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Just saw a woman talking on two cell phones simultaneously while driving, one in her left hand, the other shoulder-pinned to her right ear. Not a joke. Nov 10, 04:42 PM Hopefully the "major character is replaced by a black man" thing will last longer for America than it did for Iron Man or Green Lantern. Nov 10, 07:37 PM

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part II, Chapters 1-5

Page reached: 180 of 298 (60.40%). Status Report: Favorite passage: And suddenly the book becomes a satirical incitement of Americana and our rampant consumer culture. Well, I guess it wasn't that "sudden"--the whole point of dividing a novel into parts is to compartmentalize distict narrative arcs and motifs, I guess--but still, I was somewhat surprised in the complete change of

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defective yeti’s Konsumer Korner

Tip! If your standing in line to purchase something at your local Shell station, and a woman suddenly enters the store who:Has a head of hair that looks as though it has not so much as exchanged a postcard with a comb in the last five years; and Is clad in a terrycloth bathrobe and slippers; and Has left a

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part I, Chapters 23-33

Page reached: 142 of 298 (47.65%). Status Report: Nabokov has broadly hinted that Humbert Humbert's obsession with "nymphets" is a result of his abortive relationship with his childhood sweetheart Annabel. As corroborating evidence, I would point to this moment in chapter 26, when HH picks up Lolita from camp:I felt the blood rush to my head as I heard her

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part I, Chapters 14-22

Page reached: 97 of 298 (32.55%). Status Report: From sex to death in 30 pages. Having insinuated himself into the home of Ms. and Lil. Haze, our young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of homicide. But even given his history of depravity, he just can't pull the proverbial trigger when the time comes to do the deed. Apparently even

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part I, Chapters 1-13

Page reached: 62 of 298 (21.81%). Status Report: I knew very little about Lolita before reading it, aside from the general subject matter. These first 13 chapters quick disabused me of two huge misconceptions I somehow come to harbor about the novel. Misconception #1: Humbert Humbert is a stereotypical perv Man, I had such a clear idea how H. H.

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Secret Service

"Look, I promise to never take your 'secret' path to the oval office. Can I please just open my eyes?" Provide your caption in the comments. Photo and idea swiped from kokogiak.

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The Bad Review Revue

An America Carol: "About as not-funny as a comedy can get." -- Steven Rea, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER The Women: "It's not every movie that makes you wish Vin Diesel would run in and start blowing up stuff ... " -- Rene Rodriguez, MIAMI HERALD My Best Friend's Girl: "An ugly, strictly-for-meatheads comedy that can only be recommended to couples who wear

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Books: Twilight

Warning: spoilers ahoy. I can't believe I read the whole thing. The Queen is also unable to believe I read the whole thing. She reacts to bad literature the way most do to curdled milk, spitting it out the moment she realizes what she is imbibing. And so, 30 pages into Twilight, she tossed the book over to my side

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