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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairman
    Had no idea Egypt was a Caliphate, although hardly surprising if one thinks about it.
    Fool.

    /has written a twelve page paper on the history of Islam in Africa
    /starting at seven p.m the night before
    /and got an A in the class

    Anyway, I recently read how i became stupid, which is apparently all the rage in Europe, but is fucking idiotic. The premise seemed interesting (a man can't deal with being intelligent in this world, so he tries to make himself stupid so he can enjoy himself), but ultimately all it did was make me reject the idea that intelligence equals depression because I loathe the author so much I want to beat him to death with a boot [I also saw "Cube" this weekend, questionable premise, good story, bad ending]. Really, this book fucking sucks. Has anyone in Europe read it? He equates idiocy with capitalism: the protagonist's last step into oblivion is marked by his first step into a McDonald's. I thought Ayn Rand was a moron, then I read this and realized that she was just kinda smart but misguided.

    And now I'm reading Anonymous Rex. It's a modern-day noir novel set in L.A. with occaisional jumps to New York, featuring a once-prominent P.I. whose partner died and now is broke with a nasty addiction. Oh, and he's a dinosaur in human disguise, as is 5% of the U.S. No, I'm not kidding. And it's actually pretty darn good. Next on the list is Get Shorty. If you have a reccomendation, through it at me.
    “It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”

    George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises

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    im re-reading catcher in the rye.
    also Our Band Could be Your Life
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    Sounds like a shitty book. To be smart is to be able to think of ways to entertain oneself in order to make your existance a happier one. Why forfeit this asset and adopt a "normal" life style? How can you just forfeit your intelligence in the first place anyways?

    I was bidding on a number of books on ebay this past week. So far I won: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Thus Spake Zarathustra, and Steppenwolfe. Will get to them eventually.

    Oh yah i'd like to read your essay, Mota. Can you email it at hornypope at gmail dot com?
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    I'm reading this thread.
    What is Fedex?

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    I read Angels & demons, by Dan Brown,
    Gr8 book

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    The Pegasus Forum - Peter Schofield

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    Ecstatic in the Poison by Mr. Hudgins
    Therapy by David Lodge

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    So much book: Silmarillion, Dracula, Faerie and Tartuffe.

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    let's see I just finished

    Victoria by Knut Hamsun, it's an alright book. The character development was interesting, the story was rather predictable though, interesting nonetheless, and it's short so it wasn't too terrible to read.

    The Critique of the Gotha Programme by Karl Marx
    I found this interesting, but it's mostly debates about theory with other socialists (Lassalleans) and wouldn't interest any of you really.

    Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzche
    Utterly fascinating, I highly recommend it. The description of the development and nuances of the Master and Slave morals is worth reading it just for that. The whole idea of the Will to Power as well is interesting.

    Right now I'm reading:
    On the Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzche, so far the first two essays are absolutely fascinating, possibly his most outstanding work that I've read yet. I highly recommend reading these. The 3rd essay is rather tedious, and not as interesting. After that I plan on reading Ecce Homo.

    The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde, I read the first act, it's very good, very amusing. Definitely continue reading his stuff.
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    i'm not too interested in reading;

    but i am currently reading 'Mutiny on the bounty'

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