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  1. _Inherent Vice_ by Thomas Pynchon Review

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    Note: This review was originally written back in 2016 as part of a personal "1001+ Book Challenge." I follow a Peter Boxall's 1001 Books: You Must Read Before You Die list and write about books I found particularly noteworthy. This post was edited recently to improve grammar and overall readability, but still reflects the views of a 23-year old me. My writing has improved since then, I promise!

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    Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon Review
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  2. Where is the care?

    Just another Sunday lunchtime, my " gentle stroll to the outskirts of town and cheapo shopping day" and, bearing in mind the time of the year, the weather as agreeable as might reasonably be expected. Dull, grey, and the air felt damp, EVERYTHING feels damp that probably explains why, having had all the rain that we've had recently, a dry stone wall some two metres high has collapsed causing a few feet of some poor devil's front garden to spill out into the road. Thankfully it's not on ...
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  3. Auto Crit

    I saw this on my Facebook page. Does anyone know about this? I'd like to know more about it from people with personal experience.

    https://www.autocrit.com/
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  4. and the dead are but for a moment motionless

    ďShadows of Shadows passing... It is now 1831... and as always, I am absorbed with a delicate thought. It is how poetry has indefinite sensations to which end, music is an essential, since the comprehension of sweet sound is our most indefinite conception. Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry. Music without the idea is simply music. Without music or an intriguing idea, color becomes pallour, man becomes carcass, home becomes catacomb, and the dead are but for a moment motionless.Ē ...
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  5. You Can Pick Your Nose...

    ...But you can't pick your family.

    It's always during "The Holidays", right? Everyone has one (or more) Drama Queen relatives.
    I never liked my one sister. Oh Lord, I have tried. Went out of my way to excuse her selfish, childish, hyperbolic overreacting behavior. For decades, we've all had to deal with her popping-up on the radar like a bunch of Luftwaffe bombers on a run to London. We scramble to intercept. She drops her load of s-bombs, leaving wreckage. ...

    Updated December 25th, 2019 at 07:25 AM by Winston

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  6. ASBO

    by , December 17th, 2019 at 03:20 PM (Each n every day)
    not far from were i live is a crematorium so one often see's hearses on the main road either coming or going but today i noticed a motorbike with a small sidecar that was designed to carry a coffin...in this was a wreath with the words ASBO written with blue and white flowers...in the UK.. ASBO means a court order for someone who is an asshole in general but the people in the cars and the bike rider were all middle aged so i'm thinking it might have been a knickname he picked up along the way...a ...
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  7. good times

    by , December 16th, 2019 at 08:00 PM (Each n every day)
    went for a hike along the coastline earlier..I thought it would be a solitary time because it was windy an nippy but the place was busy with dog walkers,couples..some with kids and the singles...as I walked on I read all the memorial plaques on the benches and they covered all ages but one in a very isolated spot facing the open sea read..rest a while and think of happy times...so I did and I for me it was all about my childhood....a bit selfish but if their is one thing I've seid to my daughter...try ...
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  8. Child Labour

    I donít blame the kid. I really donít. Gretta Thunberg is just another emo pawn being used by intellectually lazy ideologues. Those same folks use pictures of drowning polar bears and photo shopped pics of cities under water to scare people. Iím not saying bears donít drown, or sea levels wonít increase an inch in 100 years. I am saying itís a dishonest way to start a conversation.

    Zealots on that side will use a kid, including your own, to ďguiltĒ you into action. Iím sorry, ...
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  9. Trump lays out his impeachment defense strategy

    Donald Trump is being charged with two articles of impeachment: Abuse of power and obstruction or congress. We have received information about his defense strategy, as listed below.

    1. Donald Trump couldnít have abused power because the House of Representatives is run by dirty disgusting Democrats.
    2. Donald Trump couldnít have obstructed Congress because Adam Shiff is a pencil-neck geek, Jerrold Nadler is short and fat, and Nancy Pelosi is deranged.

    Case closed! It was all just ...
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  10. Biotics: pro or anti?

    If you do a search for Clostridium difficile, youíll find illustrations of miserable looking people sitting on toilets. One shows a guy with steam coming out of his head, which may be to indicate a fever. Or maybe he banged his head while running to the bathroom.

    Thatís what I was diagnosed with. For those in a hurry, itís called C Diff. Like for if you have to go and somebody asks you what the hell is wrong with you, instead of telling him Clostridium difficile (which is actually fun ...

    Updated December 8th, 2019 at 12:46 AM by Irwin

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  11. December Seventh

    Some of you may know, my mom was there in Honolulu on December 7, 1941. She was twelve when she saw the world around her literally explode.

    My mom struggled with mental health issues her entire life. How much was organic, and how much environmental? "Crazy" does run in the family. My uncle (her brother) committed suicide about a decade after the attack. Quite a few members of my family are on meds.

    I love history and politics, but there is so much ...
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  12. Suffering from alcohol deficiency

    Iím becoming a grumpy old man. I no longer care what people think about me nor am I going to go out of my way to appease people. The fact is, I donít care for most people. The people I dislike the least are the ones that leave me the hell alone. I donít think thatís too much to ask. Unless youíre interesting or a close personal friend or relative, or somebody from this forum (I like a lot of the people here), just leave me the hell alone. I have no desire to discuss the weather or anything else ...
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  13. Inundated with rejections this past week.

    I've received several rejections this week on a few different stories. They were all form rejections, too, so no indication of what wasn't working. I must say I am impressed with the response times. Some only took a month, others about two weeks. That means you can send them out again a lot quicker.
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