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by Steven Prete
Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World
Replies: 84
Views: 13058

Cornwell

Barney,

Regarding Patricia Cornwell's book, here is a link to some solid criticism. Some of her theory is interesting, but her scientific methods are a bit wanting, and she makes a lot of assumptions.
http://casebook.org/dissertations/dst-p ... ckert.html
by Steven Prete
Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 8020

lonegungirl said, “This is the thing I never get about reincarnation. If you do come back, but don't remember anything about what happened before, how are you in anyway the same person? What's the good of that?” Well, not that I believe in reincarnation, but this strikes at a sort of duality of huma...
by Steven Prete
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 8020

Just a few observations. At the beginning of the story, when the two discover they have split, Peter Novins is outside of the house, while Jay is inside the house. Peter Novins is the "outside" of the name, while Jay is the "inside". Peter decides to abandon the house, signifying the abandonment of ...
by Steven Prete
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 2934

Name: Steven Prete
Source: unca20050211.htm
Did a quick google on the flautist/flutist thing, and most people seem to think the only difference is about $50 per hour.
by Steven Prete
Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 2743

Matrix

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20050211.htm I don't think the rebels in the Matrix were simply trying to destroy the machines, and thus force humanity to perish in an uninhabitable world. Right or wrong, I think their main goal was to let people have a choice. The final film ends with the machines ...
by Steven Prete
Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 3121

Nader

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20041124.htm So where did all the Nader voters go? Last time around he took almost 4 million votes. This time, not even half a million. He was supposedly hurting the Dems. But if 3 million former Nader supporters voted for Kerry this time, then that means a helluva lo...
by Steven Prete
Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 3903

Name: Steven Prete
Source: unca20040928.htm
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That's almost verbatim what Rush Limbaugh said not too long ago on his radio program.
by Steven Prete
Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 4421

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20040928.htm Intersting that you point out that the main male character pretty much drops out of The Village for the last half, putting everything onto the female lead. Of all the people I've talked to about this film, every man hated it, and every woman loved it. Cou...
by Steven Prete
Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 4421

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20040928.htm If you dig Thai food, try Brown Sugar on Comm. Ave. off the B line. It's popular style Thai, and very good, nice atmosphere. And if you're really hardcore into Thai, like I am, then seek out Rod Dee, in Brookline, off Beacon St. on the C line, Summit Ave....
by Steven Prete
Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 4421

The Village

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20040928.htm Generally found The Village to be quite dull. Concept was lame, and the suspense was almost non-existent, though it felt like he tried to create it. Maybe I'm just numb to the standard camera close behind the head so we can't see anything until it jumps o...
by Steven Prete
Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 4905

Zizek and fantasy

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20040720.htm Steve Dooner: I may not be following this discussion well, but perhaps you might clarify with your friend whether her use of "fantasy" constitutes literature of that genre, or the other definition in which people delude themselves socially. I did a quick ...
by Steven Prete
Fri May 28, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 3748

Bubba Ho-Tep

Name: Steven Prete
Source: unca20040720.htm
I must second the Bubba Ho-Tep recommendation. I caught it in the theater last year and was pleasantly surprised. It is at times disturbing, hillarious, frightening and disgusting. And Bruce Campbell plays one helluv an Elvis.
by Steven Prete
Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 2328

Polls

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20040527.htm That MSNBC poll is probably the more accurate one. But has anyone seen the poll from the American Family Association website? It asked who you'd vote for, and the results, from a reported 71,120 people were: Kerry - 88.85% Bush - 4.55% Nader - 6.6% And th...
by Steven Prete
Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:20 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2003
Replies: 0
Views: 2887

Praying for long life

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20031206.htm Frank, Those studies you always see about prayer and belief having an effect on health are hardly continuing science. Yeah, they report on them when they come out, but then when an independent team tries to verify the study and finds it was done wrong, no...
by Steven Prete
Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2003
Replies: 140
Views: 6689

Butterfly Effect

Name: Steven Prete Source: unca20031206.htm A note on the Butterfly Effect. My take on it is not that the butterfly causes a storm, but rather that when you are modeling a chaotic system, if you do not account for even a minor thing, such as a butterfly's beating wings, then further down the road t...

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