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by KOS
Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Eisenhower pronounced it "nu-cu-lar" too. Turned out he was just an inarticulate Texan, and not an idiot as the Talking Head Class assumed. Lots of smart folk assume anyone who says "reser-vore" for that big puddle what lies behind a dam, or "law-your" for an atto...
by KOS
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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Divorce and cherry-picking

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Tony, it's not "cherry-picking" when I correct the two things you got wrong in a post and make no comment on something in the same post you got right. You don't need me to tell you when you are right. It's not as if I am grading you, and should give you credit for...
by KOS
Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
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Views: 39576

Historical accuracy,und so weiter...

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Being a historian in addition to "just" a writer, I cannot resist an attempt at correcting an egregious pair of historical errors recently posted here: Tony Ravenscroft wrote that after Saddam Hussein gassed some of "his" Kurdish citizens, "we" (the USA) sent Dona...
by KOS
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
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Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Alex Berman: "Fucker" is my generic term for those who lobby for things I detest. I'll keep the details of what I detest private. Nothing personal intended. I'm sure you lobby only for things you personally find commendable. I'm also sure that those "other" lobbyi...
by KOS
Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Good And Little-Known Ghost Storiy

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Check out "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens. I have it in a short story collection "H. P. Lovecraft's Book Of Horror". This classic collection reprints HPL's famous essay "Supernatural horror In Literature" , and then provides copies of twenty-one of the tales he...
by KOS
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm That's an interesting article, Steve Barber, but we really ought retire the whole"blue state-red state" trope. It's more of an urban vs. suburban/rural split anyway, if you look at a county map of the United States that shows voting preferences. The teacher should...
by KOS
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

The Man Who Would Be Kring, and other items of note or ill-r

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Yes, Tim Kring's series on NBC is "Heroes", and I did know that, but since I don't watch network (or much of any other type of) TV I did not know if it was even still playing. My classmate Sam Kaufman often called Tim "The Man Who Would Be Kring" when Tim was the ...
by KOS
Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
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Views: 39576

I have no shame

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm I've finally realized when it comes to my career, I have no shame. Oh, I got guilt, buckets, but finally lost that bashful aw shucks bogus humility. I am a hack. I am also desperately seeking an agent. I've gotten some people to talk to me, but it's getting a litt...
by KOS
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Movie Moment

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Seeing "Ed Wood" at the old Cinedome Theatre in Orange, and halfway through the screening the whole complex went dark, no power, sans electricite', black-out, we all sat there with our memories of Johnny Depp as Ed Wood and Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi wrestling a...
by KOS
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Chrisitans in Cockpits

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Steve Evil wrote: "Christians in the west kill women and children all the time. Kill, butcher, burn, mangle and mutilate infants, toddlers, virgins and widows by the bundle, deliberately, willfully and intentionally. The difference being that Christians sit in the...
by KOS
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Degrees

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Yes, Steve Barber, I did pick up on the "difference of degree means difference of degree, barfight in Georgia to nuclear war and a boil on my foot hurts me more than the murder of an innocent", it's all a slippery slope from wedding vows to hanging teenagers for f...
by KOS
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Wedding Vows and being hung by the neck from an industrial c

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Steve Barber, do you truly believe there is only a difference of degree between wedding vows of obedience by a wife to a husband and being pulled up into the air, kicking and struggling for your life, as a rope slowly chokes you to death in front of a crowd of you...
by KOS
Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Outrage over the treatment of women in Muslim countries

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm I've got plenty of outrage over it. Here's one example the world should be shouting from the rooftops about: http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=17431866&method=full&siteid=62484&headline=hanged-from-a-crane-aged-16--name_page.html "IT WAS e...
by KOS
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Love Ain't Nothing, and other thoughts

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Having this past month entered into a new relationship, after having slid down the "sandpaper rainbow" (thanks for that Cindy!) of divorce a few years ago, I am filled with thoughts on the meaning of all this man/woman stuff. "Love ain't nothing but sex misspelled...
by KOS
Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 39576

Harlequin on disc and favorite HE writings

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Alternate World Recordings was indeed the record company that released that early Harlan reading. I ought to order that from HERC. I still remember the way Harlan pronounced "jelly beans!" in that famous passage from "Harlequin", which I find to be the quintessent...

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