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Sun Jul 27, 2014, 09:12 PM

 

Announcement: the Democratic Underground Book Club

First up, Fifty Shades of Gray.

I'm sure there are a few others on DU who, like me, are tired of reading all of this bombast without knowing what the heck people are talking about. And some of the bomb throwers might want to read the thing too.

Sign up below, details to follow.

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Reply Announcement: the Democratic Underground Book Club (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Jul 2014 OP
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #1
morningfog Jul 2014 #2
Doctor_J Jul 2014 #3
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #4
Bonobo Jul 2014 #8
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #12
Bonobo Jul 2014 #17
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #18
Bonobo Jul 2014 #19
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #20
JVS Jul 2014 #22
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #23
RiffRandell Jul 2014 #9
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hrmjustin Jul 2014 #13
bravenak Jul 2014 #5
Mojorabbit Jul 2014 #6
MannyGoldstein Jul 2014 #7
Fuddnik Jul 2014 #24
oldandhappy Jul 2014 #10
Fuddnik Jul 2014 #25
oldandhappy Jul 2014 #28
sabrina 1 Jul 2014 #11
Sancho Jul 2014 #14
KG Jul 2014 #15
The Straight Story Jul 2014 #16
mokawanis Jul 2014 #21
LanternWaste Jul 2014 #26
Scootaloo Jul 2014 #27

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 09:17 PM

1. Trash button is your friend.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 09:22 PM

2. I use it liberally and never regret it.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 09:30 PM

3. Yeah but I put "shades" into auto-trash, and now there's two more

 

that were stealthily posted to avert my filter.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 09:31 PM

4. Trash thread then.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:18 PM

8. Isn't there something in DU rules about signatures being unobtrusive?

Your signature is massive and really eats up a lot of space.

...As long as we are giving guidance on how we THINK other posters should behave on DU.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 07:31 AM

12. Ignore is your friend.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:17 AM

17. Sorry, I'm ignoring you.

And I'm doing it the old-fashioned way without the use of technology

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:20 AM

19. Did anyone else just hear that faint buzzing noise? nt

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:29 AM

22. Ignoring someone doesn't let you alert on them or be juror to their posts.

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Response to JVS (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:31 AM

23. I guess. I emptied my list.

 

Alerting is not fun though, especially that posters can not post after 5 posts.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:37 PM

9. But if someone is a host in GD, they shouldn't do that.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 09:43 PM

5. Wrote one last night.

 

I laughed the whole time. Only 6000 words but it was way better. i like women in control.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:06 PM

6. I have never been able to make it past the first chapter

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:16 PM

7. I downloaded the first part to my kindle, for free

 

Dreck.

But I figure if we have a support group, we might be able to make it through!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:34 AM

24. You sadistic bastard you!

Next you'll be trying to implant the "Celestine Prophecy" into our brains. Then, "Say a Prayer for Owen Meany" to finish us off.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:54 AM

10. I do like the idea of an underground DU book club.

Can we generate a list of potential real reads? Currently I am reading Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and the sequel set in the same area 200 years later is waiting on my counter. I am interested in good book suggestions.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:36 AM

25. Anything by Ken Follett is great.

I'm patiently waiting for the third book of the Century Trilogy to be released.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 02:11 AM

11. I can't figure out why people get obsessed with garbage like this. But I know one thing, it sure

is a very clever promotion campaign. Just think, if you made a terrible movie based on a terrible book that you knew would flop as soon as it was released, what would YOU do?

Well, I would start talking about, in horror of course, months and months before anyone got to see it.

I would attack it, get people arguing over it, all over the internet, on TV, everywhere.

And I would make a fortune as people rushed out to buy the book just to find out what everyone is arguing over.

Or maybe they really are just obsessed with the topic of sex. Who knows, I skip those threads, people are dying everywhere as the world appears to be imploding. Only the 'privileged' can bother with this trash, lucky them.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 07:41 AM

14. Haha...I agree, the more it's discussed and advertised, the less likely I'll read or watch it!

I've been reading The Second Amendment: A Biography. That's partially because of the gun thread arguments on DU. At least I'm trying to be informed on political issues.

I'm sure there are arguments, but 50 Shades won't help me learn more about the orientation wars, and it's not my type of entertainment.

Sometimes interesting threads are locked, but 50 Shades goes on and on......and I agree, ignore is your friend.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 08:15 AM

15. i got my kinks, but bdsm isn't on that list, so: dnr

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 08:21 AM

16. Some graphics to use on the club's website:

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:27 AM

21. Do you mean to say it would be good to read books before we express opinions about them?

That's asking an awfully lot of people.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:37 AM

26. I'm laughing about Palin's new network without having seen it. I must be a heathen and a bomb throw

 

And I laughed about the 2011 production of Atlas Shrugged without seeing it. I'm laughing about Palin's new network without having seen it. I must be a heathen and a bomb thrower...

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