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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2730 on: November 09, 2015, 10:34:37 am »
Any philosophers that i can listen to for like 30 mintues then pick up later?  Tired of music during my car rides
Thinking that maybe some of the stoics with their bullet point listness would be good.

Not a specific philosopher, but historyofphilosophy.net (History of philosophy without any gaps) has a shedload of short podcasts with each one covering a different philosopher/school of thought starting from the very early Greek philosophers.

Listening while driving is a good idea. I may have to try it out myself on the way to/from work.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2731 on: November 09, 2015, 03:06:46 pm »
I don't have time to read right now, but last night on the way to the store I found a copy of Spook in a library box. I love Mary Roach.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2732 on: November 10, 2015, 09:44:50 pm »
I finally started reading Harry Potter.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2733 on: November 10, 2015, 11:09:06 pm »
I'm so, so sorry.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2734 on: November 10, 2015, 11:12:56 pm »
Why Harry Potter?

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« Reply #2735 on: November 15, 2015, 01:11:26 pm »
I'm so, so sorry.

Eh, adverbs notwhitstanding, I quite like it.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2736 on: November 15, 2015, 04:04:31 pm »
I read a bit of Food of the Gods yesterday and found it pleasantly surprising. I had semi written Terence Mckenna off when he said something like 'UFO's are the human sub-consciousness masquerading in a form not to alarm us.' However I listened to some of him today and he comes across as a lot more intelligent, maybe he was having an off day when he said the UFO bollocks.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2737 on: November 15, 2015, 06:17:01 pm »
I read a bit of Food of the Gods yesterday and found it pleasantly surprising. I had semi written Terence Mckenna off when he said something like 'UFO's are the human sub-consciousness masquerading in a form not to alarm us.' However I listened to some of him today and he comes across as a lot more intelligent, maybe he was having an off day when he said the UFO bollocks.


I don't know, the UFO comment sounds about right to me. It sure as fuck isn't real alien abductions, so it must be some form of explanation people are coming up with for experiences or thoughts they don't know how to recognize or acknowledge for what they are.

Although it COULD be medical anthropologists from the future, here to steal our gut microbes.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2738 on: November 15, 2015, 07:37:36 pm »
So anal probing mysterious visitors in the night aren't meant to alarm me?

Terrence McKenna has led a fucked up life.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2739 on: November 15, 2015, 08:17:37 pm »
So anal probing mysterious visitors in the night aren't meant to alarm me?

Terrence McKenna has led a fucked up life.


Hey, one  man's meat, you know?
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2740 on: November 15, 2015, 08:20:31 pm »
So anal probing mysterious visitors in the night aren't meant to alarm me?

Terrence McKenna has led a fucked up life.


Hey, one  man's meat, you know?

Or multiple men's meat, if you're into that sort of thing.  :fap:
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2741 on: November 15, 2015, 08:25:29 pm »
So anal probing mysterious visitors in the night aren't meant to alarm me?

Terrence McKenna has led a fucked up life.


Hey, one  man's meat, you know?

Or multiple men's meat, if you're into that sort of thing.  :fap:

If we're talking about me, it's all of the above and it ends in tears.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2742 on: November 20, 2015, 02:03:09 pm »
The Collector Collector by Tibor Fischer.
"To a small flat in South London comes a Sumerian bowl: but the bowl is the Collector Collector, clay with something to say, an object d'art who will offer Rosa, its owner, vast swathes of unrecorded history from the last 5, 000 years. Meanwhile, Rosa tries to centre her life and settle the disturbances caused by an uninvited guest, Nikki. 1001 Nights meets the inner city, The Collector Collector is a comic masterpiece and unquestionably the finest novel ever narrated by a bowl."
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2743 on: November 20, 2015, 06:32:37 pm »
That sounds quite, uh, literary.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #2744 on: November 20, 2015, 11:35:47 pm »
It's hilarious. The bowl is one of my favourite characters in novels I've read the last few years.
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