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  1. pstlpkr

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    The Six Sigma Way; by Pande, Neuman, and Cavanagh.
    Thrilling stu... snrxs ah... whaaat? Oh, sorry musta' dozed off.


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    @ colonel: a flop financially? or quality wise? i still thought the movie was freakin awesome!

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    I loved the movie I mean that it's still about 45 million under what they paid for it.

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    oh yeah it's a terrible shame, EVERYONE GO SEE SCOTT PILGRIM!

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    I just started "In Search of Pipe Dreams" by Rick Newcombe about two seconds ago... I will let you know how it goes!

    Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!

    "There’s truth in the statement that pipe tobacco will never be any less expensive than it is today, so think of your cellar as a cost averaged investment" - G.L. Pease
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    Just finished Wittgenstein's Poker a whole book devoted to an incident that occured one evening in the span of about 10 min. between two philosophical giants (Wittgenstein and Popper).

    Next on the list is Henry Hazlitt's Foundations of Morality.

    Pics of my pipes & stuff: http://photobucket.com/menckenite
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    Looking forfard to David Baldacci's new release this month a continuation of his camel club series

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    Half way through The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. I bought it last year, but just getting to read it now during this trip.

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    People's History of the United States downstairs, and I just finished The Drunkard's Walk upstairs. I want to read some fiction next, so it's either going to be the Dexter series of books (love that show) or the Yiddish Policeman's Union.

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    P,Clinton's book,My Life.

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    Has anyone ever read... The Secret Policeman's Other Ball?
    I believe it was the first book written by a computer.
    It understood sentence structure, but not vocabulary.
    It was hilarious.
    I'd like to find a copy; any ideas?

    Edit: I've been searching all afternoon, while watching football.
    The only things I can find are a couple of books written by computers, neither was what I was looking for. The title that I remember has been linked to a series of benefit concerts. (That's definitely not what I read back in 1975.)

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    The Universe and Beyond by Terrance Dickerson

    Earth: The Insane Asylum of the Universe. Nowhere else could things be more messed up.

    Does a culture based on separation and competition, of scientific sophistication and mideval religion, offer happiness even as it ravishes the Earth that sustains it?
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    The Curse of Lono .By HST .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
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    The Real Story by Stephen R. Donaldson.

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    Just ordered a copy of one of my all time favorite books. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

    "If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world."
    — J.R.R. Tolkien
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  16. hobie1dog

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    I just can't read fiction, I've only read 3 novels since High School 33 years ago.

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    Is that the version with the original illustrations Mr Brandybuck ?

    If at first you don't succeed you are running about average.
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    I just found some fiction to read, "Penthouse Letters"..fascinating reading.

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    "Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change" S.M. Stirling

    “The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” - Jeff Cooper
    “Hoplophobia is a mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who may wield them.”
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    I did enjoy S.M. Stirligns Change series.

    Right now I'm going through:

    Demons, by Fyodor Dostoevsky. (About 500 pages in and all I've met has been character development. Oh those Russians...)

    Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon. (Interesting in a strange way, its confusing but at the same time it makes sense.)

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    Still reading "in search of pipe dreams" but I started the book "I am Number 4" last night and finished it today, it was a great book!

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  22. onizuka

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    Currently reading my study guide. Wish me luck guys. 9 days until I test.

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    Steven Erikson "Malazan Book of the Fallen series", specifically, "Reaper's Gale"

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    The Secret Behind "The Secret" by Travis Taylor

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    I am re-reading my favorite book. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

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    Just finished Murder on the Orient Express read by David Suchet. So I guess I didn't READ it, but I think it should count. It's hard to pass up an audiobook while commuting. Kill two birds and all...

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    I have a Sony Reader that I carry with me pretty much all of the time. I tend to be reading more than one book at a time, alternating between them depending upon my mood and how much time I have to sit and read at a given stop.

    At the moment I am reading (re-reading) Atlas Shrugged, Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, and piece of entertaining science fiction by David Drake entitled The Seas Of Venus.

    Mason

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    Penthouse

    "If light travels faster than sound, is this why some people appear bright until you hear them speak?"
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    A side note to Joe's post Bob Gucionne (sp ) just passed on .

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    PipeMagazine.com !

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    I picked up "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac. Really good stuff. I really enjoy his style and just the stories it tells.

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    Popular Science monthly issue.

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  33. collindow

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    Just purchased a Kindle about a week ago...since then I have read, let's see, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Anthem, 1984, and am currently going through The Swiss Family Robinson.
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    abecox I just finished that one! it really is good, i got an awesome collection of all of Kerouac's "road novels" six books in one, finished on the road, and am now in the middle of the Dharma Bums. I't really good stuff!

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  35. unclearthur

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    You guys are making me feel old . I was 17 when Jack died at an early age.

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    Right now I am reading "La liberation de Paris de la 2eDB Vol. 1", a book in French about the liberation of Paris in August 1944 by the french 2nd armoured division of General Leclerc.

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  37. thesandpiper

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    'Compass Rose' by John Casey,having thoroughly enjoyed 'Spartina'.

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    'The Pete Blog'- dedicated to the history and collection of Peterson tobacco and pipes.
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  38. hobie1dog

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    Instintive Fly Fishing

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  39. superdan

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    just picked up a collection of short stories called "Palo Alto" written by none other that James Franco himself

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  40. unclearthur

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    The complete works of Charles Fort

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    The Idea of History (revised edition) by R.G. Collingwood.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." -George Washington to the Continental Congress, 1776
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    This sounds boring but i'm reading the rules of golf and trying to memorize it.
    Getting ready for National Pro Golf Tour & The Pepsi Tour for 2011(Mini Pro Tours)
    and The Edge Chronicles Series (Kids Book)My wife was reading it to the Kids and said it was pretty good so i started reading it.

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    Yet once again im reading a collection of stories by H.P. Lovecraft. Books titled Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. These stories never get old to me.

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  44. jship079

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    The Dash Diet for hypertension man I cant put this thing down LOL

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    "The Five Thousand Year Leap" W. Cleon Skousen

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    Also "The Book of the Continental Soldier" Several authors, Promontory Press

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    I'm going to take a break , I'm tired of reading.

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  48. collin

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    "Great Irish Tales of Horror"

    I forgot how enjoyable short stories are. One or two in the evening in lue of some stupid television show.

    (Not including Mad Men or Boardwalk Empire of course.)

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  49. unclearthur

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    I have that book Collin. Good reading.

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    Starting to read "The Coke Machine" supposedly after you read this you'll never drink another one, as an insider tells all about Coke.

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    Sounds like one to pick up Colin.

    I've been working on War and Peace for a while now, taking breaks here and there to clear my mind of all that late Russian dreck. I'm about halfway to go, and in my edition that means only another 800 or so pages!

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    a blog of what other people are reading.

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    Lately I have been reading alot of these books for a research paper. Very boring stuff.

    The Eucharist in the Reformation: Incarnation and Liturgy written by Lee Palmer Wandel
    The Lord's Supper Today written by Werner Elert
    Eating and Drinking with Jesus: An Ethical and Biblical Inquiry written by Arthur C. Cochrane
    The Lord's Supper: Five viewsedited by Gordon T. Smith
    Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God's Narrative written by Robert E. Webber
    The Bablyonian Captivity of the Church written by Martin Luther
    Institutes of the Christian Religion (for reformation views) written by John Calvin
    The Baptist Heritage written by H. Leon McBeth
    Eucharistic Origins written by Paul Bradshaw

    As well as the writings of these early church fathers on the Eucharist.

    Ignatius of Antioch
    the Didache
    Justin Martyr
    Augustine

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    I just started the third book of The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo trilogy. It seems like all they do in Sweden is drink coffee, smoke cigarettes and have sex...when they're not busy killing each other that is.

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    The Coke Machine: an insiders story and history of Coke and their shakey ways of doing things...it says you'll never drink another one after you finish the book.

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    I am currently rereading Sun Tzu's "The Art of War".

    @Thomc80: I agree with you 100% on Lovecraft short stories. I have dozens of paperback collections of his short stories and novels and they never ever ever get old. He was a master at creating fantasy worlds. Not many guys can make up a completely otherworldly setting complete with history, language, culture etc. in a 10 page story. And his writing has a way of sucking me right into the world he has created in text to the point of being able to feel the humidity, smell the air, feel the mentality of the culture...etc.

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    Just started a Raymond Chandler collection that begins with "The Big Sleep". If LA were still as Chandler described it, I'd move back in a heartbeat.

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    "The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish" by Murphy and O'Dea

    It's a scream!

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    Still working on that Keruoac, picked up Paradise Lost for a quarter at a booksale at my campus, seems interesting so far.

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    I've got "The Towers of Midnight" by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson sitting on the shelf behind me, begging to be read. But I'm not reading it until NaNoWriMo is over. It's killing me!

    Simon

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    I thought about this old string last night.... and was going to post to it today.
    Way to go!

    I've gone deep in several online poker tourneys lately, and led for a couple of hours in each, but haven't been able to seal the deal.
    So....
    I'm re-reading Harrington on Hold'em Expert Stategy for No-Limit Tournaments
    Volume 1: Strategic Play
    and
    Volume II: The Endgame

    Talk about your thrillerzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    Manifest your Destiny by Wayne Dyer

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  63. collin

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    The Book of Pipes & Tobacco by Carl Ehwa Jr.

    Done with the first half of the book covering the development of the pipe. Just started the second half which covers tobaccos.

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    finished the last book now reading Buddhism, Marx, and God

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    Herbal Healing Remedies.

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  66. bubbadreier

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    I am reading the Stormlord series!

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  67. flylot

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    "The Global Debt Trap" by Martin Weiss

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    "Towers of Midnight" by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

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    "Roadshow - Landscape with Drums" by Neil Peart.

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    Just finished "Pet Semetary" by Stephen King. . . probably won't read again until school starts back up week after next. Then I'll have a steady list of Stephen King to put in every or maybe three days heh heh heh.

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