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by WelshRarePasta
Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion
Topic: The Last Post Thread, 2.0
Replies: 26117
Views: 3756837

Re: The Last Post Thread, 2.0

Last Post before schlepping off to work again...
by WelshRarePasta
Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page
Replies: 46
Views: 21012

Re: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page

He was reading from Anansi Boys on that tour. I have that one, but it's the single Gaiman novel that I haven voraciously dove into (I picked it up along with Neverwhere... I got sidetracked). I've heard tell that it wasn't so good. Are we spoiled or is Gaiman losing his touch, I wonder... Anyway, y...
by WelshRarePasta
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page
Replies: 46
Views: 21012

Re: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page

Welshrarepasta, You know, it's not that difficult to get authors to come and sign books at a bookstore near you. 1) Ask your local bookstore owner/manager if they would be willing to host a book signing. Most will do so because it means they sell more books. 2) Find an author that you like who is p...
by WelshRarePasta
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page
Replies: 46
Views: 21012

Re: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page

^Wow, if only I lived somewhere where decent authors stopped by to sign things ;( The only decent signatures I've gotten are Nikki Giovanni (cause she had the office next to mine) and Maya Angelou (cause she came to visit Nikki). Neither of the Terrys or Neil has ever seen fit to come here. I'd hear...
by WelshRarePasta
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page
Replies: 46
Views: 21012

Re: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page

I did indeed go to the bookstore this afternoon; Nation will be available in hardcover in the US on Sep. 29. I can't wait! Can you believe that the communists at Barnes & Noble didn't have The Amazing Maurice... in stock? I have to get a copy for my nephew for his birthday, and they made me orde...
by WelshRarePasta
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Most overrated writers/books
Replies: 51
Views: 22628

Re: Most overrated writers/books

lol... I think I've said elsewhere (likely in the 'best books thread') that Cien Anos de Soledad is a candidate for my favorite book of all time! Don't worry my friend, at least the literary types in the US know some Colombian other than Pablo Escobar! Garcia Marquez is extremely popular here. And y...
by WelshRarePasta
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What's The Last Movie You Saw?
Replies: 2910
Views: 606645

Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

A little premature, but going to see Burn After Reading tomorrow! Can't wait, love the Coen brothers.
by WelshRarePasta
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Most overrated writers/books
Replies: 51
Views: 22628

Re: Most overrated writers/books

im going to say (besides J.K Rowling)...well you probably never heard of him...because just like my old topic prove it...you dont know anything about colombia...or probably never had the oportunity to read one of his books...but Gabriel García Marquez just...bah..."El coronel no tiene quien le...
by WelshRarePasta
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page
Replies: 46
Views: 21012

Re: Pre-Posthumous Pratchet aPpreciation Page

Come on guys, surely the ultimate Prachett for a site such as this is Small Gods. Not read it? Shame on you. The best book ever written about religion. Don't believe me? Here's just a few of the fantastic lines; Well, my favorite book changes every couple months, but I agree that Small Gods is perf...
by WelshRarePasta
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: All Things FSM
Topic: Very Interesting
Replies: 19
Views: 6838

Re: Very Interesting

^ It's at Welcome to the Neighborhood > Standards and Practices > New Convert Thread (just disregard the title).

Also, don't worry too much about 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness;' I've seen it attributed to Benjamin Franklin on good authority, and that guy wasn't so Godly ;)
by WelshRarePasta
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Worst book ever written..
Replies: 129
Views: 86834

Re: Worst book ever written..

^I realized I was old when I showed Apocalypse Now to a freshman level University class and 75% of them thought it was about either Korea or WWII :fsm_float: . I decided I didn't want to be a teacher anymore. --disclaimer-- I'm about to insult a well-beloved poet ess , and although I won't apologize...
by WelshRarePasta
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Favourite Book
Replies: 105
Views: 48160

Re: Favourite Book

Godel, Escher, Bach The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach Two of the best books I've ever read, and both that have been on my re-read list for far too long without my actually having reread them! THanks for the reminder, they just got bumped to the top of my list after I'm done with my current re...
by WelshRarePasta
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: All Things FSM
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Re: Sarah Palin

See the VP thread in serious discussion. Palin's candidacy is discussed to the death.
by WelshRarePasta
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3520
Views: 827151

Re: What are you reading right now?

Finished my Pratchett binge, now on to my yearly Christopher Moore binge! So, today we have, let's see...

Practical Demonkeeping, the novel that convinced me that American writers could be funny and intelligent rather than pompous and depressing. A must read for anyone with a sense of humour.
by WelshRarePasta
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Worst book ever written..
Replies: 129
Views: 86834

Re: Worst book ever written..

Zomg Lyndon Larouche... that nutbag was once my nextdoor neighbor. He had armed guards in jeeps that would shoot uzis over the heads of little kids (i.e., me and my buds) playing in the woods next to his property for kicks. On the Catcher in the Rye front, it's not strictly a Y chromosome thing, unl...

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