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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 16, 2014 - 10:10am

Why not?

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! June 17, 2014 - 12:23am

Who me?

I don't know really. Just one of those things where you put down a book and don't manage to bring yourself to pick it back up again.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! June 17, 2014 - 2:05am

Hey, love when he writes in 'Scottish', took me a while to get the hang of reading it though. Love his twisted outlook too.  He has moved to America now and sets his novels in Miami.  His whole style of writing has changed as well.  He is still perverted, but  writes with better sentence structure and grammar. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 17, 2014 - 4:05am

I have my doubts.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! June 17, 2014 - 5:15am

I can't say I enjoyed reading the pooping contest bit in skagboys.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 17, 2014 - 5:47am

I read Filth and Marabou Stork.  Both were partially hilarious and largely very unsettling.  And Welsh is a wonderful writer.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 19, 2014 - 6:29am

Sorry, Utah-- couldn't let you have the last post, even it has been a couple of days or so.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 19, 2014 - 6:31am

<--- is winning like Charlie Sheen.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 19, 2014 - 8:34am

With lots of money and hookers?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 19, 2014 - 10:03am

With mid-range money and hookers.  And a violent torpedo of truth.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 19, 2014 - 10:53am

Okay...

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 19, 2014 - 11:19am

Dwayne, if you're going to make Charlie Sheen assumptions, you should do your Charlie Sheen research.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 19, 2014 - 2:42pm

Get off your low horse.  You know that he has a lot of money.  I didn't make an assumption, you misrepresented the Charle Sheen situation.  

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 19, 2014 - 5:41pm

It is impossible to misrepresent the Charlie Sheen situation because Charlie Sheen is all things. 

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 19, 2014 - 8:49pm

I call bullsh*t!! Aim low, boys, they're on ponies!!! (courtesy of a redneck, right-wing, so-so Southern writer named Lewis Grizzard-- deceased for a while, may he rest in quiet peace)..

And don't even try to tell me your wife be puttin' up with the kind of behaviour that white-boy trash is infamous for!!

And also: Utah what on earth is your "Torpedo of Truth," honey? Also, not to quibble, but if you have mid-range money, you're also going to have lower-class hookers, which I'm sure you know, being a man of the world, and not to mention your basic need for an army of Trojans to protect you from unknown terrors!!  :)

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 20, 2014 - 4:49am

Justwords:  I am glad to see someone has put more thought into the Charlie Sheen situation than even I have.  We are truly kindred.

I am disappointed that I seem to be the only person aware of the Violent Torpedo of Truth.  It was that capstone to the CS crazy period, when he left whatever sitcom he was on and went on a flop stand-up/spoken word tour.  That tour was the Violent Torpedo of Truth tour.  He started it with a slam-bang opening in Detroit, when he said [paraphrase], "I've had some problems with crack, so it looks like I've come to the right place."

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 20, 2014 - 5:37am

You guys.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina June 20, 2014 - 11:09am

I just met my first flasher

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 20, 2014 - 11:44am

You must be young.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina June 20, 2014 - 11:46am

Alright then, my first flasher in a car

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 20, 2014 - 3:27pm

I bought the first flasher more.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina June 20, 2014 - 4:57pm

And I don't believe you've ever seen one. Ever.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina June 20, 2014 - 5:25pm

Just realized how that sounded. I obviously don't hope that you have - unless you like chubby, bald guys touching themselves in public - in that case, you should come visit...!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 21, 2014 - 5:32am

So is that the downside to Denmark?  Ugly flashers?  I've seen several who got away with it because you know, hot ladies flashing guys.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina June 21, 2014 - 5:52am

It's pretty much the standard at festivals - but yeah, I don't think I've ever seen a really handsome dude doing it...

However, the "flashers" who are just showing their goods because they're peeing up against an almost invisible wire fence are all very friendly, and if you wave at them they always wave back.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 21, 2014 - 6:28am

I have my job due to the world's worst flasher.  No joke.   This guy ran up to some ladies and opened his trench coat to reveal... jeans and a t-shirt.  He'd wiggle a bit and run off.  I think the fact he didn't understand flashing worried folks more, so they hired the security company I work for.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 22, 2014 - 5:37pm

Lord, Alma, I saw my first flasher in a car when I was 7 walking home from parocial school... You Danes are such innocents!

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina June 23, 2014 - 5:05am

Dwayne, that's a pretty awesome story I must admit!

justwords, any chance your real name is Carla...? And yes, we're all innocent and pure! At least, that's what we're trying to make everyone else believe...

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 23, 2014 - 10:09am

Alma, no to my real name being Carla. And I think that's great you're all innocent and pure; gives the rest of the world a high bar!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 23, 2014 - 12:31pm

I have lots of awesome ones, that is just more believable than most.  They are all true though.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 23, 2014 - 8:31pm

Dwayne: "Hot Ladies Flashing Guys"? Sounds like you've been to Mardi Gras a time or two in the great port city of Jazz in NOLA!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 23, 2014 - 11:23pm

No.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! June 25, 2014 - 1:51pm

No from me too.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 25, 2014 - 3:36pm

@Dwayne and @Renae Gee: you guys need to go!! Actually, most of the hot girl flashers are usually at Mardi Gras (and sometimes Jazz Fest), which can get a little rowdy--and then some. Jazz Fest is fun, but can be crowded and hot. January is a good time to go; not so humid and hot or crowded. Good music and food year-round. Street cars (trollies in other cities) go to most of the good places to listen or eat or shop.

As you can tell, I like the city a lot!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 26, 2014 - 4:15am

Not really my style, but thanks.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 26, 2014 - 9:02am

Yeah, I know, you're not that crazy @ jazz or the blues. They have a lot of other music down there, though, that you might like. I've tried a lot of things I didn't think I'd like but changed my mind---gotta be open to new experiences, Dwayne!  :)

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 26, 2014 - 9:14am

I would disagree.  I've had lots of new experiences, and most where horrible.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 26, 2014 - 9:10pm

Dwayne: Oh, boo! Ok, I'm not saying saying you (not talking @ you in the immediate but to the you in the infinite sense-- to the Every Man in the John Donne, "No Man is an Island" sense) should take death-defying risks. [Dwayne I have no idea about your experiences that were horrible that were new--this is not addressing that, ok?]

There may be an invitation, a streetcar passing by, a drop-in party, just a neighbor asking, 'Hey, want to come in and have a cup of coffee?'-- don't say no. I've met some really great people on the spur-of-the-moment. What is that Latin phrase for that poor clown, Prince Charles?-- something about "Evil on him who thinks evil."    The time of your life, or multiple lives, :) - could be out there. Be open to it.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! June 26, 2014 - 11:16pm

I'll go :)  sounds great.  Must save more money...must save more money for travel...

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 27, 2014 - 3:18am

The collective is a lie, poetic licence, we all live as individuals.  Most new experiences are things we love most being ripped away or witness the worst the world has.  The first time you see a dog ran over, the first time you see someone die, the first time you see an incest, new pain reminding you of all you have to lose, the first oddly mix of antiseptic and filth in someplace medical.  That is why we come back to the same people, places, and things.  Even if our head isn't smart enough to fear the new, our instincts are.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 27, 2014 - 11:26am

Wow, oh, wow. What on earth has gone wrong in your life, Dwayne, that you're so dark and down? 

Human instinct may fear change, but change is how we grow, how we fulfull our potential. Everybody experiences bad stuff in life; the way you handle it and don't let it Handle you is a test of your character and values. Shit is always going to happen; dodge it or use it and move on. 

:)

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! June 27, 2014 - 4:15pm

Geesh Dwayne, that made me smile, I'm not sure why.  What about the first time you see an animal in the wild and it doesn't realise you are there and when it does it looks right at you and through you at the same time before wandering away, then you finally breath.  That's pretty good.  

 

Hey JW :)  I think so too.  I read something that went like, imagine yourself in 10 years exactly the same as now - that is horrifying,so why does change scare us so much?  

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 27, 2014 - 6:59pm

@Dwayne: as a seque from Renae's post to you--I was primitive camping in the Smokies late one fall with some friends and had a call of nature to answer. Another girlfriend went with me, and we were in the middle of the business when she turned toward me, screamed, and lit out like she was on fire. Then I felt something cold on my bare ass, and I turned around to see a buck looking at me quizically. I grabbed my jeans and flew out of there--thank God he didn't follow me; I could have literally been killed. He wandered off, like Renae said above; guess I wasn't his type?

 

@Renae: I guess it's in our DNA. We like the familiar. But if we didn't challenge the fear and color outside the lines, we'd still be working on making a fire in those caves. I think we start out like a small piece of a quilt in the making; then we add patches as we go along. The original patch influences somewhat the patches that follow, and they in turn influence the patches that come later. I just wish I knew what my final pattern will look like, you know? Sometimes I feel like a Crazy Quilt (that is actually a pattern; looks like what it sounds like) instead a neat one like Flying Geese or Bear Paws.

Animals don't like change either, but they deal with, you know? Some better than others.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 28, 2014 - 9:32am

@Just words - It is a result of being honest with myself and others.

@Renae - I'd say that having a life you wouldn't be willing to leave as is for 10 years would be odd and horrible.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 28, 2014 - 12:56pm

Dwayne, I guess we'll just have to disagree about life.

Cheers!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 28, 2014 - 5:43pm

It's okay, but you'll have more problems since you're also disagreeing with life.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 28, 2014 - 7:04pm

I disagree with your opinion, Dwayne, and that's what it is.... Everyone has problems, guy, and I'm sure I'll have more changes coming to me, but I'll deal with as it comes. 

Take care! 

ps. Hope your mom's doing better.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 29, 2014 - 6:15am

You hope.

Not good, but better.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby June 29, 2014 - 7:35am

I will keep your mom in my good thoughts. Glad she's doing better.

 

@Renae: Whenever you want to go to NOLA, just let me know; I'll be glad to treat you to dinner!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry August 14, 2014 - 4:24am

I think I just won this by default.