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hit with a stick

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beth got some movable type (which has been used) as part of an art installation. i think it makes nice photos ...

i have been hit with a stick, thanks ai! for those of you that don't know, ai and i went to high school together for a couple of years, i recently found him hiding in a law school in DC, and now he's hit me with a stick. bright, insightful, inspiring, and a guy who can write well, boatloads, and frequently and be a law student. amazing ...

on to ... the stickening.

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

good question. honestly, even if i don't agree with a book, it's hard to justify burning it. that said, i'd probably say something along the lines of bad american history text books from high school. i think we deserve better history books.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?

yes, but i'm not saying who. mainly because i can't remember who :)

The last book you bought is:

i think the last book i purchased for myself is the quiet american by graham greene. the last three books purchased off of my wishlist, however, are: Why Globalization Works by Martin Wolf, Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, and In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish Bhagwati.

i'm a huge geopolitical dork these days, i put non-fiction and educational material on my wishlist.

The last book you read:

Born to Buy : The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture by Juliet B. Schor. it sucked ... ad hominem attacks, mis-represented facts, inflammatory rhetoric ... this is not the stuff of a good thesis.

What are you currently reading?

Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind by David Quammen. so far so good ..

Five books you would take to a deserted island:

probably things that make me think about the human condition and our collective history.
  1. dox quixote in spanish, so i can work on my spanish.
  2. nabokov's "lolita", translated into english.
  3. sun tzu's "the art of war".
  4. focoult's discipline and punish: the birth of the prison (in the original french so i can work on my french, too)
  5. a collection of john o'hara stories (i like him better than steinbeck)


Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons)? And Why?
  1. melinda, she needs a break from her thesis, is a bright person and reads interesting stuff, and i'm curious ot hear her take on things.
  2. eldan, because he is much the same. a bright guy, good take on things, and i'm curious to hear what he has to say.
  3. grey, because he is someone who has a fantastic look at things, and again i'm curious.


current stick path as it got to me: Barrie unleashed the stick on 3/7/05 - Amanda - scooterdeb - Brian - Karma Police - Evelio - Ivy - Suzanne - Jeff - Patricia Lockwood - Frank - Amy - Steve - Ginger - Scopylaw - AI - me ...

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