Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • November 22, 2017, 08:56 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Last post Author Topic: What books are you reading?  (Read 286561 times)

MilesAhead

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 7,527
    • View Profile
    • Miles Ahead Software
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #850 on: April 24, 2017, 07:27 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.


-cranioscopical (April 21, 2017, 04:28 PM)

I erg you to resist making these puns.  But obviously I ignore my own advice.
Say watt?
 
-cranioscopical (April 21, 2017, 09:56 PM)

As William Bendix said in every episode of The Life of Reilly
"what a revolting development this is!"

cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,496
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #851 on: April 24, 2017, 03:16 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
 
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.

Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
 
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
 
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
 
Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.

knot funny...
 
What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)

clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!



just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
 
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.

I erg you to resist making these puns.  But obviously I ignore my own advice.
 
Say watt?

(Somebody had to shorten it... or buy me a better magnifying glass.)
As William Bendix said in every episode of The Life of Reilly
"what a revolting development this is!"
Guilty as charged.

IainB

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 6,757
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #852 on: April 24, 2017, 10:18 PM »
The law says that one cannot be charged if one does not possess the necessary capacity.

MilesAhead

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 7,527
    • View Profile
    • Miles Ahead Software
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #853 on: April 25, 2017, 10:28 AM »
The law says that one cannot be charged if one does not possess the necessary capacity.

Hmm, I wonder if a "trans-sister" is someone who starts out like Bruce Jenner but ends up like Caitlyn?

cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,496
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #854 on: April 25, 2017, 05:56 PM »
The law says that one cannot be charged if one does not possess the necessary capacity.

Hmm, I wonder if a "trans-sister" is someone who starts out like Bruce Jenner but ends up like Caitlyn?
Perhaps, in the case of a bipolar junction trans-sister.

MilesAhead

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 7,527
    • View Profile
    • Miles Ahead Software
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #855 on: April 26, 2017, 07:30 AM »
The law says that one cannot be charged if one does not possess the necessary capacity.

Hmm, I wonder if a "trans-sister" is someone who starts out like Bruce Jenner but ends up like Caitlyn?
Perhaps, in the case of a bipolar junction trans-sister.
-cranioscopical (April 25, 2017, 05:56 PM)

I heard the porn industry, innovators that they are, were the first to demonstrate the "feel effect trans-sister."  :)

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 8,999
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #856 on: April 26, 2017, 08:24 AM »
Not to be a spoilsport, but this has gone on for several pages, and this is a thread I keep track of to see new books.  Should I just stop keeping track of it?  Or can we perhaps take the puns to a different thread?

cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,496
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #857 on: April 26, 2017, 09:12 AM »
Not to be a spoilsport, but this has gone on for several pages, and this is a thread I keep track of to see new books.  Should I just stop keeping track of it?  Or can we perhaps take the puns to a different thread?
:-[

Ever the diplomat, and you're quite right, sorry!
 

Curt

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 7,288
  • 0-60 in the blink of an eye
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #858 on: April 26, 2017, 10:46 AM »
when all is said

The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
/quote
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
/quote
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
/quote
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
/quote
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
/quote
Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.
/quote
knot funny...
/quote
What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)
/quote
clearly we need better shielding :-\
/quote
Down to earth, as ever.
/quote
just lightning the tone
/quote
Just the spark needed to start off the day!
/quote
just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o
/quote
No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.
/quote
I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
/quote
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.
/quote
I erg you to resist making these puns.  But obviously I ignore my own advice.
/quote
Say watt?
/quote
As William Bendix said in every episode of The Life of Reilly
"what a revolting development this is!"

, the only way is the excess way  :tellme:

Zachariasz

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2017
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #859 on: April 30, 2017, 03:13 PM »
I'm reading Hawking's "Brief history of time". Physics for dummies)

panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 503
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #860 on: June 06, 2017, 06:22 AM »
Dumped:


panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 503
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #861 on: June 06, 2017, 06:24 AM »

IainB

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 6,757
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading? - Flashman.
« Reply #862 on: June 06, 2017, 08:11 AM »
I'm not sure what @panzer means by "dumped", but when he referred to "Flashman" (by George MacDonald Fraser) I would have to say that I found the Flashman books that I read in the series to be very witty and amusing - I recall that I read Flashman first, and later The Flashman Papers.
There is an interesting Guardian obituary for George MacDonald Fraser, who died aged 82 in 2008.
Wikipedia have a useful entry about the Flashman novel.

The Flashman books might not be so easy to understand or appreciate by those who do not have a reasonable knowledge of English literature or of the history of British-Indian colonisation.

exjoburger

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #863 on: June 06, 2017, 01:05 PM »
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 8,999
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #864 on: June 06, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.

I don't view the actors in the movies as anything according to the descriptions in the novels.  Lestat is also not described in a way that would make one think "Tom Cruise", but he was excellent in the role.  I find that those who look at the novels in the same manner as the movie/TV series end up being disappointed by what is truthfully in my opinion the most superficial thing about the descriptions.

MilesAhead

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 7,527
    • View Profile
    • Miles Ahead Software
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #865 on: June 06, 2017, 01:29 PM »
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.

I feel the same way about Daniel Craig in the Bond films.  At least Sean Connery was a physical match for the character.  Roger Moore was probably too much of a sophisticate.  But even so he had some size to him.  You could believe he would win a lot of the fights.  Craig needs to carry a machine pistol to a fist fight to stand a chance.  :)

exjoburger

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #866 on: June 06, 2017, 01:51 PM »
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.

I don't view the actors in the movies as anything according to the descriptions in the novels.  Lestat is also not described in a way that would make one think "Tom Cruise", but he was excellent in the role.  I find that those who look at the novels in the same manner as the movie/TV series end up being disappointed by what is truthfully in my opinion the most superficial thing about the descriptions.

I just find it amusing while I'm reading the author's description. It wouldn't stop me from enjoying a movie with Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

MilesAhead - I actually never realized Daniel Craig was not "tall/tough". I actually enjoyed his portrayal as Bond, I thought he was one of the better Bonds, excluding Sean Connery of course.

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 8,999
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #867 on: June 06, 2017, 02:37 PM »
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.

I feel the same way about Daniel Craig in the Bond films.  At least Sean Connery was a physical match for the character.  Roger Moore was probably too much of a sophisticate.  But even so he had some size to him.  You could believe he would win a lot of the fights.  Craig needs to carry a machine pistol to a fist fight to stand a chance.  :)



You think so?  With that fight in Casino Royale?  One of the most brutal hand to hand scenes in any Bond movie, IMO.

panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 503
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #868 on: June 06, 2017, 02:44 PM »
I'm not sure what @panzer means by "dumped"

Dumped -  not finished.

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 8,999
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #869 on: June 06, 2017, 02:53 PM »
I'm not sure what @panzer means by "dumped"

Dumped -  not finished.

I have a hard time doing that with a book.  Currently, I'm reading the Magicians by Lev Grossman, and the TV show is actually better IMO... the book is rather a slog.  But I'm still trying.

panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 503
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #870 on: June 07, 2017, 04:03 AM »
I'm not sure what @panzer means by "dumped"

Dumped -  not finished.

I have a hard time doing that with a book.  Currently, I'm reading the Magicians by Lev Grossman, and the TV show is actually better IMO... the book is rather a slog.  But I'm still trying.

I have 900+ books on the list so if I don't like a partiicular book, I just stop reading it and start reading another one. I mean, why bother?

MilesAhead

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 7,527
    • View Profile
    • Miles Ahead Software
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #871 on: June 07, 2017, 07:10 AM »
MilesAhead - I actually never realized Daniel Craig was not "tall/tough". I actually enjoyed his portrayal as Bond, I thought he was one of the better Bonds, excluding Sean Connery of course.


Wow!  This is weird.  I remembered a quote from the guy who played the "wire in the watch" killer "Grant" in From Russia With Love that Connery was so much bigger that he had to stand on a box to film the fight scenes.  When I just visited IMDB it has Robert Shaw from The Sting and Jaws as Grant.  I guess I didn't recognize him because he had blond hair in From Russia With Love.  When I was a teenager I must have watched that film a dozen times.  I never made the connection to Robert Shaw when I saw his other films.

« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 01:12 PM by MilesAhead, Reason: fix typo »

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 8,999
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #872 on: June 07, 2017, 07:42 AM »
I'm not sure what @panzer means by "dumped"

Dumped -  not finished.

I have a hard time doing that with a book.  Currently, I'm reading the Magicians by Lev Grossman, and the TV show is actually better IMO... the book is rather a slog.  But I'm still trying.

I have 900+ books on the list so if I don't like a partiicular book, I just stop reading it and start reading another one. I mean, why bother?


It might get better... I've had that happen before.

panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 503
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #873 on: June 07, 2017, 08:05 AM »
That's true sometimes.

panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 503
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #874 on: June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM »