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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Jun 2018, 12:11pm

Silent Majority wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 11:08am
How could this not be hilariously awful?
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2 ... entic.html

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I could be reading my first even Patterson.
I listened to one years and years ago to see whether they're as craptastic as their reputation. Oh yeah. Clumsy and boring. Mysteries for people who hate mysteries, I guess.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Silent Majority » 04 Jun 2018, 12:25pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:11pm
Silent Majority wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 11:08am
How could this not be hilariously awful?
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2 ... entic.html

Also:
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I could be reading my first even Patterson.
I listened to one years and years ago to see whether they're as craptastic as their reputation. Oh yeah. Clumsy and boring. Mysteries for people who hate mysteries, I guess.
I always think of Stephen King's dismissal of Patterson's readers as being mildly ashamed to be reading fiction. "Sure, I did read that book, but I learnt a lot about airports."
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Jun 2018, 12:39pm

Silent Majority wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:11pm
Silent Majority wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 11:08am
How could this not be hilariously awful?
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2 ... entic.html

Also:
Image
I could be reading my first even Patterson.
I listened to one years and years ago to see whether they're as craptastic as their reputation. Oh yeah. Clumsy and boring. Mysteries for people who hate mysteries, I guess.
I always think of Stephen King's dismissal of Patterson's readers as being mildly ashamed to be reading fiction. "Sure, I did read that book, but I learnt a lot about airports."
Well, that's amusing given that King, at one time, described his fiction as a Big Mac and fries. He's not altogether wrong, tho. The Patterson I listened to confirmed that, yeah, his stuff is for people killing time in places like airports.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by JennyB » 04 Jun 2018, 12:56pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:39pm
Silent Majority wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:11pm
Silent Majority wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 11:08am
How could this not be hilariously awful?
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2 ... entic.html

Also:
Image
I could be reading my first even Patterson.
I listened to one years and years ago to see whether they're as craptastic as their reputation. Oh yeah. Clumsy and boring. Mysteries for people who hate mysteries, I guess.
I always think of Stephen King's dismissal of Patterson's readers as being mildly ashamed to be reading fiction. "Sure, I did read that book, but I learnt a lot about airports."
Well, that's amusing given that King, at one time, described his fiction as a Big Mac and fries. He's not altogether wrong, tho. The Patterson I listened to confirmed that, yeah, his stuff is for people killing time in places like airports.
His stuff it terrible, but perfect if you are driving alone on a four hour road trip. I say driving alone so you can loudly exclaim, "holy crap, this is awful" without your husband telling you that you are too critical and judgmental. :shifty:
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Jun 2018, 1:24pm

JennyB wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:56pm
His stuff it terrible, but perfect if you are driving alone on a four hour road trip. I say driving alone so you can loudly exclaim, "holy crap, this is awful" without your husband telling you that you are too critical and judgmental. :shifty:
Especially that album James Patterson made with Van Halen …
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by JennyB » 04 Jun 2018, 2:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 1:24pm
JennyB wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 12:56pm
His stuff it terrible, but perfect if you are driving alone on a four hour road trip. I say driving alone so you can loudly exclaim, "holy crap, this is awful" without your husband telling you that you are too critical and judgmental. :shifty:
Especially that album James Patterson made with Van Halen …
:lol: It's not at all out of the realm of possibility.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Jun 2018, 5:03pm

Endut! Hoch Hech!

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Jun 2018, 3:01am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 5:03pm
Have at it, fiction haters: https://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.ph ... 686a3a66bc
Alright, once I wrap up my current kindle book, I'll start on this and see how much I can be bothered with!
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Jun 2018, 10:56am

True, too, that America's nuclear partnership with Japan has existed since August 1945.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 87221.html
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by eumaas » 14 Jun 2018, 11:22am

been seeing an awful lot of jingoism from my liberal friends over North Korea and it's really depressing me.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by BostonBeaneater » 14 Jun 2018, 11:45am

eumaas wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 11:22am
been seeing an awful lot of jingoism from my liberal friends over North Korea and it's really depressing me.
What variety of jingoism are you hearing? Our government has been cozy with cruel strongmen since the country was founded. I think a lot of this is just a nice little distraction and an opportunity for Trump to pat himself on the beck yet again.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Silent Majority » 14 Jun 2018, 11:46am

eumaas wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 11:22am
been seeing an awful lot of jingoism from my liberal friends over North Korea and it's really depressing me.
This idiot might take American troops out of Korea!
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by eumaas » 14 Jun 2018, 11:49am

BostonBeaneater wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 11:45am
eumaas wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 11:22am
been seeing an awful lot of jingoism from my liberal friends over North Korea and it's really depressing me.
What variety of jingoism are you hearing? Our government has been cozy with cruel strongmen since the country was founded. I think a lot of this is just a nice little distraction and an opportunity for Trump to pat himself on the beck yet again.
Well, for one thing a lot of people upset that the US flag was displayed as equal to the DPRK's. Also a lot of upset over Trump saying he'd pull out American troops and end wargames. And precisely none of them have said anything about Korean self-determination or how South Koreans overwhelmingly support the peace process.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by eumaas » 14 Jun 2018, 11:50am

Trump is "traitorous" for doing diplomacy with North Korea.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Jun 2018, 11:50am

eumaas wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 11:22am
been seeing an awful lot of jingoism from my liberal friends over North Korea and it's really depressing me.
One thing that drives me batty is the common discourse where liberal = left. This lazy binary thinking where not being conservative must mean being left. There's some overlap in cultural areas, where centrists have accepted a lot of leftist cultural liberation arguments, but when it comes to most every other area—trade, taxes, foreign policy—there's a fuck of a lot more daylight between liberal and left than liberal and conservative.
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