Old vs new fluff

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 9:57am

1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson?

2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey?

3.  Edison or Tesla?

4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges?

5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading?

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 10:12am

1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson? -- we have All the episodes DVRed but have only watched one. It's hard to find time because the whole family wants to watch and it's hard to get us all together. We're science geeks around here. I puffy <3 NDGT

2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey? -- I don't watch the show but I always love Kevin Spacey

3.  Edison or Tesla? -- Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs. Fuckin'  up the scenery, breakin' my mind ...

4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges? -- the book. 

5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading? --oh so many. My goodreads wish list is very long. 

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 10:23am

1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson?  Tyson is my man but I've gotten kind of crabby with him lately about his disdain for philosophy.

2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey?   Richardson, I'm afraid.  love Spacey, but the Smetican version is becoming too soap-operaish for me.

3.  Edison or Tesla?  Tesla by a hair.  Both of them  seemed to be in need of a keeper.

4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges?  Bridges.  Loved the book, and the Bridges version is very faithful to the book.

5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading?  Still making my list, which is why I asked., Hoping for some good suggestions.  "Astronauts Wives Club" is top of my list but a lot of people I trust didn't like it much.

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 10:34am

1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson?

I'm planning on watching it, it's on the DVR. I think I watched Sagan version, but I don't remember it.

2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey?

I've only seen s1 Spacey version, lost interest.

3.  Edison or Tesla?

Judging by how America rate success, Edison by a mile. Tesla's work is arguably more innovative.

4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges?

I've only seen Wayne version

5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading?

ADWD - latest GoT book, Kaku The Future of the Mind, Roth Alliegent (last in divergent trilogy)

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 10:37am

1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson?

I haven't watched the new one, so I'm going to stick with Sagan with the option to change my mind later. Sagan had such a childlike wonder in him when he explained things that I don't know if mind can be changed.

2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey?

Never watched the older version. I cannot imagine anyone but Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, though. 

3.  Edison or Tesla?

Tesla, because he's like an internet cult hero. Besides, where would we be without alternating current?

4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges?

I've never seen either version.

5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading?

I just re-read Stephen King's "The Stand", and I'm currently half-way through Don DeLillo's "White Noise". I have a loose mental reading list that includes Ray Bradbury and Thomas Pynchon. I also want to read the new book by Piketty as I'm taking an Economic Geography course this fall and then spend some time at least familiarizing myself with some of the major sociologists because I'm also fulfilling my writing-intensive sociological theories class. 

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 10:44am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson?</p><p>2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey?</p><p>3.  Edison or Tesla?</p><p>4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges?</p><p>5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading?</p>

1. Tyson.  Totes adorbs.

2. Spacey.  See Reason #1

3. Tesla.  duhhhhhh.

4.  Is death an option?

5. Alice: An Enigma (biography of Princess Alice, Queen Victoria's 2nd daughter); also a book on quilting and I'm rereading the Pern Chronicles.

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 10:54am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson?</p><p>2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey?</p><p>3.  Edison or Tesla?</p><p>4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges?</p><p>5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading?</p>

1.  Yes, but we like to watch it as a family so we are a bit behind because we all have busy schedules this time of year.  I'm a Sagan fan, personally.

2.  I'm not quite finished watching the BBC version, and I watched it after Kevin Spacey (whom I love in the role) but I'm warming up to him quite nicely in season two.

3.  Tesla, he was the innovator in so many things.

4.  John Wayne, unless of course the book is an option.  Always the book over a movie, always.

5.  Nothing yet, I need to download a bunch of books from my book club to my kindles next week for discussions!

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 10:56am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">1. Anyone watching the new "Cosmos?"  Sagan or Tyson?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">I haven't watched the new one, so I'm going to stick with Sagan with the option to change my mind later. Sagan had such a childlike wonder in him when he explained things that I don't know if mind can be changed.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">2. "House of Cards:". Ian Richard son or Kevin Spacey?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">Never watched the older version. I cannot imagine anyone but Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, though. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">3.  Edison or Tesla?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Tesla, because he's like an internet cult hero. Besides, where would we be without alternating current?</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">4.  "True Grit:" John Wayne or Jeff Bridges?</span></p><p>I've never seen either version.</p><p><span style="font-size:13px">5.  What's in your pool/beach bag for summer reading?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">I just re-read Stephen King's "The Stand", and I'm currently half-way through Don DeLillo's "White Noise". I have a loose mental reading list that includes Ray Bradbury and Thomas Pynchon. I also want to read the new book by Piketty as I'm taking an Economic Geography course this fall and then spend some time at least familiarizing myself with some of the major sociologists because I'm also fulfilling my writing-intensive sociological theories class. </span></p>

2. Took me almost a season to get past Kevin Spacey not being in the BBC series and warm up to Ian Richard.

5.  The Stand is my all time favorite book, I love to read and re-read it!

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 11:31am

pumpkinangel wrote:

2. Took me almost a season to get past Kevin Spacey not being in the BBC series and warm up to Ian Richard.

5.  The Stand is my all time favorite book, I love to read and re-read it!

DS--who has never read anything BUT sci-fi for pleasure--decided that he wanted to read The Shawshank Redemption because one of his friends told him it was good. I kind of went on a love spiel for King, and talked myself right into re-reading it. As it turned out, I didn't need to talk him into anything as he decided to read the rest of "Different Seasons". Instant fan! I'm just happy that he's branching out.

I'm thinking about reading the House of Cards books. My to-read list is longer than my lifetime, I think. I wouldn't mind watching the BBC version because the characters are so fascinating. 

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 11:55am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>5.  The Stand is my all time favorite book, I love to read and re-read it!</p>

It's one of mine, too.  I'm on my third copy of it.  The last one I had, I actually had it spiral bound because the spine wasn't holding up.

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Fri, 05-16-2014 - 12:11pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div></p><p>2. Took me almost a season to get past Kevin Spacey not being in the BBC series and warm up to Ian Richard.</p><p>5.  The Stand is my all time favorite book, I love to read and re-read it!</blockquote></p><p>DS--who has never read anything BUT sci-fi for pleasure--decided that he wanted to read The Shawshank Redemption because one of his friends told him it was good. I kind of went on a love spiel for King, and talked myself right into re-reading it. As it turned out, I didn't need to talk him into anything as he decided to read the rest of "Different Seasons". Instant fan! I'm just happy that he's branching out.</p><p>I'm thinking about reading the House of Cards books. My to-read list is longer than my lifetime, I think. I wouldn't mind watching the BBC version because the characters are so fascinating. </p>

I have been a SK fan since I was a kid, but I really lost interest in him around the Dark Tower series.  On the advice of some of the other members of the book club I belong to, I have gone back to his newer stuff, I think he has his mojo back.  Shawshank is one of my favorite books turned into a movie, I was not dissapointed at all with the movie version.

I should try a sample of the House of Cards from Amazon on my kindle, I generally like the books better than the movies or series and I really liked HOC's.

PumpkinAngel

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