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Postby gills » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:38 pm

Thrashador is a homo.
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Postby Thrashador » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:18 am

twat? twat? i kunt hear you. i've got an ear infucktion.
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Postby qball » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:37 pm

Stiff, I just finished Cannery Row too and really enjoyed it. I also really liked Sea Wolf.

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

He also wrote on surfing in a pretty good travel book called "The Cruise of the Snark"

I'm reading "A Brief History of Time" and "Eat the Rich"
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- 'WOW, what a ride!!!'"
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Postby CBtransplant » Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:19 pm

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Nothing is going to change in the Congo until you and I figure out what is wrong with the person in the mirror.
-Donald Miller
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Postby Nasty » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:16 am

Richard Brautigan - Confederate General from Big Sur
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Postby Stiffler » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:25 am

Cruise of the Snark is awesome... I was probably most impressed by his wife. It didnt sound like anybody went out of their way to be too nice to her, she got dissed by the islanders, sick, and still she ried at the decision to end the trip. In the version that we had theres a pic of her on the beach with her petticoats and dresses and a revolver on a belt. Cool.
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Postby navier-stokes » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:23 pm

gills wrote:Two Years Before the Mast, by Dana


started that agin and then got distracted by a comment about determining longtitude so now i am reading 'longtidude'....which is a fun book about the development of how to accurately measure longtitude which lead t olots of astronomical and crhonological devleopments......
upgrade your grey matter, 'cause some day it may matter
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Postby gills » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:36 pm

navier-stokes wrote:
gills wrote:Two Years Before the Mast, by Dana


started that agin and then got distracted by a comment about determining longtitude so now i am reading 'longtidude'....which is a fun book about the development of how to accurately measure longtitude which lead t olots of astronomical and crhonological devleopments......


Read that one too, though old dava did a great job on it. Can you imagine going to sea without being able to adequately derive longitude? It's nuts.
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Postby Fish » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:19 pm

The Captain from Connecticut, CS Forester

What does "before the mast" actually mean?

What's the difference between a brig and a barque?
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Postby gills » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:31 pm

Before the mast: On a sailing ship

A barqe typically is the ship that doesn't fall into a particular catagory, it's a generic term, but in modern parlance it means something typically with three or more masts, which is rare

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A brig is typically a vessel with two mast were the foremast is square rigged or both mast are square rigged, other sails are okay such as the top gallant and staysails.

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Postby redliner » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:34 pm

Dork. 8)
It always gets good after everyone leaves.
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Postby gills » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:10 pm

redliner wrote:Dork. 8)


peg boy.
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Postby Stiffler » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:20 pm

Gills, have you read "The Last Grain Race"? The story is available in a couple different books, all written by the same author.
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Postby gills » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:13 pm

stiffler wrote:Gills, have you read "The Last Grain Race"? The story is available in a couple different books, all written by the same author.


nope. never even heard of it. What's the scoop stiffy?
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Postby Foul Pete » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:14 pm

Currently, I'm readin' Grits by Niall Griffiths.

Crrrraaazzzy mun. Ten Stellas down.

Oi oi!!!!!!!!!
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