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Old 10-13-10, 12:35 PM
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House of Leaves.
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Old 10-13-10, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
They are the same damn book...Harris has zero depth as a writer. Red Dragon. Plot. FBI agent visits guy in jail to help solve case. FBI agent is being manipulated by guy in jail. Silence of the Lambs. Plot (see Red Dragon).
Anyone ever notice at the end of Silence of the Lambs, the little girl trying to cross the street on a bicycle? (in the Bahamas or wherever he is in that scene)

It's symbolic, I tell ya. She makes it at the very end of the credits.
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It's funny, I enjoy fiction but I rarely seek it out.

Right now I'm reading a few Paramedic memoirs. Low pay, bottom of the run in the medical pecking order, jerk wad doctors who don't respect them, incredible feelings of guilt with "killed by paramedic" cases (alive when he got in, dead when he got out), yet these guys are incredibly satisfied with what they do.
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Taking mini me to the BMX track tomorrow for 'gate practice.' There should be some other kids his age there. It'll be interesting to see how he does with kids his own age that are more experienced.
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Old 10-13-10, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Anyone ever notice at the end of Silence of the Lambs, the little girl trying to cross the street on a bicycle? (in the Bahamas or wherever he is in that scene)

It's symbolic, I tell ya. She makes it at the very end of the credits.
I saw Silence the same night I saw Jacobs Ladder (good flik btw) and while everyone was raving about how awesome it was I sat there thinking didn't see this movie already...oh yeah I did..it's called Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann and based on the novel Red Dragon.
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Old 10-13-10, 12:51 PM
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Pet Sematary.
Loved it. I read that one in middle school. Of course I probably most liked the bathtub/sponge chapter, but, well, you know -- hormones and what-not.

The rest was awesome as well. Parts of it I had to read when it was daylight out. That book finally sprung me free of all the lame-ass ninja movies that were out on video back then. It also inspired a horror video game I wrote when I was 13, on my VIC-20. It was pretty lame, but still.
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Old 10-13-10, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
House of Leaves
right on.

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Author? Synopsis?
Mark Z. Danielewski. i don't know whether to call it meta-horror, or meta-suspense, or what, but it's meta-something. two intertwined (interleaved?) stories. it's great.

a family with house troubles.
a man with familial troubles.

sorry - that's a horrible synopsis, but i'm not sure how to describe the different narratives (there are several) and the way they fit together. it's a heck of a read.

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Old 10-13-10, 01:18 PM
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Recently finished reading John Muir's "A 1000-mile Walk to the Gulf". Started reading Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom", but haven't really gotten into it as of yet.
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Old 10-13-10, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Loved it. I read that one in middle school. Of course I probably most liked the bathtub/sponge chapter, but, well, you know -- hormones and what-not.

The rest was awesome as well. Parts of it I had to read when it was daylight out. That book finally sprung me free of all the lame-ass ninja movies that were out on video back then. It also inspired a horror video game I wrote when I was 13, on my VIC-20. It was pretty lame, but still.
I liked Pet Semetery but it didn't really scare me all that much, really when think about it most King novels aren't as much scary as they are creepy suspense. The Stand and the Gunslinger Chronicles are his best work though, and as a short story/novella Salem's Lot is a great vampire tale. Amityville though had me seeing red pig eyes in my window for weeks.
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Old 10-13-10, 01:28 PM
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Rock Hill near deal on cycling center

First pitched more than five years ago, plans for the $5 million park now include a bicycle racing track known as a velodrome, courses for BMX and Cyclocross and mountain biking trails.
I've been following this. Very exciting. I could definitely enjoy some new MTB trails, and I'm gonna become a track racer. I'm built for it.
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Old 10-13-10, 01:31 PM
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I read every stephen king book in the library at school in about 2 months time when I was in 10th grade.
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It's gorgeous outside (82 F, sunny, slight breeze) and I have my other computer (a couple year old dual-Xeon number crusher) in my office grinding away on some nasty numerical calculations that might be going for hours. If my computer is running my code, then I'm still working, right? Even if I'm riding my bike?
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Old 10-13-10, 01:32 PM
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going to watch Suspiria (1977)
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Old 10-13-10, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
I read every stephen king book in the library at school in about 2 months time when I was in 10th grade.
I've read It and The Stand. I remember reading It in 7th grade for the first time. I was in HS sometime when I read The Stand.
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It's gorgeous outside (82 F, sunny, slight breeze) and I have my other computer (a couple year old dual-Xeon number crusher) in my office grinding away on some nasty numerical calculations that might be going for hours. If my computer is running my code, then I'm still working, right? Even if I'm riding my bike?
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
It's gorgeous outside (82 F, sunny, slight breeze) and I have my other computer (a couple year old dual-Xeon number crusher) in my office grinding away on some nasty numerical calculations that might be going for hours. If my computer is running my code, then I'm still working, right? Even if I'm riding my bike?
I used that logic when I was trying to get some FEA to run for our capstone. Of course it kept taking something like 17 hours then spitting out an error; that was a bit frustrating. And because I love XKCD and it's almost related:
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I heard xkcd.

Also phd comics.

also also dinosaur comics.

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I've read It and The Stand. I remember reading It in 7th grade for the first time. I was in HS sometime when I read The Stand.
I don't even remember all of the ones I've read. I do remember enjoying them all though.
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Watching the Chilean miners coming out on CNN. Incredibly moving.
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So Nov 1 I'm going into 'off season' mode. Signed up for morning yoga classes twice a week, probably hit the gym twice a week too. Bike three days a week through Nov, long low intensity stuff on the weekends, then start ramping up the bike stuff and the other stuff down. My biggest struggle this time of year is adjusting my calorie intake to the lowered calorie output...after 10months of eating and eating it's hard to just stop.
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A lot of Stephen King's books were written around areas my parents grew up. He lived/lives in Bangor, ME where I was born.
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Didn't know you were a maine-iac.
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
So Nov 1 I'm going into 'off season' mode.
When does your 2011 season begin?
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Old 10-13-10, 02:23 PM
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When does your 2011 season begin?
Copperas Cove, so end of Jan. Then Tour of New Bruanfels, Belltara, Pace, Lago, try to come up for one for one of the Denton crits and a Horse Country TT before Fayatteville, Ft Davis then a break.
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your off season is to short.
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Didn't know you were a maine-iac.
I thought it was obvious
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