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by BrianSiano
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Teabaggers'n'stuff

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100401.htm David Silver: I know the other meaning of "teabagging"-- it was kind of hard to avoid it, especially on _The Daily Show_. But I still like it as a derogatory term for a particular flavor of crank. (Flavor of crank-- can't seem to avoid the other meaning of...
by BrianSiano
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Various items

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100401.htm Thanks to all who tried to find _le mot juste_ for me, but I'm afraid none seem to carry the right poison. "Gadfly" may be the most technically correct, but I'm looking for one with clearly negative connotations. So maybe I should propose "teabagger" as a ...
by BrianSiano
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Various items

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100219.htm Thanks to all who tried to find _le mot juste_ for me, but I'm afraid none seem to carry the right poison. "Gadfly" may be the most technically correct, but I'm looking for one with clearly negative connotations. So maybe I should propose "teabagger" as a ...
by BrianSiano
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Need help in finding or creating a word.

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100401.htm I'm trying to find the right word to describe some people I've had to deal with on a local issue. I'm on the board of a community group for a local park, and there's a fellow who's had a severe animus against our organization for at least a decade. He's ma...
by BrianSiano
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Need help in finding or creating a word.

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100219.htm I'm trying to find the right word to describe some people I've had to deal with on a local issue. I'm on the board of a community group for a local park, and there's a fellow who's had a severe animus against our organization for at least a decade. He's ma...
by BrianSiano
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

The Star Trek Lawsuit

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100401.htm Congratulations! Oddly enough, a blog-friend-- someone I know only via our respective blogs-- got interested in the whole "City" story, and I urged him towards reading your book. Wound up rereading it a week or two ago. Which means that I have a vivid appr...
by BrianSiano
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

The Star Trek Lawsuit

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100219.htm Congratulations! Oddly enough, a blog-friend-- someone I know only via our respective blogs-- got interested in the whole "City" story, and I urged him towards reading your book. Wound up rereading it a week or two ago. Which means that I have a vivid appr...
by BrianSiano
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

More Mid-60's Ellisonia

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100401.htm No, not _The Oscar_. The LA Times reprinted a piece Harlan wrote about Kurt Vonnegut's _Slaughterhouse-Five_. it's at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/10/vonnegut.html. Harlan, ever give some thought to a collection of your literary criticis...
by BrianSiano
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

More Mid-60's Ellisonia

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100219.htm No, not _The Oscar_. The LA Times reprinted a piece Harlan wrote about Kurt Vonnegut's _Slaughterhouse-Five_. it's at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/10/vonnegut.html. Harlan, ever give some thought to a collection of your literary criticis...
by BrianSiano
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100401.htm Dickens' _A Christmas Carol_ is a powerful, perfectly structured fable, and there isn't a fiction writer alive who wouldn't murder a busload of Buddhists to write a story with one-_thousandth_ as beloved and timeless. As has been pointed out by others, suc...
by BrianSiano
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20100219.htm Dickens' _A Christmas Carol_ is a powerful, perfectly structured fable, and there isn't a fiction writer alive who wouldn't murder a busload of Buddhists to write a story with one-_thousandth_ as beloved and timeless. As has been pointed out by others, suc...
by BrianSiano
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091007.htm Obama's winning the Nobel Peace prize was a _tad_ premature? Look, I like the guy, and I sincerely hope that he manages to pull the U.S. out of its major problems. And I'm sincerely happy that a man of obvious intelligence, and with a sense of what America...
by BrianSiano
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Name: Brian Siano Source: unca20091009.htm Obama's winning the Nobel Peace prize was a _tad_ premature? Look, I like the guy, and I sincerely hope that he manages to pull the U.S. out of its major problems. And I'm sincerely happy that a man of obvious intelligence, and with a sense of what America...
by BrianSiano
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Name: Brian Siano
Source: unca20091007.htm
Robert: I hope you're not looking at a computer screen right now, and pulling whatever joys you can from the rest of your life.

I hate it when we lose good people.
by BrianSiano
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 113117

Name: Brian Siano
Source: unca20091009.htm
Robert: I hope you're not looking at a computer screen right now, and pulling whatever joys you can from the rest of your life.

I hate it when we lose good people.

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