Topic: what are we reading?

I'm reading:

The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara

A word of caution: the motorcycle is in a lot of pain and leads a fairly tragic life. It dies fairly early in the story...

The landscape is nice, tho.

We've got perfect form when we fall.

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I know what you WERE reading, Tyrone!!!!!

I'm reading Richard Lattimore's translation of the Iliad. I'm kinda behind, cause I didn't read it for two weeks when my friend was visitng. But it's good.

-Andres

"It was only four tracks on the machine, but I was picking up twenty from the extraterrestrial squad." -Lee "Scratch" Perry

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Mnviv aeide, thea, apelliadou Axilleus
'Oulomevnv 'en muri axaioi alge ethnke,
Polla d'iphthimous 'Aiidi proiapsev.

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good book slothtrop, isn't there a movie about it? anyone seen it?

I just want Stephen to light his pumas on fire during an epic solo

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5 (edited by M-Jo 2004-11-26 09:33:53)

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I saw it at the Bookshelf.  Pretty good - better than the reviews I read, which all seemed to focus on how the film idealised the man, which is probably true, but it's not an Oliver Stone movie, so what'd they expect?  I mean, the man's such a hero to so many people, it would be hard to make a movie villifying him, which is what the reviewers all seemed to be looking for.  It's a drama, it's not meant to be documentary.  The movie was beautiful, and entertaining - the reviewers did agree on that.  That was enough for me, I guess. I wouldn't say it was brilliant, but it was worth seeing. (Especially if you have wanderlust...)

Note:  I have to admit that my pro-Gael position might have biased my review.  Might have.  Mmm...  Gael...

I like this picture:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38208000/jpg/_38208679_y_tu_mama300.jpg

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me too (the pic), thanks for the review m-jo.

I just want Stephen to light his pumas on fire during an epic solo

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Plato-Republic

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this board...

fluffy california pretty kitty-cats go "meow-meow-meow!"

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Andres - I've been meaning to read the Illiad.. Is that translation THE translation, or do you have any recommendations with which to start?

it's true, I was reading a certain other book... Many years later, and I finished it! but that is mostly behind me now.

I've been meaning to see the Motorcycle Diaries movie, meself.

T. Slothrop and Sons.

We've got perfect form when we fall.

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i just finished reading the 'foundation' series by isaac asimov. all 7 books or whatever, some good reading, a bit of sci fi never hurt anyone.

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where is the farthest point in the universe? oh where oh where oh where.

We've got perfect form when we fall.

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the art of war - sun tzu

I just want Stephen to light his pumas on fire during an epic solo

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my life in art - k.s. stanislavski

giddyup.

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Hey malkmus! Anyone! is there a new album being worked on?

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i just finished 'naked', a collection of short stories by david sedaris.

now reading 'the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay' by michael chabon


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M-Jo wrote:

I like this picture:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38208000/jpg/_38208679_y_tu_mama300.jpg

i saw dis movie a couple of days ago
m-jo: agreed.  good.  not great.  not god.  but good.

dat 'y tu mama' i haven't seen............. dat girl is "hott (in her)"
http://www.nelly.com

i'ma have to see dat now....................... hear it's quite explicit

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Reading wise, I am finally almost finished with U.S. Grant's memoirs (yippy).  Started reading Bonfire of the Vanities over the weekend.

I have a man crush on Bernal.  He's easy on the eyes. I think he is in another movie coming out soon directed by Almodovar?

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Rosis(es), she makes me feel kinda funny, too.

Y Tu Mama is greeeat. Cuaron is one to watch.

So, as for reading, I just finished Elmore Leonard's latest, called 'Mr. Paradise'. Was entertaining. Read like an adapted screenplay, though.

Next up, 'Dancer', by Colum McCann. A novelist friend of mine was gushing about that one.

You're smart, and pretty . . . like a dolphin

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mcbear wrote:

Rosis(es), she makes me feel kinda funny, too.

ye....... take off dat cowboy hat, put a smile on her face.............. i can rub one out to dat...............

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Anyone into Bernal should watch "Amores Perros" - heck, anyone into movies should watch that film, it is awesome.

Reading: articles on the perception of vowels and consonants and Beckett's "How It Is" (again)

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gael garcia is a sweet actor, he is also in "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and "El Crimen De Padre Amaro" but this month or next month he is going to be in Pedro Almodovar's "Mala Educacion" or "Bad Education" where he portrays a crossdresser, it is getting amazing press and looks pretty good!!

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I've been meaning to read the Art of War... have you been able to apply any of the strategy into real life situations??

I just saw Amores Perros, and it's not for those who really really like dogs. Like my girlfriend. On the other hand, it has some really black humour (the dog under the floorboards), good story, and great acting as you can probably tell from the translation of the title. (Love's a bitch I think..)

We've got perfect form when we fall.

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hey, i watched amores perros just last night. funny you should mention it. a great film it was. but i had to close my eyes every time they kept hurting the poor doggies.

giddyup.

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mullet-guy wrote:

...but i had to close my eyes every time they kept hurting the poor doggies.

You have feelings mullet ?

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