 pm
Posts: 28829
Location: >>==> Wellington New Zealand
Caputh wrote:
Gray_Ghost wrote:
Caputh wrote:
Just got this...
Image


now that looks interesting.....


If you think that looks interesting, this is the funniest conversation I've heard in ages...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dysEbk25McY

Part 3 is even better - they talk about badly translated German porn on that one. Barry Andrews (also ex-XTC) is the perfect foil. They should get their own show. Plus the improvised music sounds really great.

The book is really good, too.


Cheers Caputh
these guys are hilarious, I've disseminated the links amongst a few of the lads, with unanimous rave reviews.....

_________________
hey punk, where you going with that rat in your pack?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 7224
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
You're welcome!

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:18 pm
Posts: 6294
Location: Between the Badges
The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Looking forward to reading this some time after May 13, 2018

Image

Should arrive Monday! Could have a different cover though.

_________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Don't Be Stupid Unless You Want To


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:18 pm
Posts: 6294
Location: Between the Badges
It arrived! And with this cover...

Image

It's a big-un and weighs in at 3 lbs. A quick look sez this looks great. But, I'm gonna save it for next month as my book to bring on Vacation.

_________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Don't Be Stupid Unless You Want To


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:54 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: The Thumb
Image
Image

_________________
*********************************************************************
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 4:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 6222
Location: Eastern CT coast
Image

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:54 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: The Thumb
Image
Quote:
Eric Hansen was the first westerner ever to walk across the island of Borneo. Completely cut off from the outside world for seven months, he traveled nearly 1,500 miles with small bands of nomadic hunters known as Penan. Beneath the rain forest canopy, they trekked through a hauntingly beautiful jungle where snakes and frogs fly, pigs climb trees, giant carnivorous plants eat mice, and mushrooms glow at night. At once a modern classic of travel literature and a gripping adventure story, Stranger in the Forest provides a rare and intimate look at the vanishing way of life of one of the last surviving groups of rain forest dwellers. Hansen's absorbing, and often chilling, account of his exploits is tempered with the humor and humanity that prompted the Penan to take him into their world and to share their secrets.

_________________
*********************************************************************
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:19 am
Posts: 6222
Location: Eastern CT coast
Image

_________________
Lesser-evilism is war.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:54 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: The Thumb
Image
(1914)
Quote:
Angry wounded grizzly bears, boats made out of buffalo hide, fights with the Blackfeet, semistarvation--it's all here, the life of a trapper in the Rockies in the 1830s and '40s as told by one of the survivors, who kept this raw journal.

_________________
*********************************************************************
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 394
Location: Oregon
Milton Bradley wrote:
I'd also suggest his collection of short stories. One of my favorites of his is "Flow My Tears The Policeman Said"

Jason Tavener, who is the host of a popular talkshow and loved by millions, is attacked by his ex-wife. She throws some kind of jellyfish type being onto his chest which steals his ego. Now nobody recognizes him and his personal identification is useless,plus his assets are essentially frozen. He must try to figure out how to get back to his old self.

Finally got around to this. Greatly appreciate the suggestion, fantastic read!
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:54 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: The Thumb
Image
Image
Theme song: I Get Around - The Beach Boys

_________________
*********************************************************************
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:14 am
Posts: 33279
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA
My current read, and a peek at our livingroom.

Image

_________________
You're probably wondering why I'm here
(not that it makes a heck of a lot of a difference to ya)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:06 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 7224
Location: in deepest, darkest Germany
Milton Bradley wrote:
Image
Image
Theme song: I Get Around - The Beach Boys


That's a great book...

_________________
"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly."


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1510 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group