vicious_bastard wrote:I am reading this at the moment. Bill Drummond (ex-KLF) is probably my favourite writer. He and Mark Manning (Zodiac Mindwarp) co-wrote this. Manning has problems - Easton-Ellis style shock tactics for the sake of it. Doesn't work well. Not a huge fan. Drummond is my God. His autobiography '45' is his best one. Go buy it!
Flumm wrote:Khruschev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman?
I have no clue as to what that is Tony, feel free to clue me in there mate.
Man-in-the-Box wrote:Am I wrong to guess that next on your to read list is Thesaurus?
ThisIsTheGirl wrote:Haha! Cheers, Flumm - I still don't understand half of it!
My dad is a politics teacher/writer, so reading a book on Kruschev would make me feel like I was dishonouring my family! I just ask pops if I wanna know something about any 20th Century politics, and any South-East Asian politics from the last 5000 years. It was quite nice when I became an adult and finally realised that my dad had a use!
Flumm wrote:Hey are any of you guys still using a library on a regular basis?
I'd love to, especially now I'm older but I've completley screwed myself over on this one. You see, I lent out a big hardbook compendium of Steinbeck for use at school, about 8 years ago or something now. And for most of those 8 years it lay completely untouched in the corner of a bookshelf, and it's only recently that it's been promoted - still unfinished - to my bedside table.
Don't get me wrong btw, I'm totally guilt ridden about it too, it's just I'd have to start selling tickets to midget boxing matches or something, to pay for ever how much that fine must be now.
I'd give it back, and start using the library properly if I could, it feels all the more of an interesting an essential place to me now that I can't use the bloody thing.
Adam Balm wrote:Hey Dennis I'm curious. Since you work in a university library, do you have access to EBSCO and so I can basically bug you to look up papers in academic journals for me?
Adam Balm wrote:So I can't give you a citation or anything and you could go out and find the paper in question?
Normally I use arxiv, but it's surprisingly limited, especially the older the paper is....
Adam Balm wrote:Alright. I suppose if I'm ever up-shit-creek I can ask you to xerox the hard copy and send it to me, and pay you for the costs...
Of course I could actually do that from my library actually....
Anyway, end threadjack.
magicmonkey wrote:Also Viscious, I loved Drummonds "Bad Wisdom" and "45", is he working on anything else do you know? 45 was like the cursed videotape in the Ring to me when I first read it, I survived tho...
Their second trip was to Zaire, a jungle hell on the verge of bloody civil war, where they travelled up-river in search of the ghost of Conrad's Kurtz. With trusty adjutant Gimpo, they underwent all manner of adventures and ordeals before finally fleeing the country the very day before rebels blew up the only international airstrip.
vicious_bastard wrote:DVDs at the library?!? I don't think I've been in one since the days of VHS. I am there.
DennisMM wrote:Shamed into it, I'll be starting Unpopular Essays, by Bertrand Russell, any day now.
Adam Balm wrote:DennisMM wrote:Shamed into it, I'll be starting Unpopular Essays, by Bertrand Russell, any day now.
Dennis, are you trying to be my favorite person in the world?
Because today, you are.
Seriously, I am looking to get into some heavier reading soon.
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