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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:53 pm
by thomasgaffney
Still a 10-8 lead for The World Without Us with, about, 13 hours left...

EDIT-Vote Collapse dammit!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:02 am
by tapehead
21 votes... that's a very healthy turn out... ahem..

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:03 am
by DaleTremont
thomasgaffney wrote:Still a 10-8 lead for The World Without Us with, about, 13 hours left...

EDIT-Vote Collapse dammit!


Come on people! Vote Easy Riders!

It's pertinent to sooo many excellent debates we've had here in the Zone. The talking points alone are boundless!

Plus (and this shoudl be the most compelling incentive) I'll stop pestering everyone about it if it wins!

How's that for a reason to vote?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:04 am
by tapehead
Yeah, just yeasterday I PWNT Dale with it in the 'I hates George' thread...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:04 am
by Bob Samonkey
tapehead wrote:21 votes... that's a very healthy turn out... ahem..


Maybe some people just read and dont speak up?

BTW I did not vote. I have too many books to read right now...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:08 am
by Seppuku
I haven't voted yet, by the way.

I'll just leave my paypal account name here and let you do the rest: simulation2k.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:08 am
by thomasgaffney
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:BTW I did not vote. I have too many books to read right now...


Boo!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:12 am
by DaleTremont
tapehead wrote:Yeah, just yeasterday I PWNT Dale with it in the 'I hates George' thread...


Please. Your lack of response clearly shows your admission of defeat. :wink:

(winks but is confident!)

Jesus, tapes, can't we go a day without squabbling?!?! It's starting to get a bit embarrassing for you :wink:

(winks for serious)

:wink:

My use of the emoticon is as multi-layered as Eastern Promises :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:39 am
by Ribbons
tapehead wrote:21 votes... that's a very healthy turn out... ahem..


Hey, at last count 16 people have voted in the There Will Be Blood thread and that hasn't even opened in most of America, let alone most of the world. There might be some alt tomfoolery going on, but I also think you can't underestimate the amount of people who either read but don't contribute verbally or just vote because they have the option to.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:01 am
by Lady Sheridan
I voted for Easy Riders because I needed something that didn't keep me up at night...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:12 am
by DaleTremont
There you go! Come on, guys, just one...more...vote.....

You can do eet!!!

What other incentive....watch me PWN tapehead some more!

Seriously, stories about Spielberg oggling Margot Kidder's boobs! About Hal Ashby getting stomped on by the man! About Lucas embarking on the beginning of the beginning and Marty Scorcese gettin all coked out! And...and...Bogdanovich pussywhipped by Cybill Shepard!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:15 am
by Seppuku
DaleTremont wrote:Seriously, stories about Spielberg oggling Margot Kidder's boobs! About Hal Ashby getting stomped on by the man! About Lucas embarking on the beginning of the beginning and Marty Scorcese gettin all coked out! And...and...Bogdanovich pussywhipped by Cybill Shepard!


I was planning on voting for ERRB, but then you went and spoiled all the best parts. The World Without Us it is...

:twisted:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:16 am
by Ribbons
DaleTremont wrote:Seriously, stories about Spielberg oggling Margot Kidder's boobs! About Hal Ashby getting stomped on by the man! About Lucas embarking on the beginning of the beginning and Marty Scorcese gettin all coked out! And...and...Bogdanovich pussywhipped by Cybill Shepard!


Sounds pretty bitchin'

I didn't vote for it, but... bitchin' nonetheless

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:17 am
by Bob Samonkey
thomasgaffney wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:BTW I did not vote. I have too many books to read right now...


Boo!


*scream!!*

You scared me!!


Oh you mean boo I am not reading with you guys....

Give me a month

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:17 am
by DaleTremont
:P

This is where aggressive campaigning gets me.

I'm the Zone's Hilary Clinton!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:19 am
by Ribbons
DaleTremont wrote:This is where aggressive campaigning gets me.

I'm the Zone's Hilary Clinton!


Image

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:19 am
by Retardo_Montalban
DaleTremont wrote::P

This is where aggressive campaigning gets me.

I'm the Zone's Hilary Clinton!


You're really a man?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:24 am
by DaleTremont
Retardo_Montalban wrote:
DaleTremont wrote::P

This is where aggressive campaigning gets me.

I'm the Zone's Hilary Clinton!


You're really a man?


I'm really DA man.

Da dum tshhh.

All right...I hang up my hat. ERRB shall never be! I'll cry over it with a glass of merlot lamenting what could have been!

*cue world's tiniest violin*

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:19 am
by thomasgaffney
DaleTremont wrote:All right...I hang up my hat. ERRB shall never be! I'll cry over it with a glass of merlot lamenting what could have been!


There's still a chance for it to be picked for "Film Books" in October or so...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:38 am
by minstrel
I refuse to vote for ERRB simply because I love the music the world's tiniest violin plays ...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:44 am
by DaleTremont
thomasgaffney wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:All right...I hang up my hat. ERRB shall never be! I'll cry over it with a glass of merlot lamenting what could have been!


There's still a chance for it to be picked for "Film Books" in October or so...


My funds is all dried up. And my staff have been hospitalized for exhaustion. And to top it off, Oprah just pulled her support!

This little engine-that-could just can't!

(Oh for fuck's sake...when I start talking like this it means it's time for bed. Or more wine. One or the other.)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:51 am
by tapehead
Has Biff and the rest of the clan voted yet?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:11 am
by thomasgaffney
A tie so far. If Dale hasn't given up, maybe she can muster up another ERRB vote. If not, it'll come down to a quarter flip, like December's choice Sharp Objects...

Come on! Just 10 more Collapse votes!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:39 am
by darkjedijaina
thomasgaffney wrote:A tie so far. If Dale hasn't given up, maybe she can muster up another ERRB vote. If not, it'll come down to a quarter flip, like December's choice Sharp Objects...

Come on! Just 10 more Collapse votes!


the suspense is terrible! i hope it'll last...

actually, i wish we knew already as my flight is leaving on sunday afternoon...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:02 am
by thomasgaffney
darkjedijaina wrote:actually, i wish we knew already as my flight is leaving on sunday afternoon...


In another 2 hours or so. Maybe less, I might have to take a early lunch so I can make a meeting...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:31 am
by so sorry
I just stumbled in here on a whim. I voted for Easy Riders, Raging Bulls because I just read a Making of Godfather book that referenced it pretty heavily.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:34 am
by thomasgaffney
so sorry wrote:I just stumbled in here on a whim. I voted for Easy Riders, Raging Bulls because I just read a Making of Godfather book that referenced it pretty heavily.


I'll give the poll another hour or so before I have to run out, but we probably have our winner...

EDIT-Because you voted, you have to read it So Sorry! :D

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:36 am
by so sorry
Erm, uh, but eh... OK, but only because I may be the swing vote.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:50 pm
by thomasgaffney
I know I said I would close the poll at 12:00 PM EST today, but work in interfering with my plans...

Thanks to the now-participating So Sorry, the January Book of the Month is Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind.

The January 08 BotM thread will be opened soon. Start reading! :)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:54 pm
by DaleTremont
Holy fucking shit! It's a miracle!

tapehead wrote:Has Biff and the rest of the clan voted yet?


And just for the record, I have been saintly honest. No alts here.

Sweeeetnessssss 8)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:55 am
by thomasgaffney
Final tally:
    Who needs fiction when the truth is scarier! Vote for your non-fiction choice! (NO ALTS!)
    Collapse 11% [ 3 ]
    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls 44% [ 12 ]
    The Omnivore's Dilemma 3% [ 1 ]
    Pegasus Bridge 0% [ 0 ]
    The World Without Us 40% [ 11 ]
    Total Votes : 27
I will put a new poll up for February's theme. Here are your choices to think about:
    Poetry
    Classic
    Horror
    Sci-Fi
    Feminist Themes
    Cult/Underground Classics (past and present)
    Crime/True Crime/Mystery
    World Literature (great books old and new translated into English)
    Music (biographies, studies, etc)

With ER,RB being picked for January, I eliminated "Film Books" from consideration for February...

EDIT-Of course, I am always open to new suggestions for themes.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:33 am
by Lady Sheridan
Poetry is kind of a hard sell. It's good in that it forces people to read it, but it's also can be SO difficult and unpleasant to discuss.

I'd nominate Robert Graves for consideration. Or, seeing as it's February, we could do some serious love poetry. The Elizabethans (Shakespeare, Donne) or a bodice ripper like Byron. (Who I have a collection of, but still haven't read.)

But otherwise, the only poetry I think we can get a lot of people behind is the stuff of World Literature--Kalevala, Iliad, Beowulf, Russian poets, etc. And I think that would be a lot of fun and certainly doesn't limit our international choices.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:10 pm
by Retardo_Montalban
If you guys are going for a poetry theme, I must insist on a book of limericks.


There once was a bunch of nerds on a forum
Who adopted a Phantom Zone decorum
because they could not get laid
discussing movies on the forum, they stayed
and masturbated to pictures of Gollum

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:08 am
by thomasgaffney
Lady Sheridan wrote:Poetry is kind of a hard sell. It's good in that it forces people to read it, but it's also can be SO difficult and unpleasant to discuss.
But otherwise, the only poetry I think we can get a lot of people behind is the stuff of World Literature--Kalevala, Iliad, Beowulf, Russian poets, etc. And I think that would be a lot of fun and certainly doesn't limit our international choices.


Well, there are 6 pages of posts in the Poetry thread, so I figured we'd get some interest here. I'm not a big poetry guy, but I'm willing to check stuff out and learn more about it, personally.

But I'm also leaning towards something like Mystery/Crime, as Vegeta already posted some Dennis Lehane as a suggestion...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:29 am
by Vegeta
thomasgaffney wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote:Poetry is kind of a hard sell. It's good in that it forces people to read it, but it's also can be SO difficult and unpleasant to discuss.
But otherwise, the only poetry I think we can get a lot of people behind is the stuff of World Literature--Kalevala, Iliad, Beowulf, Russian poets, etc. And I think that would be a lot of fun and certainly doesn't limit our international choices.


Well, there are 6 pages of posts in the Poetry thread, so I figured we'd get some interest here. I'm not a big poetry guy, but I'm willing to check stuff out and learn more about it, personally.

But I'm also leaning towards something like Mystery/Crime, as Vegeta already posted some Dennis Lehane as a suggestion...


I had... and I already read "Stutter Island" which was really quite good, and "A Drink Before the War" (1st in his Kenzie/Genaro series) which also rocked. Currently, I am reading "Darkness, Take my Hand" (2nd in that series), and must say I obviously like his style.

Personally, I think "Stutter Island" is a better choice as it is a stand alone book and Scorcese is making it his next film (can't wait).

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:00 am
by minstrel
I'd be up for a poetry discussion. I like poetry. I have some strong opinions about it, but I have strong opinions about most of the literature I've read.

I'd be up for Yeats, Whitman, Dickenson, Robinson Jeffers (of course OF COURSE), Donne, Blake, Kipling, Robert Bringhurst, Sean Virgo, and others. Bring it on!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:00 pm
by thomasgaffney
I'm down for Poetry, as is minstrel and (maybe) LS. Looks like Vegeta is down for some Mystery/Crime.

Anybody else have any preferences?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:24 pm
by Vegeta
thomasgaffney wrote:I'm down for Poetry, as is minstrel and (maybe) LS. Looks like Vegeta is down for some Mystery/Crime.

Anybody else have any preferences?


Don't worry about me, do poetry if you like. Myself, I will likely not participate mostly because poetry doesn't do much for me.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:29 pm
by thomasgaffney
Vegeta wrote:
thomasgaffney wrote:I'm down for Poetry, as is minstrel and (maybe) LS. Looks like Vegeta is down for some Mystery/Crime.

Anybody else have any preferences?


Don't worry about me, do poetry if you like. Myself, I will likely not participate mostly because poetry doesn't do much for me.


I'm just trying to gage everyone's interest in the different possible categories at this point. While I'd like to try different things, I'd also like as many people as possible participating...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:38 pm
by Lady Sheridan
I'm for poetry, the older the better though. :D Let's do some John Donne!

I really dig the World Literature category, by the way, really looking forward to that.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:59 pm
by Ribbons
I'm down for some poetry also Gaffers, but I would also gladly do mystery/crime iffin' you want

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:01 am
by thomasgaffney
Ribbons wrote:I'm down for some poetry also Gaffers, but I would also gladly do mystery/crime iffin' you want


Thanks for sitting on the fence there, Ribbons! It really helps! :D

Actually, I'm putting you down for Poetry as well. Looks like we got a pretty good showing for it already. But I'll come to a decision soon, before opening up the nominations for February's BotM...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:03 am
by Lord Voldemoo
thomasgaffney wrote:
Ribbons wrote:I'm down for some poetry also Gaffers, but I would also gladly do mystery/crime iffin' you want


Thanks for sitting on the fence there, Ribbons! It really helps! :D

Actually, I'm putting you down for Poetry as well. Looks like we got a pretty good showing for it already. But I'll come to a decision soon, before opening up the nominations for February's BotM...


I'm in if the selected work has the word "Nantucket" in the title...

...nah fuck it, I need to expand my horizons. I took poetry classes in college, I can DO THIS!!!

i'm screwed.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:09 am
by minstrel
Lord Voldemoo wrote:...nah fuck it, I need to expand my horizons. I took poetry classes in college, I can DO THIS!!!

i'm screwed.


I never took poetry classes in college. I'm sure I miss 95% of what's going on in the poems.

But I know what I like.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:55 am
by thomasgaffney
Lord Voldemoo wrote:I'm in if the selected work has the word "Nantucket" in the title...

...nah fuck it, I need to expand my horizons. I took poetry classes in college, I can DO THIS!!!

i'm screwed.


You and me both, cow. Well, not the "poetry classes in college" part. Just the being screwed part... :?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:01 pm
by Maui
Poetry would most definitely be fun.

I could throw in Margaret Atwood's 'The Door'. A collection of 50 of her poems.

I've always wanted to read 'Beowulf' too.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:40 pm
by thomasgaffney
Maui wrote:Poetry would most definitely be fun.

I could throw in Margaret Atwood's 'The Door'. A collection of 50 of her poems.

I've always wanted to read 'Beowulf' too.


We seem to have quite a few people who want to (or are at least willing to) do poetry, so February's Book of the Month Theme will, indeed, be Poetry.

Nominations will come later, so get your list of Poetry-related books ready!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:13 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
Lord Voldemoo wrote:I'm in if the selected work has the word "Nantucket" in the title...


the stories about that guy have been greatly overexaggerated...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:15 am
by Maui
If I might suggest the non rhyming kinda poetry.

Thanks for your time.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:20 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
Maui wrote:Thanks for your time.


but I like rhyme...