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Re: Books

Postby Dthefritz » 13 Mar 2017, 22:52

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Generally not a good idea. When I was going through the Presidential podcast, when they got to Nixon they had Woodward on as a guest. That guy still has a diamond hard boner for trashing Nixon, to this day. It's a little weird, tbh.

Imagine, if you will, that military service in this country was compulsory. Only those with the wealth of Trump or W, or the slyness of Clinton, could possibly hope to escape. The people who went to fight were your neighbors, classmates and brothers.

Now imagine, that a president sent 30,000 of those people to die in a war that he himself considered unwinnable, and after all those men had died, accepted a peace deal that could have ended the war the minute he took office. I think some people might be bitter about that.
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Re: Books

Postby The Long Dick of the Law » 14 Mar 2017, 07:10

Hopping a plane to England to protest and smoke dope is sly?
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Re: Books

Postby babylurch » 14 Mar 2017, 07:27

The Long Dick of the Law wrote:Hopping a plane to England to protest and smoke dope is sly?

Hw didn't smoke dope. He ate it.
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Re: Books

Postby Briandong79 » 14 Mar 2017, 09:08

2 books, both recs:

The Only Rule is that it Has to Work--2 baseball nerds get to run an independent league team for the summer. I liked it. I think basically anyone who likes baseball would enjoy it.

The Girls--Basically a story of a 14 year old girl joining a Manson-esque cult. Better than I thought it would be. Kind of jumps back and forth timeline wise but it's a good build to the end, and then the end kind of craps out, but in a logical way given what you've learned to that point (sorry, being intentionally vague for spoiler reasons).
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Re: Books

Postby babylurch » 14 Mar 2017, 09:17

The Girls was really good.

I just read a book called Into the Abyss about a small plane crash in Canada. Four people survived, 6 people died. It is written by the daughter about the four survivors, and their lives after surviving the crash (and a very cold night in the woods). Pretty interesting. Two of the survivors were a cop and his prisoner. The prisoner was the least injured, and was hailed as something of a hero afterwards. I give it a thumbs up. Now onto a book about the statue of liberty.
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Re: Books

Postby chrisco » 06 Apr 2017, 08:32

If you only read one story about the Hugo Awards this season, it should be this:

Efforts to reach Hiscock were unsuccessful, but Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex is the author’s second Kindle Single.


https://www.wired.com/2017/04/hugo-nomi ... x-hiscock/

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Re: Books

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 06 Apr 2017, 08:46

On HIScock.
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Re: Books

Postby JichaelDick » 11 May 2017, 07:55

The 50 Best* Teams in CFB History by Bill Connelly-Bill Connelly, SBN's Football Advanced Metrics guy, wrote a book about 50 teams in CFB history (spoiler: they weren't all the best teams, but they all had some cool stuff). Very engaging, he encourages folks to find their team (although I don't recall a Sakerlina chapter, sorry, Yoke) and read their chapter, but I read straight through since the teams are in chronological order. Pretty quick and engaging read, would highly encourage for the CFB fans here, and would even ask some non-CFB fans to read it and see what the fuss is all about.
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Re: Books

Postby SouthernYokel » 11 May 2017, 08:21

JichaelDick wrote:The 50 Best* Teams in CFB History by Bill Connelly-Bill Connelly, SBN's Football Advanced Metrics guy, wrote a book about 50 teams in CFB history (spoiler: they weren't all the best teams, but they all had some cool stuff). Very engaging, he encourages folks to find their team (although I don't recall a Sakerlina chapter, sorry, Yoke) and read their chapter, but I read straight through since the teams are in chronological order. Pretty quick and engaging read, would highly encourage for the CFB fans here, and would even ask some non-CFB fans to read it and see what the fuss is all about.


well it's a book about the 50 best programs so, not super surprised USCe is not in there.
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Re: Books

Postby mj3528 » 15 May 2017, 11:56

I just finished this book:


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I enjoyed it. It was fun to read about some things I sort of remembered from the 80s and 90s. Not for everyone, but for the history geeks on the site it is a strong recommend.
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Re: Books

Postby Briandong79 » 15 May 2017, 12:21

SouthernYokel wrote:
JichaelDick wrote:The 50 Best* Teams in CFB History by Bill Connelly-Bill Connelly, SBN's Football Advanced Metrics guy, wrote a book about 50 teams in CFB history (spoiler: they weren't all the best teams, but they all had some cool stuff). Very engaging, he encourages folks to find their team (although I don't recall a Sakerlina chapter, sorry, Yoke) and read their chapter, but I read straight through since the teams are in chronological order. Pretty quick and engaging read, would highly encourage for the CFB fans here, and would even ask some non-CFB fans to read it and see what the fuss is all about.


well it's a book about the 50 best programs so, not super surprised USCe is not in there.
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Pretty sure Iowa got a team in there.

Dan Rubenstein recommended it on The Solid Verbal, called it the greatest shitter book ever.
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Re: Books

Postby JichaelDick » 15 May 2017, 12:29

Briandong79 wrote:
SouthernYokel wrote:
JichaelDick wrote:The 50 Best* Teams in CFB History by Bill Connelly-Bill Connelly, SBN's Football Advanced Metrics guy, wrote a book about 50 teams in CFB history (spoiler: they weren't all the best teams, but they all had some cool stuff). Very engaging, he encourages folks to find their team (although I don't recall a Sakerlina chapter, sorry, Yoke) and read their chapter, but I read straight through since the teams are in chronological order. Pretty quick and engaging read, would highly encourage for the CFB fans here, and would even ask some non-CFB fans to read it and see what the fuss is all about.


well it's a book about the 50 best programs so, not super surprised USCe is not in there.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


Pretty sure Iowa got a team in there.

Dan Rubenstein recommended it on The Solid Verbal, called it the greatest shitter book ever.


The 1960 team did. The chapter called Forrest Evashevski a "real son of a bitch."
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Re: Books

Postby Goose » 23 May 2017, 12:47

I got that Drew Magary Hike book from library a while back. I saw online a lot of people talking about the big twist at the end and how painful, gut-wrenching, etc. it was.

Maybe my reading comprehension is failing with age, but was the big twist
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the fact that the wife had her own Hike experience and came back?
or did I miss something?

If that was it, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Books

Postby Briandong79 » 23 May 2017, 12:59

Goose wrote:I got that Drew Magary Hike book from library a while back. I saw online a lot of people talking about the big twist at the end and how painful, gut-wrenching, etc. it was.

Maybe my reading comprehension is failing with age, but was the big twist
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the fact that the wife had her own Hike experience and came back?
or did I miss something?

If that was it, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

TYIA for your help.


Yes, basically the twist was
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they both had this huge life altering gut-wrenching experience and then they could never talk about it because they'd die. I don't know why you'd want to talk to your spouse though :beatsme:
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Re: Books

Postby Goose » 23 May 2017, 13:15

Briandong79 wrote:
Goose wrote:I got that Drew Magary Hike book from library a while back. I saw online a lot of people talking about the big twist at the end and how painful, gut-wrenching, etc. it was.

Maybe my reading comprehension is failing with age, but was the big twist
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the fact that the wife had her own Hike experience and came back?
or did I miss something?

If that was it, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

TYIA for your help.


Yes, basically the twist was
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they both had this huge life altering gut-wrenching experience and then they could never talk about it because they'd die. I don't know why you'd want to talk to your spouse though :beatsme:


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