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Thom

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  1. This is an excellent topic! My wife has been reading many of the books listed above to our little guy, Jude, since he was born (7 mo. in a few more of days). I was glad to see that Russell mentioned Oscar Wilde. The Selfish Giant is a wonderful story. I would highly recommend his collection of stories for Children (The Happy Prince and other Stories) it is phenomenal and includes the Selfish Giant as well as one of my favs The Happy Prince. I am one to believe that adults tend to get more from a children
  2. Recently Finished Ruthless Trust - Brennan Manning Beatles - Robert Freeman Reel to Deal - Dov S-S Simens The Search to Belong - Joseph R. Myers Everyday Apocalypse - David Dark New Way to be Human - Charlie Peacock Currently Reading Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck Eyes Wide Open - William D. Romanowski Wanderings - Chiam Potok In Search of the Church - Keith A. Russell The Wisdom of Leo Tolstoy - Leo Tolstoy Patiently Awaiting Modern Art and the Death of a Culture - H.R. Rookmaaker Traveling Mercies - Anne Lemott
  3. Well, I am here to backup Mr. Chattaway. Although I am not a huge DA fan (Tim Chandler aside) Vox Humana was an anomaly for the group. Also, let's be thankful for most of the bands that did give up the keyboard sounds, otherwise we would still be in the 80s. I will admit that I am very glad to see keyboards (mostly in the form of loops) making their way back into music but not in the "keyboard" way. They are innovative and creative being used for treatments and not main melodies or grooves, adding atmosphere.
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    Del Amitri

    Aye, Del Amitri is wonderful! They have an excellent flare fore a pop influenced, Irish feelwith a modern original sound or at least they did. They write pretty straight forward lyrics that can grab you immediately. "Ain't that Just like a man" is one of my favs as well as the Irish folk sound of "Nothing Ever Happens." I think their biggest hit was "Always the last to know." Fortunately for me, Chicago is a great radio town and a station called XRT played/plays a lot of the less well known bands out there, where Del Amitri found a nice size following here in ChiTown. "...and we all feel lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow..."
  5. (M) - For those of us who were not privileged enough to participate in the original conversation could you fill us in and then give us your thoughts so that we might partake? I am curious to hear some thoughts on this as almost anything can become narcissistic but the idea that criticism could be narcissistic at its foundation or a least the core is an interesting topic for discussion. Well...you know what they say,
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    Buddy Hackett dies at 78

    I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing. Buddy Hackett, late comedian, higherpraise.org, July 1st, 2003
  7. Jeffrey- keep the updates coming that way I can feel like I am there with you guys. I was trying to squeeze it in for Thursday but it just ain't going to work out. I will miss hanging out and getting to know everyone better...but there is always the forum.
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    Hepburn dies at 96

    I had to wait and post here...I was saddened by this news and needed a moment to feel it. Katherine was my absolute favorite actress and there will never be another of her caliber. Her wit, her style, her facial expressions, her glamour, her privacy and her work ethic made her an artist
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    28 Days Later

    I agree What is there to say? One of them just discovered what happened after being in a coma for 28 days, the others are trying to make it through each say as it comes and the rest
  10. there is nothing wrong with night lovers, aren't they color blind
  11. What Stef is neglecting to tell everyone is that he also wore lime green tights and a pink tutu.
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    28 Days Later

    I really did like this film. I didn't love it but I am far from hating it. More specifics in a later post. I agree with some of Stef's points but the rest...well I am not sure if we saw the same movie. Oh, I guess we really didn't since Stef slept through most of it. No more movies after 10pm for you young man.
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    2003 Film Journals

    12/2002 - Manhunter 12/2002 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding (not as good as the hype but enjoyable) 12/2002 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1/15/03 - Matrix (it just gets better) 1/17/03 - Signs (I marveled at the ability of a director who could remake 3 other movies in one new one) 1/19/03 - Barber Shop (much truth in the controversial portion) 1/25/03 - The Importance of Being Earnest (The movie couldn
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