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Lucy Snow



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No underlinings? No folding down the corners of the pages to mark your place? No coffee stains?

What planet are you from?
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R



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's strange and wrong I'll admit, but to me dogearing a good book would be like breaking a lover's finger during sex.

Hmmmm..... Smile
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Lucy Snow



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting comparison.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: You always hurt the one you love Reply with quote

Dear R,
Ah, but loving is sharing.
Regards,
John
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R



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exactly what my therapist said before putting me onto twice-daily sessions and taking away all my cutlery. Smile
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Lucy Snow



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least he left you your books.

The quote you use in your signature--where's it from?
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Shonai Ben



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with R.Dog-earring a good book is totally unacceptable.You must use a book-mark.BTW,what does sex have to do with reading a book?Totally different in my "book"!
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R



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shonai Ben - you're right, they're very different. One can be an intense, emotional esperience in which you come close to somebody in a way that's otherwise impossible, a rewarding trip that's much anticipated and can leave a strange kind of ennui afterwards... and the other one's sex!

Lucy - the quote is from a Kevin Spacey film called Swimming With Sharks (it may be caled The Buddy Factor outside the UK). It's basically a showcase for Kevin Spacey's abilities at insulting people, and it's none the worse for it.

John - that's true, but you share WITH what you love, you don't share what you love. Smile

Before this goes any further I should probably state that I do have a social life and I leave the house sometimes (often with a book, admittedly)
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:45 pm    Post subject: s e x Reply with quote

s e x What's that ? More to the point why can't I write D i c k e n s ? But sex is okay ?
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Shonai Ben



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sex is OK in my book anytime.I prefer not to just read about it though.
Is there any such thing as bad sex?Nope,don't think so.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:50 pm    Post subject: A stand-up guy Reply with quote

Dear scot47,
" sex is OK "
Just OK? Hmm, you HAVE been here too long. But seriously, it's the D i c k in D i c k e n s that causes the problem. But then D i c k s have caused problems for untold centuries. And don't tell anyone else, but I actually think a good book is BETTER that sex ( yup, I've been here too long, too ).
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John
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R



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? You've never had bad sex? I don't mean bad in a 'bad movie' kidnd of way, where you rent it and it's fun because it's so awful (obviously it's the film you rent, not the sex(?)). I mean it in a so-bad-it's-bad-way. I'm trying to think of a film that's as bad-bad as bad-bad sex but I can't at the moment.
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R



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good book is definitely better than sex. Usually though, unless it's REALLY good sex, there's time for both.
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Shonai Ben



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad sex,bad films.Whoa.I am getting confused here.Anyway,what I meant was that I would take sex,even bad sex,before I would sit down and read a book.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But surely that must depend on how bad the sex was? Have you really never had the kind of sex that's slightly less engaging than cutting your toenails?
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