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Old 07-22-2008, 12:01 AM   #901
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Yeah, he's like Tolkien only instead of hating on Orcs and other abominations, Clancy drops mad hate on the enemies of Freedom - the enemies of the U-S-A!!! Like he used to hate the Russians, then he hated on the Irish for a bit, then back to the russians. Now he's all about hating the current terrorists.
If Clancy were President, we'd not be THE UNITED STATES OF RECESSION. We'd be kicking ass, taking names, re-kicking ass, changing everyone's name, annexing Canada, drilling for oil wherever we chose, outlawing soccer, speaking American and eating Hamburgers.
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Quick, who's more badass? Mr. Clark or Chavez?
Mr. Clark....anytime someone monitors your mission progress from afar, then takes a rubber band and tosses it on a map to demonstrate that you're like a snake, you're a hardcore bad-ass.
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If Clancy were President, we'd not be THE UNITED STATES OF RECESSION. We'd be kicking ass, taking names, re-kicking ass, changing everyone's name, annexing Canada, drilling for oil wherever we chose, outlawing soccer, speaking American and eating Hamburgers.
I don't think Clancy would even waste time with the name taking. He'd go right from the ass kicking to the ass kicking to the annexing.
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I don't think Clancy would even waste time with the name taking. He'd go right from the ass kicking to the ass kicking to the annexing.
But, don't you think that he'd want to erect Mt. Ass-kick, and have the names of every vanquished American foe etched into the living rock of Stonehenge?
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I actually don't have a lot of love for Hemingway the novelist. I love his short stories, but I don't feel that his style translates well to the longer narrative.

I will argue to the death that Duncan's "The Brothers K" is the greatest American novel.

I would also argue that Twain is the father of modern American literature.
I'll argue that you're the father of Lance's half-brother.

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I actually agree with this entire post.
There's a surprise.


I haven't read as much Dickens as you, but there seems to be a heavy amount of providence in much of these stories, which would lead me to think he's not very anti-religious He's showing a cruel world, but doesn't write like god is indifferent to it. None of these endings are bleak in terms of the fates of the main characters.

Now Twain, that's another story. Man was BITTER, and rightfully so.
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But, don't you think that he'd want to erect Mt. Ass-kick, and have the names of every vanquished American foe etched into the living rock of Stonehenge?
A good point, but I think instead he'd opt to go more badass and just post their genetic code, like, "FOE #98132 T-G-C-C-G-T-G-A OWNED BY AMERICA - FUCK YEAH!"
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I haven't read as much Dickens as you, but there seems to be a heavy amount of providence in much of these stories, which would lead me to think he's not very anti-religious He's showing a cruel world, but doesn't write like god is indifferent to it. None of these endings are bleak in terms of the fates of the main characters.

Now Twain, that's another story. Man was BITTER, and rightfully so.
To be clear...Dickens had his personal religious beliefs, but was troubled by dogmatic attitudes towards religion and always preached a very liberal interpretation of then New Testament.
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A good point, but I think instead he'd opt to go more badass and just post their genetic code, like, "FOE #98132 T-G-C-C-G-T-G-A OWNED BY AMERICA - FUCK YEAH!"
You're right.
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Clancy wouldn't etch any non american mother fuckers name into Stonehenge. He would replace stonehenge with the carbonite prisons of one Harrison Ford. Now those are living stones.
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... replace stonehenge with the carbonite prisons of one Harrison Ford. .
That might possibly be the greatest idea of all time.





Since this is a book thread, I just finished Mysterious Flame of Queen Luana by Umberto Ecco and I didn't like it. I really had hope for Eco, but now, not so much. Maybe I'l try name of the Rose next and build a solid foundation on which to base my opinion of the man.
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That might possibly be the greatest idea of all time.





Since this is a book thread, I just finished Mysterious Flame of Queen Luana by Umberto Ecco and I didn't like it. I really had hope for Eco, but now, not so much. Maybe I'l try name of the Rose next and build a solid foundation on which to base my opinion of the man.
I'd avoid at this point, Beav. I think Eco will just continue to drive you nuts. I read The Name of the Rose and must admit that while parts of it were amazing, other parts were a chore. Same for Foccault's Pendulum, though, I liked that one best of all his books, easily.
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ok, noted. I have a bunch of shit lined up - including some dude named....Gene Wofe or something - so in 6 months when I'm caught up, maybe I'll consider Eco again.
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ok, noted. I have a bunch of shit lined up - including some dude named....Gene Wofe or something - so in 6 months when I'm caught up, maybe I'll consider Eco again.
Oh, hey, he's actually named Gene Wolfe. Yeah, you might want to check him out. If you want your mind blown, that is.


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Last night I finished "The First Man in Rome." I was so impressed. It took me a while to read, since it was such a large book, and I didn't exactly want to lug it with me everywhere. I glossed over a bit of the political stuff, but most of it was so fascinating. I knew very little about Roman history before reading this, and I'm totally hooked now. I'm definitely going to pick up the next book when I get back from my trip.
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