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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 17, 2011 - 3:13pm

Hello all,

I've been a lurker at the Cult for years, but I have just signed up here because I hope to someday be a functioning member of society, and I heard that LitReactor members are model citizens.

My name is Michael and I make videos about books I like and post them to my website Wing Chair Books.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello. I'm excited to have found more victims to talk at about books and writing.

Cheers,

Michael

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz December 17, 2011 - 3:18pm

Hello Michael.

 

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. December 17, 2011 - 3:32pm

Welcome Michael. Favorite alcoholic beverage?

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 17, 2011 - 3:34pm

Hey Chester, thanks for the welcome!

How is Zazen? I have been hearing good things about it.

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor December 17, 2011 - 3:34pm

Cool videos Mike. Watched the one on in the blind. Gonna have to go read it now that you likened it to Contortionist and Survivor. 

 

Thanks for the rec and welcome.

 

Top 3 musical artists that you write too?

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 17, 2011 - 3:39pm

Hey jacks!

23 years old, never drank alcohol.

Throughout high school I adamanty oposed being called straight edge because I did not want to be put into a category.  But categories can be useful. So yeah, straight edge it is.

Favorite beverages: water and yerba mate.

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 17, 2011 - 3:44pm

Hey Hetch, thanks for checking out my site! I haven't updated in a while because I've been busy with a transcoastal move from NJ to CA, but I've been working on some posts that will be up soon.

Yeah, In The Blind is it. For sure.

My top 3:

Mountain Goats

Brad Mehldau

Buddha Machine

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. December 17, 2011 - 3:55pm

Hi Michael. Welcome.

Where did you hear that Litreactors are model citizens? You need to upgrade your sources, man, we're the bad guys!

 

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 17, 2011 - 4:14pm

Hey wickedvoodoo!

To bad guys, the bad guys are good guys.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly December 17, 2011 - 4:31pm

Welcome from another newb.  I love it here already.

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

Hey Dave!

Same! Love it!

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works December 17, 2011 - 5:26pm

I love the Mountain Goats. Good taste. Welcome!

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 17, 2011 - 5:46pm

Hey Nighty Nite!

Yes! Love the Mountain Goats!

Thanks for the welcome!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz December 17, 2011 - 5:55pm

@maf:

Zazen is really good. Prescient is the best term I can think of to describe it. 

I don't know if you have seen Vanessa's blog post, but it is quite telling.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 17, 2011 - 7:03pm

You've never drunk alcohol at 23!? I'm not sure how to feel about that but welcome and may we have our brains raped by your words and like wise rape yours.

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Brian Ingham from Stillwater Oklahoma is reading There is No Year by. Blake Butler December 17, 2011 - 10:11pm

I agree with the other newbies, it's awesome here! Welcome Michael and Dave

@Dave-How are you liking Damned/The Road?

@Michael-love the site man, I'm just about to check out the music section.

Hope to read more stuff from the both of you soon

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 18, 2011 - 12:10am

are you a virgin too, maf?   Because that would just be a tragedy with that face.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 18, 2011 - 8:25am

So many books I haven't heard of! I marked your blog so I can steal ideas for readin'.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig December 18, 2011 - 8:25am

Welcome! But I think you'll be disappointed If you are looking for model citizens. 

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JonnyGibbings December 18, 2011 - 9:50am

Good on you for not drinking. I'm trying to give up. You know when you drink too much of a drink and can't touch it ever again? Well that's how I intend to give up, I intend to drink way too much of all of em. Except Eggnog, which, if you ask me is the cunt of all drinks. Who the fuck thought "I want an omellete, but I also want some booze... I know, egg booze" You know what Eggnog is? Elf cum. You might as well pour it on your back and slap yourself on the ass.

Hello by the way.

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 18, 2011 - 10:03am

@David: Thanks for the warmest welcome!

@Brian: Thanks for checking out my stuff!

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. December 18, 2011 - 10:03am

Elf cum

hahaha. I'm going to offer family members Elf cum now on Christmas.

 

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 18, 2011 - 10:08am

@aliensoul77: Haha! Nope. What I lack in booze and smoking, I make up for in sex ;)

@Liana: Awesome! I'm preparing my obligatory year's-end best-of lists, which I'll be posting up on my blog this week. My favorite novels & story collections of the year.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 18, 2011 - 10:11am

I have always hated eggnog.  Ugh.  Btw, I got skyrim for Xmas early.  Yay!

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JonnyGibbings December 18, 2011 - 10:16am

What I lack in booze and smoking, I make up for in sex ;)

 

Well that's all very well and good if you are not a fat-titted chinless nothing like me. No woman could ever cum with my hairy tits and nipples like a gorlilla's knuckle slapping her face. I drink cos I don't get any. That reminds me, a question for you lot. Is it still considered rape if the dog is wagging it's tail?

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Michael Filippone from Los Angeles, CA is reading Zeroville by Steve Erickson December 18, 2011 - 10:33am

@Renee: I actually heard that everyone here was a supermodel.

@Johnny: HAHA! Elf cum!

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 18, 2011 - 10:43am

@Jonny
I would use the same theory i do with everything else, if there's a hole it's my job to fill it.

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JonnyGibbings December 18, 2011 - 10:49am

...or violently stretch it, till it fits, then fill it.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 18, 2011 - 10:54am

That's the only problem with small breeds, so much knife work but their just so damn cute!

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig December 18, 2011 - 5:52pm

I actually heard that everyone here was a supermodel.

Well, some of us are beautiful enough to be super models, but do things that disqualify us from the profession, like eat and think.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 18, 2011 - 8:31pm

My cat is high on catnip.