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« Reply #1360 on: November 29, 2012, 12:32:49 AM »

 We sure could use some Yogi Berras and Will Rogers now a days. Good funny stuff with a slice of common sense and some wisdom sprinkled on top.
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« Reply #1361 on: November 29, 2012, 01:14:59 AM »

I thought this image might act as inspiration to us all to switch off all that social media and enrich our minds with an improving book!     

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« Reply #1362 on: November 29, 2012, 03:20:44 AM »

Please post more so we can get to the next page and not have to see this picture.


                        Anybody......please  rolleye
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« Reply #1363 on: November 29, 2012, 04:08:09 AM »

  Though Yogi also said    "The future ain't what it used to be"


Or, as that US President said    "Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you."
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« Reply #1364 on: November 29, 2012, 04:12:56 AM »


Or, as that US President said    "Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you."
I know you have the quote backwards. But has any US PRESIDENT really said this?
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« Reply #1365 on: November 29, 2012, 04:42:15 AM »

"The Hobbit" and "The Book of the Dead"
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« Reply #1366 on: November 29, 2012, 12:16:06 PM »

I know you have the quote backwards. But has any US PRESIDENT really said this?

It's the current philosophy in 51% of the US population.

I am not very optimistic.
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« Reply #1367 on: November 29, 2012, 12:49:34 PM »

Before this book thread (now over six years old, close to 60,000 views, 69 pages in length, and over 1300 posts) devolves into some kind of post-election makers vs takers political rant, and gets locked down or deleted, what books are you giving this holiday season, to whom, and why?
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« Reply #1368 on: November 29, 2012, 02:57:38 PM »

It'd be a shame to get this old thread shut down. 

Me and my boys are about to go through The Hobbit in prep for the film. Can't wait!
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« Reply #1369 on: November 29, 2012, 03:01:44 PM »

It'd be a shame to get this old thread shut down. 


  It sure would.
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« Reply #1370 on: November 29, 2012, 04:06:29 PM »

How many more posts do we need to get to the next page?

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BTW: I AM going to give a book or two for Christmas but my shopping doesn't start for a few weeks. blush
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« Reply #1371 on: November 29, 2012, 04:18:58 PM »

Before this book thread (now over six years old, close to 60,000 views, 69 pages in length, and over 1300 posts) devolves into some kind of post-election makers vs takers political rant, and gets locked down or deleted, what books are you giving this holiday season, to whom, and why?


Yes, good idea.   this thread has managed to run for a long time without much political content.   
I will be giving my wife a cookbook this  year.   It' a win/win for me   
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« Reply #1372 on: November 29, 2012, 04:24:51 PM »

               I am very interested in "Shifty's War" which I am currently reading through a Kindle App. I'll probably be finished with it today.

    So my next book will be "Parachute Infantry" by David Kenyon Webster.   "Web" was an original member of the Band of Brothers who started at Harvard and then enlisted to do his part. He wrote this book after returning from WW II and I think it's one of the few written about Easy Co. before Stephen Ambrose wrote "Band of Brothers" and made Easy Company famous. Stephen Ambrose wrote the introduction to this book as well. It was published after David Websters death. He died at sea in 1961.

    Also, in case anyone doesn't know this. You can download a free Kindle or Nook APP for your computer and read books purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and free books from other sources. I just put the App on my laptop and I like to read from the larger screen.
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« Reply #1373 on: November 29, 2012, 05:12:26 PM »

I have Kindle, Nook, and iBooks on my iPhone 4S. I find the iBooks layout the classiest hands down. But I use Kindle more because its hooked up to Amazon.  I'm reading less paper books all the time. Kind of bums me out though I don't know exactly why. 

I always give books for Christmas gifts.  Usually picked out last minute.  That's part of the fun: browsing the bookstores till late trying to decide what book for whom. 
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« Reply #1374 on: November 29, 2012, 06:38:26 PM »

Please post more so we can get to the next page and not have to see this picture.

Which picture? This one?   

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« Reply #1375 on: November 29, 2012, 06:41:05 PM »

Which picture? This one?   



Is that what's known as a dog and pony show..................
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« Reply #1376 on: November 29, 2012, 09:45:00 PM »

Is that what's known as a dog and pony show..................


That's funny right there:  I don't care who ya are.
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« Reply #1377 on: November 29, 2012, 11:43:56 PM »


That's funny right there:  I don't care who ya are.
Well, you know, cept maybe her husband.
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« Reply #1378 on: November 30, 2012, 12:22:19 AM »

Well, you know, cept maybe her husband.

Not surprisingly, I don't see a ring on her finger. whistling
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« Reply #1379 on: November 30, 2012, 02:36:12 AM »

Not surprisingly, I don't see a ring on her finger. whistling


don't you see it on her index finger  ?
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