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John R. Smith
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Aug 23, 2004, 02:35 PM
 
i've read about books, mainly on amazon.com or sparknotes.com, and I guess I've seen a few books before, but I've never read one. has anyone here ever read a book? a real one, made out of paper?
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 05:16 PM
 
yes.

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already banned A-Q then?

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Aug 23, 2004, 05:43 PM
 
Of course... Some of my favorite books were the Harry Potter Books... Many have said that they have inspired some to read more... Try those books, they are pretty easy to read.
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 05:52 PM
 
Originally posted by John R. Smith:
i've read about books, mainly on amazon.com or sparknotes.com, and I guess I've seen a few books before, but I've never read one. has anyone here ever read a book? a real one, made out of paper?
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 06:22 PM
 
I wrote one but it might too full of Big Words™ for you.
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Aug 23, 2004, 06:24 PM
 
Originally posted by MacGorilla:
I wrote one but it might too full of Big Words™ for you.
What is it about?
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 06:30 PM
 
Only a couple...


and

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Aug 23, 2004, 06:41 PM
 
Check it: people has been reading books for millions of years, but thanks to new technology, now they is able to write them as well!
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Aug 23, 2004, 07:05 PM
 
Originally posted by Stradlater:
Check it: people has been reading books for millions of years, but thanks to new technology, now they is able to write them as well!
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Aug 23, 2004, 07:39 PM
 
Originally posted by rozwado1:
What is it about?
Science fantasy novel. Set on an artificial world 11,000 years into the future.
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Aug 23, 2004, 07:53 PM
 
I read an average of 50 books a year since I was about 13.

I'm 40.
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Aug 23, 2004, 07:59 PM
 
I read on the order of 200 books a year... for pleasure

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Aug 23, 2004, 08:09 PM
 
I read one every two to three weeks. More in the winter, less in the summer.
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Aug 23, 2004, 08:15 PM
 
Originally posted by DeathToWindows:
I read on the order of 200 books a year... for pleasure


I bow to such erudition...
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Aug 23, 2004, 08:32 PM
 
Originally posted by angaq0k:


I bow to such erudition...
He spends too much time on MacNN to read a book every day and a half.

Unless of course by book he means magazine. Or a book with less than 100 pages.
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Aug 23, 2004, 08:41 PM
 
Originally posted by PowerMacMan:
He spends too much time on MacNN to read a book every day and a half.

Unless of course by book he means magazine. Or a book with less than 100 pages.
What is Truth but a lie waiting to be uncovered?
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Aug 23, 2004, 08:43 PM
 
Originally posted by angaq0k:


I bow to such erudition...
Never use big words, when diminutive ones will suffice.
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Aug 23, 2004, 08:46 PM
 
so it seems like a lot of people are reading books? could somebody tell me where I could get one, preferably for cheap, or even free? I'd like to read one some day
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 08:46 PM
 
Originally posted by KarlG:
Never use big words, when diminutive ones will suffice.
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Aug 23, 2004, 10:35 PM
 
More than most people I know. I average 1 every 2 to 3 days, all year long.

They are available for free at any public library, you must return them though.
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 10:40 PM
 
Originally posted by qualey2:

They are available for free at any public library, you must return them though.
I live in Molvania(east europe), and I'm don't know that we have a Library here.
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 10:47 PM
 
The Diary of Anne Frank was a great read.
     
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Aug 23, 2004, 11:57 PM
 
Originally posted by chris v:
already banned A-Q then?
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Aug 24, 2004, 03:11 AM
 
Originally posted by John F. Smith:
so it seems like a lot of people are reading books? could somebody tell me where I could get one, preferably for cheap, or even free? I'd like to read one some day
try(rather ironically in this thread)amazon
     
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Originally posted by John F. Smith:
I live in Molvania
How appropriate... (except that if you live there, you should know that it's Molvanîa)
     
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Aug 24, 2004, 06:01 AM
 
I think you mean:

have you ever read a "book"?

I don't know what a "book?" is.
     
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Aug 24, 2004, 10:28 AM
 
we do no have fancy keybord in Molvania
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Aug 24, 2004, 11:02 AM
 
Originally posted by Cipher13:
I think you mean:

have you ever read a "book"?

I don't know what a "book?" is.
If he's from America, his grammar is correct, awkwardly enough.
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Aug 24, 2004, 05:09 PM
 
Originally posted by Stradlater:
If he's from America, his grammar is correct, awkwardly enough.
How sad

No surprise, really, from the country that put "Ain't" and "Doh" in the dictionary.
     
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Aug 24, 2004, 05:12 PM
 
Originally posted by Cipher13:

No surprise, really, from the country that put "Ain't" and "Doh" in the dictionary.
Doh!

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Aug 24, 2004, 05:17 PM
 
i've read a few books in my day, i'd be lying if i said i enjoy reading though.

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Aug 24, 2004, 05:17 PM
 
Originally posted by John R. Smith:
i've read about books, mainly on amazon.com or sparknotes.com, and I guess I've seen a few books before, but I've never read one. has anyone here ever read a book? a real one, made out of paper?
It saddens me that questions like this appear on forums. Everybody should have been forced to read at least one book a year in school, at least in High School. And another thing that kinda saddens me is the fact that nowadays you say book, you think Amazon. What happened to the good ol' book store or the library? When I was a kid I used to spend hours and days in Barnes & Nobles stores or libraries, reading and browsing through books, looking for the one that was actually worth spending my allowance on.

So to answer your question, yes I have. Infact, I do it all the time. It doesn't hurt, you should try it.
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Aug 24, 2004, 05:24 PM
 
Originally posted by D'Espice:
It saddens me that questions like this appear on forums. Everybody should have been forced to read at least one book a year in school, at least in High School. And another thing that kinda saddens me is the fact that nowadays you say book, you think Amazon. What happened to the good ol' book store or the library? When I was a kid I used to spend hours and days in Barnes & Nobles stores or libraries, reading and browsing through books, looking for the one that was actually worth spending my allowance on.

So to answer your question, yes I have. Infact, I do it all the time. It doesn't hurt, you should try it.
Do a search for John Smith. He's got about 15 accounts, with various middle initials, and you will note that all of the threads he posts are equally lame, in a trolling sort of fashion. Why can't moderators here ban people just for being lame and universally reviled?

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Aug 24, 2004, 05:36 PM
 
Whoops... I've probably been away too long to realize his nature and behavior. Dang gosh
It still saddens me tho. Even more now that I know he's just trolling around, it's his "trolly" nature that saddens me.
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Aug 24, 2004, 05:45 PM
 
Originally posted by Stradlater:
If he's from America, his grammar is correct, awkwardly enough.
I didn't know grammar changed across borders. Where is "book"? accepted? Does it work the same with periods and commas?
     
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Aug 24, 2004, 06:00 PM
 
Originally posted by rozwado1:
I didn't know grammar changed across borders. Where is "book"? accepted? Does it work the same with periods and commas?
I. "think" so,

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Paging John S. Smith...
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Aug 24, 2004, 08:00 PM
 
ya whaddaya want
     
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Aug 24, 2004, 08:01 PM
 
Originally posted by John S. Smith:
ya whaddaya want
To be original for once.
     
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Originally posted by gorickey:
To be original for once.
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Originally posted by gorickey:
To be original for once.
i used to be able to bring out much more bitterness and anger from MacNNers, but now it seems a majority of the replies i get are people taking me seriously, and the rest are very mild insults.. what ever happened to the hostility of MAC-nn?
     
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Aug 24, 2004, 08:12 PM
 
Originally posted by John S. Smith:
what ever happened to the hostility of MAC-nn?
The "joke" got old at John B. Smith...hence, the hostility has been gone for half the alphabet now...
     
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Back On Topic!

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Originally posted by John S. Smith:
i used to be able to bring out much more bitterness and anger from MacNNers, but now it seems a majority of the replies i get are people taking me seriously, and the rest are very mild insults.. what ever happened to the hostility of MAC-nn?
I'll bite.

Smith, you're a waste of everyone's time.
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Originally posted by gorickey:
The "joke" got old at John B. Smith...hence, the hostility has been gone for half the alphabet now...
what do you suggest I put in a thread, then? keep in mind that it needs to provoke violent replies involving abortion, guns, banning, and at least 1 SWG comment.
     
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Originally posted by John S. Smith:
keep in mind that it needs to provoke violent replies involving abortion, guns, banning, and at least 1 SWG comment.
Listen carefully.
     
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Originally posted by John S. Smith:
i used to be able to bring out much more bitterness and anger from MacNNers, but now it seems a majority of the replies i get are people taking me seriously, and the rest are very mild insults.. what ever happened to the hostility of MAC-nn?
********* **** ********** *** *** * **** ****** **** **** !!!!!!

There.

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Originally posted by John S. Smith:
i used to be able to bring out much more bitterness and anger from MacNNers, but now it seems a majority of the replies i get are people taking me seriously, and the rest are very mild insults.. what ever happened to the hostility of MAC-nn?
Isn't this amazing how other's participation in our lives seems to define our behavior, our personality, our very own existence?
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Originally posted by angaq0k:
Isn't this amazing how other's participation in our lives seems to define our behavior, our personality, our very own existence?
We do not live in isolated bubbles...as much as I might try to.
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