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  1. English breakfast, American style. I didn't have all the parts, so I went with the basics.  It is delicious, but I doubt I'll need to eat the rest of the day.


    1. Zombie


      looks good

      Just needs the eggs to finish it you off :lol:


    2. jamessavik


      I'm allergic to eggs so I have to pass.

  2. One of the most pernicious toxins to a republic is the enervating blend of cronyism and corruption. At some point, it transitions to a cronyocracy which serves not the republic but only itself.
  3. Got any pesky rings of power you need to get rid of?


  4. I can't tell you why there are so few. The best one I've ever read was Tappings by Kit.
  5. The key to a good story?

    The hero always ends up with a hot red head in the end.


  6. Fun and games was the theme of the night. The boys wanted to play, and they had the gym to themselves for the night. Phillip and his minions had things well organized. Mikie was running the activities around the pool and Brice was supervising the three-on-three basketball tournament raging on the hardwood. Other games and activities had broken out at random. Some boys wanted to wrestle, play board games, watch movies and others were just fine with hanging out with their friends. The
  7. In short stories, every jot and tittle matters. Every word must serve a purpose to drive the plot. Origin:
  8. This word has a root most people won't get. There's a reason why classical education has been dismissed. Gentlemen like this and their words challenge people through the ages to THINK FOR YOURSELF and there are those who just can't have that. Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman Statesman, scholar, academia and skeptic. He said things like this.... "Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the 'new, wonderful good society' which shall now be Rome, interpreted to mean 'more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.'" ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero "Politicians are not born; they are excreted." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero "Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero "Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but poorer still is the nation that having heroes, fails to remember and honor them." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero "Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that very liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the "general welfare of the people." Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by lusting tyrants to make us bondsmen." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero For more about him ==> Marcus Tullius Cicero There is nothing truly new under the sun. All the same mistakes have been made before. So swallow your god-awful red pill and wake up.
  9. Lots of genre blending is being done these days. Sci-fi/horror is a big popular one. The Zombie trope is fun to play with, but it is over done. If you go there, try something original. Give it a twist like the zombie raccoons. As for micro-genres, I've got to give it a resounding meh. I haven't seen any better than the stuff we have posted here. Maybe it's out there, but the stuff here is free.
  10. One of the writing tropes of the fifties that I would love to see resurrected is Heinlein's "Competent Man". In writing and culture, there are forces at work that attempt to portray men as weak and incompetent as possible. This has all sorts of negative consequences as nations are only as strong as their men. Every man is capable of being a polymath. It is merely a matter of backbone and confidence.
  11. My favorite Aussies are doing BLURRY!


  12. That has been the problem since ~2000 when people that have never been readers started making movies. They order a screenplay from the 10,000 Typing Monkeys's Script Shop which gets the cliff notes version of the novel, adds some bullshit and before long you've got Verhoeven's Starship Troopers or Marc Forster's World War Z. The only thing the movies have in common with the novels is the name and a few characters. From what I understand, the new Dune is cut from different cloth. They are actually staying very close to the source material. I am cautiously optimistic. Fair warning. If they f* this up, when I die, I'll come back and haunt the bastards.
  13. If you're lucky, you'll get to bask in a truly hot guy's refulgence.
  14. Sometimes astrology works...


  15. Nothing works without a scientific basis. The science behind astrology actually works at the time of conception, not birth. The combination of the electromagnetic background of the universe and the sun leave a quantum stamp on your DNA at conception. All the other stuff about rising signs, planets and stuff are so much junk. That's why it sort of works in generalities but breaks down when you try to get specific. Anyone that tells you that you are going to have a good week because Jupiter is in Leo is full of it. Now if they tell you that Scorpios are sexy and Leos are sweet, they might be right.
  16. There are some people that need to be frog-marched to a guillotine, so we can see the expressions on their privileged faces as their heads roll into the basket. Vive la révolution!
  17. Today Ida is but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets its cat 4 fury upon the stage
    And then is heard no more.

    1. Zombie


      hope you’re ok 

    2. jamessavik


      Yeah- Ida was like most sailors. It got to New Orleans and by the time it was done, it was wasted and broke to be much of a problem.

    3. Bill W

      Bill W

      I'm not sure that's true, because it wreaked havoc in the northeast as well, although not as bad as in LA.  

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