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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:35 am 
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I'm to am reading Freak Out! with the aid of magnifying equipment.

I'm to am reading Freak Out! with the aid of magnifying equipment. :mrgreen: Is that what it looks like?

Bonfire Of The Vanities,again.

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I finished this book last week, excellent read... :smoke:
yep i liked it especialy the blood bag story Frank managed to stay alive just like Jesus would have done 8)

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Sorta looks like Kirk Douglas. :|

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Gray_Ghost wrote:
I to am reading Freak Out! with the aid of magnifying equipment.

I'm to am reading Freak Out! with the aid of magnifying equipment. :mrgreen: Is that what it looks like?

Bonfire Of The Vanities,again.


Yeah exactly like that, I'm required by law to use glasses when I drive, but they make the back of my head fizz if I use em for almost any thing else, they don't work for reading. Old eyes are a drag, however it was a good excuse to get a giant television.


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Gray_Ghost wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Gray_Ghost wrote:
I to am reading Freak Out! with the aid of magnifying equipment.

I'm to am reading Freak Out! with the aid of magnifying equipment. :mrgreen: Is that what it looks like?

Bonfire Of The Vanities,again.


Yeah exactly like that, I'm required by law to use glasses when I drive, but they make the back of my head fizz if I use em for almost any thing else, they don't work for reading. Old eyes are a drag, however it was a good excuse to get a giant television.

Ever since I got a computer my eye's started to go downhill.20/20/ perfecto 5yrs.ago,now its reading glasses. It's the computer I tell ya! Yeah! Thats the ticket! :lol:

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I've been flirting around with a vegetarian diet for the past 6 months or so, and this book is pretty much becoming the final nudge to go 100%.


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The New Hate
A History Of Fear And Loathing On The Populist Right

Arthur Goldwag

‘From the anti-Catholic tomes of the 1800s, the enduring viciousness of anti-Semitism, to the longstanding belief in secret world governments pulling the strings, Goldwag puts the latest outpourings in perspective.’
Michael McGuire, Adelaide Advertiser

‘The most salient feature of what I have come to call the New Hate is its sameness across time and space. The most depressing thing about the demagogues who tirelessly exploit it — in pamphlets and books and partisan newspapers two centuries ago, on websites, electronic social networks, and 24-hour cable news today — is how much alike they all turn out to be.’

From ‘Birthers’ who claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States to counter-Jihadists who believe that the American constitution is in imminent danger of being replaced with sharia law, conspiratorial beliefs have become an increasingly common feature of US public discourse. In this deeply researched, fascinating history of the ideas and rhetoric that have animated extreme, mostly right-wing movements from colonial times to the present day, Arthur Goldwag reveals a disturbing pattern that runs through the American grain.

The New Hate reveals the parallels between the hysteria about the Illuminati that wracked the new Republic in the 1790s and the McCarthyism that roiled the 1950s — and between the anti–New Deal forces of the 1930s and the Tea Party today. He traces Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism and the John Birch Society’s ‘Insiders’ back to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and he relates white-supremacist nightmares about racial pollution to 19th-century fears of Papal plots. Goldwag takes readers on a surprising, often shocking, sometimes bizarrely amusing tour through the swamps of nativism, racism, and paranoid speculations about money that have long thrived on the American fringe.
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‘One wishes that Goldwag were exaggerating, but if you spend a little time reading the vile comments sections on right-wing websites you will see that Goldwag has performed a valuable service in tracing the history of the new hate to the old.’
Ron Rosenbaum, author of EXPLAINING HITLER

‘The New Hate is a timely examination of the deep roots of the conspiracy theories that have animated the American radical right for more than a century now. This important book gives readers the background they need to understand the astounding extremist rhetoric that now passes for mainstream political debate.’
Mark Potok, Director, The Southern Poverty Law Center


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"Das Buch Hitler" by the KGB. A biography, written by the KGB, for Stalin about Hitler. It's pretty inaccurate in places (which shows how much any leader can trust secret service reports) but has some interesting eye-witness testimony by Günsche and Linge, Hitlers adjutants.

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Just finished chapter 15.
This far:
+ Butcher has a legible, good writing style
+ Butcher makes most people (except for Carl Franzoni) very likeable, while many biographies try to make Frank seem like an ogre.
+ Butcher has a pleasant positive outlook.

-Annoying timelapses here and there, making me lose track
-The annoying habit of describing people's outfit. Turn it into a drinking game, you'll notice how that gets.

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Very Funny Bonny, I liked the detial which is due to the amount of writing she did, I often found myself saying...I remember that, kind of a walk down memory lane with good visuals...

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Side note: did Cynthia Plaster Caster's diary ever get published? Her drawing in Butcher's book is awesome!

Now reading some Dutch children's book, childhood favourite.

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Bonny, I've never seen Cynthia Plaster Caster's book, don't believe it ever made it to print. Too bad, I'd buy it in a minute, she's seems quite intelligent, more so than Pamela Des Barres....did'nt Frank suggest a book with Cynthia/Pamela/Noel Redding diaries running together, something like that? Very interesting time they all lived in.

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Bonny, I've never seen Cynthia Plaster Caster's book, don't believe it ever made it to print. Too bad, I'd buy it in a minute, she's seems quite intelligent, more so than Pamela Des Barres....did'nt Frank suggest a book with Cynthia/Pamela/Noel Redding diaries running together, something like that? Very interesting time they all lived in.

..and place too.Even though I'm from SF,California,I don't know the bottem half's history quite as well.I'd love to read that one though.Between SF,SEATAC,Van-BC,SD,PO,A-AK & LA the west is the best! :wink:

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I just finished "The One" by R. J. Smith, an excellent biography of James Brown. Let's just say that Mr. Brown was an incredible artist and an interesting character.

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I'm reading this a chunk at a time, I'm more than half way through and I've enjoyed it so far.

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You'd definitely progress faster with reading if you hold it the right way up... :)

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