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thanking you

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Thursday, 29 February 2024 21:23 (two months ago) link


I would prefer not to. (Chinaski), Thursday, 29 February 2024 21:24 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

went slightly book mad and ended up with close to a year's worth of reading:

kafka - stories 1904-1924
grossmith & grossmith - diary of a nobody
somerville & ross - the irish rm
anthony trollope - the pallisers
ivy compton-burnett - parents & children
ivy compton-burnett - a father & his fate
sylvia townsend warner - mr fortune's maggot
elizabeth bowen - the last september
capel boake - painted clay
dali - hidden faces
john berger - g
stig dagerman - games of night
thomas tryon - the other
simenon - maigret sets a trap
henry james - english hours
dickens - selected journalism 1850-1870
stevenson - dr jekyll & mr hyde/weir of hermiston
horace walpole - castle of otranto/hieroglyphic tales
the common muse: popular british ballad poetry
roland barthes - selected writings
cervantes - don quixote
rabelais - gargantua & pantagruel
balzac - cousin pons
gautier - mademoiselle de maupin
flaubert - madame bovary
pushkin - eugene onegin
bulgakov - the white guard
thomas hardy - wessex tales
thomas love peacock - novels of
cs lewis - that hideous strength
michael moorcock - an alien heat
michael moorcock - the hollow lands
roger zelazny - isle of the dead
julian symons - bloody murder
graham greene - a gun for sale
robertson davies - the deptford trilogy
russell hoban - riddley walker
thomas pynchon - crying of lot 49
italo calvino - our ancestors
elias canetti - auto da fe
willa muir - imagined selves
george painter - marcel proust
gerard manley hopkins - poems and prose
joyce cary - the horse's mouth
ralph ellison - invisible man
joseph heller - closing time
deighton - billion dollar brain
deighton - game, set, match trilogy

also a number of pulp/crime/ghost/horror anthologies. now to try and find shelf space for them all.

― no lime tangier, Monday, 25 March 2024 19:41 (two days ago) link

I have come to accept that I do not have meaningful amounts of shelf space left, nor do I have wall space to put shelves against, and I'm just a person who is going to have piles

― G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Monday, 25 March 2024 21:46 (two days ago) link

Carrying all those books will do that to you.

― I would prefer not to. (Chinaski), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 12:37 (sixteen minutes ago) link

cozen itt (wins), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 12:57 (one month ago) link


The Prime of the Ancient Minister (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 13:07 (one month ago) link

who on earth is that tory ad aimed at

― glumdalclitch, Thursday, 4 April 2024 21:18 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink


― Bitchin Doutai (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 April 2024 21:34 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink


― nashwan, Thursday, 4 April 2024 21:37 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Friday, 5 April 2024 09:04 (one month ago) link

My actual first time ever hearing NIN:

I was staying at my Aunt’s house while on a family road trip, and looking through my cousin’s CDs. My cousin is a few years older than me. I was extremely sheltered musically at that point. He had lots of CDs from bands that I hadn’t heard yet: Korn, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Radiohead. I knew Radiohead slightly from the "High and Dry" video, and didn't want to risk straying from what I already knew. So I found that song title on the back of The Bends, put on the CD that was in the case, skipped ahead to track 3, and made it to "Your God is dead, and no one cares" before turning it off in horror.

― jmm, Thursday, April 4, 2024 11:33 AM bookmarkflaglink

Cemetry Gaetz (DJP), Friday, 5 April 2024 13:32 (one month ago) link

^^^~3x typical volume at Domino's adjacent to Pentagon

― citation needed (Steve Shasta), Saturday, April 13, 2024 1:34 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

As long as it doesn’t have rocket on it

― subpost master (wins)

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Sunday, 14 April 2024 15:39 (one month ago) link

According to it, this is the burt Stanton rap music

― CEO Greedwagon (Neanderthal), Tuesday, April 16, 2024 7:13 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

The SoyBoy West Coast (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 16 April 2024 23:22 (one month ago) link

Is there a more famous budgie fancier? Not sure I can think of one.

― Overtoun House windows (aldo), Tuesday, 16 April 2024 12:59 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink


― subpost master (wins), Tuesday, 16 April 2024 13:04 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Overtoun House windows (aldo), Wednesday, 17 April 2024 09:02 (one month ago) link

Since I read that thing about resonating I have heard three separate people (in two different states/time zones) say they resonate with xyz

― Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Friday, April 19, 2024 10:24 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

tbf I know he can be a bit abrasive at times but he's often otm

― Colonel Poo, Saturday, April 20, 2024 1:28 AM (yesterday)

sarahell, Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:20 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...


― The SoyBoy West Coast (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 13 May 2024 20:34 (forty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Is that for those who posted theirs already or for those of us who didn't post ours yet?

― nashwan, Monday, 13 May 2024 20:55 (twenty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

that's whiney's 4644637th complaint.

― scott seward, Monday, 13 May 2024 20:59 (twenty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2024 21:23 (one week ago) link

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