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March 27th, 2007


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06:40 pm - Take it Back
"We ain't stealin', we're just takin' back; very simple plan of attack: It's our job and a labour of love; take it home to the up-above. . ."

Damnit, Norman: why you gotta be such a role model?

There are a few books you need to read if you want to really "get" me. No one who hasn't read them has ever really understood why I make a lot of the choices I do.

  1. Don't Stop the Carnvial by Herman Wouk - I am Norman Paperman on my best days

  2. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie - "Peter Pan would understand his schemes, dreams and ploys"

  3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - It's the sword in the stone, don't you see?

  4. Where Is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffett - Frank Bama and I are kindred spirits, with the same problems and the same god-damned resolution issues.

  5. A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett - That wasn't Tully Mars checking in. It was me. I hope I check out half as fortunately as he did.


That's the required reading for the course that is "WTF-MJD 101"

There's also some optional reading, as well as a set of required films and songs you need to hear, but you gotta get through the above first. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to find a copy of Peter Pan in Scarlet before PSA tonight. I'm suddenly in need of a certain fix.

"We ask ourselves when we get in a fix, "What would Popeye do in a tight spot like this?" He'd race for his true love and easily win it, in an old spinach can with a mast stuck in it!"
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Take It Back", -JB

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From:tlachtga
Date:March 27th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Well, I've read two of the books on your list--Peter Pan and The Little Prince. I'll admit, I bawled at the end of The Little Prince.

Also, I read Peter Pan in Scarlet, and was very pleasantly surprised. I thought it fit Barrie's sense of humor and sadness quite well. So yes, go out and get a copy.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 28th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
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I knew you'd know Peter Pan well. I think we share a very similar affinity for the main character. :) I tend to see him as mythic drama to be followed as closely as possible.

I have a copy of in Scarlet now, and I think I'll go back and re-read Pan first before I delve into it.

Of course, the book was where it belonged: in the children's section. Even if I'm not sure that Pan is really a children's book, much like The Little Prince.

Oh, you might be amused by this: I used to constantly get The Little Prince mixed up in my mind with The Prince. . .
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From:ariansdreams
Date:March 28th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
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I don't understand you, not even a little bit. But you delight me. You used to annoy me, tbh. I wonder if I've just gotten used to your posts. Maybe I've lightened up. Probably both.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 28th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm a difficult one to take, if one is not lightened up properly before reading me. :)

I'm glad I can delight you. The more women (well, and people in general) I can delight the happier I am.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 28th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
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An excellent thing to do with said time.

And yeah, gotta love that movie. I sometimes wonder, though, if I don't get the impression that foreign films are better than they really are. . . just because I can't understand the words in the film. I imagine that covers up a lot of wooden acting :)

But a brilliant movie, yes.
From:snakesinspace
Date:March 30th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)

Ummm, what are those books again?

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I understand you just fine, probably because I accept you instead of questioning your petty ass all the time. :P

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